Injuries Rd 17

Written by Chaos Theory on July 4 2023


Jordon Butts (concussion) concussion protocol

Andrew McPherson (quad) 4 weeks

Zac Taylor (foot) 4-6 weeks

Tom Doedee (knee) season



Josh Dunkley will miss Saturday’s match with a calf injury and will be further assessed next week.

Cal Ah Chee – Concussion – 1 week

Noah Answerth – Facial fracture – 4 weeks

Nakia Cockatoo – Hamstring – Test

Josh Dunkley – Calf – 1-2 weeks

Tom Fullerton – Hamstring – Test

Rhys Mathieson – Hamstring – 2 weeks

Carter Michael – Quad – 1-2 weeks


CARLTON (Updated)

Marc Pittonet (knee) and Tom De Koning (knee)
– Both are currently week-to-week assessments
– Will be tests to play this week

Paddy Dow (concussion)
– Has entered concussion protocols, will be unavailable this week

Zac Fisher (hamstring)
– Underwent scans following his hamstring strain last Thursday
– Results confirmed he will be sidelined for the next 1-2 weeks

Corey Durdin (knee)
– Aim to be a test to play next week

Ollie Hollands (collarbone)
– Available this week

 Tom De Koning  Knee  Test
 Paddy Dow  Concussion  1-2 weeks
 Corey Durdin  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Zac Fisher  Hamstring  TBC
 Ollie Hollands  Collarbone  3 weeks
 Alex Mirkov  Heart  Season
 Sam Philp  Foot  Season
 Marc Pittonet  Knee  Test
 Zac Williams  Knee  Season



 Brody Mihocek has experienced hamstring tightness and will miss this week’s game

Brayden Maynard had an incident with his shoulder and a bump to his knee during the Round 16 match against the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday. Maynard’s knee is okay, but his shoulder will be monitored throughout the week. He will be assessed later in the week to determine his availability.

Nathan Kreuger has entered the AFL concussion protocols following an incident in the VFL on the weekend. The Club will provide an update next week on his time frame to return to the game.

Dan McStay was close to a return through the VFL on the weekend but unfortunately came down with illness on Friday night. McStay missed the first few days of training this week but if he completes a full session on Wednesday, he is expected to be available for selection at some level this weekend. 

Steele Sidebottom has put in a power of work over the last two weeks through his running program. Sidebottom will commence football skill drills and non-contact training. Sidebottom is expected to complete full training next week and look to be available for selection. 

Charlie Dean has entered a de-load period for the next 10 days before resuming a greater training load when he returns.


ESSENDON (Updated)

Zach Reid is unlikely to play again this season after undergoing hamstring surgery today.

Jayden Davey  Knee  Season
 Sam Draper  Hip  TBC
 Jaiden Hunter  Back  Season
 Harrison Jones  Ankle  Season
 Zach Reid  Hamstring  TBC
 Will Setterfield  Foot  2 weeks
 James Stewart  Foot/Personal  2 weeks



Report by High Performance Manager Phil Merriman.

Tom Emmett (concussion) – 1 week. “Tom got a hit on the head during main training last week,” “He is progressing well already through the protocols, so he won’t play this week but we’re hoping to see him the following week.”

Heath Chapman (hamstring) – 1-2 weeks. “Heath completed the main training session last week” “After the session he reported a little bit of hamstring tightness in his other leg. “We decided to take a no-risk approach given Heath’s history so he will be unavailable this week.”

Nat Fyfe (foot) – TBA. Scans have revealed that Nat Fyfe has sustained a stress fracture in his left foot.

“We subbed Nat out of the game on the weekend, we have since had some scans done on that foot”

“Unfortunately, Nat has sustained a stress fracture. It’s the same foot he has been dealing with all year.

“We have now put him in a boot, so he is going into a period of de-load.

“We are going to see how his foot is after this period of de-load and we are hopeful that we will see him again this season.”

Matt Taberner (back) – TBA



Jeremy Cameron “In regard to concussion protocols we’ll be guided by our medical team as to when Jez will be deemed available and we’ll know that later on in the week.”

Cameron Guthrie is now out of a moon boot and is making good progress toward a potential late season return.

Toby Conway “Toby is in full training at the moment, and as I’ve touched on this previously, Tobes has done some great work against Jonathon Ceglar and Rhys Stanley over the past few weeks. We expect Toby to be available to play in two weeks time.”

Jonathon Ceglar also not far away following an ankle complaint. “Cegs initially had adductor soreness and that recovered and then there was a bit of an ankle issue as well so that ankle irritation has improved”

Mark O’Connor to be available this week after missing with a minor adductor strain last week.

