Injury List – Rd4

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 11 2017

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Kyle Cheney Hamstring 2 weeks
Ben Davis * Foot Season
Cam Ellis-Yolmen* Knee Season
Josh Jenkins Ribs 1 week
Alex Keath Hamstring 3-5 weeks
Mitch McGovern Hamstring TBC
Paul Seedsman Groin TBC
Scott Thompson Groin Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

McGovern faces a lengthy stint on the sidelines with a hamstring injury while Jenkins, who suffered a fractured rib against Hawthorn, is now a week-to-week proposition and has been ruled out against Essendon. Thompson will have to build match fitness in the SANFL after he was a late scratching last week. First-year forward Davis has had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot and has turned his focus to returning next season. Second-year defender Tom Doedee is set to play in the SANFL this weekend after recovering from a knee injury. – Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Allen Christensen Shoulder 1-2 weeks
Darcy Gardiner Corked quad Test
Rhys Mathieson Ankle 2-3 weeks
Sam Skinner* Knee 6 weeks
Reuben William Shoulder 2-3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

Gardiner copped a heavy cork against the Saints and hasn’t done much training yet. Christensen is the closest to a return and is hopeful of being available for round five, although the medical staff may be keen to hold him back another week. Mathieson’s ankle has progressed well and he should be back in NEAFL calculations in the next fortnight. – Michael Whiting

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ciaran Byrne Knee June-July
Daniel Gorringe Achilles 5 weeks
Jed Lamb Knee 2 weeks
Kym Lebois Quad 4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

Carlton expects Jacob Weitering (head) and Simon White (back) to be fit for Saturday night’s game against the Suns at Etihad Stadium. Weitering and White were injured in the Blues’ hard-fought win over Essendon. Charlie Curnow, a late withdrawal against the Bombers last Sunday because of a quad injury, is also expected to be available for selection. Rookie forward Lebois hurt his left quad at training last week and is expected to miss a month. – Howard Kotton

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Jordan De Goey Hand/club-imposed suspension 3-4 weeks
Tom Langdon Knee 2-3 weeks
Matt Scharenberg Head Test
Ben Sinclair* Hamstring 10-12 weeks
Daniel Wells Calf Available
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

De Goey’s broken knuckle has healed and, pending a surgeon’s examination, will be free to play in the VFL as he serves a club-imposed three-match suspension for initially lying about how he sustained the injury. Scharenberg sat out the second half of the VFL practice match at the weekend after copping a knock to the head. Langdon has received a series of injections in his knee and the club hopes he will start training again shortly. Sinclair is still eyeing a return in the second half of the year. – Ben Collins

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Josh Green Hamstring Test
Ben Howlett Hamstring 1 week
Jayden Laverde Ankle 6-8 weeks
David Myers* Finger 1 week
Mason Redman Groin 1 week
Jordan Ridley* Back 8-10 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

Essendon looks more likely than not to have small forward Josh Green available after missing two games with a minor hamstring strain. The Bombers are generally pretty healthy, with Ben Howlett and David Myers set for one more week on the sidelines with their injuries. The club says Myers will be available in round five, but it seems most likely he will return via the VFL after finger surgery. Essendon had some sore and battered bodies out of its loss to Carlton on Sunday in the shocking conditions but says it had a “clean sheet” from the game in terms of genuine concerns. – 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: Thursday, April 6

Early prognosis

Harley Bennell has had another setback with his troublesome calf. 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 weeks
Nakia Cockatoo Hand 2 weeks
Corey Gregson* Foot 6-8 weeks
George Horlin-Smith Fractured thumb 1 week
Timm House Shoulder Test
Jake Kolodjashnij Groin Test
Scott Selwood Toe 1 week
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

Tom Hawkins suffered a slight cork against Melbourne but will be right for Easter Monday while Horlin-Smith remains a slim chance of returning against Hawthorn. Selwood has said expects to return the week after Easter while Kolodjashnij is hopeful of playing his first game in the opening round of the VFL. – Peter Ryan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ben Ainsworth Corked quad Test
Sam Day Hip Season
Tom Nicholls Shoulder Test
Michael Rischitelli Knee Indefinite
David Swallow Corked quad Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

Ainsworth was a match-eve scratching and should be fine to play this week. Swallow copped his cork late against the Hawks and should also be right to play the Blues. The lack of Suns on the injury list is something Rodney Eade hasn’t seen in his two-plus years at the club. – Michael Whiting

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Stephen Coniglio Ankle 3-4 weeks
Brett Deledio Calf TBC
Tom Downie* Illness Indefinite
Ryan Griffen Ankle 8-10 weeks
Tendai Mzungu Hamstring 10-12 weeks
Will Setterfield Ankle 8-10 weeks
Lachie Whitfield Suspended Round eight
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

Griffen and Setterfield will be in a moon boot for at least a fortnight before they start their rehab, while Coniglio is making slow progress from the same injury, and looks at least another month away. Some better news for GWS is that Deledio could be ready to step up his training shortly, and de Boer is likely to play in the NEAFL if he can get through training this week. – Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Grant Birchall Fractured jaw 2-3 weeks
Jonathon Ceglar* Knee Indefinite
Kieran Lovell Shoulder Indefinite
Jonathan O’Rourke Hamstring Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

