Injuries Rd 9

Written by Chaos Theory on May 9 2023


High Performance Manager Darren Burgess said.

Nick Murray (concussion protocol)

“Nick was subbed out of the game after contact with the ground,” “He’s in concussion protocols and he ran well today so he’s progressing as per medical instructions and we’re hopeful he will get through those and be available next week.”

Shane McAdam (quad) 3-4 weeks.

“Shane has been training with the main group this week and will do that again next week, and we anticipate he will be three to four weeks away,” “He needs a good bank of training load and he’s getting that now so hopefully he will be good to go in that time.”

Zac Taylor (foot) 12 weeks. has had surgery on a Lisfranc fracture and is recovering at home before beginning his rehabilitation in coming weeks.

Hugh Bond (knee) 3-4 weeks


Daniel Rich  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Dayne Zorko  Hamstring  1-2 weeks


David Cuningham  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Tom De Koning  Concussion  Test
 Sam Durdin  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Caleb Marchbank  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Jack Martin  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Nic Newman  Suspension  Round 10
 Sam Philp  Foot  Season
 Zac Williams  Knee  Season


Darcy Cameron  Knee  1 week
 Charlie Dean  Foot  Season
 Jeremy Howe  Forearm  TBC
 Nathan Kreuger  Ribs  Test
 Patrick Lipinski  Shoulder  4-6 weeks
 Dan McStay  Finger  4-6 weeks
 Joe Richards  Hamstring  Test


Nik Cox  Back  3 weeks
 Jayden Davey*  Knee  Season
 Matt Guelfi  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Harrison Jones  Back  TBC
 Jayden Laverde  Shoulder  3-4 weeks
 Zach Reid  Hamstring  TBC
 Jordan Ridley  Concussion  1-2 weeks
 James Stewart  Foot  TBC
 Elijah Tsatas  Knee  4 weeks
 Peter Wright  Shoulder  9 weeks


High Performance Manager Phil Merriman.

Travis Colyer (calf) – Test.“Trav is over that minor calf complaint,” “He will obviously be a test before he takes to the field for some managed minutes on the weekend.”

Nat Fyfe has pulled up well following his weekend return. “Nat got through the game well, he pulled up well and he will just continue his build,”
Liam Reidy (hamstring) – Test. was withheld from Peel Thunder’s win over Swan Districts on Sunday, after sustaining some tightness in his hamstring last week.
Josh Corbett (concussion protocols) “Josh will be going through the standard minimum 12-day protocol.”
Heath Chapman (hamstring) – 6-8 weeks.“Chappy will be around the six-to-eight-week mark depending on how he progresses through his reconditioning,
Matt Taberner (back) – TBA


Patrick Dangerfield will be sidelined for the short term after scans confirmed he has a low grade left hamstring strain.

Jack Bowes  Calf  Short term
 Brad Close  Suspension  Round 10
 Toby Conway  Foot  TBC
 Patrick Dangerfield  Hamstring  Short term
 Sam De Koning  Face  Test
 Jack Henry  Foot  Medium term
 Sam Menegola  Knee  Medium term
 Gary Rohan  Hamstring  Short term
 Rhys Stanley  Eye socket  Short term
 Tyson Stengle  Arm  Short term



GC SUNS Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull-

Charlie Ballard has been cleared of injury following a pair of incidents in the Round 8. “Charlie passed his concussion test at halftime, then had another collision in the final quarter with contact to his neck,” “We wanted to be cautious with Charlie’s neck taking him off the ground, but after further assessment he has responded well and we expect him to train fully this week to be available for selection for Friday.”

Jed Anderson missed the VFL match on the weekend with hamstring tightness but is expected to train fully this week and be available for selection.

Ben Ainsworth Quad Test “Ben missed the game on the weekend with a corked quad but is progressing well and will be tested later in the week before a call is made on his availability.”

Nick Holman Toe Test “Nick has been managing a toe injury over the last week which we will continue to monitor before deciding his availability for Round 9.”

