Betts back for AFL Crows, Talia in doubt

Star Adelaide forward Eddie Betts will return for Thursday night's AFL clash with Geelong but key defender Daniel Talia remains in doubt with a foot injury.

Talia would likely have been tasked with stopping Geelong spearhead Tom Hawkins at Adelaide Oval but is battling to recover from a foot strain suffered during last week's loss to Richmond.

"Eddie will play ... Daniel's still a little bit sore, so we've probably got to test him tomorrow and just see how he comes up on a six-day break," Adelaide coach Don Pyke said on Wednesday.