Injury List – Rd7

Written by Schwarzwalder on May 2 2017

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Kyle Cheney Hamstring 1–2 weeks
Ben Davis* Foot Season
Harry Dear Concussion Test
Tom Doedee Shoulder Test
Cam Ellis-Yolmen* Knee Season
Josh Jenkins Ribs Test
Alex Keath Hamstring 1–2 weeks
Riley Knight Hamstring Test
Mitch McGovern Hamstring 6–10 weeks
Paul Seedsman Groin Ongoing assessment
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

The Crows expect midfielder Knight to be available after missing last week’s win over Richmond with hamstring tightness. Cheney will join the main training group next week. Cheney missed the pre-season with a groin injury, then injured his hamstring during training in the week before round one. In round two, he was listed as being 2-4 weeks away from returning. He’s expected to play for the Crows in the SANFL on May 20. There’s still no return date for Seedsman, who also hasn’t played a game this year with a groin injury. – Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Allen Christensen Shoulder Season
Sam Skinner* Knee 3 weeks
Reuben William Shoulder Test
Alex Witherden Hamstring TBC
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

No problems from the game against Port at the weekend and the Lions’ NEAFL team had a bye, so almost a full bill of health for the squad. Luckless defender Sam Skinner is only a few weeks away from returning from his second ACL injury that robbed him on the eve of his debut last year. – Michael Whiting

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ciaran Byrne Knee June-July
Zac Fisher Hamstring 1 week
Daniel Gorringe Achilles 1 week
Matt Korcheck Shoulder Test
Jed Lamb Knee Test
Kym Lebois Quad 1 week
Harrison Macreadie Managed Test
Rhys Palmer Knee Test
Ciaran Sheehan Knee 1 week
Jack Silvagni Shoulder Test
Liam Sumner Hamstring Test
Jacob Weitering Quad Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

Silvagni was cleared of structural damage to his right shoulder after having scans, but remains in doubt to face Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday. Silvagni copped a heavy knock to his shoulder in a collision with Zak Jones during the second quarter of the Blues’ win over Sydney last Saturday and was sidelined for the remainder of the game. Weitering is expected to be right to take on the Magpies, but the Blues will need to find a replacement for Zac Fisher. – Howard Kotton

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Josh Daicos General soreness  Test
Tom Langdon Knee 1-2 weeks
Brayden Sier Eye socket 2 weeks
Ben Sinclair* Hamstring 8-9 weeks
Travis Varcoe Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

Ex-Cat Travis Varcoe suffered a hamstring strain in the win over his old club and will miss Saturday’s clash with Carlton. Promising father-son recruit Josh Daicos is expected to return to the VFL after being sidelined with soreness at the weekend. The Pies hope Tom Langdon will resume shortly in the VFL. Ben Sinclair is still eyeing a return in the second half of the year. – Ben Collins

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Patrick Ambrose Quad 4 weeks
Mitch Brown Ankle 4-6 weeks
Jayden Laverde* Ankle 4-6 weeks
Alex Morgan Hamstring Test
Jordan Ridley* Back 3-5 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

Michael Hartley looks set for a return to Essendon’s line-up with key defenders Mitch Brown (ankle) and Patrick Ambrose (quad) both sidelined with injuries in the past week. The Bombers will have Aaron Francis, James Kelly and Matthew Leuenberger to select after resting them last week, while David Myers has played two games at VFL level so is ready to go. – Callum Twomey

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Michael Apeness Knee Test
Hayden Ballantyne Hamstring 2-4 weeks
Harley Bennell Calf 6-8 weeks
Zac Clarke* Knee TBA
Josh Deluca Groin 2 weeks
Stephen Hill Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Alex Pearce Leg TBA
Matthew Uebergang Hamstring TBA
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

Michael Apeness has come along in his recovery from a torn posterior cruciate ligament in recent weeks and is on the verge of returning for Peel after being sidelined since mid-March. However, fears Zac Clarke won’t play at all this season are growing with no return in sight still for the big man after three bouts of surgery to his left knee since last season. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Josh Cowan Achilles soreness Test
Cory Gregson* Foot 4-6 weeks
Lincoln McCarthy Groin TBC
Brandan Parfitt Hamstring 8-10 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