Lachie Weller Knee TBA “Lachie has been experiencing some discomfort in his knee after the Richmond game, so we’ve taken a conservative approach given his ACL injury last year and won’t risk him this week, but will continue to monitor his progress,”

Touk Miller is recovering in a knee brace after recent surgery on his meniscus, with a further update on his return to play timeline to be determined once he comes out of the brace.

Connor Budarick Knee TBA



 Leek Aleer  Ankle  1 week
 Ryan Angwin  Ankle  Test
 Jason Gilbee  Calf  Test
 Toby Greene  Ankle  Test
 Cooper Hamilton  Foot  TBC
 Darcy Jones  Knee  Season
 Lachie Keeffe  Thumb  Test
 Adam Kennedy  Knee  Season
 Nick Madden  Foot  Test
 Braydon Preuss  Back  1 week
 Conor Stone  Back  2-3 weeks
 Sam Taylor  Hamstring  8 weeks
 Jacob Wehr  Shoulder  5-7 weeks



Hawthorn High Performance Manager Peter Burge-

Josh Ward is set to miss at least a week after experiencing some soreness in his foot during training on Tuesday.

“Josh today reported some soreness in his foot during the middle of training and subsequently we sent him for scans,” Burge said.

“We’ve since got the results and he has got what we call a ‘bone overload’, there was a little bit of signal on his scans, but certainly nothing too significant.

“We’ve caught it very, very early and what that means is he won’t play this weekend, but we’re in a position where we can reassess next week.

“It’s not a long-term injury by any means, more short-term.”

Emerson Jeka is also set to spend at least a month on the sidelines after he sustained a hamstring injury during Box Hill’s game last weekend.

“It’s unfortunate given that he’s just come back from a similar injury. But it’s his other leg, not the same side as the most recent one,” .

“He’ll be back into a rehabilitation phase, at this stage we’re not putting a timeline on it, but it would be no less than a month I would think.”

Jai Serong is expected to return next round to be available for selection after being diagnosed with pericarditis.

“He’s going fantastically well, he did full training today and the end of last week,” Burge said.

“He has been doing some extra conditioning to progress quickly back into game play.

“If there was a VFL game this week, he would most likely be available.”

Josh Ward Foot Unavailable TBC
Jai Serong Pericarditis Unavailable Round 10
Emerson Jeka Hamstring Unavailable TBC
Max Lynch Concussion Unavailable TBC


Luke Dunstan  Knee  3-5 weeks
 Tom McDonald  Ankle  Test
 Christian Salem  Knee  Available
 Kye Turner  Groin  5-6 weeks
 Jacob van Rooyen  Suspension  Round 11
 Will Verrall  Pelvis  5-6 weeks



Head of performance Kevin White –

Tom Powell ankle sprain “He (Tom) was sore last week but has turned a corner over the weekend and has had two running sessions with direction changing,” “We’ll assess his function at training on Thursday, but he’s looking likely to return this week which is good news for Tom.”

Josh Goater hamstring strain “He’s cleared all this testing that we had from a strength measurement point of view with his hamstring and as long as he ticks off his speed metrics and fully trains Thursday, he’ll be available to play this week,”

George Wardlaw “George was probably a day or two shy of getting up for the VFL game on the weekend,” “He was still pretty sore with that knee bruising he suffered last week. He had a good session on Tuesday … and he’ll fully train on Thursday to be available for the weekend.”

Aiden Bonar quad “Aiden had a bit of quad tightness in his kicking leg on Sunday during the VFL game,” “We took a conservative approach with him and he had a scan which showed a really low-grade strain, but he had a really good function session on Tuesday out on the ground.”

Jackson Archer“Jackson had some groin soreness couple of weeks ago that we were managing, and we felt from a high performance program that it would be best that he took two or three weeks out just to get some of his strength measurements up in the gym.”At the minute, ‘Jacko’ will probably remain in a conditioning program over the next week or two to build that strength.”

