Written by Motts on May 10 2011


Player Injury Estimated Return
Ian Callinan Bicep Indefinite
James Craig Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Patrick Dangerfield Concussion Test
Phil Davis Shoulder Season
David Mackay Shoulder 5-6 weeks
Brad Moran Hamstring Test
Andy Otten Knee TBC
Jason Porplyzia Shoulder Indefinite
Scott Stevens Illness TBC
Daniel Talia Achilles 1-2 weeks
Scott Thompson Corked calf Test
Matthew Wright Knee TBC


Player Injury Estimated Return
Callum Bartlett Knee Indefinite
Jonathan Brown Face 2 weeks
Jamie Charman Achilles Indefinite
Xavier Clarke Hamstring Test
Ryan Lester Foot Indefinite
Niall McKeever Thigh 3 weeks
Andrew Raines Concussion Test
Brent Staker Knee 8 weeks


Player Injury Estimated Return
Mark Austin Arm 4 weeks
Paul Bower Thigh Indefinite
Levi Casboult Knee 4-6 weeks
Andrew Collins Shoulder 3 weeks
Ed Curnow Shoulder TBA
Ryan Houlihan Calf 1 week
Matthew Kreuzer Knee 1-2 weeks
Luke Mitchell Shoulder 1-2 weeks


Player Injury Estimated Return
Nathan Brown Knee Season
Ben Johnson Back Test
Darren Jolly Knee 1 week
Ben Sinclair Leg 1-2 weeks
Chris Tarrant Soreness Test
Josh Thomas Foot 1 week


Player Injury Estimated Return
Courtenay Dempsey Knee Indefinite
Scott Gumbleton Hamstring Ongoing assessment
Anthony Long Hamstring Indefinite
Tayte Pears Foot Ongoing assessment
Jason Winderlich Knee Indefinite
Andrew Welsh Calf 2-3 weeks


Player Injury Estimated Return
Hayden Ballantyne Hamstring Test
Michael Barlow Broken leg 4-6 weeks
Justin Bollenhagen Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Zac Clarke Groin Test
Peter Faulks Calf Test
Roger Hayden Foot 6-8 weeks
Joel Houghton Broken arm 7 weeks
Anthony Morabito Knee Season
Tendai Mzungu Knee 2 weeks
Gavin Roberts Quad 4-6 weeks
Tim Ruffles Knee 4-5 weeks
Alex Silvagni Groin 2-4 weeks
Nick Suban Fibula fracture 8 weeks
Michael Walters Ankle 1 week

Geelong Cats

Player Injury Estimated Return
Shannon Byrnes Knee 1 week
Simon Hogan Depression Indefinitely
Taylor Hunt Knee 1 week
Steve Johnson Shoulder Test
Cameron Ling Hamstring Test
Brad Ottens Soreness Test
Billie Smedts Hip Season

Gold Coast Suns

Player Injury Estimated Return
Nathan Ablett Back Test
Josh Caddy Foot Indefinite
Michael Coad Hamstring Indefinite
Charlie Dixon Calf Test
Piers Flanagan Hip Indefinite
Josh Fraser Back 1-2 weeks
Daniel Gorringe Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Tom Hickey Knee 3 weeks
Jeremy Taylor Groin 2 weeks
Joel Wilkinson Shoulder Available


Player Injury Estimated Return
Cameron Bruce Knee 4-6 weeks
Paul Johnson Foot 1-2 weeks
Will Langford Groin 1-2 weeks
Sam Menegola Wrist TBC
Jarryd Morton Foot TBC
Ben Stratton Knee Season


Player Injury Estimated Return
Robert Campbell Achilles Test
Jack Grimes Foot TBC
Jordie McKenzie Groin Test
Tom Scully Knee 4 weeks
Jake Spencer Knee Season

North Melbourne*

Player Injury Estimated Return
Ryan Bastinac Knee Indefinite
Levi Greenwood Ankle Test
Lachie Hansen Back Test
Ayden Kennedy Knee Season
Ed Lower Knee Indefinite
Ben Mabon Back Test
Hamish McIntosh Achilles Indefinite
Marcus White Shoulder Indefinite

Port Adelaide

Player Injury Estimated Return
Dom Cassisi Tibial fracture 2-3 weeks
Cameron O’Shea Shoulder Test
Jarrad Redden Virus Test
David Rodan Knee 4-6 weeks
Nick Salter Foot 2-3 weeks
Matt Thomas Back Available


Player Injury Estimated Return
Ben Jakobi Foot 1-2 weeks
Kelvin Moore Hip TBA
Jamie O’Reilly Foot 2-3 weeks
Shane Tuck Ribs 1-2 weeks

