Injuries Rd 13

Written by Chaos Theory on June 6 2023


Shane McAdam (quad) and Hugh Bond (knee) have both been cleared to return from injury via the SANFL this weekend.

Andrew McPherson (quad) eight weeks

Zac Taylor (foot) eight weeks

Tom Doedee (knee) season.

“Unfortunately Tom, as we saw, injured his knee in the first quarter in a marking contest on the weekend and scans the next day confirmed an ACL injury,” Crows High Performance Manager Darren Burgess said.

“He’s going to be away from the Club for a couple of days and have surgery in the next week or so.


Noah Answerth  Concussion  Test
 Shadeau Brain  Shoulder  1-2 weeks
 Rhys Mathieson  Hamstring  4 weeks
 Carter Michael  Quad  1-2 weeks
 Jack Payne  Concussion  Test
 Dayne Zorko  Suspension  Round 14


Jack Carroll  Hamstring  Test
 Corey Durdin  Knee  5-6 weeks
 Sam Durdin  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 George Hewett  Concussion  Test
 Ollie Hollands  Collarbone  7 weeks
 Nic Newman  Hamstring  3-5 weeks
 Sam Philp  Foot  Season
 Marc Pittonet  Hand  1 week
 Jack Silvagni  Hip  TBC
 Zac Williams  Knee  Season

Lachie Cowan (finger), David Cuningham (calf) and Jack Martin (calf) all made their returns through the VFL over the weekend.


McCreery and Hoskin-Elliott both suffered ankle issues at Optus Stadium with their availability to become clearer later in the week.

Charlie Dean  Foot  Season
 Jamie Elliott  Shoulder  Test
 Will Hoskin-Elliott  Ankle  Test
 Jeremy Howe  Forearm  TBC
 Nathan Kreuger  Ankle  TBC
 Patrick Lipinski  Shoulder  Test
 Beau McCreery  Ankle  TBC
 Dan McStay  Finger  Test
 Joe Richards  Hamstring  Test
 Steele Sidebottom  Knee  3-5 weeks


Jake Kelly and Elijah Tsatas returned via the VFL last week

Jayden Davey  Knee  Season
 Harrison Jones  Back  Season
 Darcy Parish  Calf  2 weeks
 Zach Reid  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Will Setterfield  Foot  3 weeks
 Dylan Shiel  Foot  TBC
 James Stewart  Foot  4-5 weeks
 Peter Wright  Shoulder  1-2 weeks


Sean Darcy could be back as early as round 14 against GWS, with the ruckman progressing well in his recovery from a hamstring injury.

High Performance Manager Phil Merriman said he’d seen good results from Darcy on the track.

“Sean’s progressing really well,” Merriman said.

“He’s reached some good running speeds in his reconditioning program. We’d expect to see him in around one to two weeks.”

Michael Walters (calf) – Test
Max Knobel (leg) – Test
Sean Darcy (hamstring) – 1-2 weeks
Heath Chapman (hamstring) – 3-4 weeks
Matthew Taberner (back) – TBA


Jhye Clark  Foot  Medium term
 Toby Conway  Foot  TBC
 Patrick Dangerfield  Hamstring  Test
 Mitch Duncan  Hamstring  Test
 Cam Guthrie  Toe  Medium term
 Max Holmes  Knee  Test
 Flynn Kroeger  Knee  Medium term
 Sam Menegola  Knee  Medium term
 Esava Ratugolea  Hamstring  Short term
 Rhys Stanley  Eye socket  Medium term


Connor Budarick  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Sean Lemmens  Hamstring  1 week
 Touk Miller  Knee  TBC
 Lachie Weller  Knee  1 week


Leek Aleer  Ankle  Test
 Isaac Cumming  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Brent Daniels  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Phil Davis  Calf  3-4 weeks
 Jason Gillbee  Concussion  TBC
 Cooper Hamilton  Foot  TBC
 Nick Haynes  Concussion  Test
 Darcy Jones  Knee  Season
 Josh Kelly  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Adam Kennedy  Knee  Season
 Braydon Preuss  Back  TBC
 Conor Stone  Back  Test
 Sam Taylor  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Jacob Wehr  Shoulder  1-2 weeks


Chad Wingard is likely to return to the field for Box Hill this weekend, after the he and the club took a conservative approach in his return from a calf injury.

