Finger injury scare for Waite

CARLTON key forward Jarrad Waite has left training with a finger injury but appears to have escaped serious injury.

Waite dashed from the field at Visy Park and into the dressingroom towards the end of a 90-minute training session on Wednesday in pain with a crooked right ring finger.

However, he emerged soon after with the finger taped and took part in a warm down, easing fears he was again dealing with another serious injury.

Waite has trained impressively over summer, having managed only 11 matches last season because of a back injury.

Defender Jeremy Laidler has been another to enjoy a strong pre-season after three dislocations of his left knee last season. He required two operations and his season ended in late June.

"It's good to be back out at training, doing all the structures again and being out on the park," he said on Wednesday.

"My knee is feeling great. Being out since round four, I played half a game in June, just to be out on the park again has put a smile on my face."

The Blues open their NAB Cup campaign against Sydney and Greater Western Sydney at Blacktown on February 24.

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