St Kilda

Player Injury Estimated Return
Paul Cahill Quad TBA
Jamie Cripps Knee TBA
Robert Eddy Broken arm TBA
Michael Gardiner Knee Ongoing assessment
Jarryn Geary Fibula Ongoing assessment
Lenny Hayes Knee Season
Farren Ray Illness TBA

Sydney Swans

Player Injury Estimated Return
Daniel Bradshaw Knee Indefinite
Campbell Heath Knee 1 week
Kieren Jack Ankle 3-5 weeks
Alex Johnson Hamstring Test
Nick Malceski Knee 1-2 weeks
Mike Pyke Quad 3-4 weeks
Gary Rohan Knee Indefinite

West Coast Eagles

Player Injury Estimated Return
Mitch Brown Thumb 6-8 weeks
Brett Jones Arm 2-3 weeks
Eric Mackenzie Foot 1-2 weeks
Ryan Neates Abdomen 2 weeks
Beau Waters Elbow 9 weeks

Western Bulldogs

Player Injury Estimated Return
Barry Hall Ankle 1 week
Shaun Higgins Groin Test
Tom Williams Ankle 1 week
Easton Wood Ankle 1-2 weeks
Patrick Veszpremi Hand 1 week



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59 thoughts on “Hamstrung”

  1. what’s the story on Nathan Vardy for the cats, anyone? And Cameron Richardson- MIA?

    I have already made my two trades for the week, have now got Zac Smith in my ruck (albeit on the bench, this week! feels good to actually have a player up my sleeve there who WILL get a game when WC/Freo have a bye) and got rid of Prestia for Mzungu, yes I know he is still injured but I didn’t want to miss him while he is still cheap. This kept my mix of GC players the same too. Bit worried I have too many Freo players at this stage (I’m pencilling them in to be GF’ists 2012 for what it’s worth). They have too many injuries to win it this year I think. And yes I know I should have waited to do my trades but I have been too distracted from my SC team lately 🙂


  2. PA
    I read somewhere after this weekend that the Dogs are looking at aplayer named Schofield – do you know anything about him?


  3. After a 2074 and dropping back to p3092 overall I’m commited to a league strategy. Happy that I didn’t pick Grimes and Higgins from the beginning due to their past injury history however the alternates of Hurn and McGlynn have been pitiful at best.
    Am looking at getting in players with the multi-bye to strengthen the league tactics from here on in.


  4. Jamar out for a month..PCL….damn….I went for the Z Smith/Petrie/Tippett R3/R4 and Jamar /Sandi R1/R2 combo pre season so will be ok


  5. AFL’s “In the mix” weekly spread says higgins is good to go…rocket said yesterday he wouldnt….there are some terrible journo’s out there.


  6. Okay seeing as Grimes is apparently out for the the season? (any further info on that would be great?) I was thinking of burning a trade because no use having him on the bench for a couple of weeks.
    I’m about $300 away from getting Shaw so I had to look somewhere else.

    I found a couple of guys who took my fancy but I can’t choose between

    Newman= Thumbs up
    Pratt= Thumbs down


  7. Thinking this week

    Grimes, Yarran ———–> Gilbert, Didak

    To give me a team of

    B- Gibbs(*), Deledio, H.Shaw, Adcock, Duffield, Gilbert, Heppell
    (Stanley, Lower, Otten)

    C- Swan, Goddard, Selwood, Cotchin, Pittard, D.Swallow
    (Harris, Iles, Bewick)

    R- Sandilands, Cox,
    (Smith, Moran)

    F- Franklin, Goodes, N.Riewoldt, J.Riewoldt, Didak, Petrie, Krakouer
    (Darling, Matera, Richardson)



  8. okay, I know that everyone has been saying upgrade mids over backs, but in my situation, I think j might be different.

    Back – Gibbs, Goddard, Grimes (!!!), Hurley, Heppell, Toy, Pederson, Otten, A.Johnson

    Midfield – Swan, Pendlebury, Boyd, Selwood, Harris, Liberatore, Curnow (!!!), D.Swallow, Pittard

    My options are

    Grimes —> Shaw
    leaves me with about $72,200

    Grimes —> Puopolo
    Curnow —> Mundy/Priddis
    leaves me with about $205,000

    If I do the second one, the week after I can trade a defender cash cow out and use extra money to buy shaw after he has gone down in price a bit.


  9. I’m mulling the same decisions as many. I have Grimey and Curnow

    I have quite a bit of cash and i’m thinking double upgrade along these lines:
    Grimey -> HShaw
    Curnow -> Mundy

    I want to get Swan in at some stage, but I already have Pendles and I think Swan has a bit of value still to shed. So with the shaw trade, swan will have to wait till after round 13.

    Mundy is killing it and has no head to head byes so it seems like a good trade.

    I’d appreciate any feedback or discussion SCT coaches might like to engage in.



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