Lincoln McCarthy’s injury has become frustrating as the Cats seem uncertain as to when he will return. James Parsons looks a logical replacement for the unlucky Brandan Parfitt who suffered a hamstring strain against the Magpies. Dan Menzel is also expected to return after missing round six through being managed.   – Peter Ryan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ben Ainsworth Quad 3 weeks
Sam Day Hip Season
Aaron Hall Concussion Test
Mitch Hallahan Hamstring 1 week
Pearce Hanley Heel 1-2 weeks
Kade Kolodjashnij Illness Test
Steven May Hamstring test
Trent McKenzie Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Michael Rischitelli Knee Indefinite
Matt Rosa Concussion Test
Rory Thompson Quad Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

May is back to full running and should be fine to play Geelong, while Kolodjashnij is also expected to be fully healthy again after a virus stopped him playing last week. Rosa and Hall have shown good early signs after suffering concussion at the weekend, but will be monitored through the week. – Michael Whiting

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matt Buntine Knee Season
Stephen Coniglio Ankle Test
Phil Davis Hamstring Test
Brett Deledio Calf TBC
Tom Downie* Illness Indefinite
Toby Greene Suspended Round eight
Ryan Griffen Ankle 6-8 weeks
Nick Haynes Hamstring 10 weeks
Shane Mumford Ankle  Test
Tendai Mzungu Hamstring 6-8 weeks
Sam Reid Hamstring  Test
Will Setterfield Ankle 6-8 weeks
Lachie Whitfield Suspended Round eight
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

Davis and Coniglio trained on Tuesday and should play this week if they pull up well, with Coniglio set to come straight in despite missing seven weeks with his ankle problem. The co-captain and his deputy will help offset the loss of Haynes and Reid, who both have hamstring issues. Mumford failed to train on Tuesday but told AFL.com.au that he’s a certainty to play in Friday night’s clash against St Kilda– Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Grant Birchall Fractured jaw Available
Jonathon Ceglar* ACL Indefinite
Kieran Lovell Shoulder Indefinite
Teia Miles Medial ligament 4-6 weeks
Cyril Rioli Hip Available
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

Birchall and Rioli will be welcome ins on Sunday against the Demons, but the news on Miles is disappointing. He has played two games at AFL level and was in line to play more senior footy sooner rather than later. The news on Ceglar is promising; he’ll be doing ball work before long which means he’ll be playing games again in the second half of the season. – Ashley Browne

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Angus Brayshaw Concussion Test
Colin Garland* Knee Season
Max Gawn Hamstring 8-10 weeks
Jesse Hogan Family reasons TBC
Pat McKenna Hamstring 6 weeks
Joel Smith Shoulder 11 weeks
Tim Smith Rib/punctured lung TBC
Jake Spencer Shoulder 6 weeks
Aaron vandenBerg* Heel 8 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

Jesse Hogan’s status for Sunday’s game against Hawthorn remains unknown after the Demons granted him compassionate leave. Coach Simon Goodwin was due to speak to Hogan on Monday night, although Melbourne will not push him to return before he is ready. Tim Smith is on the improve, but also won’t be rushed back onto the field after sustaining a hefty knock against Richmond in round five. – Ben Guthrie

Paul Ahern* Knee Season
Ben Jacobs Foot 1 week
Oscar Junker Broken tibia 5-7 weeks
Ben McKay Groin/hip 1-2 weeks
Aaron Mullett Broken hand 1-2 weeks
Jarrad Waite AC joint Test
Sam Wright Ankle 4-6 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

All signs point to a Waite return for Saturday’s tough clash with Adelaide after being out since round one. If it’s not this week, it will definitely be next. Defensive midfielder Jacobs is another first-choice player getting close. Mullett played through a broken hand suffered in the second quarter against the Gold Coast, but will be out this weekend. – Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Travis Boak Hamstring Test
Updated: Monday, May 1

