Injuries Rd 19

Written by Chaos Theory on July 18 2023


Sam Berry late withdrawal from the AFL emergency list on the weekend after falling ill but has recovered and resumed training.“Sam had a nasty flu on the weekend, he was Covid clear but had some serious symptoms, he was back resuming training today so he will be fine for this week,”

Andrew McPherson (quad) 2 weeks

Zac Taylor (foot) 2-4 weeks

Tom Doedee (knee) season



Dunkley trained on Tuesday and given the all-clear for a return

Noah Answerth  Face  3-4 weeks
 Josh Dunkley  Calf  Test
 James Madden  Shoulder  TBC
 Rhys Mathieson  Hamstring  Test
 Carter Michael  Quad  Test


 Harry McKay is set to undergo an arthroscope on his knee, which is expected sideline him for the next six to eight weeks.

Adam Cerra
– Currently has hamstring tightness
– Will be a test to play this week

Matt Owies (calf)
– Scans confirmed a low-grade calf strain
– Will miss the next 1-2 weeks

Zac Fisher (hamstring)
– Test to play this week

Marc Pittonet (knee)
– Continues to be a week-to-week assessment

Matt Kennedy (knee) Suffered a high-grade MCL injury: will undergo rehab over next extended period of time.
Is a chance to be available to play late in the season.

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

Sam Philp (foot) Has returned to modified training.

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


Billy Frampton has a quad cork sustained in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against Fremantle. It’s too early to tell whether he’ll be available for selection but we’ll look to provide an update on Frampton closer to the Pies’ trip to Adelaide.

Darcy Cameron will be assessed ahead of the clash against Port Adelaide. He completed a solid running session on last weekend after missing Round 18. He trained early this week with the squad and he is expected to complete full training later this week and hopefully be available for selection this weekend. He’ll be assessed later in the week.

Brody Mihocek has shown really positive signs in his rehab process after injuring his hamstirng. He’ll return to full training this week and his availability for selection will be determined depending on how he manages those sessions.

Nathan Kreuger looks set to return to action this weekend following his concussion in the VFL. He’ll be available for selection this weekend.

Will Hoskin-Elliott has given the all clear after injuring his hand against the Western Bulldogs. The Club will see how he functions throughout the week when it comes to ball handling and tackling. Given the nature of the injury, the Club will take no risks with Will and will ease him back into training before assessing whether he’ll be available for selection this week or next.

Charlie Dean will be returning to training in the next week or so as he prepares for a big pre-season.


Jayden Laverde Ankle Test “He’s pulled up reasonably well and has been on light duties since the weekend, so hopefully he’ll get up for the Bulldogs game. We’ll know more later in the week.”

James Stewart Foot + personal 1-2

Will Setterfield Foot 2

Zach Reid Hamstring 7-9 weeks

Dylan Shiel Foot TBC “Dyl’s still battling some soreness and he hasn’t been quite right in recent weeks,”

Sam Draper Hip TBC will not play for at least the next two weeks, with the ruckman “not yet ready” for main training duties, which rules him out of selection.

Jaiden Hunter Back Season

Harrison Jones Ankle Season

Jayden Davey Knee Season



Fremantle are waiting for results of scans on both Sean Darcy and Brandon Walker after the pair sustained injuries

Sebit Kuek ACL SEASON “Sebit hyperextended his knee contesting the football for Peel on Sunday and unfortunately, scans have revealed he has torn his ACL,”

Hayden Young (ankle) – Test
Michael Frederick (quad) – Test
Heath Chapman (hamstring) – Test
Matt Taberner (back) – Test
Will Brodie (ankle) – 1 week
Karl Worner (calf) – 2 weeks
Brennan Cox (ankle) – 2-3 weeks
Sean Darcy (ankle) – TBA
Nat Fyfe (foot) – TBA
Brandon Walker (knee, patella tendon) – TBA


Gary Rohan

“Gary got through the game, we had to manage him,” 

“He obviously came downstairs (to the changerooms) a couple of times to see our medical team and work through the challenges of carrying an injury in a game, which a lot of players do. 

“We’ll assess that throughout the week, but he’ll be close to playing this week.”

Jed Bews will also be a test to play this weekend as he nears a return after missing the last two games with a knee injury. 

“Jed is doing a lot of running at the moment; his knee is improving, and again our medical team will assess whether he is available this week or next, come the latter part of the week.” 

Jeremy Cameron

“Sometimes you just have games where you just keep getting knocked around, and bumped and bruised,” 

“Jezza copped one early – just above his knee – copped a cork and tried to work through that initially. 

“And then he came off with the blood rule as well …. but the good thing about (the game) was he worked himself into the game and finished with that long goal down the city end, which was exciting.”



Lachie Weller will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.

