Injury List – Rd3

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 4 2017

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Kyle Cheney Hamstring 2 weeks
Ben Davis Foot Indefinite
Tom Doedee Knee 1 week
Cam Ellis-Yolmen * Knee Season
Josh Jenkins Ribs Test
Alex Keath Hamstring 4-6 weeks
Paul Seedsman Groin TBC
Scott Thompson Corked adductor Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Jenkins will have a fitness test on his bruised ribs to see if he takes his spot in the side for the Showdown with Port Adelaide on Saturday night. Crouch will return in the SANFL this weekend after injuring his hamstring for a third time in January. – Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Allen Christensen Shoulder 2-3 weeks
Rhys Mathieson Ankle 2-4 weeks
Sam Skinner* Knee 2 weeks
Reuben William Shoulder 3-4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

The Lions are in good shape after the weekend return of draftees Hugh McCluggage (ankle) and Alex Witherden (broken leg), along with Josh Schache (knee) and Marco Paparone (hamstring) through the NEAFL. Christensen is expected to start contact work this week and is hoping to be available by round five. – Michael Whiting

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Patrick Cripps Fractured jaw Test
Daniel Gorringe Achilles 6 weeks
Jed Lamb Knee 2 weeks
Sam Rowe Concussion Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Carlton remains hopeful Cripps can face the Bombers despite suffering a hairline fracture to his jaw in the clash with Jordan Lewis last Sunday. Cripps will be tested this week, as will key defender Sam Rowe, who was concussed after a strike from Jesse Hogan. Jed Lamb had scans on his knee last week and will miss two weeks. Daniel Gorringe injured his Achilles in the JLT Community Series and has not progressed as well as the Blues had hoped. After being sent to the AIS in Canberra for further assessment, he will be on the sidelines for another six weeks. – Howard Kotton

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Callum Brown Ankle Test
Mason Cox Knee TBC
Jordan De Goey Broken hand/suspended 4-5 weeks
Jamie Elliott Ankle Test
Levi Greenwood Hip Test
Tom Langdon Knee and ankle 1-2 weeks
Brayden Sier Hamstring tightness Test
Ben Sinclair * Hamstring 6-8 weeks
Daniel Wells Calf 1-2 weeks
Rupert Wills Quad Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Elliott hopes to be passed fit for the Pies’ clash with Sydney at the SCG on Friday night, while Greenwood could also be available after making a rapid recovery from hip surgery. De Goey will still be sidelined for an extended period with a broken knuckle and a club-imposed three-match suspension for initially lying about how he sustained the injury. Ex-Roo Wells is closing in on a long-awaited debut for the Pies and could be ready for round four. Wills and Brown have recovered and could be available to play in the VFL. Mason Cox copped a knock to the knee late in a VFL practice match but played out the game. – Ben Collins

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Josh Green Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Ben Howlett Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Jayden Laverde Ankle 12 weeks
David Myers* Finger 3-5 weeks
Jordan Ridley* Back 12 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Essendon has added midfielder Ben Howlett to its injury list, although the hamstring strain he suffered in his return game against the Brisbane Lions last week was relatively minor as by Tuesday he was back running laps at the club. That aside, the Bombers remain in a good position with the health of their list. Ruck pair Matthew Leuenberger (hamstring) and Tom Bellchambers (knee) are available after recovering from their injuries, giving the Bombers close to a full side to select from. – Callum Twomey

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Michael Apeness Knee 3-5 weeks
Hayden Ballantyne Hamstring 6-8 weeks
Harley Bennell Calf TBA
Zac Clarke Knee TBA
Josh Deluca Groin 2-4 weeks
Taylin Duman Ankle 1 week
Ryan Nyhuis Shin 2-3 weeks
Alex Pearce Leg TBA
Matthew Uebergang Hamstring TBA
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Harley Bennell is expected to finally be back training with the main group this week after his long-running calf issues, which needed more treatment last week. Hayden Ballantyne has progressed into strength work and is on target to return as scheduled following hamstring surgery. Luke Ryan pulled up well from his first game in about nine months following an ankle issue. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ryan Abbott Back 2-3 weeks
Nakia Cockatoo Hand 2-3 weeks
Corey Gregson* Foot 8 weeks
Cameron Guthrie Calf Test
Timm House Shoulder Test
Jake Kolodjashnij Groin Test
Scott Selwood Toe Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Geelong has a bye in the VFL this week, which makes it likely Selwood and Kolodjashnij will be given an extra week before returning. House is yet to play a game in the blue and white hoops so the delay won’t hurt, while Guthrie is a chance to play against Melbourne. Zac Smith played well in the VFL last Saturday after being a late withdrawal from round one. – Peter Ryan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Dan Currie Knee Test
Sam Day Hip Season
Mitch Hallahan Hamstring Test
Tom Nicholls Shoulder Test
Michael Rischitelli Knee Indefinite
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

