Injuries Rd 18

Written by Chaos Theory on July 11 2023


Jordon Butts (concussion protocol)

Andrew McPherson (quad) 3 weeks

Zac Taylor (foot) 3-5 weeks

Tom Doedee (knee) season



Josh Dunkley – calf – 1 week

Rhys Mathieson – hamstring – 1 week

Carter Michael – quad – 1 week

Noah Answerth – facial fracture – 4 weeks

James Madden – shoulder – TBC



Matthew Kennedy (knee)

– Suffered a high-grade MCL injury to his knee on Sunday.
– Will undergo rehab over the next extended period of time.
– Is a chance to be available to play late in the season.

Mitch McGovern (cork)

– Test to play this week.

Tom De Koning (knee)

– Test to play this week.

Marc Pittonet (knee)

– Continues to be a week-to-week assessment.
– Unlikely to be available this week.

Paddy Dow (concussion)

– Expected to be available.

Corey Durdin (knee)

– Expected to be available.

Sam Philp (foot)

– Has returned to modified training 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.

Alex Mirkov (medical) Discovered a leaking aortic valve in his heart.
Will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2023 season.

Zac Williams (knee) Underwent surgery after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament. Ruled out for the 2023 AFL season.



Will Hoskin-Elliott sustained a fracture to his hand and was subsequently subbed off during the side’s Round 17 match against the Western Bulldogs on Friday night. Hoskin-Elliott had surgery on the weekend and is expected to return in Rounds 20 and 21.

Brayden Maynard is available for selection this weekend after recovering from a shoulder setback. He was put through his paces yesterday, with tests to his shoulder involving contact and tackling. Maynard will return to full training this week.

Steele Sidebottom will also be available for selection this weekend. He’ll take part in full training this week now that he’s completed a strong running block and has passed several tests on his knee function.

Nathan Kreuger is progressing through his concussion protocol. He been doing some non-contact team training. The Club will take a conservative approach to his recovery but if he ticks all the boxes then he could be available for selection this weekend. The Club will provide an update in due course.

Brody Mihocek hasn’t been able to quite tick all the boxes to be available for selection this week as he returns from a minor hamstring injury. Mihocek is expected to return to full training next week.

Charlie Dean continues his de-load period as part of his recovery from a foot injury.


Kaine Baldwin  Ankle  Test
 Jayden Davey  Knee  Season
 Sam Draper  Hip  TBC
 Jaiden Hunter  Back  Season
 Harrison Jones  Ankle  Season
 Andrew Phillips  Suspension  Round 19
 Zach Reid  Hamstring  TBC
 Jordan Ridley  Knee  TBC
 Will Setterfield  Foot  2 weeks
 James Stewart  Foot/Personal  1-2 weeks


Brennan Cox (ankle) – TBA “Unfortunately, Brennan Cox has sustained an ankle injury,”

“We’re just going through the process of collecting all the scans and information and we’ll know more in the coming days as far as timeframes.

Tom Emmett (concussion) – Test “Tom Emmett has progressed really well and we plan for him to play this week.”
Josh Draper (adductor) – Test“Josh has been going really well, he had a great footy session but had a small adductor strain last week. He’ll be up for game time this week,”

Matt Taberner (back) – 1 week “It’s great for Matt, he’s been training really hard as he always does,” “The plan will be to have a good session this weekend and return to play on some managed minutes next week.”
Heath Chapman (hamstring) – 1 week
Will Brodie (ankle) – 1-2 weeks “Will’s been carrying an ankle injury over the last few weeks,”
“He missed last week’s game. We’re just going to see how he progresses later in the week and make a call on his return.”
Karl Worner (calf) – TBA “Karl Worner picked up a calf injury and again, we’re just going through the process. He’ll be missing this week.”
Nat Fyfe (foot) – TBA


Jed Bews  Knee  Short term
 Jeremy Cameron  Concussion  Test
 Jon Ceglar  Ankle/adductor  Short term
 Jhye Clark  Foot  Medium term
 Toby Conway  Foot  Short term
 Cam Guthrie  Toe  Medium term
 Jake Kolodjashnij  Adductor  Test
 Flynn Kroeger  Knee  Medium term
 Brandan Parfitt  Hand  Short term
 Sam Simpson  Hand  Short term


Joel Jeffrey  Foot  4 weeks


Brent Daniels  Hamstring  Test
 Cooper Hamilton  Foot  TBC
 Nick Haynes  Suspension  Round 19
 Darcy Jones  Knee  Season
 Lachie Keeffe  Hamstring  3 weeks
 Adam Kennedy  Knee  Season
 Xavier O’Halloran  Thumb  7 weeks
 Braydon Preuss  Back  TBC


Luke Breust

“He had a knock to the throat from the previous game (against Carlton), and lost his voice a little bit as well which we didn’t think too much of initially, but the doctor then got a bit suspicious because it didn’t improve during the week,”

“We expected him to fully train last Thursday, he had planned to train then, but they did some further testing with a specialist Thursday morning.

