Injuries – Round 10

Written by Chaos Theory on May 14 2024


Josh Worrell will be sidelined for 8-12 weeks following surgery on a fractured left forearm on Monday.

Riley Thilthorpe will take a step forward in his return from knee surgery by starting running this week.

Luke Pedlar (shoulder) 1-2 weeks

Nick Murray (knee) 2-3 weeks

Riley Thilthorpe (knee) 6-8 weeks

Josh Worrell (arm) 8-12 weeks

Wayne Milera (knee) season

Patrick Parnell (shoulder) season


Noah Answerth (concussion) and Deven Robertson (shoulder) are both available for selection ahead of Saturday night’s clash with Richmond.

Zac Bailey continues to progress well as he recovers from an ankle injury.

Bailey is likely to return next week when the Lions travel to Melbourne to take on Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium.

Noah Answerth Concussion Test

Deven Robertson Shoulder Test

Zac Bailey Ankle 1 week

Carter Michael knee 1-2 weeks

Brandon Starcevich calf 3-4 weeks

Will Ashcroft knee 6-8 weeks

Lincoln McCarthy knee season

Darcy Gardiner knee season

Keidean Coleman knee season

Tom Doedee knee season


Adam Cerra (hamstring)

– Experienced a hamstring strain in the win over Melbourne
– Availability: To be reassessed in Round 13

Marc Pittonet (finger)

– Underwent a minor procedure on a finger injury sustained during the win over Melbourne
– Availability: test

Matthew Cottrell (foot)

– Underwent scans yesterday which revealed a navicular stress reaction in his left foot
– Club will work through a rehabilitation plan over the coming weeks
– Availability: To be reassessed following the Club’s Round 14 bye

Hudson O’Keefe (hamstring)

– Experienced a high-grade hamstring strain at training on Sunday
– Availability: 8-12 weeks

Sam Durdin (concussion)

– Has entered concussion protocols following VFL game on Friday
– Unavailable for selection this week

David Cuningham (calf)

– Experienced a calf strain during the VFL game on Friday
– Availability: to be reassessed in Round 13

Zac Williams (glute)

– Availability: test

Jesse Motlop (hamstring)

– Availability: one week

Adam Saad (hamstring)

– Availability: one week

Lachie Fogarty (wrist)

– Availability: 1-2 weeks



Jamie Elliott will spend some time on a modified training program as he manages a minor vascular issue.

After experiencing foot soreness last week, the concern was initially believed to be back related but further assessment has revealed a treatable vascular issue.

Elliott will see vascular specialists for further prognosis and treatment.

Collingwood Head of High-Performance Jarrod Wade said:

“Disappointing news for Jamie who will spend two to three weeks on a modified training program as he recovers from a vascular issue. In positive news it is not a significant issue, and it is treatable.

“While Jamie recovers and receives treatment, he will be able to train and will continue to keep his fitness.”

Jeremy Howe has suffered a minor groin strain. The 33-year-old is expected to miss two to three weeks.

Harvey Harrison will be assessed for Saturday’s match having sustained an ankle inversion injury during Sunday’s game.

Jack Bytel has entered the concussion protocols after suffering a head knock during the third quarter of Sunday’s game.

Jordan De Goey will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s game as he continues to recover from a groin injury.

After successfully completing a 10.5km running session on the weekend, the midfielder will need to get through training this week before being available for selection.

Tom Mitchell is continuing his rehabilitation from planta facia after overcoming appendicitis last week.

After completing a high-end running session over the weekend, he will train this week and be assessed before the weekend’s game.

Beau McCreery continues to work through concussion protocols and is expected to build his running loads this week.

McCreery is expected to be available for selection in Rounds 11 or 12.

Brody Mihocek is progressing well in his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Mihocek will continue to build his running loads this week and if completed successfully, he will return to training next week with a hopefully return for Round 11.

Josh Carmichael has experienced delayed concussion symptoms and will work through the AFL’s concussion protocols.

Aiden Begg suffered a knee injury during Saturday’s VFL match.

The 21-year-old has been cleared of ACL damage but has received some damage to his MCL and PCL. A return timeframe will be confirmed after surgical reviews.