Sam Simpson “is now two weeks post-surgery and doing a lot of running at and is involved in training as well, but doing a lot of shadowing of players.”

Jhye Clark comes out of the moon boot on Friday and will run next Monday, which is really positive for Jhye, he’s patiently worked through the process”

Flynn Kroeger “has been running for three weeks, and he’ll go into training over the coming weeks.”



Touk Miller just has to get through training this week to be available to face Port Adelaide after running strongly the past week or two.

Joel Jeffrey  Foot  5-6 weeks
 Touk Miller  Knee  Test



Brent Daniels. Adam Kingsley said Daniels will need to get through main training on Thursday to put his hand up for selection.

“He’s a chance,” Kingsley said.

“He’s probably touch and go I would think. He needs to get through main training for us to consider playing him.

Phil Davis (calf) and Jason Gillbee (concussion) made their comebacks through the VFL last week.

Brent Daniels  Hamstring  Test
 Cooper Hamilton  Foot  TBC
 Darcy Jones  Knee  Season
 Adam Kennedy  Knee  Season
 Braydon Preuss  Back  TBC


Jarman Impey “But he’s a lot better today (Tuesday) and I’d expect him to be training on Thursday. We’ll be in a better position to make more of a definitive call after main training on Thursday for this weekend.”

Tyler Brockman “He turned up today (Tuesday), he feels good, and trained today and will train Thursday and we expect him to play this weekend.”

Changkuoth Jiath is off the injury list after making a welcome return through the VFL on Saturday, finishing with 26 disposals and five marks, while playing limited game minutes.

Jarman Impey Back Test Round 17
Tyler Brockman  Illness Available Round 17
Emerson Jeka Calf Available Round 17
Josh Morris Shoulder Unavailable TBC
Fionn O’Hara Knee Unavailable TBC
Max Lynch Concussion Unavailable TBC


Clayton Oliver test.

“He’s going well, returning to training this week,”

“He’ll continue to progress. He’s still got some things to tick off in his rehab and we should know later this week whether he’s available this weekend.”

Bayley Fritsch (foot) 7-8 weeks. “You would have seen he had a little bit of a roll of his ankle and that has resulted in a fracture in his foot,”

“He actually underwent surgery this morning and that’s gone really well.

“The plan at this stage is to let him recover after his surgery and then building back up to playing.

Michael Hibberd (kidney) 2 weeks. “He will continue to non-contact train and at this stage won’t be available this week, but looking to be available leading into the Brisbane game.”

Tom McDonald continues to rehabilitate his injured ankle. 4-6 weeks

Kye Turner remains sidelined with a groin injury TBC



Liam Shiels “Scans on Sunday showed injury to his plantaris tendon, which is connected to his calf at the level of his ankle.

“He’s made significant improvement over the past 48 hours but is still in some doubt for this week. He’ll look to prove his fitness at the back end of the week to be available for Sunday’s game.”

Tom Powell “Tom will need to show improved ankle function and have the ability to run and function without inhibition in proving his fitness this week.”

Jack Ziebell is available for selection despite having his knee landed on by the opposition in Round 16

Aiden Bonar “Aiden has made great progress with his strength and on-field loading over the past two weeks and has integrated back in with the main group as of this week.”

Hamish Free “He will undergo shoulder surgery in the coming week officially ending his playing prospects for the remainder of the 2023 season.”

Charlie Comben is expected to return in approximately five weeks and will look to run on the AlterG treadmill at the end of this week or early next week.

Charlie Comben Ankle 5 weeks
Hamish Free Shoulder Season
Brayden George Knee Season
Jack Mahony Shoulder Season
Tom Powell Knee/ITB Test
Liam Shiels Calf/Plantaris Test


Orazio Fantasia – hamstring (test)
Lachie Jones – jaw (test)
Scott Lycett – knee (1-2 weeks) imaging confirming on Monday that he has sustained a small cartilage tear.
Tom Clurey – back (4 weeks)
Brynn Teakle – foot (4-5 weeks)
Mitch Georgiades – knee (season)

Xavier Duursma came through Saturday’s SANFL game with no concerns in his first game back from a PCL tear.

Duursma managed 18 touches and two goals in his first on-field outing in more than eight weeks.




Dustin Martin, illness (flu-like symptoms)


Dion Prestia, calf


Seth Campbell, adductor (short-term)

Jayden Short, hamstring (medium-term)

Josh Gibcus, hamstring (medium-term)

Kaleb Smith, ankle (long-term)

Tom Lynch, foot (long-term)

Mate Colina, back (long-term)

Robbie Tarrant, hip (indefinite)


Acting GM Footy David Misson report.