“They found he had a little hematoma in his throat which is affecting his voice and it just needed to settle.

“We’ll assess his availability later in the week, but I would be more than positive about his availability for this week given it’s such an unusual injury.”

James Blanck (concussion) “Symptoms were starting to develop post-game and he failed the concussion testing so he is now going to miss this week, having gone into the 12-day concussion protocols,”

Luke Breust  Throat Test Test
Changkuoth Jiath Achilles Test Test
James Blanck Concussion Unavailable Round 19
Josh Morris Shoulder Test Test
Fionn O’Hara Knee Unavailable TBC
Clay Tucker  Illness Test Test
Max Lynch Concussion Unavailable TBC


Bayley Fritsch  Foot  6-7 weeks
 Michael Hibberd  Kidney  1 week
 Tom McDonald  Ankle  3-5 weeks
 Clayton Oliver  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Kye Turner  Groin  TBC


Griffin Logue ruptured ACL. “We understood Griff had suffered a significant knee injury and unfortunately, scans today confirmed an ACL rupture to his left knee,” North Melbourne’s general manager of football Todd Viney

 Charlie Comben  Ankle  4 weeks
 Hamish Free  Shoulder  Season
 Brayden George  Knee  Season
 Aaron Hall  Achilles  Test
 Griffin Logue  Knee  Season
 Jack Mahony  Shoulder  Season
 Tom Powell  Knee  2 weeks
 Liam Shiels  Calf  Test
 Jy Simpkin  Concussion  TBC
 George Wardlaw  Illness  Test


 Tom Clurey  Back  Season
 Mitch Georgiades  Knee  Season
 Scott Lycett  Knee  Test
 Trent McKenzie  Ankle  2-3 weeks
 Brynn Teakle  Foot  2-3 weeks


Jacob Bauer, hamstring

“It was heartbreaking, wasn’t it. Right at the start of the game, two minutes in, Jacob’s turned and hit a kick and felt his hamstring. He tried to battle on, as he does, he’s pretty tough, Jacob. We made the call to take him off, he’s hurt himself and it’s probably on the minor end of things. Shattering, really, given the circumstances. The good news is he’s started moving again today and his mood’s picked up, and we look forward to having him back in the short-term.”

Jayden Short, hamstring 

“Shorty’s jumping out of his skin to get back, as everyone would expect. He’s running, things are progressing really well…. We’ll see Jayden back pretty soon.”

Tom Lynch, foot

“No update at the moment, it’s a very frustrating, slow process and no one’s more frustrated than Tom. We’re going to take zero risks with Tom, the bone healing process is really slow and it’s something we have to be really careful with.”

Josh Gibcus, hamstring 

“Josh is working really hard, he’s putting in a great block. He’s looking stronger in the gym and he’s starting to increase his speed outside. He has a really important scan in two weeks’ time and we’ll know more then.”

Seth Campbell, adductor 

“Some good news here, Seth’s put in an awesome month of work and did probably his biggest session since he’s been at the Club last Thursday. He’s commenced skills with the team and we’re hoping to see some game time against Box Hill next week.”

Mate Colina, back 

“We got some good news on Mate finally, after seeing some specialists. His scans are all clear with his back, he’s commenced some on-field running. We’re going to spend the rest of this season getting him really strong and with good technique, and set him up for for a good off-season and pre-season.”

Richmond Injury List:


Seth Campbell, adductor (short-term)

Jacob Bauer, hamstring (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)



Josh Battle, Jack Higgins and Bradley Hill will all need to pass fitness tests this week to prove their eligibility.

Jack Billings (thumb)

“Jack fractured his thumb on Saturday night, so has had surgery to address that this week,” Acting General Manager of Football David Misson said.

“He’s looking at two weeks recovery for that injury.

“Scans have confirmed a grade two hamstring strain for Seb, so he’s probably going to miss 4-6 weeks.”

Seb Ross (hamstring) “Scans have confirmed a grade two hamstring strain for Seb, so he’s probably going to miss 4-6 weeks.”

