Injuries – Round 11

Written by Chaos Theory on May 21 2024


Izak Rankine is expected to miss about three weeks after injuring his hamstring

Elliott Himmelberg will miss this week’s clash with West Coast after undergoing surgery on a fractured cheekbone.

“Elliott has a depressed fracture of his cheekbone from a collision in a ruck contest on the weekend,” High Performance Manager Darren Burgess said.

“He’s had surgery and will miss at least a week. Hopefully he will still be able to train but we’ll just keep him out of contact for a little while and trust the medical and surgeon’s advice on that.”

Luke Pedlar who has one final box to tick at Thursday’s main training session before being cleared to return from a shoulder injury this weekend.

Luke Pedlar (shoulder) test

Elliott Himmelberg (cheekbone) TBC

Nick Murray (knee) 1-2 weeks

Izak Rankine (hamstring) 3 weeks

Riley Thilthorpe (knee) 5-7 weeks

Josh Worrell (arm) 8-12 weeks

Wayne Milera (knee) season

Patrick Parnell (shoulder) season


Zac Bailey Ankle Test

Carter Michael knee 1 week

Brandon Starcevich calf 2-3 weeks

Will Ashcroft knee 6-7 weeks

Lincoln McCarthy knee season

Darcy Gardiner knee season

Keidean Coleman knee season

Tom Doedee knee season


Jacob Weitering (cork)
– Availability: test

Marc Pittonet (finger)
Experienced an additional finger injury in the game against Sydney
– Unavailable for selection this week
– A clearer outline on his return to play will be known within the next week

Jack Martin (calf)
– Scans last week confirmed a calf strain
– Has commenced his rehab with a timeline for his return to become clearer next week

Sam Durdin (concussion)
– Availability: test

Jesse Motlop (hamstring)
– Availability: test

Adam Saad (hamstring)
– Availability: test

Lachie Fogarty (wrist)
– Availability: test


Jordan De Goey
Jordan De Goey will be assessed to determine his availability for Collingwood’s Round 11 match against Fremantle this Friday after experiencing awareness in his groin during Saturday’s game against Adelaide.

The 28-year-old has also been assessed and cleared of any delayed concussion symptoms following a collision in the final term of Saturday’s match.

Beau McCreery
Beau McCreery will be assessed ahead of Friday night’s match having worked his way through the concussion protocols.

The 25-year-old who sustained a concussion in Round Eight, will need to get through a full week of training this week to be available for the game against Fremantle.

Brody Mihocek
Forward Brody Mihocek will be accessed ahead of Friday’s game against Fremantle.

Having sustained a hamstring injury in Round Eight, the 31-year-old will need to get through a full week of training this week to be available for selection.

Aiden Begg
Following surgical reviews after suffering a knee injury during Collingwood’s Round Seven VFL match, the Club confirms Aiden Begg will be sidelined for the remainder of the season with a minor PCL injury.

The 21-year-old has been cleared of any ACL damage. The Club is in the process of moving him onto the Inactive List.

Jack Bytel
Having sustained a concussion during Collingwood’s Round Nine match, Jack Bytel will be unavailable for Friday’s game against Fremantle as he continues to work through the concussion protocols.

Josh Carmichael
Josh Carmichael continues to work through the AFL’s concussion protocols.

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

The 31-year-old has been in consultation with vascular specialists and he has seen improvements in his conditioning work.

Elliott is expected to return between Rounds 13-16.

Josh Eyre
Josh Eyre is progressing through his hamstring rehabilitation and will start increasing his training loads.
The 21-year-old is working towards a return in Rounds 13-14.

Will Hoskin-Elliott
Will Hoskin-Elliott will spend some time on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring injury during Saturday’s game. Scans have confirmed a minor strain to his hamstring.

The 30-year-old is expected to return in Round 13 for the Pies’ King’s Birthday match.

Jeremy Howe
Jeremy Howe is progressing well from is minor groin strain sustained in Round 9. The 33-year-old is expected to return in Rounds 12-13.

Reef McInnes
Forward Reef McInnes has entered the concussion protocols after suffering a head knock during the third quarter of Saturday’s game.

Dan McStay
Dan McStay is continuing through his ACL rehabilitation and has started contact training away from the main group.