Chad Wingard Calf Test Round 13
Emerson Jeka Hamstring Available Round 13
Changkuoth Jiath Calf Unavailable Round 15
Max Lynch Concussion Unavailable TBC


An infected blister prevented Oliver from training on Tuesday, but the club remains confident he has overcome his hamstring worry and will line up in the King’s Birthday clash against the Magpies.

Jake Bowey  Concussion  1-2 weeks
 Luke Dunstan  Knee  Test
 James Harmes  Suspension  Round 15
 Tom McDonald  Ankle  TBC
 Clayton Oliver  Hamstring/blister  Test
 Harrison Petty  Foot  1-2 weeks
 Kye Turner  Groin  2-3 weeks
 Will Verrall  Pelvis  2-3 weeks


Aiden Bonar Knee TBC
Charlie Comben Ankle 5 weeks
Luke Davies-Uniacke Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Hamish Free Shoulder TBC
Brayden George Knee Season
Josh Goater Knee 2-3 weeks
Hugh Greenwood Concussion 1 week
Jack Mahony Shoulder Season
Jy Simpkin Concussion 1 week
Tristan Xerri Ankle 1 week

Tristan Xerri is just a week away from returning to the field after recovering from ankle surgery.”He’ll be in main training this week and look to progress next week to get some minutes in the VFL against Coburg, so that’s exciting to have the big fella back.”

Jy Simpkin and Hugh Greenwood have been ruled out of Round 13 against the GWS Giants due to the mandatory 12-day AFL concussion protocols.

Luke Davies-Uniacke will also miss as he continues to recover from a hamstring strain, but is a chance to feature in next week’s clash against the Western Bulldogs.

“He’s going into his fourth week post that moderate-grade hamstring strain that he suffered in Hobart,” North Melbourne head of performance Kevin White said.


Travis Boak – ribs (test)
Charlie Dixon – quad (test)
Hugh Jackson – concussion (1-2 weeks)
Xavier Duursma – knee (3-5 weeks)
Tom Clurey – back (4-6 weeks)
Brynn Teakle – foot (10-12 weeks)
Mitch Georgiades – knee (season) 

Charlie Dixon (quad) and Travis Boak (ribs) have rejoined training without restrictions and will be assessed again this week to determine their fitness for selection. 

Hugh Jackson entered concussion protocols following a head knock in Sunday’s SANFL match and will be sidelined this weekend. 


Seth Campbell  Adductor  4-6 weeks
 Mate Colina  Back  Indefinite
 Josh Gibcus  Hamstring  4-6 weeks
 Dylan Grimes  Shoulder  TBC
 Jacob Hopper  Calf  4-6 weeks
 Tom Lynch  Foot  7-12 weeks
 Maurice Rioli jnr  Hamstring  Test
 Kaleb Smith  Ankle  Season
 Ivan Soldo  Foot  4-6 weeks
 Robbie Tarrant  Hip  Indefinite
 Nick Vlastuin  Corked leg  Test


Matt Allison  Foot  TBC
 Jack Bytel  Concussion  1 week
 Jack Billings  Hamstring  4 weeks
 Hunter Clark  Knee  3-5 weeks
 Nick Coffield  Calf  6 weeks
 Jack Hayes  Hamstring  5-7 weeks
 Olli Hotton  Back  TBC
 Zak Jones  Achilles  2-4 weeks
 Dan McKenzie  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Angus McLennan  Back  TBC
 Mitch Owens  Concussion  Test

Owens is set to return for this Thursday night’s clash against Sydney at the SCG after missing the Hawthorn game before the bye due to concussion. Billings strained his hamstring in the VFL and will miss at least a month. Clark suffered a MCL sprain against the Hawks and will be sidelined for at least another few weeks.


