Injuries – Round 12

Written by Chaos Theory on May 28 2024


Lachlan Gollant Foot Test
Elliot Himmelberg Cheekbone 3 weeks
Wayne Milera Knee Season
Patrick Parnell Shoulder Season
Izak Rankine Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Riley Thilthorpe Knee 4-6 weeks
Josh Worrell Arm 8-10 weeks


Will Ashcroft Knee 5-6 weeks
Keidean Coleman Knee Season
Tom Doedee Knee Season
Darcy Gardiner Knee Season
Eric Hipwood Suspension Round 13
Lincoln McCarthy Knee Season
Carter Michael Knee Test
Brandon Starcevich Calf 1-2 weeks


Caleb Marchbank (managed)
– Availability: available for selection

Marc Pittonet (finger)
– Did not require surgery
– Availability: 1-2 weeks

Jack Martin (calf)
– Availability: to be assessed following the Club’s Round 14 bye

Adam Cerra (hamstring)
– Availability: to be assessed following the Club’s Round 14 bye

David Cuningham (calf)
– Availability: to be assessed following the Club’s Round 14 bye


Jack Bytel

Jack Bytel is expected to return from the AFL’s concussion protocols after sustaining a head knock during Collingwood’s Round Nine match.

The midfielder is expected to be available for Friday night’s Round 12 match against the Western Bulldogs, pending he gets through main training on Wednesday.

Jeremy Howe

After sustaining a minor groin strain in Round Nine, Jeremy Howe has been cleared from his rehab program.

The 33-year-old is expected to be available for Friday night’s match if he completes main training on Wednesday.

Aiden Begg

Aiden Begg has been added to the AFL Inactive List after sustaining a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury during Collingwood’s Round Seven VFL match which left him sidelined for the remainder of the season.

The 21-year-old will focus on upper body weight training for the next few weeks.

Josh Carmichael

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

Mason Cox

Mason Cox has entered the AFL concussion protocols following a knock to the face mid-air during Collingwood’s Round 11 match against Fremantle.

In addition to the concussion, scans have confirmed Cox sustained a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury from the match.

The 33-year-old is expected to return in six weeks’ time while he rehabilitates the MCL injury.

Jordan De Goey

After experiencing groin awareness during Collingwood’s Round 10 match against Adelaide, further assessment revealed Jordan De Goey sustained an acute rectus abdominal tendon tear.

The 28-year-old is working through his rehab program and is expected return within three to four weeks.

Jamie Elliott

Collingwood forward Jamie Elliott continues to work through a modified training program as he manages a minor vascular issue.

The 31-year-old continues to complete treadmill and bike work away from the group. Elliott is expected to return between Rounds 13 and 16. 

Josh Eyre

Josh Eyre is progressing well through his rehab for a hamstring injury.

After a 14-week layoff, he will now complete group training this week.

Eyre is expected to be available for a return for Round 13.

Will Hoskin-Elliott

After sustaining a hamstring injury during the Club’s Round 10 match against the Adelaide Crows, Will Hoskin-Elliott is working his way through a running program and is progressing well.

He is expected to return to team training next week.

Hoskin-Elliott is expected to be available for Collingwood’s Round 13 game.

Reef McInnes

After sustaining a head knock during Collingwood’s Round 10 match, the forward is mid-way through the AFL concussion protocols and is progressing well.

Dan McStay

Dan McStay is progressing well as he continues to work through his ACL rehab.

The 28-year-old has returned to contract training drills away from the main group.

He is expected to return to match play training post the team’s BYE in June.

Brody Mihocek

During the final minute of the third quarter of Collingwood’s Round 11 game against Fremantle, Brody Mihocek experienced hamstring awareness which saw him sit out the rest of the match.

Scans have confirmed a minor hamstring strain in the same area as his previous injury.

Being a minor strain, he’s expected to return between Rounds 14 and 16.

Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell is progressing well through his rehab for his plantar fasciitis issue and has started running.

He is expected to be available for Rounds 13-16.

Joe Richards

Joe Richards finished out the game against Fremantle but experienced some foot soreness.

Scans have confirmed that he has sustained a fourth metatarsal fracture in his foot and is expecting to make a return between Rounds 16 and 17.

Oscar Steene

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

He will now transition into some trampoline work and running drills over the next fortnight.

Steene is expected to return in Round 18+.


Will Setterfield could make his return from injury this weekend.

The midfielder’s comeback from a knee injury has been prolonged by some minor setbacks, but he should be right for his first competitive game since round five provided he gets through training without issue.

Ben Hobbs is now expected to miss the next 2-3 weeks with a calf strain.

Sam Draper is making ground in his rehab from knee surgery a fortnight ago, now eyeing off a return in around four-to-five weeks’ time.

Dylan Shiel was a late out for the VFL clash with Richmond on Saturday due to illness but is expected to be available this week.

Darcy Parish will commence running on his injured calf this week and along with Xavier Duursma and Kaine Baldwin, will be aiming to return to play soon after the mid-season bye. 

