Injury List – Rd5

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 17 2018

ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Eddie Betts  Hamstring  TBC
 Kyle Cheney  Hamstring  1 week
 Brad Crouch  Groin  4-5 weeks
 Matt Crouch  Hamstring  1 week
 Sam Gibson  Hamstring  1 week
 Alex Keath  Ankle  Test
 David Mackay  Concussion  Test
 Andrew McPherson  Groin  4-5 weeks
 Lachlan Murphy  Hamstring  TBC
 Brodie Smith  Knee  Indefinite
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

Betts and Murphy are in doubt for Friday night’s clash with Sydney at the SCG. Mackay will have to pass concussion tests during the week to be cleared. – Lee Gaskin

BRISBANE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Mitch Hinge  Hamstring  Test
 Jack Payne  Shin  2-3 weeks
 Daniel Rich  Ankle  Test
 Sam Skinner  ACL  TBC
 Toby Wooller  Finger  8-10 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

Still a pretty light injury list for the Lions with nothing new coming from their senior and reserves matches at the weekend. Rich is a chance, but highly unlikely, to return from his ankle ligament problem. He’s missed three matches at the moment. – Michael Whiting 

CARLTON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Ciaran Byrne  Quad  3 weeks
 Sam Docherty*  Knee  Season
 Matthew Lobbe  Quad  3 weeks
 Caleb Marchbank  Ankle  3 weeks
 Cillian McDaid  Foot  4-5 weeks
 Marc Murphy  Foot  4 weeks
 Jarrod Pickett  Wrist  9 weeks
 Alex Silvagni  Hamstring  Test
 Tom Williamson  Back  3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

Murphy, a late withdrawal from last Saturday night’s game after pulling up lame in the pre-match warm-up, had scans on Tuesday afternoon and has been ruled out for four weeks. Darcy Lang is ready to play his first game for the Blues after overcoming an ankle injury and Alex Silvagni is edging close to selection. – Howard Kotton

COLLINGWOOD

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Taylor Adams  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Tim Broomhead  Broken leg  Season
 Jamie Elliott  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Tyson Goldsack  Knee  Season
 Levi Greenwood  Knee and quad  1-2 weeks
 Kayle Kirby  Heart issue  TBC
 Darcy Moore  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Josh Smith  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

The improving Pies are excited by the possibility of regaining Moore, Adams, Elliott, Greenwood and Smith over the next fortnight. The club continues to monitor Kirby’s heart issue. – Ben Collins

ESSENDON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Patrick Ambrose  Suspension  1 week
 Mitch Brown  Calf  Test
 Travis Colyer  Foot  2-3 weeks
 Matt Dea  Leg  1-2 weeks
 Aaron Francis  Mental health  TBC
 Martin Gleeson  Ankle  6-8 weeks
 Conor McKenna  Suspension  Round seven
 Ben McNiece  Hamstring  Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

Brown was a late withdrawal with a calf strain last week, so will have to pass a test to be available to face the Pies on Anzac Day next week. Ambrose won’t be available after accepting a one-game suspension for a dangerous tackle in the VFL, Colyer has stepped up his training as he looks to return from pre-season foot surgery, while Gleeson remains some way off being available. – Callum Twomey

FREMANTLE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Michael Apeness  Ankle  Test
 Harley Bennell  Calf  TBA
 Sean Darcy  Knee  TBA
 Hugh Dixon  Ankle  TBA
 Stefan Giro  Knee  Test
 Brady Grey  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Bradley Hill  Knee  Test
 Griffin Logue  Foot  TBA
 Lee Spurr  Knee  TBA
 Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

TBC – Travis King

GEELONG

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Gary Ablett  Hamstring  2-5 weeks
 Aaron Black  Shoulder  TBC
 Nakia Cockatoo  Knee (PCL)  TBC
 Cory Gregson  Foot  TBC
 Cam Guthrie  Ankle  6-8 weeks
 Lachie Henderson  Knee  Indefinite
 Lincoln McCarthy  Quad  1-2 weeks
 Quinton Narkle*  Knee  4-6 weeks
 Sam Simpson  Knee  Test
 Harry Taylor  Foot  Indefinite
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

Forward Gregson appears to have escaped any serious damage to his navicular bone that required three surgeries and kept him out for 18 months before 2018. Ablett ran on Sunday as he ramps up his return from a hamstring, Chris Scott admitting the club will remain cautious. Taylor walked laps on Tuesday after his plantar fascia sustained in round one, defensive partner in crime Henderson still fighting to reach full fitness after knee surgery in December with no timeframe set. Black, who has been training as a defender, was sent for shoulder scans on Monday. After a long history with injury, the Cats expect McCarthy’s return to the VFL within the next fortnight. – Mitch Cleary

