Injuries – Round 16

Written by Chaos Theory on June 25 2024


Taylor Walker (back) test

Riley Thilthorpe (knee) test

Josh Worrell (arm) 4-6 weeks

Matt Crouch (shoulder) season

Wayne Milera (knee) season

Patrick Parnell (shoulder) season


Will Ashcroft is available but the Club is still yet to decide whether the talented young midfielder will play at AFL or VFL level. That decision will be confirmed on Thursday when final teams are announced.

Carter Michael is available for selection after a lengthy battle with injuries.

Michael, who has overcome a number of quad and knee injuries in the last two seasons, is expected to play VFL on Saturday.

Josh Dunkley had a scan on his glute on Monday following Saturday’s win over Port Adelaide, though trained on Tuesday and will play against Melbourne.

Will Ashcroft Knee Available
Carter Michael Quad Available
Noah Answerth Shoulder 3-5 weeks
Lincoln McCarthy Knee Season
Keidean Coleman Knee Season
Darcy Gardiner Knee Season
Tom Doedee Knee Season


Billy Wilson (knee)
– Managing some knee soreness out of VFL game on Saturday
– Availability: one week

Adam Cerra (hamstring)
– Availability: test

Jack Martin (calf)
– Back in full training
– Availability: two weeks

Matt Carroll (groin)
– Making improvement in training loads, will continue to monitor his progress
– Availability: indefinite




Ned Long

Collingwood’s Mid-Season recruit, Ned Long has returned to full training this week after completing a program to rehabilitate a soleus injury in his calf.

The 21-year-old is expected to be available for selection this week.

Oleg Markov

Oleg Markov will be available for Saturday’s game against the Gold Coast SUNS.

Having sustained a back spasm prior to the side’s Round 14 match against North Melbourne, the 28-year-old completed training over the BYE week and got through pain free.

Brody Mihocek

Brody Mihocek has recovered from the hamstring strain he sustained in Round Eight.

Mihocek completed a high level of training over the BYE week will be available for selection for this week’s match.

Scott Pendlebury

Scott Pendlebury has overcome the partial tendon tear in his left bicep.

The midfielder has completed all required rehab and dynamic work in the gym which focused on rebuilding strength and movement in his shoulder and elbow.

The 36-year-old will return to full training this week and is expected to return for this week’s match against the SUNS.


Jordan De Goey:

Jordan De Goey is progressing well from an acute abdominal tendon tear.

Over the BYE week, the midfielder completed high level running modules, including an increase in speed and change of direction work.

This week De Goey needs to complete contact training, including tackling, and will be assessed to determine his availability for Saturday’s game.

Joe Richards:

Joe Richards has cleared his rehab program for his foot injury.

Richards has completed high end running and kicking movements separately from the group.

He will move into contact drills this week and will be assessed to determine his availability for Saturday’s game.


Aiden Begg

Having sustained a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury, Aiden Begg remains on the AFL Inactive List and will sit out for the remainder of the AFL Season.

The 21-year-old is progressing well through his rehab program and has been able to complete gym work. He has progressed out of a knee brace and will continue strength work.

Josh Carmichael

Josh Carmichael continues to work through the AFL’s concussion protocols and continues to be supported by the Club and AFL medical teams.

Mason Cox

Mason Cox has cleared the AFL concussion protocols and continues to focus on rehabilitating his knee.

The 33-year-old has returned to the gym, undergoing gymnastic floor exercises, with the aim of regaining strength in his knee.

Cox is expected to return to outdoor training this week to complete his first running sessions. He is expected to return to the game in three to five weeks’ time.

Jamie Elliott

Jamie Elliott’s vascular issue is progressing well, with the forward improving his quality of running symptom free.

The 31-year-old will commence a mini pre-season training block, which will see him in non-contact training for another one to two weeks. He will also return to team drills in a non-contact fashion.

Elliott is expected to return in three to five weeks.

Dan McStay

Dan McStay is progressing well as he continues to work through his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehab.

The 28-year-old continued training at a high level over the BYE week and he has been cleared to return to full team training.

He will need to complete a block of work during full team training over the next few weeks before he returns to the field.

Tom Mitchell

Following a minor procedure to address the plantar fasciitis in his left foot, Tom Mitchell is successfully walking pain free and is close to a return to running.