Josh Battle Concussion Test
Bradley Hill Knee Test
Jack Higgins Knee Test
Matthew Allison Foot Test
Nick Coffield Calf Test
Zaine Cordy Concussion TBC
Max King Shoulder TBC
Daniel McKenzie Calf TBC
Jack Billings Thumb 2 weeks
Tim Membrey Knee 4-5 weeks
Seb Ross Hamstring 4-6 weeks



 Jacob Konstanty  Quad  1-3 weeks
 Peter Ladhams  Ankle  1 week
 Jake Lloyd  Concussion  1 week
 Paddy McCartin  Concussion  Season
 Sam Reid  Hamstring  Season
 Marc Sheather  Foot  Season
 Cooper Vickery  Foot  TBC
 Chad Warner  Calf  1 week


 Coby Burgiel  Hamstring  5-6 weeks
 Greg Clark  Foot  Test
 Jai Culley  Knee  Season
 Harry Edwards  Groin  5-6 weeks
 Callum Jamieson  Hip  Test
 Jamaine Jones  Ankle  5-6 weeks
 Nic Naitanui  Achilles  Season
 Samo Petrevski-Seton  Quad  Test
 Josh Rotham  Thumb  2-3 weeks
 Liam Ryan  Hamstring  TBC
 Zane Trew  Concussion  Test
 Jake Waterman  Illness  Indefinite
 Connor West  Knee  TBC
 Isiah Winder  Knee  Test
 Elliot Yeo  Hip  1-2 weeks


Ryan Gardner (general soreness): test

“We have been working overtime to accelerate Ryan’s recovery,” Bulldogs Head of Sports Medicine, Chris Bell, said.

“He ticked some good boxes during main training today, and we will monitor him over the next 24 hours before we confirm his availability for this Thursday night against the Swans.”

Toby McLean (lower back): test “If Toby pulls up well from training today, he will return to availability for this weekend.”

Jason Johannisen (hamstring): 2-3 weeks

Hayden Crozier (hamstring): 4-6 weeks

Liam Jones (forearm): 3-5 weeks

Tim O’Brien (hamstring): 4-6 weeks

Roarke Smith (foot): indefinite

Dom Bedendo (groin): indefinite


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13 thoughts on “Injuries Rd 18”

  1. Of course Dunkley is out for another week and Lloyd with concussion.
    Time for Johnson to cover again for Dunkley and hope Chesser/Mullin can cover for Lloyd…….


    1. With Swans playing early, I can’t see a way to loop Chesser and Mullin. At this stage I am putting Dawson back into Defence and looping Wardlaw and Chesser in the mids. Hopefully have J Cameron covering Dunkley. Last week it had to be Maric.
      I think there is a few of us with Dunkley and Lloyd to cover.
      I feel for those also having to cover Ridley if he misses.
      I did trade Warner. Always had the feeling it might have been a 3 weeker. Traded out Gawn at same time, so had to choose between Libba and Briggs or English and Parker. Went the second option. Time will tell.


      1. Just going to be a guess on who will score better. Doesn’t help that Sydney play Thursday so I won’t know if Chesser is playing until Friday if he is on the extended bench


      2. Yes, in this exact position with Sheldrick and Seamus as cover.

        Saw a stat there are 3 teams in top 1% with Lloyd, Dunkley, Serong and Ridley


    1. “Matt Roberts returned from his MCL injury in the VFL match against Richmond. He completed the game without any issues and is expected to play a full game this week.”


      1. This sounds like a full game in the twos to build his game time up 🙁

        Struggle to see how he can go ahead of Stephens and Wicks with just half a game after 10 weeks off


  2. Angus Sheldrick and Hayden Young have both been ruled out from playing this week due to injuries


    1. The Young vs Ryan pick has been haunting me every week. And just when I thought it couldn’t get worse….


  3. Angus Sheldrick

    Gus sustained an ankle injury in Thursday’s game against Richmond. He is currently non-weight bearing and will require further assessment before his rehabilitation time frames are confirmed.


  4. Oh crap, with sheldrick out there is a donut coming. Oh well, learned a valuable lesson about picking starting rookies for next year.

    Im also hearing rumours about DCam struggling to get up. Hopefully they remain rumours.


  5. St Kilda: Max King
    Arthroscopy has revealed that he is not at further risk of damage if he plays again this season.

    “The key piece of information from the surgeon was that Max wouldn’t be at risk of any further or lasting damage if he was to play again this year,”

    “Max will now begin a rehabilitation period, which will include strength and functional milestones he’ll need to hit along the way.” (about 5 weeks)



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