General Manager of Football Performance Wayne Campbell confirmed that Weller would undergo a second knee reconstruction. “Lachie had an incident with his knee in the late stages of the Round 17 match against Port Adelaide,” “After subsequent scans and consultations, the decision has been made for Lachie to undergo a second knee reconstruction,” Campbell said.

 Joel Jeffrey foot 3 weeks



Tom Green is expected to miss another fortnight after sustaining a low-grade hamstring at training last week.

Braydon Preuss has also returned to running after managing ongoing pain related to a disc injury in his back.

Finn Callaghan Hip Test
Tom Green Hamstring 2 Weeks
Lachlan Keeffe Hamstring 2 Weeks
Braydon Preuss Back 5 Weeks
Xavier O’Halloran Thumb 6 Weeks
Cooper Hamilton Foot TBC
Darcy Jones Knee Season
Adam Kennedy Knee Season


Changkuoth Jiath “He’s got a groin strain that came up on scans yesterday.”

Fergus Greene Knee Test Test
Changkuoth Jiath Groin Unavailable TBC
James Blanck Concussion Available Round 19
Max Ramsden Concussion Unavailable Round 20
Fionn O’Hara Knee Unavailable Round 20
Jack O’Sullivan Groin Unavailable TBC
Max Lynch Concussion Unavailable TBC


Harrison Petty has recovered strongly from successive rib knocks to keep himself in the frame for this week. “He’s settled really well since the game on Friday night, and we’ll look to reassess his reintroduction to contact across the week to then assess his readiness to play next week.”

Michael Hibberd after a successful return to play in a VFL inter-club hit-out on the weekend. “He’ll train again fully this week and be available for selection.”

Clayton Oliver continues to hit the training track as he searches for the top speeds that will allow his return to match play.

“Clayton trained with the group today and continues to work closely with our performance and medical team to prepare himself to hit those final markers to be ready to perform,”

Tom McDonald (ankle) and Kye Turner (groin) are being seen more frequently in skills training as the duo close in on their respective returns.

Bayley Fritsch

“Bayley has been able to have his wound cleared post-surgically and he’s progressed out of the boot that he was in as well as of today,”

“He’ll look to progress through some calf and ankle strength programs that we have, which then will grade him into a return to run.”

Daniel Turner (wrist) has now passed the immediate phase of his post-surgery recovery and will is ready to commence his rehab proper.

“Unfortunately, based on that injury, he can’t do any contact or high-level ball work for a number of weeks.

“He’s going through a really individualised strength and power and reconditioning program which will have him prep for the end of the season.”



George Wardlaw is expected to miss up to a month after he suffered a hamstring strain.

Cam Zurhaar ankle syndesmosis injury.

“Cam has suffered a moderate-grade syndesmosis injury,”

“He’ll be in a moon boot for the next two weeks and he’ll get reassessed from there, but at this point it looks like a five-to-six-week injury for him.”

Callum Coleman-Jones second concussion. Will miss at least two weeks as he goes into “enhanced protocols”.

“Callum is still really symptomatic, so he’ll be away from the club getting monitored off-site by the doctor for the next couple of days,”

Jackson Archer hamstring tightness. “He had a clean scan yesterday, so he’ll be available for this week.”

Liam Shiels has pulled up “really well” after he appeared to have suffered a serious midfoot sprain

Jy Simpkin second concussion. has been ruled out of this weekend and will be reassessed heading into Round 20

Ben Cunnington (calf tightness) will face a test later in the week, having been withdrawn prior to the reserves’ match against Box Hill.

Flynn Perez will also need to prove his fitness this week after a knee injury forced him out of the Round 18 side.


Zak Butters  Groin  Test
 Darcy Byrne-Jones  Concussion  1-2 weeks
 Tom Clurey  Back  Season
 Charlie Dixon  Ankle  Test
 Mitch Georgiades  Knee  Season
 Jason Horne-Francis  Back  Test
 Trent McKenzie  Ankle  Test
 Brynn Teakle  Foot  1-2 weeks


Jacob Bauer  Hamstring  1-3 weeks
 Seth Campbell  Adductor  Test
 Mate Colina  Back  7-12 weeks
 Josh Gibcus  Hamstring  4-6 weeks
 Tom Lynch  Foot  Season
 Toby Nankervis  Suspension  Round 21
 Jayden Short  Hamstring  1-3 weeks
 Kaleb Smith  Ankle  Season


Jack Billings Thumb Test
Jack Higgins Knee Test
Zaine Cordy Concussion TBC
Daniel McKenzie Calf TBC
Max King Shoulder 3-4 weeks
Tim Membrey Knee 3-4 weeks
Seb Ross Hamstring 4-5 weeks


Chad Warner

Chad’s calf injury has progressed well and he has recommenced team training. He will be a test to play against Fremantle this weekend.

