Pavlich will be put through his paces on Thursday before any decision is made on his availability for the Saturday’s crunch game.
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says skipper Matthew Pavlich must complete his side’s training session on Thursday in order to play in Saturday’s crunch clash with Port Adelaide at Patersons Stadium.
Pavlich was a late withdrawal from the Dockers’ big win over the Lions last week with quad tightness.
The 32-year-old will be put through his paces in the club’s main training session on Thursday before a call will be made on his availability.
“He’s got to tick all those KPIs,” Lyon said on Wednesday.
“He’s moving in the right direction, but he’s got to train tomorrow. If he doesn’t train tomorrow, he doesn’t play.”
With Nat Fyfe suspended and both Michael Barlow and Luke McPharlin out injured, the loss of Pavlich would be a huge blow to their top four aspirations.
Both teams’ premiership chances are effectively hinging on this result, as no side outside the top four has ever won the premiership since the current finals system began in 2000.