Injury List – Rd11

Written by Schwarzwalder on May 31 2017

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ben Davis* Foot Season
Cam Ellis-Yolmen* Knee Season
Curtly Hampton Ankle 12 weeks
Mitch McGovern Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Troy Menzel Quad Test
Paul Seedsman Groin 1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

Forward Menzel will have a fitness test on his injured quad after missing the past two games. He’s likely to come back through the SANFL. Forward McGovern (hamstring) and winger Seedsman (groin) could return in the SANFL as early as next week after lengthy stints on the sideline. Midfielder Hampton has had ankle surgery and is expected to be back just in time for the finals. – Lee Gaskin 

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Claye Beams Hamstring 1 week
Allen Christensen Shoulder Season
Jack Frost Concussion Test
Mitch Robinson Foot 8 weeks
Tom Rockliff Shoulder 1 week
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

The bye this weekend should help a couple of players recover in time for the Lions’ next match against Fremantle on June 10. Vice-captain Rockliff will be over his shoulder injury by then, while running defender Beams (hamstring) should also be available. – Michael Whiting

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ciaran Byrne Knee 1 week
Liam Jones Ankle 1 week
Sam Rowe Knee Season
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

Key defender Rowe’s surgery on the ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee went well last week and he will have a short break. While Rowe starts on his long rehabilitation, Irishman Byrne is close to playing after being sidelined for 11 months with the same injury. He is set to resume with the Northern Blues, who also have a bye this weekend. Liam Jones, who injured his left ankle late in the Northern Blues’ win over Sandringham on May 20, also hopes to be back after the bye. Veteran Dale Thomas, who missed last Sunday’s game against North Melbourne because of concussion and a broken nose, will be available after the bye. – Howard Kotton

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

James Aish Fractured cheekbone 1-2 weeks
Darcy Moore Shin TBC
Adam Oxley Groin/hip 7 weeks
Ben Reid Quad 1-2 weeks
Ben Sinclair* Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Travis Varcoe Hamstring 2 weeks
Jesse White Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Rupert Wills Calf Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

Moore appears the only new concern after copping a knock to his right shin. Aish is still sidelined after a head clash, while Reid and Varcoe are expected to be available after the Pies’ round 13 bye. Sinclair is still eyeing a return in the second half of the year. – Ben Collins

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Mitch Brown Ankle 2-3 weeks
Aaron Francis Groin Test
Jayden Laverde* Ankle 4-5 weeks
Kobe Mutch Hip Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

Defender Patrick Ambrose will be available this week after missing the past five games with a quad strain. Ambrose was close to playing last week so it will be interesting to see if he is recalled straight into the senior team. Jordan Ridley will play his first VFL game for the club after three months on the sidelines with a back injury, while ruckman Matthew Leuenberger is also available after missing last week’s loss to Richmond with illness. – Callum Twomey

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Michael Apeness Knee Season
Harley Balic Personal leave Indefinite
Hayden Ballantyne Hamstring 3 weeks
Harley Bennell Calf 4-5 weeks
Zac Clarke* Knee TBC
Ed Langdon Knee Test
Alex Pearce Leg TBC
Aaron Sandilands Hamstring Test
Matthew Uebergang Hamstring TBC
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

Aaron Sandilands and Ed Langdon appear strong chances to be available against Collingwood after sitting out the 100-point loss to Adelaide. The Dockers planned to have Harley Bennell back playing within the next three weeks but his timeframe to return remains about a month away at least. Harley Balic is yet to return to the club after taking leave for personal reasons two weeks ago. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Nakia Cockatoo Hamstring Test
Josh Cowan Achilles soreness TBC
Cory Gregson* Foot TBC
Jack Henry Appendix 1-2 weeks
Timm House Collarbone 6-8 weeks
Tom Lonergan Calf tightness Test
Lincoln McCarthy Groin 6-8 weeks
Quinton Narkle Hamstring Test
Brandan Parfitt* Hamstring 6-8 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

The Cats expect veteran Tom Lonergan to be available after he was managed for the Port Adelaide game, while they have not given up hope on Nakia Cockatoo recovering from his hamstring injury in time to play Adelaide. The unlucky Josh Cowan is searching for a solution to his ongoing Achilles problem. – Peter Ryan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Gary Ablett Shoulder Test
Callum Ah Chee Back 1-2 weeks
Ben Ainsworth Quad Test
Sam Day Hip Season
Jarrad Grant Knee Test
Michael Rischitelli Knee 1-2 weeks
Matt Rosa Concussion Test
Rory Thompson Hamstring Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

A good chunk of the Suns’ injured personnel should return this week. Ablett will play the Eagles, while Rosa is also a chance. Thompson and Ainsworth are likely to come back through the NEAFL, while veteran Rischitelli is only a week or two away from playing his first game after rupturing his ACL in round 16 last season. – Michael Whiting

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matt Buntine Knee Season
Stephen Coniglio Ankle 8 weeks
Brett Deledio Calf TBC
Ryan Griffen Ankle 3-4 weeks
Nick Haynes Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Jacob Hopper Finger 2 weeks
Steve Johnson Knee Test
Adam Kennedy Knee Season
Rory Lobb Groin Test
Tendai Mzungu Hamstring Test
Tom Scully Knee Test
Will Setterfield Ankle 3-4 weeks
Devon Smith Knee 5 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

Scully was extremely close to playing last week so should have no problem proving his fitness for the clash with Essendon, but Lobb and Johnson remain doubtful. Mzungu could be close to a return in the NEAFL but could also be given another week of solid training after a significant hamstring injury. All four are likely to be tested later in the week. – Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Grant Birchall Knee 1 week
Jonathon Ceglar* ACL Indefinite
Jack Fitzpatrick Concussion TBC
James Frawley Turf toe 6 weeks
Kieran Lovell Shoulder Indefinite
Jaeger O’Meara Knee Indefinite
Jonathan O’Rourke Hamstring 5-7 weeks
Cyril Rioli PCL 6-8 weeks
Ben Stratton Bone bruising (knee) 2-4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