GOLD COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Ben Ainsworth  Concussion  Test
 Callum Ah Chee  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Pearce Hanley  Dislocated shoulder  12 weeks
 Sean Lemmens  Broken hand  3-4 weeks
 Tom Nicholls  Shoulder  16 weeks
 Josh Schoenfeld  Hamstring  Test
 Jack Scrimshaw  Cheekbone  4-6 weeks
 Peter Wright  Calf  Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

Ainsworth will be tested on Wednesday and then Friday to assess whether he has overcome concussion and can take on the Lions or not. Wright is getting closer to a return, although the Suns have thought that for the past month – the calf problem lingers on. – Michael Whiting

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Matt Buntine  Knee  1 week
 Brent Daniels  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Josh Kelly  Groin  Test
 Adam Kennedy  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Zac Langdon  Hand  Test
 Rory Lobb  Knee  Test
 Tom Scully  Ankle  8-10 weeks
 Will Setterfield  Knee  Season
 Lachie Tiziani  Knee  Season
 Zac Williams  Achilles  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

Kelly and Lobb will need a strong showing at Wednesday’s main session but coach Leon Cameron isn’t likely to take any risks with his star midfielder and ruckman. Langdon is ahead of schedule and could be a surprise inclusion against St Kilda. – Adam Curley

HAWTHORN

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Grant Birchall  PCL  8 weeks
 Shaun Burgoyne  Hamstring  1 week
 Jonathan Ceglar  Back  Test
 James Frawley  Migraine  Available
 Dylan Moore  Shoulder  4 weeks
 Paul Puopolo  Hamstring  4-6 weeks
 Cyril Rioli  Medial ligament  5-6 weeks
 Ryan Schoenmakers  Achilles  Available
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

Puopolo and Rioli won’t play for a while, although Puopolo’s injury looked even worse at the time. Schoenmakers shapes as an important inclusion, while the good news story is that Ceglar will be back for the first time in 20 months this weekend. Burgoyne’s return in a week offsets the Rioli and Puopolo absences to a degree. It was a fair effort by Frawley to come back late in the game after a migraine. – Ashley Browne

MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Neville Jetta  Ankle  Test
 Jordan Lewis  Hand  1-2 weeks
 Tom McDonald  Toe  2-3 weeks
 Pat McKenna  Hamstring  Indefinite
 Aaron vandenBerg  Ankle  8-10 weeks
 Jack Viney  Foot  3-4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

Lewis will be sidelined for up to a fortnight after it emerged he sustained a fracture in his hand against the Hawks. Jetta will be tested later in the week to determine his availability for the game with the Tigers after he rolled his ankle on Sunday. McDonald could be available to play as soon as round six, while Viney should return in the next month. – Ben Guthrie

NORTH MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Taylor Garner  Groin  TBC
 Kyron Hayden  Shoulder  TBC
 Nathan Hrovat  Thumb  2-3 weeks
 Oscar Junker  Concussion  Test
 Robbie Tarrant  Hamstring  Test
 Declan Watson  Knee  Indefinite
Updated: Tuesday, April 10

Early prognosis

Tarrant will make the trip to Hobart to face Carlton after being a late withdrawal last week, but Hrovat will miss at least two weeks after fracturing his thumb. The injury list is shrinking, but there is no longer an estimated return date for Garner or Hayden. Garner was only one or two weeks away last week, while Hayden was two or three off. – Marc McGowan

PORT ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Matthew Broadbent  Ankle  TBC
 Willem Drew  Foot  TBC
 Joel Garner  Shoulder  Assess
 Cameron Hewett  Shin  TBC
 Todd Marshall  Concussion  Assess
 Tom Rockliff  Calf  Assess
 Paddy Ryder  Achilles tendon  2-3 weeks
Updated: Monday, April 16

Early prognosis

Rockliff and Marshall are in doubt for Saturday night’s clash with Geelong at Adelaide Oval. Broadbent, Drew and Hewett have all been sidelined since the start of the season. – Lee Gaskin

RICHMOND

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jack Graham  Suspension (pending appeak)  1 week
 Ben Griffiths  Retired
 Daniel Rioli  Foot  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, April 17
This is an embarrassingly short injury list for the premiers. Graham will miss this week after being suspended for striking Dayne Zorko, but Rioli is their only unavailable player due to injury and even he is moving closer to playing at VFL level after a lengthy recovery from the foot he broke during the Grand Final. There still isn’t an official date set for his return to the field, but insiders are cautiously hopeful he’ll play VFL in the next 2-3 weeks. Dion Prestia returned from his hamstring/glute issues against Brisbane and has pulled up well. He’s expected to be available for Anzac Day Eve, while Nathan Broad remains in contention after his club suspension finished in round three. – Jennifer Phelan

