Injuries Rd 13

Written by Chaos Theory on June 14 2022


Brett Turner (foot) 2 weeks
Fischer McAsey (leg) test
Rory Sloane (knee) season
Paul Seedsman (concussion) season

Josh Rachele and Patrick Parnell have both recovered from corked thighs and are expected to be available to play. Jordon Butts has also exited the AFL’s concussion protocol and will be available. Fischer McAsey has resumed running and will be tested at training this week. Brett Turner is making good progress from a foot injury and is expected to be integrated into training next week with a view to being available in the next fortnight.


Dayne Zorko (minor hamstring) Scans revealed on Monday a minor hamstring strain and will be monitored for the next two weeks. With the bye he may not miss any games? Darcy Gardiner (back) He received a knock to his back in the third quarter and returned to the ground. Post match he had required medical treatment for fluid on the lungs. He is currently resting and will continue to be closely monitored over the coming days.





Adam Cerra Hamstring Subbed out in the first quarter against Essendon, with scans confirming a low-grade strain.
Expected to miss the next two games. (Update: 14 June) 
David Cuningham Knee Has been restricted in his training loads for a number of weeks due to calf tightness.
Current focus is on running program and light skills: plan is to have him available late in season. (Update: 30 May) 
Ed Curnow Calf Returns to the ball program this week.
Availability will be determined at how quickly he adapts to skills program in coming weeks. (Update: 14 June) 
Caleb Marchbank Knee Further specialist consultation confirmed a meniscus tear, which led to surgery.
Expected to be available in 6-8 weeks. (Update: 14 June) 
Oscar McDonald Back Was placed on the Inactive list last week after being ruled out for the season with a back stress fracture. (Update: 30 May) 
Mitch McGovern Hamstring It has been almost a month since completing surgery on his injured hamstring.
Mitch is back into his running program and is where he is expected to be at this stage of his recovery.
A timeline on his return has not changed and at this stage is expected to be six to eight weeks away. (Update: 30 May) 
Luke Parks Foot Rehab is currently focused on gym work.
Remains a chance to play late in the season. (Update: 30 May) 
Marc Pittonet Knee Progressing really well and is back in the heavy conditioning and running program in the last few days.
At this stage the aim is for him to be available to play in four weeks. (Update: 14 June) 
Jacob Weitering AC joint Recovered well after surgery, with focus now on getting strength back.
Back running this week and is expected to be back within a month. (Update: 14 June) 
Zac Williams Calf Two weeks removed from sustaining the high-grade calf strain in Round 9.
Timeline on recovery has not changed, aiming to be available to play late in the season. (Update: 30 May) 



 Charlie Dean  Foot  1 week
 Brodie Grundy  Knee  4 weeks
 Nathan Kreuger  Shoulder  Season
 Jack Madgen  Shoulder  1-2 weeks
 Reef McInnes  Shoulder  Season
 Tom Wilson  Back  Season


Nik Cox  Foot  6-8 weeks
 Michael Hurley  Hip  Indefinite
 Kyle Langford  Hamstring  Test
 Andrew McGrath  Groin  Test
 Darcy Parish  Calf  TBC
 Will Snelling  Calf  1 week
 Patrick Voss  Foot  1 week


Blake Acres  Hamstring  TBC
 Jye Amiss  Kidney  Inactive
 Heath Chapman  Hamstring  TBA
 Nathan O’Driscoll  Foot  TBA
 Matt Taberner  Back  Test
 Joel Western  Hamstring  3 weeks


Jack Henry  Foot  Test
 Jon Ceglar  Foot  1 week
 Patrick Dangerfield  Calf  1 week
 Shaun Higgins  General soreness  Available
 Max Holmes  Ankle  Test
 Jake Kolodjashnij  H&S protocols  Available
 Flynn Kroeger  Wrist  TBC
 Brandan Parfitt  Hand  3 weeks
 Esava Ratugolea  Ankle  Test
 Sam Simpson  Concussion  TBC
 Nick Stevens  Foot  Available
 Tom Stewart  Concussion  Available
 Paul Tsapatolis  Ankle  TBC
 James Willis  Knee  TBC


Player Injury Return to Play
Rory Thompson Knee Test
Josh Corbett Hip 1 week
Jack Lukosius Knee 3 weeks
Lachie Weller Knee Season
Ben King Knee Season
Bodhi Uwland Back Indefinite

Rory Thompson is poised to make his return to football after successfully rehabilitating a knee injury sustained in Round 11.