Tew Jiath is recovering well from his minor syndesmosis injury. He will look to begin running this week and will be assessed this week.

Josh Eyre is progressing through his hamstring rehabilitation with improvements in his running abilities.

He will now look to increase his speed doses before returning to full training. Once he completes two strong good weeks of full training, he will be available for selection.

Oscar Steene has started his rehabilitation for a toe injury and is progressing well.

He will remain in a moon boot for another three weeks before he’s able to return to running.

Dan McStay has completed a strong block of training and will enter a period of download in a weeks’ time before being rested for a week to ten days.

Upon his return, he will look to be introduced to contact training, another positive step in his ACL recovery.



Sam Draper is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks after undergoing a knee arthroscopy on Tuesday morning.

“Sam is an important player for us, both for our structure and for the energy he provides to the team, so we wanted to get on top of this issue as quickly as possible,” GM – AFL, Daniel McPherson said.

“After a couple of days of recovery post-operation, he will undertake a rehab program which we expect will have him available to return to play just after our mid-season bye.”

Jordan Ridley

has been out of action since suffering a quad injury in the pre-season and re-aggravating it back in April, but will be a test this week following a conservative rehab process.

Provided Ridley gets through training without issue, he’ll be a chance to line up for his first game of the season.

Zach Reid and small forward Jye Menzie made successful returns from injury via the VFL last week, each getting through full games.

Reid accumulated 26 disposals and 10 marks in his first game since suffering a hamstring strain in round one, while Menzie picked up 13 touches and a goal on return from a niggling shoulder injury.

Kaine Baldwin is making steady progress in his rehab from a navicular injury sustained in pre-season, looking at a potential playing return before the Bombers’ round 14 bye.

Xavier Duursma is expected to miss the next 5-6 weeks after suffering an untimely quad tear during main training last week, with follow-up scans confirming the full extent of the injury.

Jordan Ridley Quad Test

Will Setterfield Knee 2-3 weeks

Kaine Baldwin Navicular stress 5 weeks

Xavier Duursma Quad 5-6 weeks

Sam Draper Knee 6-8 weeks

Jaiden Hunter ACL  Season



Sean Darcy (calf)  – test
Sam Sturt (knee) – test
Conrad Williams (foot) – test
Odin Jones (elbow) – test
Ethan Stanley (ankle) – 4 weeks 
Brennan Cox (hamstring) 4 – 6 weeks 
Nathan O’Driscoll (knee) – TBC
Oscar McDonald (knee) – 11-13 weeks 
Josh Corbett (hip) – season
Sebit Kuek (knee) – season 


Jeremy Cameron has entered the AFL’s concussion protocols.

Tanner Bruhn will be a test

Tanner Bruhn Shoulder Test
Jeremy Cameron Concussion 1 week
Tom Hawkins Managed 1 week
Oli Wiltshire Thumb 1 week
Mitch Edwards Back 1-2 weeks
Patrick Dangerfield Hamstring 2-4 weeks


Malcolm Rosas Hamstring 4 weeks
Oskar Faulkhead Ankle 7 weeks
Lachie Weller Knee 10 week


Josh Kelly and Lachie Ash have both been diagnosed with calf injuries following Saturday’s loss to the Bombers.

Both players played out the game on Saturday before reporting soreness and subsequently undergoing scans on Monday.

The scans revealed that both players suffered tendon injuries and are expected to be sidelined for six weeks each.

Leek Aleer will be unavailable for this week as he progresses through the concussion protocols following a head knock in the second quarter of Saturday’s VFL match.

Aleer came from the field and was ruled out with concussion and will now progress through to the 12-day protocols.

Leek Aleer



Braydon Preuss


2 weeks

Isaac Cumming


4 weeks

Lachie Ash


6 weeks

Josh Kelly


6 weeks

Adam Kennedy



James Leake



Nathan Wardius




James Sicily (shoulder/ankle) and key forward Mabior Chol (wrist) are both tracking well following their respective injuries, but will need to both pass a fitness test to return to play.

Mabior Chol could also be eying a return after missing the last fortnight after sustaining a wrist injury following Round 7.

The 27-year-old trained on the weekend and will full train this week and if all goes well, he would be available for selection.

