Written by Chaos Theory on March 15 2022


Jordan Dawson (calf) Wednesday training key to playing Rd 1.

Mitch Hinge (AC joint) back training.

Riley Thilthorpe (non-Covid illness) Ready for Rd 1.

Rory Laird (broken hand) 3-5 weeks

Shane McAdam – Unavailable

Lachlan Murphy (neck) – Test

Paul Seedsman (concussion) not known


James Madden ( knee/shin) Bruising and expected to recover for round one.

Keidean Coleman and Deven Robertson both hamstring injuries and are doubtful for round one.

Dayne Zorko (ankle) fitness test for round 1.


Sam Walsh ( syndesmosis) Liam Stocker (syndesmosis), Caleb Marchbank (knee) and Josh Honey (knee).All unavailable.

Caleb Marchbank and David Cuningham are longer-term injuries with ACL injuries


Patrick Lipinski (ankle) Available Rd 1.

Will Hoskin-Elliott (hip and groin) Landed awkwardly during training Monday and will face a fitness test Wednesday. Expected to play,

Taylor Adams (hamstring) and Jeremy Howe (groin),  Brody Mihocek (illness) and Isaac Quaynor (concussion) All expected to play round one.

Jordan Roughead (shoulder), off-season acquisition Nathan Kreuger (concussion/suspension), utility Nathan Murphy (ankle) and mature-age rookie Charlie Dean (foot).  All unavailable


Harry Jones (ankle)– Torn ligaments occurred at training. expected to miss 4 weeks.

Michael Hurley (hip) and Zach Reid (foot) are long term injuries.


Matt Taberner (hamstring) Out for two weeks.

Rory Lobb – Questionable after collision with Sam Darcy in latest practice match.


Mitch Duncan, Tom Stewart, Sam Meneogla, Jack Henry, Gryan Miers and Jonathon Ceglar  are all unknown for round one.

Sam Simpson (head knock) expected to miss.

Gary Rohan (Back) Unlikely


Sam Day (wrist) Available

Mabior Chol and Jeremy Sharp both hamstrings and are expected to play.

Connor Budarick (knee) Matthew Conway (knee) return to training this week.

Jack bowes ( shoulder) 8 weeks

Charlie Constable (abductor) 2-4 weeks

Bodhi Uwland unavailable indefinitely as he continues to recover from a stress fracture in his back.

Ben King (ACL) season


Jesse Hogan – Gives himself a 50-50 chance of playing round one.


Will Day (ankle) Expected to miss early part of the season. Sam Mitchell said “the club didn’t have a solid answer as to when Day would eventually make his return to the field.”

Jaeger O’Meara (knee), Chad Wingard (ankle) and Tom Mitchell (groin soreness) All set for round one.

Changkuoth Jiath (PCL) Training well and decision to determined later in the week. “We’re really, really hopeful.” Rob McCartney

Lachie Bramble (stress fracture foot) Will miss early part of season.


Trent Rivers (knee), Harry Petty (calf) and Michael Hibberd (calf) to miss Rd 1.

Steven May and Adam Tomlinson are set to play Rd 1.


Ben McKay (CONCUSSION) Expected to play Rd 1.

Flynn Perez (knee) and Matt McGuinness (foot) long term issues.

Ben Cunnington (testicular cancer) No timeframe.

Jed Anderson ( condition) Likely to miss early season

Aiden Bonar (wrist) being managed having undergone surgery before Christmas


Charlie Dixon (ankle) – Requires to get through training and a fitness test to be eligible to play Rd 1.

Miles Bergman (shoulder surgery) Heading towards Rd 2 return.

Trent Dumont (concussion) Likely to return via SANFL

Tom Clurey, Orazio Fantasia and Kane Farrell – all still out with knee injuries


Dylan Grimes  (Thumb) is pushing for a surprize Rd 1 start after impressing while taking part in contact work and some match simulation. “Dylan’s responded really well,” Hardwick said. “We probably thought he’d be some form of doubt for Round 1.”

Nick Vlastuin (hamstring)

“Nick had a bit of a setback so he’ll probably miss a couple of early rounds, which is a little bit disappointing, because it’s such an important player,” Hardwick said on Tuesday. “We want to make sure when he comes back he’s right to go.

Jack Graham (hamstring) Graham will need to prove his fitness in the coming days.

Kane Lambert (hip) Still several months away.


Hunter Clark (AC joint) and Jack Billings (hamstring) Still weeks away.

Zak Jones (personal reasons), Dan Hannebery (managed), Nick Coffield (ACL), Jarryn Geary (shoulder) all unavailable.

Paddy Ryder (Achilles) Rough chance.


Tom Papley (hamstring) 3-5 weeks


Connor West (hamstring) Doubt for Sunday’s game.

Luke Shuey (hamstring) Recovering well but will undergo a fitness test Thursday.

Jack Darling (foot ligament) 4 weeks

Tom Joyce (ankle) “We had a good hit out on Friday, but lost a few to niggles. Tom (Joyce) was up for selection, but unfortunately now he won’t be.” Adam Simpson

Tim Kelly – Will miss Rd 1.“Tim is under the health and safety protocols. With that, we will announce with team selection. But at the moment he is under the protocols.” Adam Simpson. Tim Kelly tested positive on Monday for covid so his isolation recommences.

Oscar Allen (foot), Greg Clark (shoulder), Jamie Cripps (pectoral), Dom Sheed (ankle) and Elliot Yeo (ankle) are all unavailable.

Alex Witherden will miss through suspension.

Liam Ryan – Has recommenced health and safety protocols. Will miss Rd 1.

 Rhett Bazzo – Has started health and safety protocols. Unavailable Rd 1.

Luke Edwards (groin) and Zane Trew (shin soreness) are on light duties.


Bruce (ACL) – 4-5 months
Mclean (ACL) – 4-5 months

Ryan Gardner(Quad tightness) Fitness test.

Tim O’Brien (hamstring) A chance to play.

Alex Keath (shin-brusing/soreness) Head of Medical Chris Bell believes Keath should be available for the season opener.

Louis Butler (hamstring) and Riley Garcia (syndesmosis) will also have delayed starts.

Sam Darcy ( navicular stress fracture) Long term injury. Mid season return?




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10 thoughts on “Injuries”

  1. Thanks for compiling this list CT; the neatest and most informative injury list I’ve seen thus far!


  2. Cheers Motts.
    Just trying to do my best.

    It took me a lot longer to correlate all the information on injuries than I would have liked but it is done for now.

    Of course I will be updating injuries in Coaches box and here.


  3. Adelaide : Mitch Hinge “Hinge, who got a knock to his AC Joint against the Power and sat out training last week, was on the track on Monday and is expected to be available to take on the Dockers.” Adelaide FC update


  4. Tom Stewart and Jack Henry both very likely to play, we’ll see if this affects DK.

    Duncan and Menegola 50/50. Menegola more likely, they may give Duncan an extra week due to age.



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