Injury List – Rd9

Written by Schwarzwalder on May 16 2017

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ben Davis* Foot Season
Cam Ellis-Yolmen* Knee Season
Riley Knight Glute Test
Mitch McGovern Hamstring 4-6 weeks
Troy Menzel Quad Test
Paul Seedsman Groin Ongoing assessment
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

Defender Jake Lever has been cleared to return from a hamstring injury for Saturday night’s game with the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba. Knight and Menzel will have to pass fitness tests this week. – Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Dayne Beams Quad Test
Allen Christensen Shoulder Season
Dan McStay Hand 1-2 weeks
Mitch Robinson Foot 8-10 weeks
Tom Rockliff Shoulder TBC
Sam Skinner* Knee 1 week
Alex Witherden Hamstring Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

If Rockliff can’t get up to play the Crows, watch for the Lions to give him another week off as well, with the bye to follow. Beams is touch-and-go and if he doesn’t return this week, should be available in round 10 against his former club Collingwood– Michael Whiting

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ciaran Byrne Knee June
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

The Blues are almost injury-free, with talented Irishman Byrne scheduled for a return next month after rupturing his ACL against Collingwood last season. – Howard Kotton

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Tim Broomhead Concussion Test
Adam Oxley Groin/hip Test
Ben Reid Quad 3-4 weeks
Brayden Sier Eye socket Test
Ben Sinclair* Hamstring 7-9 weeks
Adam Treloar Ankle Test
Travis Varcoe Hamstring 2 weeks
Jesse White Hamstring TBC
Rupert Wills Calf Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

Reid is a huge out for up to a month with a quad injury, but Treloar is expected to prove he is over an ankle problem. Varcoe has been ruled out for “a couple of weeks” due to suffering a setback at training. Broomhead’s hopes of an immediate return were hit by a bout of concussion in the VFL. White also hurt a hamstring in the VFL. Wills’ campaign for promotion have been delayed by a calf problem. It’s believed Sinclair is still eyeing a return in the second half of the year. – Ben Collins

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Patrick Ambrose Quad 2 weeks
Mitch Brown Ankle 4-6 weeks
Jayden Laverde* Ankle 7 weeks
Shaun McKernan Hand 1-2 weeks
Jordan Ridley* Back 2-3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

Ambrose is recovering quicker than expected from the quad strain he suffered at training a few weeks ago, and could return against Richmond in round 10. His absence in the back half has been felt by the Bombers. McKernan injured his hand at VFL level so will sit out a couple of weeks, but the Bombers have been able to maintain a relatively healthy list in recent weeks. David Zaharakis copped a knock to the throat in last week’s win over Geelong but will play against West Coast on Sunday. – Callum Twomey

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Michael Apeness Knee Season
Hayden Ballantyne Hamstring Test
Harley Bennell Calf 5-6 weeks
Zac Clarke* Knee TBA
Brady Grey Shoulder Test
Stephen Hill Hamstring Test
Alex Pearce Leg TBA
Matthew Uebergang Hamstring TBA
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

TBC – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Josh Cowan Achilles soreness Test
Cory Gregson* Foot 3-4 weeks
Lachie Henderson Ribs Test
Timm House Hip Test
Lincoln McCarthy Groin 8 weeks
Quinton Narkle Hamstring TBC
Brandan Parfitt* Hamstring 6-8 weeks
Rhys Stanley Knee Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

Henderson is almost certain to return after missing the past two games due to a rib injury. Stanley is in some doubt although the Cats played down the extent of his injury after the game on Saturday night. Cowan should return via the VFL. – Peter Ryan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Callum Ah Chee Back TBC
Ben Ainsworth Quad Test
Sam Day Hip Season
Pearce Hanley Heel Test
Trent McKenzie Hamstring Test
Michael Rischitelli Knee Indefinite
Matt Rosa Head knock Test
David Swallow Knee Test
Rory Thompson Hamstring Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

Both the senior and NEAFL teams have byes this weekend, so all of the players listed as a ‘test’ should be available the following week. Swallow and Rosa will walk back into the ones, while Hanley, Thompson, Ainsworth and McKenzie have all had lengthy breaks and would be more likely to return through the NEAFL. – Michael Whiting

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matt Buntine Knee Season
Stephen Coniglio Ankle 10 weeks
Aidan Corr Concussion Test
Brett Deledio Calf TBC
Tom Downie* Illness Indefinite
Jeremy Finlayson Groin 2-3 weeks
Ryan Griffen Ankle 5-7 weeks
Nick Haynes Hamstring 8 weeks
Jacob Hopper Finger 5 weeks
Adam Kennedy Knee Season
Tendai Mzungu Hamstring 4-6 weeks
Sam Reid Concussion Test
Will Setterfield Ankle 5-7 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

Coniglio had surgery on Monday after suffering another syndesmosis injury to the same left ankle he hurt in the JLT Community Series, and is a massive loss. Corr and Reid are hopeful of passing the concussion protocols later this week so they can face Richmond, while Finlayson hurt his groin in the NEAFL on the weekend. – Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Grant Birchall Knee 3-4 weeks
Jonathon Ceglar* ACL Indefinite
Jack Fitzpatrick Concussion Test
James Frawley Turf toe 8 weeks
Kieran Lovell Shoulder Indefinite
Teia Miles Medial ligament 3-5 weeks
Jaeger O’Meara Knee Indefinite
Jonathan O’Rourke Hamstring 7-9 weeks
Cyril Rioli PCL 8-10 weeks
Ben Stratton Bone bruising (knee) 4-6 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