O’Rourke, the No.2 draft pick in 2012, should return in the VFL for Box Hill on Saturday – pending a fitness test – and the midfielder may quickly come into senior contention. There were no new major injuries from the weekend, with Ryan Burton (back) and Paul Puopolo (hamstring) playing out the loss to the Gold Coast. – Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Colin Garland* Knee Season
Max Gawn Hamstring 12 weeks
Michael Hibberd Achilles 1-2 weeks
Jesse Hogan Suspended Round five
Liam Hulett Hip flexor 2 weeks
Mitch King* Knee 3 weeks
Jordan Lewis Suspended Round six
Pat McKenna Hamstring 6-8 weeks
Joel Smith Shoulder 3-4 months
Aaron vandenBerg Heel 4-6 weeks
Bernie Vince Toe Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

Experienced defender Vince had a minor procedure to fix a toenail that had to be removed during last week’s game against Geelong. The Demons are hopeful the veteran will be available for the clash with the Dockers. Gawn’s injury is clearly a major blow to the club’s finals hopes and he will be difficult to replace. In better news, ex-Don Hibberd will play in the opening round of the VFL against Williamstown on Easter Monday after overcoming a lingering Achilles issue. – Ben Guthrie

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Paul Ahern* Knee Season
Majak Daw Concussion Test
Ben Jacobs Foot 2 weeks
Oscar Junker Broken tibia 8-10 weeks
Jy Simpkin Corked thigh Test
Jarrad Waite Shoulder 2-4 weeks
Mason Wood Knee 2 weeks
Scott Thompson Suspension Available
Todd Goldstein Ankle Test
Sam Wright Ankle 2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

Thompson is available to strengthen the Roos’ defence after missing a week on a striking charge. Most interest will centre on Simpkin and Daw, to see if they can get up for the Good Friday match. Simpkin is more likely than Daw, who suffered concussion in a training mishap on game eve and didn’t travel to Hobart. North’s list could suddenly look a lot healthier in a fortnight’s time. – Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Jack Hombsch Knee 2-3 weeks
Angus Monfries Hamstring 3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

Hombsch is expected to start running this week, while Monfries could return for the Port Adelaide Magpies in the SANFL for their round three game against North Adelaide on April 22. Forward Aaron Young picked up a knock to his shoulder in the Showdown and will be monitored this week. – Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Nathan Broad* Shoulder 8-10
Shane Edwards Hip 2-4 weeks
Jack Graham* Ankle Indefinite
Ben Griffiths Concussion Test
Shaun Hampson* Back Indefinite
Ivan Maric Back Test
Dustin Martin Fractured cheekbone Test
Nick Vlastuin Concussion Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

The work Ben Griffiths is doing on the track would suggest he is ready to return from a concussion, with the Tigers’ clash against the Brisbane Lions coming 17 days after it was suffered. The Tigers are also optimistic Nick Vlastuin (concussion and a broken nose) will be cleared to play with an eight-day break. Edwards has had two weeks shave off his maximum return date since joining the rehab group one week ago. – Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

David Armitage Groin Test
Nick Coughlan Foot 2 weeks
Hugh Goddard Achilles Test
Jack Steven Punctured lung TBC
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

Jack Steven and David Armitage will be assessed at training this week. Armitage wasn’t far away from playing in last Sunday’s win against the Brisbane Lions so he would be disappointed to miss out again– Dinny Navaratnam

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Isaac Heeney Glandular fever 1-2 weeks
Alex Johnson* Knee Indefinite
Jarrad McVeigh Calf 1-2 weeks
Tom Papley Knee 1 week
Dane Rampe Arm 6 weeks
Dan Robinson Collarbone 5-7 weeks
Gary Rohan Back/hamstring 1 week
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

Kurt Tippett got through training on Tuesday and headed west to take on the Eagles with the rest of his teammates on Tuesday afternoon, in what is a huge boost for the Swans. Papley and Rohan are already in full training and probably could have played in the NEAFL this week if not for a club bye, while McVeigh and Heeney will join the main group this week, in the hope that they could be ready to play at some level in the next fortnight. The Swans could have all four back in the senior side by round six or seven if all goes to plan. In a good sign for Robinson, the midfielder has ditched his sling and was stationary kicking with teammates before training on Tuesday, as he recovers from shoulder surgery. – Adam 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: Thursday, April 6

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 Test
Stewart Crameri Hip Test
Tory Dickson Abdominal 1-2 weeks
Tim English Shin soreness Test
Dale Morris Leg 6-7 weeks
Liam Picken Concussion Test
Jack Redpath Knee TBC
Jordan Roughead Hamstring 5-6 weeks
Roarke Smith Knee Season
Mitch Wallis Broken leg 1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 11

Early prognosis

The Dogs are confident Liam Picken will overcome concussion in time to face North Melbourne on Good Friday, but are less so on the fitness of Stewart Crameri. Draftee ruckman Tim English and second-year key defender Kieran Collins are both expected to play in Footscray’s VFL season opener on Friday. – Ryan Davidson

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

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  1. I hope the Demons don’t waste too much more time getting Hibberd into the team – I picked him in my dead team on the assumption that he would be playing by now.

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