Will Setterfield Knee Test

Ben Hobbs Calf 2-3 weeks

Xavier Duursma Quad 3-4 weeks

Kaine Baldwin Navicular stress 3-4 weeks

Darcy Parish Calf 3-4 weeks

Sam Draper Knee 4-5 weeks

Jaiden Hunter ACL Season


Michael Frederick will be a test

Matthew Taberner Concussion. “Unfortunately Tabs sustained a concussion during the Peel game so he will go into the concussion protocols,” Merriman said.

Michael Frederick (concussion) – test
Matthew Taberner (Concussion) – 1 week
Ethan Stanley (ankle) – 2 weeks
Brennan Cox (hamstring) – 2 – 3 weeks
Oscar McDonald (knee) – 10 – 12 weeks
Nathan O’Driscoll (knee) – TBC
Josh Corbett (hip) – Season
Sebit Kuek (knee) – Season


Geelong’s medical team will assess Gary Rohan (adductor), Rhys Stanley (knee) and Jed Bews (ankle) throughout the week for availability.

Patrick Dangerfield (hamstring) and Cameron Guthrie (achilles) are both one-to-two weeks away as they work through their respective rehab programs.

Category B Rookie Joe Furphy is set to play his first game in the Hoops this weekend after overcoming an ankle injury that delayed his start to the season.

Mitch Edwards (back) is also nearing his first match for the Cats, just a week away as he continues to build his training loads after a back issue, while fellow draftee Oli Wiltshire is 1-2 weeks away with a groin issue after recovering from a thumb injury that has kept him out for the last couple of weeks.

Player Injury Expected return
Gary Rohan Adductor Test
Rhys Stanley Knee Test
Jed Bews Ankle Test
Mitch Edwards Back 1 week
Cameron Guthrie Achilles 1-2 weeks
Patrick Dangerfield Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Oli Wiltshire Groin 1-2 weeks


Malcolm Rosas Hamstring 1 week
Oskar Faulkhead Ankle 4 weeks
Lachie Weller Knee 8 weeks


Stephen Coniglio has avoided surgery but is set to miss the next month. Following scans and consultation with a specialist on Tuesday, surgery has been avoided and the 30-year-old has already begun a four-to-six week rehabilitation program. 

Harry Perryman miss next 2-3 games after sustained a hamstring injury in the final moments of Saturday’s game. 

Nick Madden also suffered a match-ending ankle injury in Saturday’s VFL loss to Geelong. 

Scans on Sunday confirmed a high-grade syndesmosis injury, with the 204cm rookie set to undergo surgery later this week. A timeline on his return will be determined after the surgery. 

Braydon Preuss  Hamstring  1 week 
Jack Buckley  Calf  1-2 weeks 
Isaac Cumming  Hamstring   2-3 weeks 
Josh Kelly  Calf  2-3 weeks 
James Leake  Quad  2-3 weeks 
Nathan Wardius  Shin  2-3 weeks 
Harry Perryman  Hamstring  3-4 weeks 
Adam Kennedy  Hamstring  3-4 weeks 
Lachie Ash  Calf  3-4 weeks 
Stephen Coniglio  Shoulder  4-6 weeks 
Darcy Jones  Hamstring   5-7 weeks 
Nick Madden  Ankle  TBC 
Josh Fahey Foot 3-4 months


Nick Watson (Managed) – Available

“He was just sore from the game (against Port Adelaide), he had a few bumps and some bruises but was just generally sore. He’s a first-year player so we took the chance this week to freshen him up. He’s done some conditioning over the weekend and started training today with the main group, will train on Thursday and we’ll see him out there on the weekend.”

Lloyd Meek (Ankle) – Test

“Lloyd had an incident in the third quarter (against Brisbane) and sprained his ankle. He came from the ground, went through an assessment, got taped up and went back out there. He fought on courageously and it was an awesome effort by him. He actually felt better towards the end of the fourth quarter and played the quarter out for us. He’s pulled up quite sore so right now, he’s a test for this week. It’s probably less likely than likely for the weekend but we want to give him every chance and assess him later in the week for the weekend.”

Jai Serong (Concussion) – 1 week

“Early in the VFL game, he had an incident, he came from the ground and was ruled out with concussion. He’ll now go through the concussion protocols and won’t be available this week.”

Mitch Lewis (Knee) – TBC

“Mitch is progressing really well. I said last week that it was really positive. He was doing some AlterG treadmill work and he actually did some running outside last week. This week, we are running outside and building some volume into his training. He’s feeling really good and he’s testing really well so we’ll be closer next week to actually putting a timeline on his return, which is positive.”

Will McCabe (Back) 2-4 weeks

“Will’s going fantastic. Today, he did some skill work again with the group and he’ll do some main training later this week. We’re aiming for a Round 14 or a Round 16 return. There’s a bye in the middle of those two games so hopefully it’s the former in Round 14 but everything would have to go really smoothly for that return. We’re getting closer to seeing him back out there playing football.”

