Injury List – Pre-Season

Written by Chaos Theory on February 10 2023


Paul Seedsman (concussion) Inactive

Andrew McPherson (knee) — Underwent surgery in November and is recovering from that this pre-season.

Rory Sloane (knee) — Has been involved in main training but is still recovering from his ACL injury that ended his 2022.

Josh Worrell (hamstring) — Has been working his way back from a hamstring injury.


Marcus Adams (concussion) — Not expected to play this season.

Dayne Zorko (hamstring) — Looks set to miss Brisbane’s two upcoming intra-club games.

Darcy Gardiner (shoulder) — Still in rehab and 2-3 weeks away from full training

Jarrod Berry (shoulder) — Still in rehab 1 week away from full training

Kai Lohmann (groin) — Two-three weeks away from full training

Noah Answerth (shoulder) — Still in the rehab group and one-two weeks from full training

Jarryd Lyons (groin) — One week from returning to full training

Carter Michael (shin) — Five weeks away from full training

Joe Daniher (shoulder) — Back in main training and played in Friday night’s match simulation last week.


Zac Williams (knee) — Ruled out for the 2023 season after rupturing his ACL.

Sam Philp (foot) — No timeline yet placed on his return after undergoing surgery for a foot stress fracture. Moved to inactive

Sam Walsh (back) —  I s likely to miss at least the first month of the season as he works his way back from back surgery.

Jordan Boyd (foot) — Will also miss at least the early part of the season after surgery to repair a foot fracture.

Matthew Cottrell (foot) — Still nursing his navicular stress fracture in a moon boot with no timeline yet on his return.

Jack Martin (calf) — Should be back in full training by next week.


Darcy Moore (bone infection) — Targeting a round one return after recovering from a bone infection.

Nathan Kreuger (shoulder) — Set to miss the early part of the season after a shoulder reconstruction.

Darcy Cameron (hamstring) — Was set to miss a couple of weeks of training after suffering a minor hamstring strain at training last week.

Finlay Macrae (back) — Remains on a modified training load after experiencing stress-related back issue in December.

Charlie Dean – (fractured foot) placed on the Inactive List for the 2023 season as he recovers from a foot injury. The 21-year-old re-fractured his right foot last week following a knock at training.


Matt Guelfi (calf) — Will miss a few weeks of training after suffering a calf strain at training last week.

Elijah Tsatas (knee) — An indefinite period on the sidelines after undergoing surgery to repair a meniscus tear.

Jake Stringer (back soreness) — have been cautious and he should be back in full work next week.

Peter Wright (calf) — Back running after a calf scare and expected to take part in the first pre-season hitout.

Sam Weideman (quad) — Resumed running and should also be fit to play in the opening pre-season test.


Corey Wagner (hamstring) — Injured himself during match simulation last month but has been able to run in rehab since.

Brennan Cox (knee) — Still on light duties after falling off his skateboard and picking up a knee minor infection but the Dockers caught it early and he’ll be back in full training soon.

Nathan Wilson (finger) — Broke his finger in a boating accident but is back training with a red non-contact cap on.


Tom Hawkins (foot) — Has resumed running and is doing some stationary skills and hopes to integrate into training in two weeks. Has not yet been ruled in or out for round one.

Toby Conway (foot) — Won’t be rushed in his recovery from a foot stress fracture.

Shannon Neale (ankle) — Expected to make a return to training in coming weeks after an ankle sprain.

Gold Coast Suns

Wil Powell (hamstring) — Will be sidelined for six to eight weeks after suffering a grade-three hamstring injury.

Ben King (knee) — Targeting a round one return from his ACL injury.

Lachie Weller (knee) — Expected to be available in the early rounds of the season from his ACL injury.

Connor Budarick (knee) — Aiming for a mid-season return from his ACL


Nick Madden (foot) — Faces four months on the sidelines after surgery in December.

Max Gruzewski (knee) — Eight weeks away after knee surgery in December.


Mitch Lewis (knee) — Has started doing some light skills work and the Hawks are hopeful the key forward will be available in the early part of the season after spraining his ACL.