The 31-year-old has been completing pool exercises to strengthen his foot.

He is expected to return in three to five weeks’ time.

Wil Parker

Wil Parker will spend some time on the sidelines after experiencing knee soreness during the Pies’ VFL Round 12 match against North Melbourne. Scans confirmed a slight meniscus tear to his knee.

The 21-year-old has successfully had surgery and is currently working through a standard rehab plan.

He is expected to return within four to six weeks.

Oscar Steene

Oscar Steene continues to work through his rehab program for his toe injury.

He has taken positive steps over the BYE week having commenced a running program and this week will progress into straight line running.

He is expected to return within four to six weeks.


Sam DraperMason Redman and Xavier Duursma each got through full game on Sunday.

Ben Hobbs has pulled up well following his first game back from a calf injury, collecting 22 disposals on managed minutes in the VFL side’s loss to Gold Coast, while Will Setterfield (23 touches) also got through the VFL clash without issue after initially being listed as a test due to knee soreness.

Darcy Parish Calf 3 weeks
Kaine Baldwin Navicular stress 3-6 weeks
Saad El-Hawli Ankle 6 weeks
Zach Reid Pectoral TBC
Jaiden Hunter ACL Season


Alex Pearce will be sidelined for the next 3-4 weeks after scans revealed a fracture to his left forearm during Sunday’s win over Gold Coast. Pearce will undergo surgery this week and will then begin his rehabilitation process as he works his way back to playing.

Brennan Cox played his first 60 minutes of football for Peel’s WAFL Reserves at the weekend since injuring his hamstring tendon in round one.

“(Brennan) performed well, (he) got some great run numbers out of the game which was on managed minutes,” Merriman said.

“We plan to see him playing in (WAFL) League this week

Brodie (foot) – test
Walker (illness) – test
Walters (hamstring) – 1-2 weeks
Kuek (knee) – 1-2 weeks
O’Driscoll (knee) – 1-2 weeks
Pearce (arm) – 3-4 weeks
McDonald (knee) – 8-9 weeks
Murphy (abdomen) – TBC
Corbett (hip) – Season


Tanner Bruhn is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks with a left scaphoid fracture.

Tom Hawkins has sustained an atypical mid foot joint and ligament injury to his left foot. Following scans, consultation with specialists and the Club’s medical team, Hawkins is aiming to return to play in 6-8 weeks.

Tanner Bruhn Scaphoid 3-5 weeks
Cam Guthrie Achilles 1-2 weeks
Tom Hawkins Foot 6-8 weeks
Oli Wiltshire Pelvis 1-3 weeks


Brandon Ellis Calf 4 weeks
Ben King Knee Test
Malcolm Rosas jnr Calf 1 week
Lachie Weller Knee 3 weeks


Stephen Coniglio and Harry Perryman will need to pass their final fitness tests on Thursday to play this week.

Sam Taylor underwent successful surgery last week and will meet with a specialist on Wednesday to determine his recovery plan.

Sam Taylor Groin TBC
Stephen Coniglio Shoulder Test
Harry Perryman Hamstring Test
Nick Haynes Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Cooper Hamilton Ankle 3-4 weeks
Nick Madden Ankle 4-6 weeks
Josh Fahey Foot 3 months
Braydon Preuss Back Indefinite

Ethan Phillips (Knee) – Available

“Ethan is coming off some minor surgery to remove a loose body in his knee and since that’s gone, his knee has felt fantastic. He trained fully on the Saturday just gone, we had a decent session on Saturday morning. He’ll train this week and be available to play the whole game on the weekend.”

Jack O’Sullivan (Hamstring) – Available

“He’s missed six or seven weeks now, but he’s had a great block of training over the past week. So he’s going to play three quarters of the game this weekend, which is a great result for Jack.”

Max Ramsden (Ankle) – Test

“Max had a rolled ankle issue in the Richmond VFL game before the bye, which has settled. He’s trained today, will train later in the week and he’s in line to be available this weekend.”

Ned Reeves (Back) – Test

“Ned’s had some great treatment over the last week and a half. He did a little bit of training on Saturday and a bit more training today. He’ll train again later in the week and we’ll make a call about his availability for the weekend.”