Tom Mitchell
Tom Mitchell will continue to rehabilitate the plantar fascia issue he has been dealing with and will be unavailable for this week’s match.

The 30-year-old’s injury has not improved enough to be available for match play and is expected to be available for Rounds 13-16.

Oscar Steene
Oscar Steene is progressing well in his rehabilitation for a toe injury.

Steene’s return is expected in Round 18+.


Darcy Parish is expected to miss the next three games with a minor calf strain.

Sam Durham Ankle Test
Will Setterfield Knee 2 weeks
Darcy Parish Calf 3 weeks
Kaine Baldwin Navicular stress 4 weeks
Xavier Duursma Quad 5 weeks
Sam Draper Knee 6-7 weeks
Jaiden Hunter ACL Season


Sean Darcy

High Performance Manager Phil Merriman confirmed the Club have taken a no-risk approach with ruckman Sean Darcy after he missed last weekend’s clash with Euro-Yroke.

“Sean was very close (to playing),” Merriman said.

“We are on a no risk policy with Sean so he’s going to be another test to play this week.

“We want to see him get through main training.”

Darcy (calf) – test
Frederick (concussion) – 1 week
Stanley (ankle) – 3 weeks
Cox (hamstring) – 3-4 weeks
McDonald (knee) – 10-12 weeks
O’Driscoll (knee) – TBC
Kuek (knee) – Season
Corbett (hip) – Season


Sam De Koning will be a test this week to take on GWS Giants as he looks to overcome a hamstring complaint that ruled him out last Thursday.

Jeremy Cameron is a test as he continues to work through concussion protocols following Round 9.

“He’s ticking all the boxes, getting really well looked after by our medical team,” Johnson said.

“At this stage it’s on track, but there’s still a bit to play out in terms of the protocols for the rest of the week, but we’re hopeful that ‘Jezza’ gets out there.”

Sam De Koning Hamstring Test
Jeremy Cameron Concussion TBC
Joe Furphy Ankle 1 week
Oli Wiltshire Thumb 2 weeks
Mitch Edwards Back 2 weeks
Patrick Dangerfield Hamstring 1-3 weeks


Mac Andrew has escaped serious injury after being subbed out of the match against Geelong with a lower leg concern.

Gold Coast SUNS Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull said he expected Andrew to train in full this week.

“Mac had a heavy collision in the second quarter of our match and was subbed out with an injury to his lower leg,” Bull said.

“Scans have cleared Mac of any significant injury so we expect him to train fully this week and be available for selection against Carlton.”

Malcolm Rosas Jnr remains one week away from a return to play as he rehabilitates his hamstring injury.

Lachie Weller is progressing in his ACL recovery and is expected to be available in eight weeks.


Jack Buckley will miss two to three weeks with a calf injury following Saturday’s loss to the Bulldogs. Buckley played out the game with scans on Sunday revealing a calf strain.

Darcy Jones was subbed out of the same match in the opening quarter with a hamstring injury, with scans revealing damage to his hamstring tendon. Is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.

“It’s also disappointing for Darcy that he has damaged his hamstring tendon which will sideline him for slightly longer than a traditional strain.

Josh Fahey suffered a lisfranc foot injury late in the VFL clash on Saturday with the Academy product set for surgery this week.

“Josh saw a specialist on Monday and will undergo surgery on Tuesday on his foot which will unfortunately rule him out for around three-to-four months.”

Leek Aleer Concussion TBC
Braydon Preuss Hamstring 2 weeks
Jack Buckley Calf 2-3 weeks
Isaac Cumming Hamstring 3 weeks
Lachie Ash Calf 5 weeks
Josh Kelly Calf 5 weeks
Darcy Jones Hamstring 6-8 weeks
Adam Kennedy Hamstring TBC
James Leake Quad TBC
Nathan Wardius Shin TBC
Josh Fahey Foot 3-4 months


James Sicily will look to complete a full week of training before a decision is made around his availability for this Sunday.

Hawthorn High Performance Manager Peter Burge said Sicily’s training load was building strongly.

“We made a decision as a medical and coaching team that we wanted to get some more exposures to that type of physical contact before we took the next step to match play,” Burge said.

“Over the weekend we did some more with him, he’ll get a little more tomorrow and we have a main session later in the week and that will give him four full sessions of full contact work and we will make that decision on Friday on his availability.”