Harry Morrison (hamstring) — Set to be sidelined for another three weeks, but expected to be fit for round one.


Christian Salem (thyroid) — Has been placed on a modified program and will reintegrate into training once his thyroid levels stabilise.

North Melbourne

Jy Simpkin (hamstring) — Experienced some tightness at training this week and came off the track early as a precaution, but expected to be back in work next week.

Darcy Tucker (knee) — Still in rehab, building up his running intensity and agility. No timeline on return.

Curtis Taylor (calf) — Building up his training and expected to return to main training in two weeks.

Aidan Corr (calf) — Still building up his training loads and no set date on a return.

George Wardlaw (hamstring strain) — Remains on a modified training program.

Griffin Logue (finger) — Was on lighter duties this week after dislocating his little finger after overcoming his osteitis pubis issues.

Brayden George (knee) — Unlikely to feature this year as he recovers from ACL surgery last August.

Port Adelaide

Jeremy Finlayson (ankle) — Faces a bit of a race against time to be fit for Round 1 after undergoing surgery on a syndesmosis injury.

Orazio Fantasia (calf) — Has been dealing with calf tightness with Power medical staff very cautious after he didn’t manage any AFL minutes in 2022.

Tom Clurey (knee) — Is on the return from knee surgery, as is Ollie Wines who has joined main training.

Jake Pasini (knee) — Is training as he recovers from an ACL injury.


Kaleb Smith (foot) — Out for six to eight weeks after experiencing some bone stress in his foot.

Josh Gibcus (hamstring) — Is set to miss the first month of the season after undergoing surgery on his hamstring.

Tom Lynch (foot) — Is expected to be back training with the main group within the next two weeks and should have a run in the club’s pre-season hit-outs.

Jack Graham (toe) — Expected to resume main training in the next two weeks and take part in pre-season games

St Kilda

Matthew Allison (foot) — Faces up to five months on the sidelines after surgery to correct a stress fracture.

Jack Hayes (foot) — Will be out for two months after surgery following a metatarsal break.

Max King (shoulder) — Yet to join in main training but targeting an early-season return.

Olli Hotton (back) — The draftee will miss the first half of the season as he recovers from a back stress fracture.


Ryan Clarke (hamstring) — Three weeks

Hayden McLean (quad) — Two weeks

Joel Amartey (hamstring) — Two weeks

West Coast Eagles

Luke Edwards (quad) — Training away from the main group again after a quad strain.

Jack Petruccelle (ankle) — Club is confident he will play pre-season games after jarring an ankle in match simulation last Friday.

Harry Barnett (ankle) — Had a pre-existing injury when drafted last year but progressing well and should join drills in coming weeks.

Rhett Bazzo (compassionate leave) — Back at the club this week after tragic death of mother Kylie but will be given as much time as he needs before joining full training.

Western Bulldogs

Adam Treloar (ankle) — Building his training loads and aiming to take part in the club’s practice game.

Tim O’Brien (hamstring tightness) — Likely to be back in main training in another two weeks.

Charlie Clarke (back) — Still recovering from back soreness and unlikely to be ready until start of the season.

Jedd Busslinger (shoulder) — Still another two months away as he recovers from a shoulder reconstruction.



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12 thoughts on “Injury List – Pre-Season”

  1. Brisbane: Dayne Zorko (hamstring) “He’s done everything over the pre-season and is in great shape. It’s a small one (injury), but he’ll be fine.” Danny Daly, Footbal GM.


      1. Hopper is being managed one day a week, which is not an unusual practice.
        Has done all the pre-season so has the necessary base fitness. He has completed all sessions and match sims he has been involved in.
        Just prudent precautionary measures considering his past injury affected season.

        I think it is just a non issue.


            1. do we know if Richmond have changed their game style this year?…I’ll probably be avoiding both Hopper and Taranto if they haven’t….cheers


  2. Pies Dean put on inactive list today after another ‘foot’ issue like last year. Already signed Markov- former Sun.



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