ST KILDA

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Josh Bruce  Back  6-8 weeks
 Nathan Freeman  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Doulton Langlands  Glandular fever  Indefinite
 Rowan Marshall  Concussion  Test
 Daniel McKenzie  Concussion  Indefinite
 Tim Membrey  Knee  Test
 Darren Minchington  Knee  5-7 weeks
 Dylan Roberton  Heart  Indefinite
 Koby Stevens  Concussion  Indefinite
 Jimmy Webster  Hip  Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

Roberton could be out for a while after suffering an irregular heartbeat against Geelong last Sunday. He’s hopeful of returning to training next week but his coach Alan Richardson isn’t as optimistic, with a no-risk approach to be taken. Membrey trained fully on Tuesday and the Saints are optimistic he will be fit to face Greater Western Sydney while Webster will be back either this week or next week. Stevens will be out for a while as he deals with delayed onset concussion. – Dinny Navaratnam

SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jordan Dawson  Quad  TBC
 Jordan Foote  Toe  TBC
 Alex Johnson  Groin  TBC
 Lewis Melican  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Sam Naismith  Knee  Season
 Toby Pink  Ankle  3-4 weeks
 Sam Reid  Quad  8-10 weeks
 Kurt Tippett  Retired
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

 Early prognosis

Reid has surgery last week to fix the damage to his quad tendon, but it he’s still expected to be fit to play in the next two months. Dawson ran at the SCG on Monday but the Swans forward is still some time away from returning to the field, while Johnson is in the same boat after he experienced some more soreness in his groin. – Adam Curley

WEST COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Brendon Ah Chee  Ankle  Test
 Oscar Allen  Shin  Test
 Hamish Brayshaw  Knee  4 weeks
 Eric Mackenzie  Toe  Indefinite
 Tony Olango  Knee  1 week
 Jack Redden  Shin  Test
 Liam Ryan  Ankle  11 weeks
 Brad Sheppard  Corked quad  Test
 Luke Shuey  Toe  TBA
 Nathan Vardy  Adductor  1 week
 Daniel Venables  Ankle  10-12 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

The Eagles have confirmed Venables will be out for up to three months and now they are sweating on Shuey, Redden and Sheppard’s fitness for the trip to take on Carlton at the MCG. Shuey failed to train on Monday, while Redden and Sheppard, who has copped hits to the same quad in consecutive weeks, did little more than stationary handball work. Ah Chee and Allen (shin) are expected to play at East Perth but big man Vardy might be another week away. – Travis King

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Marcus Adams  Ankle  5-6 weeks
 Kieran Collins  Ankle  4-5 weeks
 Hayden Crozier  Knee  2-3 weeks
 Tom Liberatore  Knee  Season
 Brad Lynch  Hamstring  7-9 weeks
 Dale Morris  Knee  6-8 weeks
 Liam Picken  Concussion  Indefinite
 Clay Smith  Knee  6-7 weeks
 Jackson Trengove  Shoulder blade  Test
 Josh Schache  Ankle  Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 17

Early prognosis

The Dogs will be hoping versatile big man Trengove (shoulder) will pass fitness tests for the trip west to play Fremantle. Former Lion Schache (ankle) could also be available but is very likely to play at VFL level again. Running defender Lynch’s horror run with hamstring injuries has continued, with the West Australian to miss up to nine weeks with his latest mishap. – Ryan Davidson

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

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7 thoughts on “Injury List – Rd5”

  1. Ryder, Langdon, Ryan and now Venables (who I traded in for Langdon) all going to be traded out of my team inside 5 weeks. Trades are going to be thin unless I get some serious injury luck going forward. J Kelly also in my side and I can’t afford to trade him at this point and it even sounds like Langdon might be back this week, brutal.

    Anyone else had Langdon, Ryan and Venables? We need a group for mourning.

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  2. Say what you will about crunching the numbers and researching, I always maintain that there is also a big element of luck involved in SC (avoiding Merrett, Kelly, Ryder, Kreuzer, Hibberd, plus bad luck with those rookies ZGL, Ryan & Venables). Those extra trades used are going to catch up after the Byes……..

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    1. Hear, hear.

      I identified M Crouch and J Kelly as 2 great starting options due to their favourable pre bye fixture and consistency. M Crouch had to be traded due to injury and I will have to hold J Kelly.

      Also fwd rookies have been an absolute pain.
      Had to trade ZGL due to injury as I didn’t want 2 non cash generating rookies and I didn’t want to miss out on the cash generated by L Ryan.
      Selected L Ryan but he got injured in his debut for my side.
      Traded him last week to J Henry.
      Now D Venables is injured for a extended period of time and requires a trade.

      5 trades down after this week with no improvement to the side and approximately 120,000 generated by the 3 rookie trades.

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