Mitch Lewis is set to resume running on the Alter-G treadmill this week as he slowly ramps up his rehab following a knee complaint.

Jack O’Sullivan is on track to return to the field within the next fortnight after suffering a hamstring injury.

“It’s looking like he will miss this weekend and next weekend and looking to return AFL Round 13 is what we’re aiming for, so another two weeks,” Burge said.


Daniel Turner (calf), Charlie Spargo (Achilles), Josh Schache (foot), Marty Hore (calf) and Jake Melksham (knee) are all successfully progressing through their respective rehab programs.

Jacob van Rooyen Concussion Test

Jake Bowey Ankle Test

Daniel Turner Calf 2 – 3 weeks

Charlie Spargo Achilles 2 – 3 weeks

Marty Hore Calf 3 – 5 weeks

Josh Schache Foot 4 – 6 weeks

Jake Lever Knee 4 – 6 weeks

Jake Melksham Knee 4 – 6 weeks



Jackson Archer Ankle TBC
Miller Bergman Hamstring TBC
Callum Coleman-Jones Achilles Season
Kallan Dawson Ankle Test
Brayden George Shoulder Test
Josh Goater Achilles Season
Griffin Logue Knee 5-6 weeks
Colby McKercher Foot TBC
Jy Simpkin Quad Test



Josh Sinn had Scans on Monday confirmed he has sustained a fractured collarbone. He has already undergone surgery to repair the fracture.

Ollie Wines was subbed out of Sunday’s game at quarter-time with heart palpitations but should be available for Saturday’s game against North Melbourne.

The palpitations were caused by an existing heart condition, with Wines given the all-clear by his cardiologist to train and play as normal this week.

Lachie Charleson was caught in a tackle on Sunday during training and has suffered a medial ligament sprain.

The 19-year-old is currently in a knee brace and could spend up to six weeks on the sidelines while he recovers.

Tom McCallum has reported soreness in his hip flexor and will be tested this week, while Ivan Soldo and Hugh Jackson are both making positive progress with a knee and hip issue respectively. 

Connor Rozee, Lachie Jones, Quinton Narkle and Trent McKenzie all re-joined full training last week and will be available for Round 11 selection.

Connor Rozee (hamstring) – available
Lachie Jones (hamstring) – available
Trent McKenzie (quad) – available
Quinton Narkle (foot) – available
Tom McCallum (hip flexor) – test
Ivan Soldo (knee) – 1-2 weeks
Hugh Jackson (hip) – 3-5 weeks
Lachie Charleson (knee) – 4-6 weeks
Josh Sinn (collarbone) – 6 weeks
Sam Powell-Pepper (knee) – season


Sam Naismith. Scans have confirmed that he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a VFL match at Sandringham. The injury is the fourth ruptured ACL of his career.

Liam Baker, soreness

“‘Bakes’ is back full training, he’ll be available on Saturday.”

James Trezise, concussion and Sam Banks, concussion

“They’re both feeling a lot better, will train all week and be available on the weekend.”

Seth Campbell, knee

“He is (set to be available) as well. He’s going really well, we’ll see him on Saturday.”

Sam Naismith, knee

“It’s heartbreaking, isn’t it? He’s so important to be around the group though as a quality guy, and we saw that on Sunday when he got hurt, he was back out on the bench supporting the boys. It’s going to be really important to have him around for the rest of the year and hopefully his rehab goes really well.”

Ryan Mansell, concussion

“He’s got a few headaches and not sleeping, all the usual concussion symptoms. We’ll have an update early next week to see how he’s going for the Geelong game.”

Jacob Bauer, quad

“He was just a little bit sore coming off his first game back for a while, and we just took the cautious approach, given how much he’s missed. He trained mostly today (Tuesday), and if he gets through training on Thursday, he’ll be available again on the weekend.”

Dylan Grimes, back

“Dylan’s coming in and out of training, he hasn’t completed a session yet. His back’s sort of on and off sore. We’ll just assess him as he goes over the next week or so. But at the moment, he’s unavailable until he can complete training.”

Maurice Rioli, ankle

“Surgery went really well, Maurice is back at the club, and he’s attacking his rehab. We’ll see Maurice later in the year.”