Player Injury Availability / Timeframe
Nick Watson Managed Available
Lloyd Meek Ankle Test
Jack O’ Sullivan Hamstring 1 week
Jai Serong Concussion 1 week
Will McCabe Back 2-4 weeks
Cooper Stephens Achilles 4-5 weeks
Mitch Lewis Knee TBC
James Blanck Knee Season
Sam Butler Leg Season


Harrison Petty has been cleared from major injury after undergoing scans on his ankle. “He’ll just work to return to training on our main training session on Thursday and look to be available for selection for this weekend.”

Tom Fullarton (hamstring tightness) “Scans showed he had a very low-grade hamstring strain. He’s returned to running and ran well today, so we will look to integrate him into training to assess his availability ahead of this weekend.”

Daniel Turner a calf injury, has made a speedy return to availability ahead of this weekend’s game in Alice Springs.

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

Name Injury Expected Return
Harrison Petty Ankle Test
Tom Fullarton Hamstring Test
Daniel Turner Calf Test
Marty Hore Calf 2 – 3 weeks
Josh Schache Foot 2 – 3 weeks
Jake Lever Knee 3 – 4 weeks
Jake Melksham Knee 3 – 5 weeks
Charlie Spargo Achilles TBC


Josh Goater and Callum Coleman-Jones Placed the club’s inactive list.

Miller Bergman Hamstring 3 weeks
Callum Coleman-Jones Achilles Season
Josh Goater Achilles Season
Hugh Greenwood Achilles Test
Griffin Logue Knee 4 weeks
Colby McKercher Foot TBC
Jy Simpkin Quad 1 week


Sam Powell-Pepper has been moved to the club’s inactive list for the remainder of the 2024 AFL season.

Connor Rozee (ankle) – test
Willie Rioli (calf) – 2-3 weeks
Hugh Jackson (hip) – 2-4 weeks
Lachie Charleson (knee) – 3-5 weeks
Josh Sinn (collarbone) – 5 weeks
Sam Powell-Pepper (knee) – season


Recent scans have revealed that Jacob Hopper’s hamstring injury is taking longer to heal than first anticipated, with his recovery in the medium term

Rhyan Mansell, Jack Graham and Jacob Bauer are all tracking towards being available this weekend.

Richmond Injury List:


Jacob Bauer, quad

Rhyan Mansell, concussion

Jack Graham, hamstring


Shai Bolton, concussion (1 week)

Tim Taranto, wrist (1-2 weeks)

Tom Lynch, hamstring (2-3 weeks)

Jacob Hopper, hamstring (3-4 weeks)

Jack Ross, foot (6-8 weeks)

Maurice Rioli, ankle (6-8 weeks)

Dylan Grimes, back (TBA)

Liam Fawcett, back (TBA)

Mate Colina, back (TBA)

Tylar Young, knee, (season)

Sam Naismith, knee (season)

Josh Gibcus, knee (season)

Judson Clarke, knee (season)


Jack Hayes will be sidelined for at least six weeks, after undergoing knee surgery today to address persistent swelling.

“Every time Jack trained or played, his knee would swell, requiring fluid to be drained,” EGM Football David Misson said.

“To correct the problem, and following consultation with Jack and his specialists, we’ve elected for him to have surgery now.

Zaine Cordy, who is anticipated to miss 1-3 weeks with his own knee concern.

“Zaine hyperextended his knee in the VFL on the weekend, so he’ll need some time to rest and recover.”

Zaine Cordy Knee 1-3 weeks
Jack Hayes Knee 6 weeks
James Van Es Ankle Season


Jack Buller on the inactive list, due to an ongoing disc injury in his lower back.

Angus Sheldrick suffered an ankle ligament injury in the first quarter of the VFL match against the Northern Bullants.

Sheldrick is likely to miss 8 to 10 weeks of football.


Jack Petruccelle, Callum Jamieson and Harry Barnett are set to be available to return from injury this weekend.

Luke Edwards to concussion protocols after an incident early in the WAFL Eagles’ win over Claremont.

Oscar Allen Knee 2 weeks

Rhett Bazzo Groin 4-5 weeks

Luke Edwards Concussion Protocols 1-2 weeks

Elijah Hewett Foot 6-8 weeks

Noah Long Knee Season

Jack Petruccelle Ankle Test

Alex Witherden Calf Test



Aaron Naughton will spend 4-6 weeks. on the sidelines after scans revealed a moderate grade medial ligament injury.

James O’Donnell (illness) – Test
Ed Richards (concussion) – TBC
Anthony Scott (concussion) – TBC
Tom Liberatore (concussion) – 1-2 weeks
Jason Johannisen (hamstring) – 4-5 weeks
Cody Weightman (elbow) – 4-5 weeks
Aaron Naughton (knee) – 4-6 weeks
Nick Coffield (shoulder) – 4-6 weeks
Ryan Gardner (wrist) – 12-14 weeks
Bailey Smith (ACL) – Season


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