Angus Sheldrick

Gus sustained an ankle syndesmosis injury against Richmond. The decision was made to stabilise his syndesmosis. He had an operation last Friday and will miss the remainder of the season.

Jacob Konstanty

Jacob is progressing well in his rehabilitation. He will return to team training this week.

Cooper Vickery

Cooper commenced weight bearing in his Camboot last week. We expect he will come out of the boot this week.

Lewis Melican

Lewis sustained a low-grade hamstring injury against the Western Bulldogs. He is expected to miss 3-4 weeks of football.



Jeremy McGovern presented with delayed onset concussion symptoms after the Richmond game and will miss the Blues clash

“Jeremy had a head injury assessment as per the AFL protocols during the game, which he passed, and played out the rest of the game,” Finucane said.

“He came in for injury clinic the day after, which is following the protocols, and did have some symptoms and as per the AFL protocols he has subsequently been ruled out for this week’s game and it’s 12 days from when he can play next from that incident.

Elliot Yeo (hip) “Elliot continues to build through the late stages of his hip injury and just needs to get another week of training under his belt and hopefully pulls up well from that and possibly we’ll see him out there next week,”

Jack Petruccelle (corked calf)

“Jack just didn’t quite get up for the weekend’s game after a heavy calf cork in the game against Brisbane.

“He has turned the corner and is comfortable running now, he just needs to get through training to be available for this weekend’s game.

Josh Rotham (thumb)“Josh has his surgery, the removal of his fixation in his thumb this week, and he’ll be a functional test later in the week with ball-handling as to his availability for the weekend.”

Reuben Ginbey (hamstring) “Reuben, we’re just putting together his MRI results and interpretation of that with his hamstring injury, and what that means for his prognosis going forward and the appropriate rehabilitation program.”

Jamaine Jones (ankle) “Jamaine has his final check with the surgeon this week and with a good block of running now will move into more footy-specific training and higher intensities and building to a return to play in a few weeks.

Harry Edwards is undergoing further investigations of his niggling groin injury to provide guidance of his future treatment, with a timeline to play to be determined.

 Coby Burgiel  Hamstring  4 weeks
 Jai Culley  Knee  Season
 Harry Edwards  Groin  4-5 weeks
 Reuben Ginbey  Hamstring  TBC
 Jamaine Jones  Ankle  4-5 weeks
 Nic Naitanui  Achilles  Season
 Josh Rotham  Thumb Test
 Liam Ryan  Hamstring  Season
 Jake Waterman  Illness  Indefinite
 Connor West  Knee 4-5 weeks
 Elliot Yeo  Hip  1-2 weeks


Bailey Smith (illness) – test Bailey Smith started to come down with some flu symptoms immediately following our round 17 game” “He will be monitored though main training this week, but I am expecting him to return to availability.”

Mitch Hannan (calf) – test, looks set to return from a calf complaint, providing he completes main training on Wednesday.

Lachie McNeil (concussion) – 1-2 weeks

James O’Donnell (concussion) – 1-2 weeks

Jason Johannisen (hamstring) – 1-2 weeks

Liam Jones (forearm) – 3-5 weeks

Sam Darcy (quad) – 3-5 weeks

Tim O’Brien (hamstring) – 4-6 weeks

Hayden Crozier (hamstring) – 4-6 weeks

Dom Bedendo (groin) – indefinite

Roarke Smith (foot) – indefinite


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11 thoughts on “Injuries Rd 19”

  1. Port Adelaide: Zak Butters

    asst coach Josh Carr: “Buttsy, he’ll be fine. He’ll be playing this weekend… Scans were all clear. He’ll be right.”


  2. According to Justin Longmuir, Sean Darcy will not be playing the next 2 rounds but is hopeful he can still play again by the end of the season


  3. Bevo isn’t on the Doggies’ injury list? Needs surgery after breaking his hand punching a whiteboard at half time. Looks like a “test” to me…


    1. Some were saying he was moving his magnets too much by playing players out of position, so the magnets fought back


  4. Simon Goodwin has stated that Oliver has been progressing well, but will not be playing round 20 and has included that he is in the range of a 3-4 week return


  5. McRae has stated that Cameron is available to play this week and it will be hard to leave him out of the team.
    De Goey was training away from the group due to illness and is now in doubt to play this weekend.

    Rory Laird was not seen at training today and is now causing doubts on his availability to play.


    1. I traded DCam last week in one of my all time worst trades. Was staring at 2 donuts. Did the trade before Maric was named as a replacement. Thinking also it might have been more than a one weeker. I traded in Finlayson, who scored less than Maric. Now I have to look at Finlayson’ name on my team sheet for the rest of the season. Game is hard enough…


    1. Season just gets better! I guess good thing is everyone pretty much has him so unless you have a gun m9 like Steele it wont be much of an impact as we would all be fielding a rookie at best



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