Head of Physiotherapy and Medical Services Damian Raper update:

Peter Ladhams

Peter’s rehabilitation from his ankle injury is progressing. He is continuing strength work in the gym but is yet to commence running.  

Matt Roberts

Matt has commenced running and will gradually integrate into skills training over the next few weeks as he returns from a knee injury.

Dane Rampe

Dane’s neck injury has improved significantly. He has trained solidly throughout the bye week and is expected to be available for selection against St Kilda.

Joel Amartey

Joel has trained fully over the past two weeks and will be assessed for a return to match play this weekend.

Tom McCartin

Tom has commenced modified skills training and will continue to build his training loads over the next week. He won’t be available this weekend.

Marc Sheather

Marc is still in the early stages of his recovery from his navicular stress injury. Marc is currently non-weight bearing and unfortunately his injury is likely to rule him out for the remainder of the season.

Callum Mills

Callum has commenced running and we will build his speed and volume over the next week.

Logan McDonald

Logan’s rehabilitation following his ankle injury is progressing well. He has commenced running and will continue to build towards integration into skills training over the next fortnight.


Liam Duggan became ill on Monday evening and has subsequently been admitted to hospital for observation.

Coby Burgiel, was withdrawn from the WAFL with a suspected hamstring injury that is yet to be confirmed.

Tom Barrass  Hip  TBC
 Tom Cole  Ankle  5-6 weeks
 Jamie Cripps  Ankle  5-6 weeks
 Jai Culley  Knee  Season
 Jack Darling  Arm  1-2 weeks
 Liam Duggan  Illness  TBC
 Harry Edwards  Groin  TBC
 Luke Edwards  Concussion  Test
 Elijah Hewett  Concussion  1-2 weeks
 Shannon Hurn  Hamstring  TBC
 Jamaine Jones  Ankle  7-9 weeks
 Jeremy McGovern  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Nic Naitanui  Achilles  5-6 weeks
 Samo Petrevski-Seton  Quad  Test
 Liam Ryan  Hamstring  6-7 weeks
 Luke Shuey  Ankle/hamstring  Test
 Connor West  Knee  TBC
 Isiah Winder  Knee  5-6 weeks


Sam Darcy :

Following a knock in Saturday’s VFL game, Sam Darcy reported some soreness in his jaw.

Precautionary scans yesterday have identified a small fracture in his jaw bone.

After consultation with specialists, it has been determined that an operation to stabilise the fracture will accelerate his recovery and minimise risk of ongoing issues.

Sam’s return to play plan will become clearer after the operation, but is expected to make a return to playing soon after the club’s mid-season bye.

Dom Bedendo (groin) – 2-3 weeks
Ed Richards (hamstring) – 4-6 weeks
Riley Garcia (groin) – 4-6 weeks
Jason Johannisen (hamstring) – 7-8 weeks
Toby McLean (back) – TBC


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2 thoughts on “Injuries Rd 13”

  1. West Coast Eagles: Nic Naitanui will miss the remainder of the 2023 season. He will have further surgery on his Achilles injury early next week.

    Adam Simpson, press conference on Wednesday

    “He was tracking okay,” Simpson told a press conference.

    “Then he stagnated a little bit and had a follow-up scan recently and it looks like he’s going to have surgery now.

    “It’s time to pull the pin on the season and get that surgery that he needs.

    “It’s a long-term one, the recent scan we had wasn’t too good.

    “We had no choice unfortunately, he’ll have surgery early next week maybe.”
    “I’m not fully across the magnitude of the surgery but I know it’s something you can recover from,” “I’m not fully across the magnitude of the surgery but I know it’s something you can recover from,”

    “But it’s a long stint out so therefore the season is out of question.

    “It’s something you can come back from.

    “All I know is that he’s unavailable for the rest of the year, I was told that today.”

    “But it’s a long stint out so therefore the season is out of question.

    “It’s something you can come back from.

    “All I know is that he’s unavailable for the rest of the year, I was told that today.”



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