Chad Wingard (Calf) – Test

“Chad’s progressed into a little bit of training today. We’ve listed him as a test. We are going to have another look at him later in the week. I would say it’s 50/50 at this stage whether we progress to match play this weekend or whether we just take a little bit longer to be absolutely sure with Chad, but we’ll make a decision later in the week.”

Cooper Stephens (Achilles) – Test

“We’ve put him down this week to play a half of footy against Port Melbourne on the weekend. He’s had a great block for the past six weeks reconditioning his body and making sure we’re on top of this Achilles issue which has troubled him for quite a while. There’s a body of work there now that he’s completed that suggests he’s ready to resume some match play on the weekend with a good training week this week, so we’re looking forward to that on the weekend.”

Will McCabe (Back) – 1 week

“There’s sort of two factors with Will. It’s a little bit about how much training he’s been able to do over the past two weeks, and secondly, being a young player with some of the injury history recently, we just have made the decision that we’d like to get another week of training – but we’re aiming for a half of football next week. It’s also linked to the fact that we’ve got some other players playing limited game times this weekend with Cooper (playing half a game) and Jack O’Sullivan as well (playing three quarters of a game). So there’s a little bit going on with the players returning and how we bring them all back at the same time or how we spread them out. With Will, it makes more sense to just do another week of training and then get him back playing next week.”

Jake Lever and  will be available for selection this week. “Jake will train fully with the squad tomorrow to be available for selection this week,”

Lachie Hunter “Lachie’s had some really good progression from that calf injury. He had a great training week last week.  “He’ll integrate into training this week to be available for VFL selection.”

Christian Salem, who was subbed off during the game, will also be available ahead of Friday’s match against Brisbane.

“Christian had sustained a knock to his knee in training leading into the game,” Griffith said.

“We had cleared him from any significant damage from some imaging.

“Throughout the game, when the decision needed to be made on bringing Kynan in, knowing that [Christian] had that knock, we used that as an opportunity to give him a bit of a rest.

“He’s recovered well from the game. The aim will be for him to train fully tomorrow to be available for this week’s game.”

Ben Brown was missing from both AFL and VFL sides over the weekend, with Griffith confirming that the Demon had experienced minor knee pain during the week.

“Following that, scans have cleared him of any severe damage and now we’ll just progress him back into training as his knee pain settles.”

Will Verrall will spend time on the sidelines after entering concussion protocols following the VFL match on Sunday.  

Marty Hore (calf), Jake Melksham (knee), Charlie Spargo (Achilles) and Christian Petracca (spleen) are all continuing to progress through their respective rehab schedules.
Brayden George underwent surgery this week to repair his ACL
Griffin Logue is expected to increase his game load this weekend after playing three quarters in the reserves’ win over Casey Demons on his return from an ACL injury. He finished the day with an off-field conditioning block.

Colby McKercher played restricted game time following a five-week lay-off due to bone stress in his foot.”He played capped game loading with the aim to maximise intensity and work rate in three quarters of football,” White said.

“Over the coming weeks, Colby’s training loads will be modified and game load metrics progressively increased to enable his foot to adapt.”

Toby Pink faces a test for Saturday’s game against the Western Bulldogs after rolling his ankle last weekend.

Blake Drury (MCL) and Wil Dawson (AC joint), who are both on track to return after the VFL team’s bye in mid-July.

Kallan Dawson will be available for selection this week after he completed his one-match suspension for striking Collingwood’s Jack Crisp.


Lachie Charleson (knee) – test
Willie Rioli (calf) – test
Kyle Marshall (concussion protocols)
Jase Burgoyne (hamstring) – 1-2 weeks
Trent McKenzie (hamstring) – 1-2 weeks
Ryan Burton (foot) – 3-4 weeks
Ivan Soldo (knee) – 4 weeks
Sam Powell-Pepper (knee) – season


Tom Lynch, hamstring

“Unfortunately, Tom had a minor hamstring injury right at the end of the game last week. It’s not the same side (as his previous hamstring injury), it’s a different side and it’s a different site. It’s pretty minor, he’s already up and running pretty quickly. We’re hoping to see him available in the next couple of weeks.”

Jacob Hopper, hamstring

“‘Hops’ has put in a huge eight weeks. Especially the last month, he has been working really, really hard. He’ll get through training on Thursday and be available this Sunday.”

Dion Prestia, calf 

“He’s going really well. He’s putting in some big running sessions at the moment. We’re hoping next week, if not the week after, he’ll be available.”

