Essendon coach John Worsfold has ruled out utility Ben Howlett ahead of this weekend.
Howlett had 15 touches on Saturday night in the Bombers win over the Brisbane Lions, but won't play against Carlton after suffering a hamstring injury.
Woosha addressed the media this morning, saying: "Bobcat (Howlett) has been ruled out already due to a hamstring."
"We are keen to keep spreading the load in the midfield," Worsfold said.
"If we do lose someone, I'm confident we have really good depth."