Injury List – Rd10

Written by Schwarzwalder on May 23 2017

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ben Davis* Foot Season
Cam Ellis-Yolmen* Knee Season
Curtly Hampton Ankle TBC
Riley Knight Glute Test
Mitch McGovern Hamstring 3-5 weeks
Troy Menzel Quad Test
Paul Seedsman Groin 2-4 weeks
Brodie Smith Hamstring tightness Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Ex-Giant Hampton looks set to miss multiple matches with his ankle injury from the weekend, but Knight may replace him after being out for the past fortnight. Smith ended Saturday’s win over the Brisbane Lions on the bench and must pass a fitness test to play against Fremantle, as Menzel will also need to do after spending last week on the sidelines. – Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Allen Christensen Shoulder Season
Tom Cutler Hamstring Test
Jack Frost Concussion Test
Dan McStay Hand Test
Mitch Robinson Foot 8 weeks
Tom Rockliff Shoulder 2 weeks
Sam Skinner* Knee Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Cutler and McStay are both expected to resume playing, although at senior or reserves level is debatable. Young full-back Skinner is also in line to play his first game since rupturing his ACL last July. – Michael Whiting

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ciaran Byrne Knee June
Sam Rowe Knee Season
Dale Thomas Concussion Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Carlton’s worst fears were realised on Monday when scans revealed veteran defender Rowe had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during last Sunday’s match against Fremantle and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. Fellow veteran Thomas was concussed and battled blurred vision after a clash with teammate Alex Silvagni late in the second quarter and faces a test. – Howard Kotton

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Josh Daicos Concussion Test
Adam Oxley Groin/hip Test
Ben Reid Quad 2-3 weeks
Ben Sinclair* Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Travis Varcoe Hamstring 1 week
Jesse White Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Rupert Wills Calf Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Aish will be sidelined for several weeks after a head clash against Hawthorn. Reid is a huge out for up to a month with a quad injury and Varcoe is still at least a week away after suffering a setback at training. Ben Sinclair is still eyeing a return in the second half of the year. – Ben Collins

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Patrick Ambrose Quad 1 week
Mitch Brown Ankle 3-5 weeks
Aaron Francis Groin Test
Cale Hooker Corked thigh Test
Michael Hurley Neck Test
Jayden Laverde* Ankle 6-7 weeks
Shaun McKernan Hand Test
Jordan Ridley* Back 1 week
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

The Bombers are confident key pair Hurley (neck) and Hooker (corked thigh) will be available to take on Richmond on Saturday night despite minor concerns out of Sunday’s win over West Coast. Francis is also expected to be available after missing last week with a groin problem, but Ambrose has been ruled out of contention as he continues to recover from a quad injury. He should be fit to face the Giants in round 11. – Callum Twomey

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Michael Apeness Knee Season
Harley Balic Personal leave Indefinite
Hayden Ballantyne Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Harley Bennell Calf 5 weeks
Zac Clarke* Knee TBC
Alex Pearce Leg TBC
Matthew Uebergang Hamstring TBC
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Ballantyne’s setback is to the same hamstring he needed surgery on in March but lower down the muscle. It is only a minor issue but the 29-year-old goalsneak is unlikely to be seen at AFL level before round 14 at the earliest. Bennell is taking part in on-field training as he aims to return from his latest calf setback. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Nakia Cockatoo Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Josh Cowan Achilles soreness Test
Cory Gregson* Foot 2-4 weeks
Timm House Collarbone 6-8 weeks
Lincoln McCarthy Groin 6-8 weeks
Quinton Narkle Hamstring TBC
Brandan Parfitt* Hamstring 6-8 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Cockatoo’s hamstring injury is on the minor end of the scale, however, the Cats will take no risks. Steven Motlop is fine after dislocating his finger while the Cats are confident Rhys Stanley will be available for selection after being ruled out with a knee injury last week. Cam Guthrie is expected to have overcome the virus that saw him withdraw late from the game against the Western Bulldogs. – Peter Ryan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Callum Ah Chee Back TBC
Ben Ainsworth Quad Test
Sam Day Hip Season
Jarrad Grant Knee Test
Pearce Hanley Heel Test
Jesse Lonergan Shoulder Test
Trent McKenzie Hamstring Test
Michael Rischitelli Knee Indefinite
Matt Rosa Concussion Test
David Swallow Knee Test
Rory Thompson Hamstring Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

