Adelaide not fazed by Smith’s absence

Adelaide not fazed by Smith’s absence

Adelaide’s Brodie Smith has missed training again but the Crows say there’s no alarm over the backman ahead of Friday night’s AFL semi-final against Hawthorn.

Smith, troubled by an ankle injury, didn’t join teammates at Adelaide’s main training session on Wednesday – an identical situation to last week when he had to pass a match-eve fitness test to play in the elimination final.

“That is just a bit of precaution more than anything … just looking after him and trying to get him right,” Crows defender Ricky Henderson told reporters after training.

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