Injuries Rd 3

Written by Chaos Theory on April 5 2022


Rory Sloane (adductor soreness) Likely to return but needs to fully train on Wednesday to prove his fitness.

Paul Seedsman (concussion) ongoing.

Lachlan Murphy (neck) Test, after heavy collision to his neck where he had surgery off season.

Andrew McPherson (hamstring) Available this week.

Brisbane : 

Keidean Coleman (Hamstring) 2-3 weeks.

Eric Hipwood (knee) 6 weeks.

Oscar McInerney (Suspension) one week.



Adam Saad should exit the AFL’s health and safety protocols on Saturday.

Liam Stocker made a successful return from a syndesmosis injury through the VFL last weekend.

Oscar McDonald (back) Test

Sam Philp (ribs) Test.

Marc Pittonet (back) Test.

Jack Carroll (knee) Test.

Josh Honey (knee) 1-2 weeks.

Ed Curnow (knee) 2-4 weeks.

Caleb Marchbank (knee) 2-4 weeks

Mitch McGovern (hamstring) 3-4 weeks.

David Cuningham (knee) 10-14 weeks.



Jordan Roughead (shoulder) Test.

Trey Ruscoe (Plantaris) Test.

Nathan Kreuger (shoulder) 1-2 weeks.

Beau McCreery (hip) 2 weeks.

Nathan Murphy (ankle) 4-5 weeks.

Charlie Dean (foot) 5-6 weeks.



Nik Cox (ankle) Test.

Aaron Francis  (knee) Test.

Will Snelling (calf) Test.

Harrison Jones (ankle) Test.

Zach Merrett (ankle) 5-7 weeks

Kyle Langford (hamstring) 6-8 weeks.

Michael Hurley (hip) Indefinite



Justin Longmuir – To miss another week due to AFL’s Health and Safety Protocols. Jaymie Graham to continue as coach for this week.

David Mundy (H&S protocols)Test.

Caleb Serong(knee) Test. “Caleb’s knee soreness responded really well over the last few days. We’ll see what he’s available for at training tomorrow, and that will dictate his availability” Peter Bell, exec mgr of football.

Darcy Tucker (illness) Test.

Sean Darcy (ankle) Test. “Sean has made tremendous progress and was close to being available for rd 3. We expect him to fully train tomorrow, and will be available for selection this week.” Peter Bell, exec mgr of football.  “I think Darcy was pretty close to getting up this week. We’ll know more about that … but I know Darcy will be close.” Jaymie Graham

Nat Fyfe (back) 5-6 weeks.

Alex Pearce (ankle) TBA

Matthew Johnson (foot/ankle) TBA

Eric Benning (lower leg) TBA



Sam Menegola (concussion) one week.

 Toby Conway (hip) ,  Flynn Kroeger (hip) Gary Rohan(Back and hip), Sam Simpson(concussion) and James Willis (Knee) All TBC

Esava Ratugolea (ankle) Cleared of injury after being subbed out.


Gold Coast:

Joel Jeffrey (groin) Test.

Izak Rankine (Corked quad) Test. Was running with the main group on Tuesday and is expected to play.

Jack Bowes (shoulder) 4 weeks.

Ben King (knee) season.

Bodhi Uwland (back) Indefinite



Toby Greene ( Suspension) Round six.

Conor Stone (hamstring) 2-4 weeks

Zach Sproule (Shoulder) 4 weeks.

Brent Daniels (foot) 4-6 weeks.

Daniel Lloyd (shoulder) 8-9 weeks.

Phil Davis (hamstring) 8-10 weeks.

Jack Buckley (knee) 12-16 weeks.

Josh Fahey (shoulder), Nick Haynes (ankle) and Jacob Hopper (knee) All TBC



Jack Scrimshaw (scapula) Scans reveal no fracture his scapula. Scrimshaw has suffered bad bruising to his shoulder blade and will need to pass a fitness test later in the week

Lachie Bramble (foot) 2 weeks

Ben McEvoy (neck) 12 weeks. Ben McEvoy. injured at training and will miss an extended period after he fractured his neck in a collision.” No surgery required. “Once healed, this will have no impact on Ben’s ability to play football moving forward and at this stage we expect him to return to the team in the back half of the season,” Club doctor Liam West.



Ben Brown will exit the AFL’s health and safety protocols on Thursday morning.

