Injury List – Rd3

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 3 2018

ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Kyle Cheney  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Brad Crouch  Osteitis pubis  6 weeks
 Matt Crouch  Hamstring  3 weeks
 Sam Gibson  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Tom Lynch  Illness  Test
 Alex Keath  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 David Mackay  Concussion  Test
 Andrew McPherson  Groin  6 weeks
 Andy Otten  Achilles  1 week
 Rory Sloane  Foot  Test
 Brodie Smith  Knee  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

All Australian midfielder Matt Crouch will miss three weeks with a hamstring injury. Sloane, Lynch and Mackay will have to pass fitness tests this week ahead of Saturday night’s game against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium. – Lee Gaskin

BRISBANE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Marco Paparone  Sciatic nerve  1-2 weeks
 Daniel Rich  Ankle  TBC
 Sam Skinner  ACL  TBC
 Toby Wooller  Finger  10 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

Not a lot of problems for the Lions, with Rich’s ankle the main concern. He’s still listed as a weekly test, but he’s unlikely to be back this weekend to play Port Adelaide. – Michael Whiting 

CARLTON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Sam Docherty*  Knee  Season
 Ciaran Byrne  Quad  4 weeks
 Matthew Kennedy  Ankle  Test
 Matthew Kreuzer  Groin  Test
 Darcy Lang  Ankle  Test
 Cillian McDaid  Foot  4-5 weeks
 Jarrod Pickett  Wrist  10 weeks
 Alex Silvagni  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Tom Williamson  Back  3-4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

Carlton is confident Kreuzer and Kennedy will be back to face the Magpies on Friday night. Byrne limped off the ground with a quad injury late in last Saturday’s loss to the Suns and has been ruled out for the next month. The Blues expect Lang to resume in the VFL, along with fellow recruit Matthew Lobbe (quad). – Howard Kotton

COLLINGWOOD

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tim Broomhead  Broken leg  Season
 Mason Cox  Suspended  Available
 Jordan De Goey  Hamstring  Available
 Jamie Elliott  Ankle  Available
 Tyson Goldsack  Knee  Season
 Levi Greenwood  Knee and quad  TBC
 Kayle Kirby  Heart issue  TBC
 Chris Mayne  Quad  TBC
 Darcy Moore  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Adam Oxley  Shoulder  Test
 Josh Smith  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Daniel Wells  Calf  2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

The loss of swingman Moore against the Giants was significant, and the sickening injury to the luckless Broomhead was a blow to morale, as was Kirby’s heart issue in the VFL. De Goey will return via the VFL and Elliott is also expected to play VFL on the weekendd. Veteran mid Wells (who was withdrawn from a VFL practice match at the weekend) is, according to Nathan Buckley on Tuesday, a couple of weeks away. Greenwood is making slow progress. – Ben Collins

ESSENDON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Patrick Ambrose  Wrist  2-3 weeks
 Travis Colyer  Foot  3-4 weeks
 Orazio Fantasia  Knee  Test
 Aaron Francis  Mental health  TBC
 Martin Gleeson  Ankle  10-12 weeks
 Ben McNiece  Hamstring  Test
 David Myers  Calf  Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

The Bombers’ injury list is shrinking, with youngsters Jayden Laverde and Kobe Mutch returning to action last week, but most interest remains in Fantasia, who could be back against the Bulldogs on Sunday. The important small forward participated in a big session over the weekend after his minor knee surgery before round one, and will be tested later this week. McNeice and Myers are in a similar boat with their concerns. Adam Saad had a knock to his ankle last week but has been cleared to play. – Callum Twomey

FREMANTLE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Harley Bennell  Calf  TBA
 Hugh Dixon  Ankle  TBA
 Stefan Giro  Knee  2-4 weeks
 Bradley Hill  Knee  Test
 Griffin Logue  Foot  TBA
 Tom North  Ankle  TBA
 Lee Spurr  Knee  2-4 weeks
 Cam Sutcliffe  Concussion  TBA
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

Doig medallist Hill is confident of getting up for Saturday’s ‘away’ clash with Gold Coast after hurting his strapped knee in the fourth quarter against Essendon. Peel opened the WAFL season with a victory but it might have come at a cost with North hurting his ankle in the warm-up and being replaced, while Sutcliffe suffered concussion and Dixon tweaked an ankle. – Travis King

