Injury List – Rd7

Written by Schwarzwalder on April 30 2019

ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Luke Brown  Ankle  Test
 Tom Doedee  Knee  Season
 Richard Douglas  Ankle  2-3 weeks
 Sam Jacobs  Knee  3-4 weeks
 Wayne Milera  AC joint  3-4 weeks
 Andrew McPherson  Back  1 week
 Paul Seedsman  Knee  2-3 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

Milera has avoided shoulder surgery after his collision in the round five win against Gold Coast and should be back within a month. Brown will have a fitness test this week to see if he will play his first game of the season in the SANFL this weekend. The defender has been sidelined since undergoing left ankle surgery in early March. Midfielder Bryce Gibbs has recovered from a virus and will be available to face Fremantle on Sunday. – Lee Gaskin

BRISBANE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Marcus Adams  Knee  8 weeks
 Harris Andrews  Hamstring  Test
 Zac Bailey  Hamstring  Test
 Rhys Mathieson  Hamstring  Test
 Brandon Starcevich  Hamstring  3 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

After missing last week’s win over Gold Coast, Andrews and Mathieson were in full training on Tuesday and just have to get through main training on Thursday to be available to play Sydney. Bailey has missed three weeks but will also be up for selection if he gets through the week. – Michael Whiting 

CARLTON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Charlie Curnow  Knee  Test
 Tom De Koning  Knee  3-5 weeks
 Sam Docherty  Knee  Indefinite
 Matthew Kreuzer  Adductor  1 week
 Kym Lebois  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Nic Newman  Knee  3 weeks
 Jarrod Pickett  Knee  Indefinite
 Kade Simpson  Hamstring  3 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

It’s a double blow for the Blues backline, with Simpson and Newman to miss most of the next month due to respective injury issues. Kreuzer will miss this week’s clash with North Melbourne due to tightness in his adductor, though the Blues expect Curnow to return from knee soreness. – Riley Beveridge

COLLINGWOOD

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 James Aish  Concussion  Test
 Flynn Appleby  Ankle  Test
 Tyler Brown  Shoulder  2-4 weeks
 Lynden Dunn  Knee  Season
 Jamie Elliott  Buttock  Test
 Chris Mayne  Back fracture  2-3 weeks
 Nathan Murphy  Ankle  3-4 weeks
 Sam Murray  Provisional ASADA suspension  TBC
 Matt Scharenberg  Knee  4-5 weeks
 Brayden Sier  Toe  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

Livewire forward Elliott appears a certain starter against Port Adelaide at Marvel Stadium on Friday night after missing the Anzac Day clash with Essendon and defender Aish also appears likely to return. Fellow backman Appleby and midfielder Sier could return in the VFL. MayneMurphy and Tyler Brown will be out for about another month each, while Scharenberg won’t be far behind them as he comes back from a third knee reconstruction. The season seems over for veteran Dunn after a second anterior cruciate ligament rupture in nine months. – Ben Collins

ESSENDON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Mitch Brown  Wrist  3-4 weeks
 Zac Clarke  Calf  Test
 Martin Gleeson  Cheekbone  1 week
 Shaun McKernan  Hamstring  5-6 weeks
 Kobe Mutch  Hamstring  7-9 weeks
 Devon Smith  Knee  TBC
 James Stewart  Groin  1 week
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

All eyes will be on Smith after his Anzac Day ended prematurely due to a right knee problem, while Brown will miss up to a month with a wrist fracture sustained against the Magpies.   Callum Twomey

FREMANTLE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Hayden Ballantyne  Hamstring  TBC
 Harley Bennell  Calf  TBC
 Stephen Hill  Quad  5 weeks
 Shane Kersten  Foot  4-5 weeks
 Griffin Logue  Hamstring  Test
 Aaron Sandilands  Calf  TBC
 Sam Sturt  Concussion  TBC
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

Logue should be ready to play his first game since pre-season after falling short of a WAFL return last round, while Connor Blakely will be in the mix for senior selection having come through his return from a major hamstring injury successfully with 20 touches for Peel. Bennell is back running and aiming to return to main training in 2-3 weeks following his latest calf setback, while Ballantyne, Hill and Kersten are back running but some way off returning. – Travis King

GEELONG

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jed Bews  Groin  2-3 weeks
 Nakia Cockatoo  Knee  Indefinite
 Jordan Cunico  Ankle  10-12 weeks
 Lachie Fogarty  Hip  Test
 Lachie Henderson  Plantar fascia  Test
 Brandan Parfitt  Quad  Test
 Scott Selwood  Hamstring  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