A number of the players listed as a ‘test’ are expected to play this weekend. Swallow and Rosa should return in the seniors, while Hanley, McKenzie and Lonergan are expected to come back through the NEAFL. Rischitelli has resumed full training after overcoming his ACL injury and is a few weeks away from making a playing return. – Michael Whiting

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matt Buntine Knee Season
Stephen Coniglio Ankle 9 weeks
Brett Deledio Calf TBC
Jeremy Finlayson Groin 1 week
Ryan Griffen Ankle 4-5 weeks
Nick Haynes Hamstring 5 weeks
Jacob Hopper Finger 3 weeks
Steve Johnson Knee 1-2 weeks
Adam Kennedy Knee Season
Rory Lobb Groin 1-2 weeks
Tendai Mzungu Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Will Setterfield Ankle 4-5 weeks
Devon Smith Knee 6 weeks
Lachie Tiziani Knee 1 week
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Johnson’s knee issues have flared again, while Lobb hurt his groin in round eight against Collingwood and received a knock to the same area against Richmond last week, so both will miss this week’s game against West Coast. Mzungu started training last week, while Haynes is also running and both are slightly ahead of schedule. – Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Grant Birchall Knee 1-2 weeks
Jonathon Ceglar* ACL Indefinite
Jack Fitzpatrick Concussion 1 week
James Frawley Turf toe 7 weeks
Kieran Lovell Shoulder Indefinite
Teia Miles Medial ligament 2-4 weeks
Tim O’Brien Hip Test
Jaeger O’Meara Knee Indefinite
Jonathan O’Rourke Hamstring 6-8 weeks
Cyril Rioli PCL 7-9 weeks
Ben Stratton Bone bruising (knee) 3-5 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Puopolo and Gunston were hobbling by the end of the Collingwood game last week, but both took part in Hawthorn’s main training session on Tuesday and are available for the clash with the Sydney Swans on Friday night. Brand is available after missing last week because of illness, however O’Brien still needs to pass a fitness test after completing most, but not all of the session. Fitzpatrick is still yet to satisfy the concussion protocol and will miss again. Better news for the Hawks is that Birchall resumes ball work later this week and is rated a chance to return on Thursday week for the away game against Port Adelaide. – Ashley Browne

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Angus Brayshaw Concussion Indefinite
Colin Garland* Knee Season
Max Gawn Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Jesse Hogan Cancer Indefinite
Corey Maynard Concussion Test
Pat McKenna Hamstring TBC
Christian Salem Suspension Round 11
Joel Smith Shoulder 5 weeks
Tim Smith Rib/punctured lung Test
Jake Spencer Shoulder 3-4 weeks
Aaron vandenBerg* Heel 6-8 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

All Australian ruckman Gawn is targeting a round 12 return as he continues his recovery from a serious hamstring injury. Gawn is ahead of schedule and has been stepping up his running every week. The Demons aren’t placing a timeline on Brayshaw’s return to the field after he suffered his fourth concussion in 12 months a fortnight ago. The young midfielder will play when he is ready. The Demons are looking at all the options for McKenna’s hamstring injury, but surgery may be on the cards. – Ben Guthrie