Tim Taranto Back Test
Will Shaw Hamstring tightness Test
Matt de Boer Concussion TBC
Jacob Hopper Knee 2 weeks
Leek Aleer Calf 3-4 weeks
Conor Stone Hamstring 3-5 weeks
Jack Buckley Knee 3-5 weeks
Brent Daniels Hamstring TBC
Daniel Lloyd Arm TBC
Finn Callaghan Foot TBC
Harry Perryman Ribs Indefinite
Bobby Hill Testicular cancer Indefinite
Josh Fahey Shoulder Season

Tim Taranto will undergo a fitness test at main training on Thursday to assess his availability for Saturday night’s match.Phil Davis is expected to return in either AFL/VFL? Harry Perryman will also be sidelined after suffering four broken ribs in Sunday’s match. He has been released from hospital but will remain in Melbourne for a few more days for observation. The 23-year-old will be sidelined for at least a month with a timeline to return to the field unknown at this early stage.


Mitch Lewis – knee – 1 week

Jack Gunston – ankle – 1 week

Ned Long – hamstring – 1 week

Emerson Jeka – hamstring – 1 week

Tom Phillips – ankle – 1 week

Sam Frost – knee – 4-6 weeks

Connor Downie – hamstring – 4-6 weeks

Josh Ward – concussion – TBC

Max Lynch – concussion – TBC

Ben McEvoy – neck – TBC

Seamus Mitchell – ankle – season

Tyler Brockman – shoulder – season

 Max Ramsden has recently completed his strength and conditioning block to prepare him to play.Although not injured, Ramsden has yet to play at VFL level to enable him to make improvements within this area. He is now expected to be available for selection after the bye.  Connor Downie has received another setback after injuring his other hamstring while training last week. He is expected to miss the next four to six weeks. Pending a specialist’s review, Ben McEvoy may be able to come out of his neck brace for a return to skills training over the coming weeks. If all goes well, he is expected to build towards a return to football in the second half of the season. Max Lynch is continuing to work with club doctors and external specialists to guide his progress through his concussion protocols. He has made a return to non-contact training and will look to return to football sometime after the bye.  Josh Ward is training well in a non-contact fashion after he was unable to progress through the final stages of his concussion protocols given some intermittent symptoms. The club is currently working with external specialists to help manage these, with his return to play set to be dependent on how he progresses through the rest of the protocols. Tom Phillips is also coming towards the end of his rehabilitation following his ankle injury. He has returned to skills training and should be available for selection come Round 15.

Both Ned Long and Emerson Jeka are progressing through their rehabilitation off the back of their respective hamst

Jack Gunston has turned a corner with his ankle injury, returning to running this week.If his improvement continues, he is also expected to be available for selection in time for the Dogs


 Blake Howes  Foot  4-6 weeks
 Tom McDonald  Ankle  TBC
 Jake Melksham  Hand  1 week
 Fraser Rosman  Hamstring  Test
 Joel Smith  Ankle  3-5 weeks
 Daniel Turner  Concussion  1-2 weeks


 Miller Bergman  Shoulder  Season
 Aiden Bonar  Hamstring  1 week
 Charlie Comben  Leg  3-4 weeks
 Ben Cunnington  Testicular cancer  Indefinite
 Kallan Dawson  Foot  1 week
 Jason Horne-Francis  Suspension  Round 17
 Ben McKay  Concussion  Test
 Will Phillips  Illness  Indefinite
 Jared Polec  Foot  1 week
 Lachie Young  Suspension  Round 16
 Jack Ziebell  Face  4-5 weeks
 Cam Zurhaar  Foot  1 week

Jack Ziebell will undergo surgery tomorrow on a facial fracture sustained in the final quarter.