Jack Graham, hamstring

“Jack’s now in the same situation as pre the Bulldogs game (Round 9), he’s flat out sprinting and involved in training. But, given that he did have a recurrence during that game, we’re going to hold on for another week and have another week of training and see him against Geelong.”

Jacob Hopper, hamstring

“(He’s tracking) really well. He’s just introduced himself back into some skills today, and, we’re going to get a couple of weeks of footy into him before we see him again. So, it’s looking likely the Adelaide game.”

Tim Taranto, wrist

“Tim’s going really well. He’s been working really hard on his non-contact skills while he’s had his broken wrist. He’s also been working really hard with our speed coach Dan Bailey on his acceleration technique. He’s doing as much footy as he can without contact at the moment. We’re just waiting for a final tick off, but we’re thinking likely the Adelaide game at this stage for his return.”

Tom Lynch, hamstring

“Good news with Tom, his surgeon was really happy with where he’s at. He was introduced today back into some skills. It’s going to be really important to get a good block of football into Tom before we see him, and we’re aiming for him to be returning before the bye.”

Richmond Injury List:


Liam Baker, soreness

James Trezise, concussion

Sam Banks, concussion

Seth Campbell, knee

Jacob Bauer, quad


Dylan Grimes, back (TBA)

Rhyan Mansell, concussion (1 week)

Jack Graham, hamstring (1 week)

Jacob Hopper, hamstring (1-2 weeks)

Tim Taranto, wrist (2-3 weeks)

Tom Lynch, hamstring (3-4 weeks)

Jack Ross, foot (6-8 weeks)

Maurice Rioli, ankle (8-10 weeks)

Liam Fawcett, back (TBA)

Mate Colina, back (TBA)

Sam Naismith, knee (season)

Josh Gibcus, knee (season)

Judson Clarke, knee (season)


Dan Butler has been given the green light to play this week after passing weekend fitness tests.

Arie Schoenmaker will need to get through training on Thursday to make himself eligible for selection.

Arie Schoenmaker Concussion Test
James Van Es Ankle Season


Sam Reid

Sam continues to progress well in his recovery from stress related foot pain. He is continuing to build up his running volume this week.

Will Edwards

Will’s cut which became infected is healing well. He will miss this weekend’s match.

Lachlan McAndrew

Lachlan’s recovery is progressing well in line with the AFL’s concussion guidelines. He is a test to play this weekend.

Corey Warner

Corey’s ankle sprain is healing well and has progressed to running. He is still likely to miss at least another week of football.

Tom McCartin

Tom will not play against the Western Bulldogs. His symptoms have cleared and is back to full training with the intention to return after the bye.

Callum Mills

Callum is building his running volume and completed some agility work last week. He will begin shoulder contact progressions within the next week.

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.

Robbie Fox

Robbie suffered an AC joint injury against Carlton. He will see the specialist later this week to determine a return to play plan.

Pete Ladhams

Pete reported some delayed concussion symptoms in the week after the VFL match against North Melbourne.

As a result, he was withdrawn from the match against Frankston in line with the AFL’s concussion guidelines. He will miss this weekend’s match.


Oscar Allen Knee 2-3 weeks
Harry Barnett Shin 1 week
Rhett Bazzo Groin 3-4 weeks
Matt Flynn Knee 1 week
Elijah Hewett Foot Post-bye
Callum Jamieson Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Noah Long Knee Season
Jack Petruccelle Ankle Test
Elliot Yeo Groin Test


Tom Liberatore

“We have continued to be very diligent and thorough in our processes for assessing and managing Tom following his most recent concussion in Round 8,” Western Bulldogs Head of Sports Medicine, Chris Bell said.

“This has involved specialist review and opinion to help guide his return to play planning.

“In some great news, after some reassuring results, we have a devised a structured return to play plan, that if everything goes well, will see Tom returning to play across the next 2-3 weeks.”

Tom Liberatore (concussion) – 2-3 weeks
Nick Coffield (shoulder) – 3-5 weeks
Jason Johannisen (hamstring) – 4-5 weeks
Cody Weightman (elbow) – 5-6 weeks
Ryan Gardner (wrist) – TBC
Bailey Smith (ACL) – Season


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  1. Thank you, to all who voted last week.

    The consensus was to keep the status quo.

    Have a great round and all the best.





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