Injury List – Rd6

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 26 2017

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Kyle Cheney Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Ben Davis* Foot Season
Cam Ellis-Yolmen* Knee Season
Jordan Gallucci Shin Test
Josh Jenkins Ribs Test
Alex Keath Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Jake Kelly Eye Test
Riley Knight  Hamstring  TBC
Mitch McGovern Hamstring 7-11 weeks
Paul Seedsman Groin Indefinite
Daniel Talia  Hamstring  TBC
Updated: Monday, April 24

Early prognosis

Talia and Knight are the seventh and eighth players to have hamstring injuries this year, including the pre-season. Kelly should be right to return this week against Richmond, while Jenkins will have a fitness test. – Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Allen Christensen Shoulder Season
Tom Cutler Hamstring Test
Sam Skinner* Knee 5 weeks
Reuben William Shoulder 1-2 weeks
Alex Witherden Hamstring TBC
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Early prognosis

Darcy Gardiner (calf) was a late withdrawal against the Western Bulldogs but will resume full training this week and be available to play Port Adelaide, while Tom Cutler (hamstring) will also resume full training. William would have played NEAFL this weekend, but the Lions have a bye, so he will have to wait until round six. – Michael Whiting

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ciaran Byrne Knee June-July
Bryce Gibbs Thumb Test
Daniel Gorringe Achilles 2-3 weeks
Jed Lamb Knee 2 weeks
Kym Lebois Quad 3 weeks
Marc Murphy Knee Test
Rhys Palmer Knee Test
Ciaran Sheehan Knee 2 weeks
Liam Sumner Hamstring 2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Early prognosis

Skipper Murphy injured his right knee early against the Power and had scans on Monday. The Blues are confident he will take his place against the Swans. Fellow midfielder Gibbs, who injured his left thumb last Friday night, should also be available. Veterans Kreuzer and Thomas, who were rested from last Friday night’s game against Port Adelaide because of soreness, should return. – Howard Kotton

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Tim Broomhead Jaw TBC
Jordan De Goey Club-imposed suspension 1 week
Tom Langdon Knee 1-2 weeks
Ben Sinclair* Hamstring 9-10 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Early prognosis

Broomhead copped a knock to the jaw that will require further assessment. De Goey still has one week to serve as part of a club-imposed three-game suspension for initially lying about how he sustained a broken knuckle. The Pies hope Langdon will resume shortly in the VFL. Sinclair is still eyeing a return in the second half of the year. – Ben Collins

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ben Howlett Hamstring Available
Jayden Laverde* Ankle 6-8 weeks
Conor McKenna Suspension Round six
Alex Morgan Hamstring Test
David Myers* Finger Available
Mason Redman Groin Available
Jordan Ridley* Back 4-6 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 18

Early prognosis

The Bombers will have David Myers available for selection for the first time this season following finger surgery but it seems likely he will play in the VFL before being ready for senior consideration. Ben Howlett is back from his hamstring injury and available to be picked, and it means the club has a pretty healthy list. Jayden Laverde’s exciting speed and marking ability would be handy for the Bombers but he is still some way off making a return from his serious ankle injury. – Callum Twomey

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Michael Apeness Knee 2 weeks
Harley Balic Hip Test
Hayden Ballantyne Hamstring 3-5 weeks
Harley Bennell Calf 7-9 weeks
Zac Clarke* Knee TBA
Josh Deluca Groin 3 weeks
Stephen Hill Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Alex Pearce Leg TBA
Luke Ryan Hip 1 week
Matthew Uebergang Hamstring TBA
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Track report

Losing Stephen Hill to a hamstring strain is a major blow, but in good news youngster Harley Balic could be available for the Western Derby and reclaim a spot in the midfield. Michael Apeness was back training with the main group on Tuesday and is closing in on a return to football after a PCL issue sidelined him on the eve of the season. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ryan Abbott Back 1-2 weeks
Josh Cowan Achilles soreness Test
Cory Gregson* Foot 5 weeks
Tom Hawkins Corked thigh Test
Lincoln McCarthy Groin Test
James Parsons Suspended 1 week
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Track report