Kade Chandler made a successful return from a quad injury through the VFL last weekend.

Jake Lever (foot) Test.

Harrison Petty (calf) Test.

Michael Hibberd (calf) 2-3 weeks.

Daniel Turner (foot) 3-5 weeks.

Christian Salem (knee) 4-6 weeks.


North Melbourne :

Luke Davies-Uniacke (concussion) Test.

Will Phillips ( Glandular fever) 1-2 weeks.

Phoenix Spicer (hamstring) 1-2 weeks.

Tarryn Thomas (Internal bruising) 3-7 weeks. “Tarryn is still pretty sore so he hasn’t been able to do much yet. He’s still probably another four or five weeks away from playing.” Dan McPherson, Mgr of Football Performance.

Ben Cunnington  (Testicular cancer) Indefinite

Atu Bosenavulagi (concussion) and Matt McGuinness (foot) returned through the VFL last weekend.


Port Adelaide:

Sam Skinner (ankle) Test. Was subbed out with ankle strain but scans have cleared him of serious injury and is expected to be available.

Xavier Duursma (neck) Test. neck injury playing in the SANFL on the weekend.

Tom Clurey (knee) Test.

Aliir Aliir (ankle) 2-3 weeks.

Orazio Fantasia (knee) 6-8 weeks.

Robbie Gray (H&S Protocols) TBC. should be out in time for Thursday night’s game to be considered for selection

Charlie Dixon (ankle) TBC. suffered a setback in his return from ankle surgery and will miss an “extended period”.



Jack Riewoldt (thumb) Test.

Dion Prestia (hamstring) Test.

Nick Vlastuin (hamstring) 1-2 weeks

Dylan Grimes (hamstring)  TBC

Dustin Martin ( Personal) TBC


St Kilda –

Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera tweaked his ankle but expected to play after scans were clear.

Jarryn Geary (concussion) 1 week. Suffered his head knock early in the VFL.

Jack Higgins (concussion) 1 week.

Hunter Clark (shoulder) 2-4 weeks.

Jack Billings (hamstring) 3-4 weeks.

Dan Hannebery (calf) 6-8 weeks.

Nick Coffield (ACL) Season.

Zak Jones (Personal leave) TBC.



Justin McInerney (knee) Expected to return this week.

Tom Papley (hamstring) 1-2 weeks.

Tom Hickey (knee) 6 weeks. Suffered a medial ligament strain.

Sam Naismith (knee) Season.



H&S protocols – Bailey Williams, Jack Williams and Tom Barass : Test. Returned to training on Tuesday.

H&S protocols -Luke Shuey, Willie Rioli, Liam Duggan : TBC. are due to come out of protocols later in the week and will be considered.

Jamaine Jones (hamstring) Test.

Tom Joyce (ankle) 2 weeks.

Tim Kelly (hamstring) 2 weeks.

Elliot Yeo (Calf) 2 weeks.

Jamie Cripps (Pectoral) 2-3 weeks

Greg Clark (shoulder) 2-3 weeks.

Oscar Allen (foot) 3 weeks.

Dom Sheed (Ankle) 6-8 weeks.

Campbell Chesser (Ankle)  Inactive

Tom Cole (Ankle)  Inactive

Zane Trew (Shin) TBC.


Western Bulldogs:

Marcus Bontempelli and Aaron Naughton Both cleared to play after knocks against Richmond.

Robbie McComb (ribs) Test. “Received a heavy knock to his ribs (in VFL). We will be conservative to make sure that he returns to 100per cent before he returns to playing – we will confirm his availability over the next few days.”

Zaine Cordy (concussion) Will miss Rd 4.

Jason Johannisen (Calf) 2 weeks.

Josh Bruce (knee) 4-5 months.

 Toby McLean (knee) 4-5 months.

Sam Darcy (foot)  Indefinite.




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6 thoughts on “Injuries Rd 3”

  1. Christian Petracca – “I’m all good. It’s one of those ones, I did my ACL in my first year. Every now and then, on a six-day break, it swells up so precautionary stuff but I’m fine.”


  2. WCE : Head of Health Mark Finucane: “Jamie (Cripps) & Greg are progressing through their football contact and conditioning nicely and we’re looking at seeing them in the next 2-3 weeks.”


  3. Geelong: Gary Rohan (sciatica hip/back) will through a mini pre-season over the next couple of months in a bid to be ready for the second half of the season.



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