“We thoroughly considered all options and decided surgery was the best way forward for Jack, as it will mean a shorter timeline for his recovery.

“We are hopeful to see him back at AFL level in 4-5 weeks.” North Melbourne’s General Manager Football Performance Dan McPherson


Trent Dumont – calf (1-2 weeks)

Orazio Fantasia – quad (1-2 weeks)

Scott Lycett – shoulder (4-5 weeks)

Trent McKenzie – concussion (1 week)

Jake Pasini – knee (season)

Josh Sinn – groin (5-6 weeks)


Tom Lynch  Hamstring  Test
 Dustin Martin  Illness  Test


Jack Bytel Foot 2-3 weeks
Nick Coffield Knee Season
Dan Hannebery Calf 3-4 weeks
Jarryn Geary Shoulder 3 weeks
Jack Hayes Knee Season
Zak Jones Hamstring Test
Daniel McKenzie Concussion TBC
Mitch Owens Concussion TBC
Jack Steele Shoulder 2 weeks

Mitch Owens and Daniel McKenzie will each observe AFL Concussion Protocols following separate incidents from Saturday’s match against Brisbane.  Scans have also cleared Zak Jones of any hamstring injury following a complaint which kept him out of the final quarter.Jones will undergo a number of tests at training this week to determine his availability


 Harry Cunningham  Abdominal  Test
 Tom Hickey  Toe  Test
 Josh Kennedy  Hamstring  6-8 weeks
 Sam Naismith  Knee  Season
 Colin O’Riordan  Head  Test
 Angus Sheldrick  Knee  Test


Oscar Allen Foot Inactive

Campbell Chesser Ankle Inactive

Tom Cole Ankle Inactive

Luke Edwards Groin Inactive

Jamaine Jones Concussion Test

Tom Joyce Ankle 3-4 weeks

Zac Langdon Ankle 3-4 weeks

Jeremy McGovern Back Test

Xavier O’Neill Knee 1 Week

Nic Naitanui Knee 2-3 weeks

Zane Trew Knee Test

Hugh Dixon Calf 1 Week

A number of players are available for weekend – Dom Sheed,  Liam Ryan, Willie Rioli, Elliot Yeo and Jack Petruccelle with Xavier O’Neill and Zane Trew now becoming available.

Nic Naitanui, who continues to build his workload and moved well in training. He is now just two to three weeks away from resuming.


Josh Bruce  Knee  Test
 Riley Garcia  Knee  Test
 Mitch Hannan  Concussion  Indefinite
 Lachie Hunter  Personal  TBC
 Stefan Martin  Shoulder  Test
 Toby McLean  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Bailey Smith  Suspension  Round 16
 Laitham Vandermeer  Hamstring  2-3 weeks

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4 thoughts on “Injuries Rd 13”

  1. Mitch Cleary:

    Melbourne skipper Max Gawn is looking at a period of time on the sidelines with a syndesmosis injury. Typically 4-8 weeks.

    Also… defender Daniel Turner will undergo surgery on a facial fracture sustained in his debut and miss around a month


    1. Alan Richardson said Gawn will miss 3 to 5 weeks:

      “It’s obviously disappointing that we will be without our leader for the next three to five weeks, but we’re hopeful it’ll be a relatively quick recovery for Max, and he won’t miss too much footy.”


  2. Dustin Martin:
    “It’s not looking very likely at this stage. He’s not very well. He’s probably highly unlikely. We’ll make a call later this afternoon. He hasn’t trained all week. It’s just the flu.”
    Damien Hardwick


  3. Fremantle: Sam Switkowski (back) – Scans have revealed he has another fracture in his back.
    “Sam will require a period of non-running followed by a repeat scan before being cleared to progress in his return to training,” Fremantle football operations manager Peter Bell said.

    “It is not possible to ascertain an exact timeframe with this type of injury.



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