Lincoln McCarthy and Josh Cowan are both expected to be available after being rested due to soreness, but will need to be tested during the week. Tom Hawkins copped a corked thigh against St Kilda but is expected to play against Collingwood, and Sam Menegola is available after serving a one-week suspension.  – Peter Ryan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ben Ainsworth Quad 3 weeks
Sam Day Hip Season
Mitch Hallahan Hamstring 1 week
Pearce Hanley Ankle Test
Cameron Loersch Knee Test
Steven May Hamstring 1 week
Trent McKenzie Hamstring 1 week
Michael Rischitelli Knee Indefinite
Rory Thompson Quad Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Early prognosis

Thompson was listed as one to two weeks a week ago, so would be an outside chance to play at the weekend as he ramps up training this week. Hanley was close to playing in the NEAFL and would be expected to make his comeback from an ankle problem if he gets through some solid work this week. May, McKenzie and Hallahan should start striding out a bit more after their recent hamstring injuries– Michael Whiting

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matt Buntine Knee Season
Stephen Coniglio Ankle 1 week
Brett Deledio Calf TBC
Tom Downie* Illness Indefinite
Ryan Griffen Ankle 7-9 weeks
Harrison Himmelberg Ribs Test
Tendai Mzungu Hamstring 7-9 weeks
Will Setterfield Ankle 7-9 weeks
Lachie Whitfield Suspended Round eight
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Early prognosis

The positive news is that Coniglio could be fit to return through the NEAFL in the next two weeks after stepping up his running over the past fortnight, while Harry Himmelberg could play this week as he continues to push for a senior game, but there’s still no time frame on Deledio’s comeback– Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Grant Birchall Fractured jaw 1 week
Jonathon Ceglar* Knee 8 weeks
Kieran Lovell Shoulder Indefinite
Jaeger O’Meara Knee Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Track report

Jaeger O’Meara will be assessed this week after missing two matches because of a knee knock, with the Hawks to assess his function late in the week before making a selection call. Isaac Smith overextended his knee against West Coast but was able to play out the match and has pulled up well. Grant Birchall returned to training last week and will return in round seven. Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Angus Brayshaw Concussion Test
Colin Garland* Knee Season
Max Gawn Hamstring 11 weeks
Pat McKenna Hamstring 5-7 weeks
Christian Petracca Knee Test
Joel Smith Shoulder 11 weeks
Tim Smith Rib/punctured lung TBC
Jake Spencer Shoulder 6-7 weeks
Aaron vandenBerg Heel 5-7 weeks
Josh Wagner Thumb 2-3 weeks
Sam Weideman Corked leg Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Early prognosis

The ruck stocks at Melbourne hit crisis point when Jake Spencer hurt his shoulder, scans ruling out the big man for close to two months. Mitch King played in the seconds after a long layoff but is unlikely to get the call up. Petracca is likely to play but will face a test late in the week on his knee, while Tim Smith is out for a length after puncturing a lung and finishing the game against Richmond in hospital. In better news Jordan Lewis is back after a three-week suspension. – Ben Guthrie

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Paul Ahern* Knee Season
Todd Goldstein Ankle Test
Mitch Hibberd Concussion Test
Shaun Higgins Hamstring Test
Ben Jacobs Foot 1-2 weeks
Oscar Junker Broken tibia 6-8 weeks
Jarrad Waite AC joint 1-2 weeks
Sam Wright Ankle 5-7 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Track report

