White will play against Fremantle after undergoing a tough test on his fractured jaw at training on Wednesday night.
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Port Adelaide midfielder Matt White will line-up against Fremantle on Saturday after surviving a brutal test on a fractured jaw at training on Wednesday night.
White was put through a gruelling training session in which he was reportedly knocked about to test out his jaw, and Port coach Ken Hinkley was convinced the 27-year-old would be right to go for the sudden-death clash at Patersons Stadium.
“Matty’s right now, we did some stuff with him (at training). We’re pretty comfortable that he’s going to get through OK – something would have to go wrong for him not to play,” Hinkley said.
“There’s always that slight danger that you could get another hit and cause some more damage, but there’s always that danger in every game.
“Matty’s really confident, and I think that’s the key message … he’s really confident and ready to play.
White’s inclusion means Port will go into the clash with an unchanged lineup from the one that demolished Richmond last Sunday.