Ned Reeves (hand) and Henry Hustwaite (concussion) are also on track to be available selection after recovering from their seperate injuries they sustained during Box Hill’s VFL game against the Western Bulldogs a fortnight ago.

Jack O’Sullivan is expected to miss the next 2-3 weeks due to a hamstring strain.

James Sicily Shoulder/Ankle Test
Mabior Chol Wrist Test
Ned Reeves Hand Test
Henry Hustwaite Concussion Test
Mitch Lewis Knee TBC
Jack O’Sullivan Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Will McCabe Back 4-6 weeks
James Blanck Knee Season
Sam Butler Leg Season


Christian Salem “Christian had a really successful session on the weekend,” Selwyn Griffith, the club’s High-Performance Manager

“He’ll integrate into full training with the group this week and will look to be available for selection this weekend.”

Marty Hore was unable to complete the club’s VFL game on Friday night and received scans following the match.

“Marty wasn’t able to finish the game due to some calf tightness,” Griffith said.

“He’s presented with a low-grade gastrocnemius strain and will progress through our return-to-play protocols as he achieves certain markers.”

Christian Salem Hamstring Test
Josh Schache Foot TBC
Daniel Turner Calf 3 – 4 weeks
Marty Hore Calf 4 – 6 weeks
Charlie Spargo Achilles 2 – 3 weeks
Jake Melksham Knee 5 – 7 weeks


Callum Coleman-Jones Achilles Season
Kallan Dawson Ankle 1-2 weeks
Hamish Free Concussion Test
Brayden George Shoulder 1-2 weeks
Josh Goater Achilles Season
Griffin Logue Knee 6-7 weeks
Colby McKercher Foot TBC
Jy Simpkin Quad Test


Connor Rozee (hamstring) and Jase Burgoyne (groin) will be assessed, while Lachie Jones (hamstring) will spend another week recovering on the sidelines.

Jordon Sweet has returned to full training following illness, while Quinton Narkle (foot) is expected to integrate back into training over the next week.

Ivan Soldo is making positive progress in his recovery from a knee procedure, with the ruckman to start running again in the coming days.

Connor Rozee (hamstring) – test
Jase Burgoyne (groin) – test
Lachie Jones (hamstring) – 1 week
Trent McKenzie (quad) – 1 week
Quinton Narkle (foot) – 1-3 weeks
Ivan Soldo (knee) – 2-3 weeks
Hugh Jackson (hip)- 4-6 weeks
Sam Powell-Pepper (knee) – season


Maurice Rioli Jnr will miss 8-10 weeks as he recovers from the syndesmosis injury after surgery today to repair his ankle.

Liam Baker (corked leg/soreness) and Dylan Grimes, who was managed last week due to a niggling back issue, are both listed as a test for this week.


Liam Baker, soreness

Dylan Grimes, back


James Trezise, concussion Protocols (1 week)

Sam Banks, concussion Protocols (1 week)

Seth Campbell, knee (1-2 weeks)

Jack Graham, hamstring (1-2 weeks)

Jacob Hopper, hamstring (2-3 weeks)

Tim Taranto, wrist (3-4 weeks)

Tom Lynch, hamstring (4-6 weeks)

Jack Ross, foot (6-8 weeks)

Maurice Rioli, ankle (8-10 weeks)

Liam Fawcett, back (TBA)

Mate Colina, back (TBA)

Josh Gibcus, knee (season)

Judson Clarke, knee (season)


James Van Es has been placed on the Saints’ inactive list as he continues to recover from ankle surgery.

The 19-year-old defender has battled with persistent ankle injuries over the last 18-months, precluding him from on-field action.

Matthew AllisonBrad Crouch and Olli Hotton will all only require fitness tests this prove their eligibility to play this week.

Matthew Allison Ankle Test
Brad Crouch Knee Test
Olli Hotton Ankle Test
Dan Butler Hamstring 1 week
Arie Schoenmaker Concussion 1 week
James Van Es Ankle Season

Sam Reid

Sam continues his recovery from his stress related foot pain. He started drilling and running this week.

Will Edwards

Will suffered a cut to his leg which became infected. He will miss this weekend’s match.

Lachlan McAndrew

Lachlan failed an HIA during the VFL match against North Melbourne. As a result, he will not play this weekend in line with the league protocols.