The Hawks had flagged that Birchall might be available for Thursday night’s clash with Port Adelaide but a return next week against Gold Coast now seems more likely. O’Brien is over a hip complaint and is likely to be picked for the Port game, while defender Miles has recovered from his medial strain and should return through the VFL. O’Meara continues to work through his conditioning block but is not doing ball work just yet. – Ashley Browne

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Angus Brayshaw Concussion Indefinite
Lochie Filipovic Hip flexor 1-2 weeks
Colin Garland* Knee Season
Max Gawn Hamstring 4 weeks
Jesse Hogan Cancer Indefinite
Pat McKenna Hamstring 10-12 weeks
Christian Salem Suspension Available
Joel Smith Shoulder 4 weeks
Jake Spencer Shoulder 2 weeks
Aaron vandenBerg* Heel 8 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

Hogan returned to the club this week after surgery to treat testicular cancer. The Demons are hopeful he may be fit to face Collingwood on Queen’s Birthday, although they will not rush his comeback to the field. Gawn looks likely to resume in round 14 as he completes the final stages of his rehab. Spencer is slightly ahead of Gawn and could be available in round 13. – Ben Guthrie

Paul Ahern* Knee Season
Oscar Junker Broken tibia 2-3 weeks
Ben McKay Groin/hip 2-3 weeks
Jy Simpkin AC joint 4 weeks
Lindsay Thomas Suspended Available round 13
Corey Wagner Ankle 3-5 weeks
Sam Wright Ankle 1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

Sam Gibson had scans on his back on Monday after hurting it in the dramatic win over Carlton a day earlier, but he has not appeared on the club’s injury list. The midfielder’s 118 consecutive games are the longest active streak in the AFL. There was concern for Trent Dumont in his first match back, after missing the previous week with concussion, when he suffered another head knock against the Blues, but he passed a concussion test and he and club doctors have declared him ready to go for Saturday night’s clash with Richmond. There could be some injury relief for North after its round 12 bye. – Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Nathan Krakouer Heel Test
Will Snelling Ankle Test
Chad Wingard Calf 1-2 weeks
Updated: Monday, May 29

Early prognosis

Star midfielder/forward Wingard was originally set to miss two weeks with a calf injury, but now is also in doubt for his side’s round 12 encounter with Essendon at Etihad Stadium. Wingard injured his calf at training on Saturday, May 19, and missed the Power’s round 10 loss to Geelong. – Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Dan Butler Groin soreness Test
Reece Conca* Foot Indefinite
Nathan Drummond* Knee Season
Jack Graham* Ankle 2 weeks
Ben Griffiths Concussion Indefinite
Shaun Hampson* Back Indefinite
Callum Moore Ankle 4-6 weeks
Nick Vlastuin Shoulder 1 week
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

Moore suffered a left ankle partial syndesmosis sprain in the VFL and will be wearing a moon boot for one week. He underwent an arthroscope, which ruled out the need for major surgery. Nathan Broad has recovered from a shoulder injury and returns in the VFL this weekend, meaning the Tigers will need to move Ivan Soldo back to the rookie list temporarily. They can re-elevate the ruckman in place of Conca, Drummond, Graham or Hampson. Butler faces a fitness test this week after missing two matches. Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

David Armitage Groin Indefinite
Tom Hickey Knee Test
Ed Phillips Ankle 4-6 weeks
Nick Riewoldt Knee Test
Jimmy Webster Hand Test
Nathan Wright Concussion Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

Alan Richardson is “hopeful” of having Riewoldt back for the clash against Adelaide in round 12. Webster and Hickey both trained on Tuesday before the players have four days off, starting from Wednesday. – 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 Test
Sam Naismith Knee Test
Daniel Robinson Fractured jaw 2-3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

McVeigh, Jack and Naismith should be ready to resume after this week’s bye, unless they have an issue at training next week. Jake Lloyd and Sam Reid were both concussed in last week’s loss to Hawthorn but will be available to play the Bulldogs. – Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matthew Allen Foot 4 weeks
Josh Kennedy Calf 3 weeks
Mark LeCras Hip Test
Scott Lycett Shoulder Test
Nic Naitanui* Knee Late 2017 season
Luke Shuey Calf Test
Simon Tunbridge Knee 3 weeks
Jake Waterman Foot 6-7 weeks
Francis Watson Ankle Test
Sharrod Wellingham Ankle 1 week
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

Ruckman Scott Lycett could make his long-awaited return to football for East Perth on Monday in his first game since dislocating his shoulder in the pre-season. Exciting defender Francis Watson is also aiming for an earlier-than-expected comeback from an ankle issue. Star midfielder Luke Shuey and forward Mark LeCras just have to get through training to be available to face Gold Coast. Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matthew Boyd Shoulder Test
Stewart Crameri Hip Season
Josh Dunkley Shoulder 7-8 weeks
Patrick Lipinski Collarbone Test
Brad Lynch Hamstring Test
Robert Murphy Knee 3-4 weeks
Josh Prudden Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Clay Smith Calf 2-3 weeks
Roarke Smith Knee Season
Updated: Tuesday, May 30

Early prognosis

The Dogs will have to do without skipper Murphy and forward Smith for the next few weeks, but should regain defender Boyd for the round 12 clash with Sydney. Youngsters Lynch and Lipinski should resume through the VFL after Footscray’s bye this weekend. – Ryan Davidson

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

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