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Still no Judd for AFL's Blues
Sam Lienert
21:18 AEST Wed Mar 6 2013

Carlton star Chris Judd will remain on the sidelines as the Blues take on Adelaide in an AFL pre-season game on Friday night.

Carlton have included reigning best and fairest Heath Scotland - who is suspended for the opening two rounds of the season - for the first time this year.

But Judd, coming off a hamstring injury, is yet to play this pre-season, meaning he'll have a limited preparation for the club's opening round blockbuster against Richmond.

The Blues have lost David Ellard (hamstring) and draftee Nick Graham (knee).

Dylan Buckley, the son of Blues triple-premiership player Jim, will play his first game this year.

The Crows welcome back Jared Petrenko from a shoulder injury and Sam Shaw from a knee injury for their first game.

Rory Sloane, Daniel Talia and Ian Callinan return after sitting out last weekend's match against Geelong.

Greater Western Sydney's veteran ruckman Dean Brogan will open his pre-season against Essendon in Canberra on Friday night.

The Giants will also give a debut to their No.2 national draft pick Jono O'Rourke.

But young key forward Jon Patton (quad) has been forced out.

The Bombers included defenders Tayte Pears and Kyle Hardingham and veteran Nathan Lovett-Murray.

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