After missing one week with a minor quad strain, Parfitt will be put through his paces this week ahead of selection. Selwood, Henderson and Fogarty are also chances to return from injuries via the VFL. Bews’ battle with osteitis pubis continues to be a long grind. Mitch Cleary

GOLD COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Callum Ah Chee  Quad  2-3 weeks
 Brayden Crossley  Hamstring  4-5 weeks
 Corey Ellis  Ankle  1 week
 Sam Fletcher  Quad  2-3 weeks
 Sean Lemmens  Ankle  Test
 Wil Powell  Concussion  Test
 Izak Rankine  Hamstring  1 week
 Brad Scheer  Hand  TBC
 Rory Thompson  Knee  Season
 Lachie Weller  Hamstring  1 week
 Harrison Wigg  Knee  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

Powell is expected to be available this week after missing one match with concussion. In exciting news for the Suns, No.3 draft pick Rankine is just a week away from making a return from the hamstring he tore in the JLT Community Series. – Michael Whiting

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Stephen Coniglio  Finger  Test
 Phil Davis  Ankle  Test
 Brett Deledio  Calf  1 week
 Jonathon Patton  Knee  TBC
 Tommy Sheridan  Calf  4 weeks
 Callan Ward  Knee  Season
 Lachie Whitfield  Corked thigh/hip flexor  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

The Giants have all but ruled out Whitfield but should have Coniglio available to face St Kilda, while Davis is also a chance to come back. Deledio is on track to push for selection next week, while in further good news for GWS, youngsters Harry Perryman (lung) and Jye Caldwell (groin) will play in the NEAFL. – Adam Curley

HAWTHORN

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Grant Birchall  Calf/knee  Indefinite
 Kaiden Brand  Shoulder  Test
 Shaun Burgoyne  Hamstring  Test
 James Cousins  Suspended  Round 8
 James Frawley  Hamstring  1 week
 Jacob Koschitzke  Concussion  Test
 Tom Mitchell  Broken leg  Indefinite
 Tim Mohr  Dislocated knee/ACL  Season
 Jackson Ross  Hamstring soreness  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

This is as healthy as the Hawks have been in several weeks, and Burgoyne is set to be a welcome addition. Cousins tweaked an ankle but will miss this weekend through suspension, anyway, while Brand played out Sunday’s match despite hurting his right shoulder. Key defender Koschitzke and exciting forward Ross sat out Box Hill’s VFL game last week. – Marc McGowan

MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Mitch Hannan  Knee  4 weeks
 Neville Jetta  Knee  10 weeks
 Jay Kennedy Harris  Leg  4-5 weeks
 Kade Kolodjashnij  Concussion  TBC
 Jake Lever  Knee  4 weeks
 Steven May  Groin  3-4 weeks
 Alex Neal-Bullen  Corked hamstring  Test
 Aaron Nietschke  Knee  Season
 Braydon Preuss  Shoulder  Test
 Joel Smith  Groin  4 weeks
 Aaron vandenBerg  Ankle  4-6 weeks
 Jack Viney  Hand  2 weeks
 Guy Walker  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

Viney will be sidelined for the next fortnight with an injury to the AC joint in his shoulder, but thankfully the co-captain has avoided surgery. Preuss will have to pass a fitness test to be cleared to play while Neal-Bullen was sore after the game against the Tigers and will have to be assessed to ensure he’s right to play versus the Hawks. Ben Guthrie

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Majak Daw  Pelvis/hips  Indefinite  Sam Durdin  Finger  Test  Shaun Higgins  Illness  Test  Ben Jacobs  Head/neck  Indefinite  Luke McDonald  Knee  Test  Ben McKay  Pneumonia  Test  Tom McKenzie   Back  TBC  Tom Murphy  Ankle  1 week  Dom Tyson  Calf  Test  Ed Vickers-Willis  Knee  Season  Will Walker  PCL  Indefinite  Declan Watson  Illness  Test  Tom Wilkinson  Ankle  9-11 weeks  Marley Williams  Ankle  Test  Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

Williams could finally be ready to return after last playing in round two and it would be timely if McDonald fails to recover. Higgins will be fine to play this week after being a late out last week. Durdin is set for his first game of the year in the VFL, while McKay and Tyson will push to play after missing the past fortnight. – Marc McGowan

PORT ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tobin Cox  Hamstring  Test
 Charlie Dixon  Leg  Indefinite
 Robbie Gray  Hand  4 weeks
 Hamish Hartlett  Hamstring  4 weeks
 Sam Hayes  Knee  2-4 weeks
 Tom Jonas  Calf  1 week
 Jake Patmore  Knee  Season
 Jack Watts  Leg  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