One positive from the wreckage of Saturday’s loss to GWS was there were no new injuries. Hallahan and Currie are expected to be fine to play NEAFL this weekend, while Rischitelli’s rehabilitation from an ACL is still on track, completing some agility work on Tuesday. He is expected back sometime in May. – Michael Whiting

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Stephen Coniglio Ankle 4 weeks
Matt de Boer Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Brett Deledio Calf TBC
Tom Downie* Illness Indefinite
Tendai Mzungu Hamstring 10-12 weeks
Jonathon Patton Hip Test
Lachie Whitfield Suspended Round eight
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Patton will have to get through training later this week to prove his fitness after being a late withdrawal last week, with the key forward battling a hip problem he picked up in round one. Mzungu has commenced his long road back, but former Fremantle teammate Matt de Boer has been running strongly and should be back in the next fortnight. Coniglio could be fit to take on the Western Bulldogs in round six is his rehab goes well, while a return date for Deledio remains a mystery. Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Grant Birchall Fractured jaw 4 weeks
Jonathon Ceglar* Knee 12 weeks
Kieran Lovell Shoulder Late season
Jonathan O’Rourke Hamstring 1 week
Liam Shiels Corked thigh Test
Isaac Smith Corked thigh Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Birchall will miss a month with his jaw injury, but will be back running by the end of the week, while the club expects vice-captains Shiels and Smith to be available to play Gold Coast on Sunday despite their corkies against the Crows. Midfielder Jonathan O’Rourke is back doing ball work and will return at VFL level next week, however second-year midfielder Kieran Lovell has had surgery on an injured shoulder and won’t be back until later this year. The dreaded curse of the No.36 jumper at Hawthorn strikes again. – Ashley Browne

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Colin Garland Knee Season
Jesse Hogan Suspended Round five
Jay Kennedy-Harris Arm Test
Mitch King* Knee 3 weeks
Michael Hibberd Achilles 1-2 weeks
Liam Hulett Hip flexor 2 weeks
Jordan Lewis Suspended Round six
Pat McKenna Hamstring TBC
Joel Smith Shoulder 3-4 months
Aaron vandenBerg Heel 4-6 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Suspensions to Hogan and Lewis hurt immensely, but importantly for Melbourne it looks like getting a few players back from injury. Hibberd is tracking along nicely and could be ready to play next week, although he may need a game or two in the VFL for conditioning purposes. Hibberd played just one JLT Community Series game and missed the entire 2016 season due to a WADA-imposed suspension. Josh Wagner and Sam Frost played a half in the VFL at the weekend as they returned from a leg and toe injury respectively. – Ben Guthrie

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Paul Ahern* Knee Season
Ben Jacobs Foot 1-3 weeks
Oscar Junker Broken tibia 9-11 weeks
Jarrad Waite Shoulder 3-5 weeks
Mason Wood Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Scott Thompson Suspension Round four
Todd Goldstein Ankle Test
Sam Wright Ankle TBC
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Ben Brown (knee) and Majak Daw (ankle/knee) had scans on Monday, but are expected to play against Greater Western Sydney on Saturday. Todd Goldstein should also make the trip to Hobart after being a late withdrawal last round because of a training mishap. But Sam Wright failed to take his place in Werribee’s VFL practice match last Sunday and remains a week-to-week proposition. – Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Hamish Hartlett Illness Available
Dougal Howard Knee Test
Angus Monfries Hamstring 3 weeks
Jasper Pittard Hamstring Test
Updated: Monday, April 3