Early prognosis

It’s almost a clean bill of health for the Power apart from skipper Travis Boak, who will be monitored this week to see if he’s fit to face West Coast on Saturday. – Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Nathan Broad* Shoulder 4-5 weeks
Nathan Drummond Knee Season
Shane Edwards Hip 1-2 weeks
Jack Graham* Ankle 5-6 weeks
Ben Griffiths Concussion Indefinite
Shaun Hampson* Back Indefinite
Toby Nankervis Suspended Round eight
Jacob Townsend Eye 1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

Midfielder Jacob Townsend suffered an eye injury in the VFL in the Tigers’ only fresh concern. Midfielder Jack Graham doesn’t appear to be edging forward and is again listed at 5-6 weeks, with Shane Edwards also making slow progress. – Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

David Armitage Groin 3 weeks
Josh Battle Knee 1 week
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

It’s a pretty slim injury list at the Saints. David Armitage continues his rehab after groin surgery and isn’t expected to start running for about another week.Dinny Navaratnam

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Shaun Edwards Shoulder 2-3 weeks
Kieren Jack Hip 1 week
Alex Johnson* Knee Indefinite
Harry Marsh Hamstring Test
Jarrad McVeigh Calf/Hamstring Test
Sam Naismith Knee 2 weeks
Dane Rampe Arm 3 weeks
Dan Robinson Collarbone 2 weeks
Gary Rohan Concussion  1 week
Kurt Tippett Hip  Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

McVeigh looks set to play at some level this week if he can get through a full week of training without any setbacks, with Tippett and Marsh in the same boat. Jack will be at least one more week away, while Edwards hurt his AC joint in the NEAFL last week. – Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Jamie Cripps Ankle 6 weeks
Liam Duggan Thigh Test
Scott Lycett* Shoulder 4-5 weeks
Kurt Mutimer Knee TBC
Nic Naitanui* Knee Late 2017 season
Jackson Nelson Wrist 3 weeks
Luke Partington Hand 1 week
Drew Petrie Hand 3-4 weeks
Willie Rioli Hamstring 2 weeks
Simon Tunbridge Knee Mid-late 2017 season
Nathan Vardy Elbow Test
Jake Waterman Foot Indefinite
Francis Watson Ankle 3-5 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

It was mostly positive news for the Eagles this week, with Nathan Vardy escaping serious injury and a chance to face Port, while pressure forward Jamie Cripps is tracking well from his ankle complaint. Cripps is out of the moon boot and was walking with a slight limp at training on Monday but has had a week shaved off his recovery timeframe. Sam Mitchell and Andrew Gaff were on light duties with sore ankles but aren’t listed on the official injury list, either is Kurt Mutimer who hurt his knee on debut and didn’t train Monday. Liam Duggan is a chance to face Port after suffering a corked thigh. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matthew Boyd Back Test
Tom Campbell Ankle Test
Travis Cloke Broken ribs 2-4 weeks
Stewart Crameri Hip 1-2 weeks
Tom Liberatore Concussion Test
Dale Morris Leg 2-3 weeks
Jack Redpath Knee 3-4 weeks
Jordan Roughead Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Roarke Smith Knee Season
Updated: Tuesday, May 2

Early prognosis

The club is confident Tom Liberatore and Matthew Boyd will be fit to face Richmond at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night, but are less so on ruckman Tom Campbell. Forward Stewart Crameri is expected to miss at least another week with a hip complaint. – Ryan Davidson

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

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13 thoughts on “Injury List – Rd7”

  1. That (not so good) feeling you get when you realise you have pulled the wrong rein on the Fisher versus Hardwick “debate”!!

    I wonder if Fisher being listed as one week is actually correct, whether it could stretch out to 2 – 3 – 4 weeks, and whether he will actually get back in?

    Shame, as he can score well when played on a wing or up around the ball.

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      1. McKay said it was a “knock” to the back of the Hammy and will be a test on Fri but will most likely miss

        Yes, and my Fisher V Balic trade came up a treat as well …

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