Nothing too strenuous for Naitanui
Nic Naitanui on light duties at training. Picture: Bill Hatto/The West Australian

The fitness of Nic Naitanui remains in doubt ahead of Saturday night's clash against Port Adelaide at Patersons Stadium after the Eagles ruckman was restricted to light duties at training this morning.

Naitanui, 23, completed a series of handball drills during the session and took part in a cricket-style exercise that involved catching tennis balls.

But the athletic big man did not run or jump at any point and looked restricted in his movements.

A bandage covered the lower part of his right leg - a location that had appeared the source of an injury after Naitanui was substituted out of last Saturday's heavy defeat to Geelong at Simonds Stadium.

Darren Glass (hip) and Chris Masten (hamstring) also appeared on the track.

The Eagles skipper was involved in several handball exercises, but stayed out for only 40 minutes before heading back down the players race at Patersons Stadium.

Masten looked in good spirits and is expected to play against the Power, so long as he passes a fitness test at Thursday's main training session.

Matt Rosa (illness) and Luke Shuey (suspension) trained freely and are certainties to return to the line-up.

The West Australian

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