Jonas will miss Friday night’s clash with Collingwood at Marvel Stadium with a minor calf complaint. The Power co-captain was a late scratching from last Friday night’s win against North Melbourne after injuring his calf at training last Wednesday. Gray will be sidelined for a month after he had surgery on his broken hand last Sunday. Hartlett will be out for a month with issues from the graft site in his hamstring from his ACL operation last year. – Lee Gaskin

RICHMOND

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 David Astbury  Ankle  Test
 Trent Cotchin  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Jack Graham  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Shaun Grigg  Knee  Indefinite
 Oleg Markov  Knee  1 week
 Alex Rance  Knee  Season
 Jack Riewoldt  PCL  6-8 weeks
 Jayden Short  Elbow  Indefinite
 Maverick Weller  Back  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

After recovering from a wrist injury, Riewoldt has gone straight back to the sidelines, although he has escaped surgery on his knee. Full-back Astbury will need to get through training this week after rolling his ankle, while Graham suffered a minor hamstring injury in the VFL. Captain Cotchin suffered a setback, pushing his recovery time out to 3-4 weeks. There’s better news for Markov, who is nearly a month ahead of schedule after having minor knee surgery on a torn meniscus, while Grigg is now dealing with a hip complaint – Sarah Black

ST KILDA

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Logan Austin  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Josh Bruce  Leg  Test
 Jack Bytel  Back  Season
 Jake Carlisle  Back  Indefinite
 Oscar Clavarino  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Jarryn Geary  Quad  Indefinite
 Dan Hannebery  Hamstring/calves  Indefinite
 Max King  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Doulton Langlands  Concussion  Test
 Jack Lonie  Knee  8-10 weeks
 Rowan Marshall  Ill  Test
 Paddy McCartin  Concussion  Indefinite
 Lewis Pierce  Concussion  Test
 Dylan Roberton  Heart  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

A return for McCartin might not happen this year. Bruce carried a leg injury through the Adelaide loss and needs to prove his fitness. Small forward Lonie is set for a reasonable stint on the sidelines, with captain Geary facing a similar medium-term time out of the game. The outlook for Carlisle is relatively promising, considering he’s coming off back surgery. He could be back within a couple of months if everything goes to plan. – Dinny Navaratnam

SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Lance Franklin  Hamstring  1 week
 Heath Grundy  Back  3-4 weeks
 Will Hayward  Jaw  Test
 Kieren Jack  Hip  Test
 Jack Maibaum  Knee  Season
 Jarrad McVeigh  Quad  4-6 weeks
 Daniel Menzel  Groin  Test
 Sam Naismith  Knee  TBC
 Nick Smith  Hamstring  TBC
 Durak Tucker  Knee  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

 Early prognosis

Franklin was never really a chance to play after being a late withdrawal last week, but the Swans are hopeful he can be fit to face Essendon in round eight. Hayward has recovered well from surgery to repair his broken jaw and could make the trip to Brisbane this week, along with Jack, who missed last week’s Sydney derby. – Adam Curley

WEST COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tom Barrass  Foot  TBC
 Nic Naitanui  Knee  Indefinite
 Jack Redden  Achilles  Test
 Willie Rioli  Foot  3 weeks
 Francis Watson  Shoulder  2-3 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

Redden is in the mix to return against Gold Coast after pulling up with Achilles soreness following the Port Adelaide loss. Lewis Jetta is a watch after his left wrist was bandaged at Subiaco Oval on Tuesday, while Rioli is taking major strides forward and trained with the WAFL group before completing extra running around the boundary. Watson has suffered a significant AC injury after being stretchered from the ground during the win over Claremont, but has avoided surgery and completed some light kicking and marking – not raising his left arm above shoulder height. Barrass has successfully undergone foot surgery but a timeframe for his comeback, initially estimated around seven-to-10 weeks, is up in the air. – Travis King

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Taylor Duryea  Hip  4-6 weeks
 Fergus Greene  Ankle  3-5 weeks
 Lin Jong  Appendix  2-3 weeks
 Dale Morris  Knee  6-8 weeks
 Matthew Suckling  Groin  2-4 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, April 30

Early prognosis

Heartwarming news for Bulldogs fans with Morris back running on the track as he steps up his recovery from a pre-season ACL injury. The 36-year-old remains focused on a return to football this season. Jong required surgery to remove his appendix last week and is expected to be a couple of weeks from selection. Paul Bastin

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

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