GEELONG

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Mitch Duncan  Hamstring  Test
 Jack Henry  Concussion  Test
 Lachie Henderson  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Timm House  Ankle  Test
 Lincoln McCarthy  Quad  1 week
 Quinton Narkle*  Knee  TBC
 Esava Ratugolea  Hip  Test
 Sam Simpson  Knee  Test
 Harry Taylor  Foot  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

Late withdrawal Duncan will be a watch after pulling out the day before the loss to Hawthorn, while Ratugolea was taken out 20 minutes before the bounce with a hip flexor complaint. Coach Chris Scott said on Saturday the Cats were still weighing up the next step for Taylor’s rehabilitation from plantar fascia, surgery the least preferred option. Fellow defender Henderson has “turned the corner” after a number of hurdles since knee surgery in December. Debutant Henry didn’t take any further part on Monday after half-time with concussion, a six-day break and a trip to Perth will be a test. With key defenders at a premium, swingman House’s ankle that saw him go to the bench twice in the VFL will cause some concern. – Mitch Cleary

GOLD COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jack Bowes  Suspension  Round four
 Pearce Hanley  Shoulder  1-2 weeks
 Sean Lemmens  Broken hand  TBC
 Harrison Wigg  Ankle  Test
 Peter Wright  Calf  Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

Hanley is progressing nicely and is an outside chance for this weekend. He dislocated the shoulder less than four weeks ago though, so would be more likely the following week. Poor Lemmens was returning in a NEAFL practice match from a hamstring injury, only to break his hand in the early stages. Wright’s calf injury drags on and in all likelihood he’ll be another week. – Michael Whiting

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Matt Buntine  Knee  2 weeks
 Brent Daniels  Knee  2-4 weeks
 Toby Greene  Hamstring  Test
 Adam Kennedy  Knee  2-4 weeks
 Tom Scully  Ankle  TBC
 Will Setterfield  Knee  Season
 Zac Williams  Achilles  Indefinite
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

The loss of Scully is a big one for the Giants, especially after he had worked hard to make it back for his first game of the year from knee trouble. In better news, star forward Toby Greene should be available after being a late withdrawal last week, and Ryan Griffen (ankle) made it through a half of a NEAFL scratch match on the weekend, and will increase his playing time this week. – Adam Curley

HAWTHORN

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Grant Birchall  PCL  10 weeks
 Shaun Burgoyne  Hamstring  3 weeks
 Jonathan Ceglar  Back  1-2 weeks
 James Frawley  Foot  Test
 Will Langford  Hand  Available
 James Sicily  Suspension  Round four
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

Burgoyne twinged a hammy on Monday, ending his streak of 107 consecutive games. He’s 35, so expect the Hawks to give him at least three weeks before he returns. Frawley was a late withdrawal because of inflammation in his foot and and the Hawks are optimistic he’ll be back for the clash with the Tigers. Langford should return from his broken hand, but almost certainly through the VFL. – Ashley Browne

MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Bailey Fritsch  Abdomen  Available
 Tom McDonald  Toe  4-6 weeks
 Pat McKenna  Hamstring  Indefinite
 Aaron vandenBerg  Ankle  Indefinite
 Jack Viney  Foot  4-6 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

Star pair McDonald and Viney have started to run again after being ‘off legs’ for the last two weeks. The Demons won’t rush the pair’s comebacks and will make sure they are pain free before progressing to the next stage of their rehabilitation. Fritsch copped a heavy knock to the abdomen against the Lions, but should be available for Saturday’s game against North Melbourne. – Ben Guthrie

NORTH MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Taylor Garner  Groin  1-2 weeks
 Kyron Hayden  Shoulder  2-3 weeks
 Oscar Junker  Concussion  1 week
 Will Walker  Knee  Test
 Declan Watson  Knee  Indefinite
 Josh Williams  Concussion  Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

Garner‘s frustrating run with injury continues and he may not play a game at any level until round five, which will likely mean a return through the VFL. The exciting Williams didn’t play in last week’s VFL practice match, while Junker has already been ruled out for the second straight week. Tom Murphy (virus) will be fit after being a late withdrawal. – Marc McGowan

PORT ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Matthew Broadbent  Ankle  TBC
 Willem Drew  Foot  TBC
 Cameron Hewett  Shin  TBC
 Jasper Pittard  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Paddy Ryder  Achilles tendon  4-5 weeks
 Jimmy Toumpas  Shoulder  Assess
 Chad Wingard  Hamstring  Assess
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