Paul Ahern* Knee Season
Jed Anderson Foot Test
Oscar Junker Broken tibia 2-4 weeks
Ben McKay Groin/hip 3-4 weeks
Jy Simpkin AC joint 5 weeks
Lindsay Thomas Suspended Available round 13
Corey Wagner Ankle 4-6 weeks
Sam Wright Ankle 2-3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Scans revealed no damage to Ben Cunnington’s sore right knee after he played out the victory over Melbourne on Sunday. The Roos look certain to regain Trent Dumont, who missed a week with lingering concussion symptoms. They could also welcome back Anderson, but he will have to pass a fitness test. There was disappointment for teenage key forward McKay, who had a setback in his recovery from a hip/groin complaint and could spend another month out. – Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Nathan Krakouer Heel 1 week
Will Snelling Ankle 1 week
Chad Wingard Calf 2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Port Adelaide has a very healthy list, with only Krakouer, Snelling and Wingard ruled out for this week’s action. Snelling was added to the injury list after suffering an ankle injury at SANFL level last week, but he was cleared of damage to his jaw. Wingard suffered his calf injury on Tuesday at training and the club said they will take a “no risk approach”. – Callum Twomey

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Nathan Broad* Shoulder 1 week
Dan Butler Groin soreness Test
Josh Caddy Groin soreness Test
Reece Conca* Foot Indefinite
Nathan Drummond* Knee Season
Jack Graham* Ankle 4 weeks
Ben Griffiths Concussion Indefinite
Shaun Hampson* Back Indefinite
Nick Vlastuin Shoulder 1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Caddy pulled up sore after round eight and was a late withdrawal against GWS with groin soreness, but he is expected to be passed fit this week. Conca was given an initial timeframe of 10 weeks to recover from his foot injury, but that is now indefinite. The Tigers still have five players on their long-term injury list but will need to remove Broad shortly if he plays in the VFL in the next fortnight. – Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

David Armitage Groin 6-8 weeks
Tom Hickey Knee TBC
Jack Newnes Concussion Test
Ed Phillips Ankle Test
Jimmy Webster Hand 2 weeks
Nathan Wright Concussion Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Newnes was concussed in a fierce clash with Sydney’s Callum Mills in the first quarter last Saturday but coach Alan Richardson was confident the wingman would return for the round 10 game against the Western Bulldogs. Wright was concussed in the VFL and will be a test, while rookie forward Rohan Marshall was rested last weekend but trained on Tuesday. – Dinny Navaratnam

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Harry Cunningham Foot 4-8 weeks
Kieren Jack Hip Test
Alex Johnson* Knee Indefinite
Jarrad McVeigh Hamstring 1 week
Sam Naismith Knee 1 week
Daniel Robinson Fractured jaw 3-4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Jack did some work on Monday and will train on Wednesday in a bid to face the Hawks, but McVeigh’s hamstring and Naismith’s knee will keep them out until after the Swans’ bye in round 11. Robinson can’t take a trick and was injured in the NEAFL game against Sydney University last week, in what was just his second game back from a broken collarbone. – Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matthew Allen Foot 5-6 weeks
Scott Lycett* Shoulder 2 weeks
Nic Naitanui* Knee Late 2017 season
Simon Tunbridge Knee 5 weeks
Jake Waterman Foot Late 2017 season
Francis Watson Ankle 2 weeks
Sharrod Wellingham Ankle 1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Lycett was back with the main training group on Tuesday and will soon begin competitive work. Allen is in a moon boot and being treated cautiously after suffering a stress reaction in his foot. Tunbridge has started contact work after being introduced into main training last week and is aiming to make his comeback from a hybrid-LARS knee reconstruction for East Perth by round 14 of the AFL. Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Stewart Crameri Hip 3-4 weeks
Josh Dunkley Shoulder 9-10 weeks
Patrick Lipinski Collarbone 1 week
Brad Lynch Hamstring 1 week
Josh Prudden Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Roarke Smith Knee Season
Jake Stringer Knee Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 23

Early prognosis

Stringer is a chance to return from a medial knee strain for Saturday’s clash with St Kilda. Crameri’s troublesome hip will keep him sidelined for up to another month after undergoing surgery on Monday. – Ryan Davidson

*Placed on the club’s long-term injury list

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