Early prognosis

Third in the Power’s best and fairest last year, Pittard could return for Saturday’s Showdown with Adelaide after missing the opening two games of the season. Hartlett is expected to regain his place in the side, while unlucky forward Angus Monfries will be sidelined for three weeks after injuring his hamstring at training last week.  – Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Shai Bolton Suspended Round five
Mabior Chol Concussion Test
Shane Edwards Hip 3-6 weeks
Jack Graham* Ankle Indefinite
Ben Griffiths Concussion TBC
Shaun Hampson* Back Indefinite
Dustin Martin Fractured cheekbone Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Dustin Martin is likely to play with a minor undisplaced fracture to his right cheekbone, wearing a helmet if necessary. He trained on Tuesday but avoided contact work. Chol is also likely to play after completing a full session on Tuesday five days after suffering concussion in a VFL practice game. Edwards has joined the rehab group after injuring his hip late in last Thursday’s win against Collingwood. Hampson is doing very little on the track at this stage with a chronic back injury. – Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

David Armitage Groin Test
Nick Coughlan Foot 3 weeks
Sean Dempster TBC TBC
Huge Goddard Achilles 1 week
Ben Long Suspended Round three
Nick Riewoldt Knee Test
Jack Steven Punctured lung TBC
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Nick Riewoldt is unlikely to face the Brisbane Lions on Sunday but if he responds well to an increased training load, a return isn’t out of the question. However, he could be on the sidelines for a few more weeks yet. Jack Steven will miss at least a week after a punctured lung versus West Coast and David Armitage’s groin will be tested. – Dinny Navaratnam

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Isaac Heeney Glandular fever 2-3 weeks
Alex Johnson* Knee Indefinite
Jarrad McVeigh Calf 2 weeks
Tom Papley* Knee/shin Test
Dane Rampe Arm 7 weeks
Dan Robinson Collarbone 5-8 weeks
Gary Rohan* Back/hamstring 2 weeks
Kurt Tippett Ankle 2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Tippett won’t play Friday night and with a round four clash against West Coast on Thursday week, the Swans are hopeful he’ll be available, but the short turnaround might hurt him. Heeney and McVeigh are running well at training, but they’re looking at a round five comeback at the earliest. Rampe has his left arm in a sling for at least the next two weeks before he can start mobility and strength work, and looks set to miss almost two months of footy, while Papley and Rohan are back to full training and should be available to play at some level in the next 2-3 weeksAdam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matthew Allen Hamstring 1 week
Tom Cole Quad 1 week
Scott Lycett* Shoulder 8-10 weeks
Nic Naitanui* Knee Late 2017 season
Drew Petrie Hand 10 weeks
Willie Rioli Hamstring 6-8 weeks
Simon Tunbridge Knee Mid-late 2017 season
Jake Waterman Foot 8 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

Eric Mackenzie was still on light duties at Monday training after being rested for round two due to knee and toe soreness, but he and Lewis Jetta – who played for East Perth after a glute scare – will be available this week. Scott Lycett is due to resume running shortly after undergoing surgery on his dislocated shoulder. The ruckman is about two months away for returning, as is goalsneak Willie Rioli, whose recovery timeframe has been pushed out slightly to six-to-eight weeks after hamstring tendon surgery. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Kieran Collins Knee 1 week
Tim English Shin soreness 1 week
Tory Dickson Abdominal 2-3 weeks
Dale Morris Leg 6-8 weeks
Josh Prudden Knee Available
Jack Redpath Knee TBC
Jordan Roughead Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Roarke Smith Knee Season
Mitch Wallis Broken leg 2-3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 4

Early prognosis

The Dogs escaped the thrilling win over Sydney unscathed, but they won’t be welcoming back any injured stars in the near future. Tory Dickson and Mitch Wallis are at least a month away as they’ll both need a few games in the VFL to gain match fitness. Jordan Roughead’s return from a serious hamstring complaint has been slow and steady. First-year ruckman Tim English and key defender Kieran Collins are both expected to play in Footscray’s VFL season opener on April 14. – Ryan Davidson

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

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