Wingard is in doubt for Saturday’s clash with Brisbane after reporting hamstring soreness in last Sunday’s 23-point win against Sydney at the SCG. Pittard could return for the round four game with Essendon, but would likely come through the SANFL to build match fitness. All Australian ruckman Ryder is at least a month away. – Lee Gaskin

RICHMOND

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Nathan Broad  Club suspension  Round four
 Josh Caddy  Suspension  Round four
 Ben Griffiths  Retired
 Daniel Rioli  Foot  TBC
 Nick Vlastuin  Concussion  Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 3
Vlastuin was rested as a precaution last week after he developed delayed concussion symptoms. If he trains well this week, expect him to come in. They’ve lost Caddy to a one-week suspension but have fellow premiership player Dion Prestia available after he collected 19 disposals in two-and-a-half quarters of a VFL practice match last week. It was Prestia’s first game for the year after a limited pre-season and he’ll no doubt be considered, but given his lack of match fitness, it’s more likely he’ll spend another week at VFL level. Rioli has ramped up his running and is aiming to play in the next two to three weeks, but the Tigers are still being conservative and won’t put an actual return date next to his name just yet. – Jennifer Phelan

ST KILDA

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Nathan Freeman  Hamstring  TBC
 Billy Longer  Groin  Test
 Darren Minchington  Knee  6-8 weeks
 Ben Paton  Thumb  Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

Longer is sore after copping a knee to his groin region early in the second half against North Melbourne but should be fine with the eight-day break. Freeman is recovering from hamstring surgery and the Saints won’t take any risks with the former Magpie, considering his injury history. – Dinny Navaratnam

SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jordan Dawson  Quad  1 week
 Dan Hannebery  Knee  Test
 Alex Johnson  Groin  1 week
 Zak Jones  Calf  Test
 Sam Naismith  Knee  Season
 Toby Pink  Ankle  5-7 weeks
 Sam Reid  Hamstring  Test
 Kurt Tippett  Retired
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

 Early prognosis

If Reid can train solidly throughout the week then he should be right to face the Giants, but Hannebery and Jones, who was a late withdrawal from last week’s loss to Port Adelaide, must be questionable on a six-day break.– Adam Curley

WEST COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Brendon Ah Chee  Ankle  3 weeks
 Oscar Allen  Shin  3 weeks
 Josh Kennedy  Ankle/knee  1-2 weeks
 Eric Mackenzie  Toe  Indefinite
 Nathan Vardy  Adductor  4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

The Eagles appeared to escape without any fresh injury worries from their impressive win over the Bulldogs and there were positive signs at training on Tuesday with Vardy and Ah Chee both moving freely as they build back towards playing returns. Kennedy, who had a long chat with a physio at the end of training, looked to be unhindered as he pushes for a round four comeback. – Travis King

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Marcus Adams  Ankle  9-10 weeks
 Kieran Collins  Ankle  3-4 weeks
 Hayden Crozier  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Tom Liberatore  Knee  Season
 Dale Morris  Knee  9-10 weeks
 Liam Picken  Concussion  Indefinite
 Jack Redpath  Suspended  Available
 Jordan Roughead  Concussion  Test
 Clay Smith  Knee  2-3 weeks
 Jackson Trengove  Shoulder blade  2-3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 3

Early prognosis

Redpath will finally be available after serving a suspension he received in round 21 last year but is one VFL practice hit-out enough match conditioning for a return to the senior side? Trengove will miss up to a month with a cracked shoulder blade sustained in the loss to West Coast. Roughead’s availability will monitored throughout the week after his heavy knock against West Coast.  – Ryan Davidson

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

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  1. Just a note: incase any of you have not heard, Giles Langdon will be out for a month due to suffering a hand fracture in the game this weekend.

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    1. I would say a trade is ok as he will be out for 1 month they are saying and may play the neafl before getting back into the 22. Since he has only played 2 games he has no cash rise yet, but will be a great downgrade target. If Ryan scored 60 every game he would make 134k in 4 rounds. He has a 115 in the scoring for 2 games so he will increase more than that. You can then downgrade to Langdon and he will rise when he comes back

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  2. Don’t know if I trust word coming out of Carlton regarding Kreuzer – would want to know he did a full training session before I feel confident.

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  3. Langdon injured! I need a rookie replacement out of Waterman, Venerballs, Gowers or English. Who is best?

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