Marlion Pickett, calf

“Marlion’s injury has been a little bit stubborn to get going. At the moment, he’s just started running. There’s no further update at the moment, but we’re hoping to have one in the next week or two on where he’s at.”

Maurice Rioli, ankle

“Maurice is going really well, he’s turned the corner. He was in every day over the bye working really hard. He’s really determined to get back and perform this year. We’re hoping he’ll be in training in the next week or so, and then a couple of weeks later he’ll be available for selection.”

Jack Ross, foot

“(Jack’s) injury can be really difficult to get going, he’s sort of had nine weeks off now since he hurt himself. He’s just started running outside at the moment. We’re looking at probably a four-to-six-week period of building him back into skills, and then we’re looking at some game time. So, we’re hoping by the end of the year he’ll be playing a couple of games.”

Samson Ryan, ankle

“Samson (sustained) a minor syndesmosis at the end of the Adelaide game (Round 13). He played out the game, so we were hoping he would be available the next week. It didn’t quite turn out that way and it’s probably a little bit worse than we first thought… We think maybe a week or two.”

Liam Fawcett, back

“Liam’s working hard outside. He’s got an appointment with a specialist in the next week. We’ll have more information then, but we’re really hoping we’ll see Liam play some game time by the end of the year.”

Richmond Injury List:


Jacob Hopper, hamstring


Tom Lynch, hamstring (1-2 weeks)

Samson Ryan, ankle (1-2 weeks)

Dion Prestia, calf (1-2 weeks)

Marlion Pickett, calf (2-3 weeks)

Maurice Rioli, ankle (3-4 weeks)

Jack Ross, foot (4-6 weeks)

Dylan Grimes, back (TBA)

Liam Fawcett, back (TBA)

Mate Colina, back (TBA)

Mykelti Lefau, knee (season)

Tylar Young, knee (season)

Sam Naismith, knee (season)

Josh Gibcus, knee (season)

Judson Clarke, knee (season)

Paddy Dow Ankle Test
Jimmy Webster Calf Test
Brad Crouch Knee TBC
Jack Hayes Knee TBC
Dougal Howard Hamstring 1 week
James Van Es Ankle Season


Callum Mills

Callum continues to train fully with the AFL team. He will complete match play both this week and next week.

Sam Reid

Sam trained fully last week and recovered without any concerns. He will be a test to return to play this weekend.

Angus Sheldrick

Angus is improving quickly in his recovery from a lateral ankle ligament injury. He will begin football skills training this week.

Harry Arnold

Harry had repeat imaging completed this week which showed good healing of his previously injured low back stress injury. He will recommence full team training this week.

Pete Ladhams

Pete sustained a concussion in the VFL match against GWS Giants.

Jack Buller

Jack Buller remains on light recovery duties. He will have a follow-up appointment with his specialist this week.


Rhett Bazzo Groin 2-3 weeks

Elijah Hewett Foot 2-3 weeks

Noah Long Knee Season

Dom Sheed Hamstring 1-2 weeks


Aaron Naughton completed a light session at the Whitten Oval on Monday, but will need to prove his fitness at Wednesday’s main training before being given the green light to resume his season.

Sam Darcy is available after serving a two-game suspension

Nick Coffield will also need to pass a fitness test on Wednesday to book his return from a shoulder reconstruction.

James Harmes could also be available to face the Kangaroos after being sidelined since straining his hamstring against the Magpies in round 12.

Luke Cleary Concussion Test
Nick Coffield Shoulder Test
Jordan Croft Concussion Test
Ryan Gardner Wrist 10-12 weeks
James Harmes Hamstring Test
Jason Johannisen Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Alex Keath Hamstring 4-6 weeks
Aaron Naughton Knee Test
Bailey Smith Knee Season

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5 thoughts on “Injuries – Round 16”

  1. CT
    I thought Lohmann came off the ground las week with a calf injury???
    Appreciate all your efforts in making this a great community site 🙂


    1. Hi thebopper,

      Lohmann went off with a corked quad and wasn’t mentioned in the injury list, so looks good to play.

      Have a great weekend.


  2. As anyone noticed the C McK. report?

    Isn’t that what we should have been informed/updated with last week, and not the stuff we were actually shoveled???……

    US word shoveling at its finest……????

    Time to trade…..



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