Callum Coleman-Jones will be available for selection after progressing through the concussion protocols.

Jackson Archer Groin 1-2 weeks
Aiden Bonar Quad Test
Charlie Comben Ankle 10 weeks
Brayden George Knee Season
Josh Goater Hamstring Test
Tom Powell Ankle Test
George Wardlaw Knee Test
Tristan Xerri Ankle 3-5 weeks



Kane Farrell – cheekbone (test)
Scott Lycett – back (test) was a late withdrawal from Saturday’s SANFL match after failing to complete a full training session on Friday. The ruckman was experiencing lingering lower back pain following an incident the game prior, and will be assessed further this week. 

Tom Jonas suffered a blow to the chest during Sunday’s game, left the ground during the third quarter after enduring a knock to the chest and was subsequently subbed out of the match with ongoing discomfort. The backman is expected to be available for selection this Saturday 
Orazio Fantasia – quad (2-3 weeks)  is back running, with his quad strain progressing well. 
Xavier Duursma – PCL (7-9 weeks)
Mitch Georgiades – ACL (season) has undergone a successful surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament

Zak Butters suffered a corky in the final term, but was able to return to the ground.



Physical Performance Manager Luke Meehan

Josh Gibcus, hamstring

“It’s been a long time, Josh has had a few setbacks with his wound. Things have been really good the last four-to-six weeks, he’s put in a really good block. All things being good and he trains this week, he’ll be available for some minutes in the VFL this Saturday, which will be exciting.”

Ivan Soldo, foot

“Ivan’s dealing with a pretty tricky foot problem. He’s a test for later this week. We’re hoping things progress really well, and if he gets through some work later in the week, he’ll be available. But, we’ll have to see where it’s at.”

Toby Nankervis, ankle

“Toby’s going really well which is great. He’s working really hard, as everyone would expect. We’re hoping to get him involved in a little bit of football this week, and all things being good, available next week possibly, but definitely the week after.”

Maurice Rioli, hamstring 

“He’s going really well, it’s been a couple of weeks now and he’s running really well. We have to be really careful, everyone knows how explosive Maurice is. So, we’ll make sure we get this right, (even) if we have to take a little bit longer than we expected when we started, but he’s going really well at the moment.”

Tom Lynch, foot 

“Tom’s moved out of his moon boot which is really pleasing. He’s going to see his specialist next week. Once he sees him, we’ll start to formulate a plan for his return to running and then eventually football, but he’s still a while away unfortunately.”

Robbie Tarrant, hip 

“Robbie’s had a really good couple of weeks. Last Saturday in the wet out here he had a great session, so he’s putting together some good work. We’re going to ramp up the football and see how we go, but it’s really positive at the moment and we’re hoping to get him back into some footy soon.”

Mate Colina, back 

“We’ve actually seen some specialists outside of the footy club with Mate. He’s in a period now where we haven’t been doing any work, we actually gave him some time away from the club. He’s coming back in this week, so we’ll get our eyes on him and start formulating a plan back from there.”

Kaleb Smith, ankle

“This is a tricky injury, things stagnated a little bit with Kaleb. But, he’s a really positive kid and working really hard. We’ve seen some specialists outside of the Club and we’re hoping to get him going again in a couple of weeks. We’re a little bit unsure with how it’s going to go, but he’s working really hard and hopefully we’ll see him soon.”

Seth Campbell, adductor 

“Seth’s had a really stop-start year unfortunately. We made the decision a couple of weeks ago to take him out of the footy program again and really work on his strength and things have progressed really well since then. We’re hoping after another week or two of de-loading, we’ll get him back into the program.”

Tom Brown, wrist 

“Tom’s been working really hard. Obviously, he’s been able to run the whole time he’s been injured and he’s been working really hard on his fitness. He goes to see a specialist next week and hopefully gets the all clear to resume footy after that, and we’ll be seeing Tom really soon which will be pleasing.”