Jack Hayes has missed over 12 months with an ACL and foot injuries. “As long as he gets through training this week, Jack should play,”“He’s done the hard work and, whether it’s this week or next week, we’re looking forward to seeing that effort rewarded.”

Bradley Hill and Seb Ross will both be sent for scans. “We don’t know the severity of Bradley and Seb’s injuries yet, so we’ll await the scan results before attempting to put a timeline on them,”

Jack Bytel and Dan McKenzie will be assessed for new injuries after VFL game.

It is believed McKenzie has received a new calf strain, while Bytel may miss time with an abdominal complaint.

“Similarly to Bradley and Seb, we’ll wait for the boys’ scans to come back before looking at a return to play date for Dan and Jack.”

Josh Battle Concussion TBC
Jack Bytel Abdomen TBC
Bradley Hill Knee TBC
Daniel McKenzie Calf TBC
Seb Ross Knee TBC
Hunter Clark Knee Test
Jack Hayes Foot Test
Angus McLennan Back Test
Matthew Allison Foot 2-3 weeks
Nick Coffield Calf 2-3 weeks
Tim Membrey Knee 4-5 weeks


Lance Franklin

Lance completed a training block over the weekend and took part in our main skills training this week. He has recovered well and will return to play against Richmond.

Joel Amartey

Joel will be managed this week and will not play in Thursday night’s match against Richmond. He has now put together a solid block of playing time since returning from a hamstring injury which kept him out for seven weeks and we will continue to take a proactive approach to his management.

Chad Warner

Chad has sustained a calf strain and will miss this week’s game against Richmond. He will then be assessed further by our rehabilitation team to determine his return to play timeframe.

Matt Roberts

Matt completed main training this week and tolerated his contact progressions well. He will be a test to return to play some modified game time in the VFL this week.

Peter Ladhams

Peter returned to training with the main group this week, completing modified team skills. He will aim to complete full training with ruck work and contact next week.

Jacob Konstanty

Jacob missed our VFL game against Geelong on the weekend due to some pain in his quad. He has some very low grade inflammation around his thigh bone and will require a short deload before building back in to football.

Cooper Vickery

Cooper has commenced weight bearing in his boot. He will remain in the boot until the pain in his metatarsal resolves.


WCE (Updated)

Jack Darling (Shoulder) Test.

“Jack hurt his shoulder after landing in a marking contest. He just struggled with his power in bodying up in pack situations so was subbed out of the game,”

“He’s recovered really well. He will be a test at training this week and hopefully available to play.

Zane Trew Concussion protocols 1 week

 Coby Burgiel  Hamstring  6-7 weeks
 Greg Clark  Foot  1-2 weeks
 Tom Cole  Ankle Test
 Jai Culley  Knee  Season
 Jack Darling  Shoulder  Test
 Harry Edwards  Groin  6-7 weeks
 Luke Foley  Hamstring  Test
 Callum Jamieson  Hip  1 -2 week
 Jamaine Jones  Ankle  6-7 weeks
 Jeremy McGovern  Hamstring  Test
 Nic Naitanui  Achilles  Season
 Samo Petrevski-Seton  Quad  1-2 weeks
 Josh Rotham  Thumb  3-4 weeks
 Liam Ryan  Hamstring  TBC
 Jake Waterman  Illness  Indefinite
 Connor West  Knee  TBC
 Isiah Winder  Knee  1-week
 Elliot Yeo  Hip  2-3 weeks



Riley Garcia (groin) – test
Ed Richards
(hamstring) – test. “We will look to tick some final boxes with Ed this week before confirming if he returns to availability this weekend against the Pies or next Thursday against Sydney.”
Harvey Gallagher
(finger) – test
Jason Johannisen
(hamstring) – 2-3 weeks. “We won’t be taking any risks with JJ, but if he continues to progress as we have planned, he will be a chance to return in the next 2-3 weeks.”
Toby McLean
(lower back) – 2-4 weeks
Hayden Crozier
(hamstring) – 6-8 weeks
Liam Jones
(forearm) – 6-8 weeks
Tim O’Brien
(hamstring) – 6-8 weeks
Roarke Smith
(foot) – indefinite



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6 thoughts on “Injuries Rd 17”

  1. Dunkley out for 1-2……….
    What would coaches do if they had no bench to cover the best scoring Supercoach forward?


    1. I’m not worried nato, I reckon Maric will pump out a 90+ It’s not like playing Lions at Gabba is a tough game or anything……..


  2. Shattered for Fyfe (in a general, not supercoach sense).

    Only 4 years ago was the best player in the league and now struggles to put 4 full games in a row without breaking down



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