Corey Warner

Corey’s ankle sprain is healing well but is still likely to miss at least  two more weeks of football.

Tom McCartin

Tom will not play this weekend against Carlton. He has commenced rehabilitation in line with the league protocols.

Callum Mills

Callum is building his running volume and will commence agility work this week, as he recovers from his calf strain, which is progressing as expected.

Harry Arnold

Harry’s running volume is increasing and has begun rehab skills and is still expected to return in the second half of the season.

Angus Sheldrick

Angus will be a test to play this weekend after missing the previous match with concussion.


Jeremy McGovern and Jake Waterman will be fit to play , with Elliot Yeo also listed as a test and a good chance to play, but small forward Noah Long’s season is over after confirmation he will undergo knee surgery.

Matt Flynn (knee) and understudy Harry Barnett (shin) are close to returning, with Flynn almost ready to play his first game in blue and gold.

Oscar Allen Knee 3-4 weeks

Harry Barnett Shin 1-2 weeks

Rhett Bazzo Groin 4-5 weeks

Matt Flynn Knee 1-2 weeks

Clay Hall Hand Test

Elijah Hewett Foot Post-bye

Callum Jamieson Hamstring 2-3 weeks

Noah Long Knee Season

Jeremy McGovern Internal Test

Jack Petruccelle Ankle 1-3 weeks

Elliot Yeo Groin Test


Aiden O’Driscoll has retired from the AFL effective immediately on medical grounds.

Aiden suffered a significant head injury during a preseason training session in January.

Following extensive clinical assessments, investigations and expert consultation that included a review by an Independent Medical Concussion Panel, Aiden has been advised to retire from contact sports in the interests of his long-term health and wellbeing.

Laith Vandermeer Shin Test
Nick Coffield Shoulder 4-6 weeks
Cody Weightman Elbow 5-7 weeks
Tom Liberatore Concussion Indefinite
Bailey Smith ACL Season
Aiden O’Driscoll Concussion Retired

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12 thoughts on “Injuries – Round 10”

  1. Hi everyone just a quick question?

    Do you like the presentation of “The Injuries” with all the different formats that each individual clubs releases.

    OR would prefer

    Just a simple format of – Club, players name, injury and timeframe.

    Just hit those up (detailed) or down (simple).

    Thank you for participating.


    1. Love the way you are doing it. As everyone on this site you do an awesome job. Thanks muchly


      1. On behalf of all the contributors, I thank you GFH.

        Without the community there would be no SCT.

        We would just be posting hot air into the air without anybody reading it.

        Respect and best wishes to all



  2. You do an amazing job Chaos Theory,
    Keep it coming just as your doing.
    Any word on Z. Reid
    Thanks 🙂


    1. Thanks for kind words and for reminder I forgot to updated Essendon! Sorry.

      Zach Reid made successful returns from injury via the VFL last week, getting through full game.

      Reid accumulated 26 disposals and 10 marks in his first game since suffering a hamstring strain in round one.


  3. North Melbourne: Colby McKercher is dealing with bone stress in his right foot. Will definitely miss some time, with the Kangas set to measure his return date based on his progress over the coming week.


    1. CT…Does this surely ..even obviously.. suggest that Harry Sheezel (BE 166) gets his roaming defensive role …and his big scores…Back?


  4. Think its great as it is. Appreciate the time and effort everyone on this site puts in!

    Question about the site while i am at it 🙂

    What happened to the twitter/ blog feed that used to be on the site? Used to be a great way of getting some last minute update without going through posts! Used to find it really really valuable.

    Keep up the great work gang!


    1. Hi Leeroy.

      If you mean ‘The Coaches Box’ it was removed due to conflict with other programs behind the scenes.

      A decision after the season ends will be made how to best rectify things.

      I post all the would have been Coaches box information in the latest updates. So all the current information is available just in a new place.

      We all miss the old way but a compromise had to be made.

      Thanks for your question and taking your time to reply to my poll.


  5. Great work as always CT
    A quick note to oneself you know that certain players are always injury prone
    In future don’t pick them – that’s you Kelly and Yeo

    Great site and thanks everyone for their contributions



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