Goldstein and Higgins – a late withdrawal against Fremantle – should be available. The Roos took a cautious approach with Higgins, given his injury history, while Goldstein returned to the field. Braydon Preuss is the obvious replacement if Goldstein doesn’t come up. Waite is unlikely to play before round seven. Hibberd sat out Werribee’s VFL match on Saturday after a head clash the week before. – Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Travis Boak  Hamstring  TBC
Hamish Hartlett  Quad  TBC
Jack Hombsch Knee Test
Matthew Lobbe Hamstring Test
Angus Monfries Hamstring Test
Updated: Monday, April 24

Early prognosis

Boak went off the ground in the third quarter of the Power’s big win against Carlton with a corked hamstring. Key defender Jack Hombsch could return for Saturday’s game against the Brisbane Lions after missing the past three games with a medial ligament strain to his right knee. – Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Nathan Broad* Shoulder 6-8 weeks
Nathan Drummond Knee Season
Shane Edwards Hip 1-3 weeks
Jack Graham* Ankle Indefinite
Ben Griffiths Concussion TBA
Shaun Hampson* Back Indefinite
Ivan Maric Back Test
Nick Vlastuin Concussion Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Early prognosis

The Tigers will assess tall forward Griffiths this week and map a course forward after back-to-back concussions that have the club worried about his immediate playing future. Griffiths, who wears a helmet, suffered the fresh injury in his VFL comeback at the weekend. Vlastuin is also recovering from concussion but was rested in round five with a view to returning against Adelaide. Drummond will undergo a knee reconstruction after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in his short career. – Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

David Armitage Groin TBC
Josh Battle  Knee  TBC
Nick Coughlan Foot Test
Koby Stevens Head TBC
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Early prognosis

Nick Riewoldt tweaked his right ankle in the last term against Geelong but came back on and was fine. Armitage faces more time on the sidelines with a groin injury that keeps pulling up very sore after games. – Dinny Navaratnam

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Robbie Fox Knee TBC
Kieren Jack Hip TBC
Alex Johnson* Knee Indefinite
Jarrad McVeigh Calf Test
Sam Naismith Knee 3 weeks
Dane Rampe Arm 5 weeks
Dan Robinson Collarbone 3-4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Early prognosis

McVeigh’s tough run continued when he pulled up sore at the Swans’ closed training session last Thursday, and the former co-captain looks to be no chance of returning this week against Carlton. Jack’s pre-season hip problem has flared again and he will have at least a fortnight’s rest. – Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Jamie Cripps Ankle 8 weeks
Andrew Gaff Ankle Test
Scott Lycett* Shoulder 4-6 weeks
Sam Mitchell Ankle Test
Nic Naitanui* Knee Late 2017 season
Jackson Nelson Wrist 4 weeks
Luke Partington Hand 2 weeks
Drew Petrie Hand 5-6 weeks
Willie Rioli Hamstring 4 weeks
Brad Sheppard Knee Test
Simon Tunbridge Knee Mid-late 2017 season
Jake Waterman Foot 8 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 25

Track report

The Eagles are licking their wounds after Jackson Nelson and Jamie Cripps were both injured against Hawthorn, while Andrew Gaff, Brad Sheppard and Sam Mitchell are all set to be tested later this week ahead of an important Derby. Luke Partington fractured his hand playing for East Perth at the weekend. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matthew Boyd Cut head Test
Travis Cloke Broken ribs 4-5 weeks
Stewart Crameri Hip 1-2 weeks
Tory Dickson Abdominal 1-2 weeks
Josh Dunkley Hip  Test
Dale Morris Leg 4-5 weeks
Jack Redpath Knee 4-5 weeks
Jordan Roughead Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Roarke Smith Knee Season
Mitch Wallis Broken leg 1-2 weeks
Updated: Monday, April 24

Early prognosis

While Boyd and Dunkley should overcome their minor injuries for the round six clash with Greater Western Sydney, the Dogs are unlikely to get anymore injured players back into the senior side in the near future. Key cogs Dale Morris, Jordan Roughead, Tory Dickson and Travis Cloke will most likely have to return from their concerns in the VFL. – Ryan Davidson

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

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