Tylar Young, leg

Josh Gibcus, hamstring

Ivan Soldo, foot


Toby Nankervis, ankle (short-term)

Maurice Rioli, hamstring (short-term)

Tom Brown, wrist (short-term)

Seth Campbell, adductor (medium-term)

Kaleb Smith, ankle (long-term)

Tom Lynch, foot (long-term)

Robbie Tarrant, hip (indefinite)

Mate Colina, back (indefinite)


Matt Allison  Foot  Post-bye
 Nick Coffield  Calf  5-7 weeks
 Jack Hayes  Hamstring  8 weeks
 Olli Hotton  Back  Post-bye
 Zak Jones  Achilles  Test
 Max King  Shoulder  Test
 Dan McKenzie  Calf  2-3 weeks
 Angus McLennan  Back  Post-bye
 Jimmy Webster  Cheekbone  Test
Joel Amartey  Hamstring  5-7 weeks
 Peter Ladhams  Shoulder/Neck  Test
 Paddy McCartin  Concussion  Indefinite
 Dane Rampe  Neck  5-7 weeks
 Sam Reid  Hamstring  5-7 weeks
 Matt Roberts  Knee  7-9 weeks
 Marc Sheather  Knee  TBC
 Sam Wicks  Shoulder  Test
Jai Culley will miss the remainder of the season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Rhett Bazzo  Concussion  TBC
 Coby Burgiel  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Tom Cole  Ankle  8-9 weeks
 Jamie Cripps  Ankle  11-13 weeks
 Jai Culley  Knee  Season
 Harry Edwards  Wrist  Test
 Elijah Hewett  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Brady Hough  Hamstring  Test
 Noah Long  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Jeremy McGovern  Hamstring  6-7 weeks
 Nic Naitanui  Achilles  6-7 weeks
 Samo Petrevski-Seton  Quad  Test
 Liam Ryan  Hamstring  9-11 weeks
 Luke Shuey  Ankle/hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Jack Williams  Spleen  3 weeks
 Isiah Winder  Knee  TBC
 Elliot Yeo  Groin  2-3 weeks
Adam Treloar is expected to miss at least the next two matches after injuring his hamstring. Scans have revealed a strain to the hamstring, with the club to assess Treloar this week before determining a specific return to play plan. About 2 weeks.
Jamarra Ugle-Hagan will be a test ahead of the Saturday night after suffering an adductor issue and will be monitored across training sessions this week.

Sam Darcy (Lung) He  didn’t play on the weekend due to illness and had reported breathing difficulties over the past week, which required further investigation. Subsequent scans have discovered a small hole in his lung that has leaked some air between the lung and chest wall.Darcy is expected to make a full recovery and will heal naturally, rather than requiring surgery.

Tim O’Brien “During training last week, Tim reported some low-level quad tightness. We didn’t want to take any risks with Tim, so he missed the game on the weekend. “We will assess Tim as this week progresses to determine if he returns to availability this weekend.”

Tim O’Brien (quad): Test
Harvey Gallagher (hamstring): Test
Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (adductor): Test
Josh Bruce (ribs): 1 – 2 weeks
Adam Treloar (hamstring): 2-3 weeks
Dom Bedendo (groin): 4 – 6 weeks
Roarke Smith (foot): 3 – 5 weeks
Riley Garcia (adductor overload): 3 – 5 weeks
Sam Darcy (lung): TBC


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8 thoughts on “Injuries Rd 9”

  1. Darcy Cameron – MCL

    Collingwood FC update:

    “Cameron completed a strong training block last week of high-level functional gym work. This week is about putting this work into an on-field environment which should set him up to be available for Round 10.”


    1. Marshall not on injury list.

      Taken off for precautionary reasons after rolling ankle and saved for this week as game was won.

      Ross Lyon: “Ro could’ve come back on. He just rolled his ankle. He’ll be fine. They’re pretty confident.”


  2. Chesser:
    Head of Health Mark Finucane: “Campbell travelled on the weekend as the emergency and did a session immediately post-game so he’s available for this weekend.”



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