Carnage at the Hawks with Rioli, Stratton and Frawley all out for the medium to long term. It wouldn’t surprise if Rioli doesn’t play again this year. This is as long and talented an injury list as the Hawks have encountered in Alastair Clarkson’s 13 years in charge. – Ashley Browne

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Angus Brayshaw Concussion TBC
Colin Garland* Knee Season
Max Gawn Hamstring 6 weeks
Jesse Hogan Cancer Indefinite
Jayden Hunt Concussion Test
Corey Maynard Concussion TBC
Pat McKenna Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Joel Smith Shoulder 5 weeks
Tim Smith Rib/punctured lung 3 weeks
Jake Spencer Shoulder 4 weeks
Aaron vandenBerg* Heel 6 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

The news of Hogan’s cancer diagnosis shocked the football world, but thankfully the prognosis is a positive one. The star forward could return to football within 4-8 weeks, depending on his recovery. In-form defender Hunt will be put through the concussion protocol after he was knocked out in a collision with Crow Sam Jacobs. Brayshaw suffered his fourth concussion in 12 months in the VFL at the weekend and a decision on his immediate football future will be made as soon as Tuesday afternoon. – Ben Guthrie

Paul Ahern* Knee Season
Taylor Garner Hamstring Test
Oscar Junker Broken tibia 3-5 weeks
Ben McKay Groin/hip 1 week
Aaron Mullett Broken hand Test
Jy Simpkin AC joint 6 weeks
Lindsay Thomas Suspended Available round 13
Corey Wagner Ankle 5-7 weeks
Sam Wright Ankle 2-4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

Simpkin’s impressive debut season is on hold after hurting his shoulder in Sunday’s loss to Sydney. But the good news is the Kangaroos will regain spearhead Jarrad Waite (suspension) and potentially defender Mullett and forward Garner if they pass fitness tests. Ben Jacobs (foot) resumed last week for Werribee in the VFL development league and is likely to spend an extended stint in the state league to regain match fitness. – Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Nathan Krakouer  Foot  TBA
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

The Power have reported a clean bill of health after their successful trip to China. Krakouer will have a fitness test on his bruised foot to see if he’s right to play in the SANFL against Woodville-West Torrens at Alberton Oval on Saturday. – Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Nathan Broad* Shoulder 2 weeks
Reece Conca Foot 3-4 weeks
Nathan Drummond Knee Season
Jack Graham* Ankle 3-4 weeks
Ben Griffiths Concussion Indefinite
Shaun Hampson* Back Indefinite
Dion Prestia Hamstring Test
Nick Vlastuin Shoulder 2-3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

 

Early prognosis

The Tigers have described Prestia’s hamstring injury as “very minor”, but it has sidelined him for two matches now. He’ll be tested on the track this week after spending time in the rehab group late last week. The Tigers’ other injuries are slowly healing and they got through round eight with no additions. Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

David Armitage Groin TBC
Josh Battle Knee Test
Nathan Freeman Concussion TBC
Tom Hickey Knee 3-5 weeks
Ed Phillips Leg TBC
Jimmy Webster Hand TBC
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

Armitage tried to run a few days ago after groin surgery and felt some soreness, but has been able to keep his fitness up with other training. Hickey won’t be back until after the bye after suffering a medial strain in his left knee. Dinny Navaratnam

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Shaun Edwards Shoulder Test
Kieren Jack Hip 1 week
Alex Johnson* Knee Indefinite
Jarrad McVeigh Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Dane Rampe Arm Test
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

McVeigh’s low-grade hamstring strain will keep him out of this week’s clash and with his history of soft tissue injuries, you’d think he might struggle to get up for Friday week’s game against Hawthorn at the SCG. Jack was close but will continue to work on his hip strength and also push to play the Hawks. Rampe has done a power of work on the track and will train this week with his arm heavily strapped in a bid to prove his fitness for this week’s clash with St Kilda. – Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Jamie Cripps Ankle 2-3 weeks
Liam Duggan Thigh Test
Scott Lycett* Shoulder 3-4 weeks
Nic Naitanui* Knee Late 2017 season
Jackson Nelson Wrist 1-2 weeks
Luke Partington Hand Test
Drew Petrie Hand 2 weeks
Willie Rioli Hamstring 1 week
Simon Tunbridge Knee Mid-late 2017 season
Jake Waterman Foot Indefinite
Francis Watson Ankle Indefinite
Updated: Thursday, May 11

Early prognosis

Pressure forward Jamie Cripps has made a remarkable recovery from a nasty ankle issue suffered in round five against Hawthorn, and could only be two weeks away from returning after looking set to miss up to two months. Liam Duggan will return to face the Western Bulldogs after being withdrawn late against the Power, while Drew Petrie might be available to take on Essendon in round nine after breaking his hand in round one. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Travis Cloke Broken ribs Test
Josh Dunkley Shoulder 10-12 weeks
Patrick Lipinski Collarbone 1-2 weeks
Brad Lynch Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Dale Morris Leg Test
Josh Prudden Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Roarke Smith Knee Season
Jake Stringer Knee 1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, May 16

Early prognosis

The Dogs are a chance to gain Cloke, Morris and Jordan Roughead for Friday night’s clash with Geelong at Simonds Stadium. Forward Stringer is likely to be available after the club’s bye in round 11. – Ryan Davidson

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

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  1. Also can add Heppell to the injury list. In a freak accident with a microwave fumbling a plate and sustaining a cut to his hand that required stitches.

    The good news is he will be right to play this week.

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