Injuries Round 2

Written by Chaos Theory on March 21 2023



Josh Worrell (hamstring) 3 weeks

“Josh is doing really well, he’s in the middle of a mini pre-season to get his fitness up to form and his hamstring nice and strong,”

“We’re anticipating he’ll be joining in team training next week and he’ll train for a couple of weeks so we think about three weeks before he’s back playing.” Adelaide High Performance Manager Darren Burgess said.

Billy Dowling (foot) 3 weeks

“He’ll be training with us next week so we anticipate he’ll be back ready to play by AFL Round 4,” Burgess said.

“It’s progressing really well, as I’ve said before it’s a bit of an usual injury, but he’s on target.”

Matt Crouch (leg) 2 weeks

“Crouchy will be running by the end of this week and we’re hoping he’ll be available next week, if not the week after,” Burgess said.

“He’s doing everything that we’re asking of him and the big test will be when he runs on ground later this week.”


Dayne Zorko will be available for selection in Round 2.

Cal Ah Chee could also be available based on Thursday’s training session.

Keidean Coleman will miss Brisbane’s clash with Melbourne through concussion protocol.

Darcy Gardiner has joined modified skills sessions at training, with his availability still to be confirmed.


Jordan Boyd  Foot  TBC
 Matt Cottrell  Foot  TBC
 David Cuningham  Shoulder  TBC
 Corey Durdin  Hamstring  Test
 Caleb Marchbank  Calf  TBC
 Sam Philp  Foot  Season
 Sam Walsh  Back  TBC
 Zac Williams  Knee  Season



Jeremy Howe sustained a compound fracture after a marking contest during the third quarter of our Round One match against Geelong. He has undergone surgery and is now resting at home. The Club will provide an update on his rehabilitation and return to play timeline in the next couple of weeks.

Patrick Lipinski is now out of his sling and will return to light duties in the coming weeks. Lipinski dislocated his shoulder during our practice match against Hawthorn.

Nathan Kreuger is progressing with his rehab after undergoing a reconstruction on his right shoulder in January. It will be another 4-5 weeks before he returns to full contact training.

Harvey Harrison and Finlay Macrae have returned to full training this week after their respective preseason injuries. Both will take part in the Club’s first VFL game this Saturday at Victoria Park.

Aiden Begg will unfortunately miss this weekend’s VFL game with back soreness. He will be re-assessed ahead of next week’s game.

Arlo Draper has progressed well since his concussion late in the preseason. He will return to full contact training once he is completely symptom free and cleared by club doctors.

Charlie Dean continues to recover from his foot surgery, which has sidelined him for the 2023 season.


Nik Cox  Back  3-5 weeks
 Jayden Davey*  Knee  Season
 Zach Reid  Back  5-6 weeks
 James Stewart  Foot  3-5 weeks
 Jake Stringer  Hamstring  Test
 Elijah Tsatas  Knee  3-4 months
 Peter Wright  Shoulder  TBC



Travis Colyer  Knee  5 weeks
 Hugh Davies  Hip  Test
 Conrad Williams  Quad  1-2 weeks


Michael Walters comes off the injury list and should be available this week if he gets through main training. Likewise Nathan O’Driscoll, who has recovered from a foot injury.


 Jack Bowes  Calf  Test
 Toby Conway  Foot  TBC
 Sam De Koning  Knee  Available
 Mitch Duncan  Calf  2 weeks
 Jack Henry  Foot  TBC
 Jake Kolodjashnij  Concussion  TBC
 Sam Menegola  Knee  Medium term
 Tom Stewart  Knee  3-4 weeks


Gold Coast

Lachie Weller has been cleared to return to action and will be available for selection.

“Lachie has been training fully for a month now and has exceeded every challenge set for him throughout his rehabilitation and reconditioning following his injury,” GC SUNS Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull said.

“Lachie has put in a tremendous amount of hard work and had his sights firmly set on a return to play early in the season.”

Bailey Humphrey has been sidelined with a foot injury in recent weeks, but after re-integrating to training is also set to return to play this weekend.

“Bailey’s foot has healed and he has been back into training with the main group so he will be available for selection this weekend,” Bull said.

Wil Powell (hamstring) has re-integrated back into main training and will be a test for this weekend.

Sam Collins left the field for a head injury assessment in the weekend’s match against Sydney, but was cleared and will be available this week.

Sean Lemmens is also nearing the end of his rehab period and is one week away from a return to play.

Brandon Ellis Calf TBA

Connor Budarick  Knee TBA



Leek Aleer  Quad  Test
 Toby Bedford  Hamstring  6-7 weeks
 Darcy Jones  Quad  1-2 weeks
 Josh Kelly  Concussion  1-2 weeks
 Nick Madden  Foot  6-8 weeks
 Xavier O’Halloran  Quad  TBC
 Harry Perryman  Hamstring  TBC
 Braydon Preuss  Back  2-3 weeks
 Lachie Whitfield  Concussion  1-2 weeks




Harry Morrison Back Available Round 2
Chad Wingard Calf Unavailable Round 3
Josh Morris Shoulder Unavailable Round 4
Emerson Jeka Hamstring Unavailable Rounds 5-6
Mitch Lewis Knee Unavailable Rounds 6-7

Chad Wingard reported a cramping sensation when he was taking a kick, it was with his calf and the signs were quite minimal,”

“But given Chad’s history medically, it was decided to just take the conservative option and rule him out of the rest of the game.”

“He has since had scans and it’s a very, very low-grade calf strain. He won’t play this week, but I’ll expect he’ll be running by the end of this week, be back fully training next week and available for Round 3.” High Performance Manager Peter Burge



Steven May (calf), Jack Viney (knee), Bayley Fritsch (foot) and Christian Salem (thyroid) All available for round two.

Taj Woewodin, who underwent surgery on a dislocated finger. 6 weeks.

“He’s now had clearance to be able to sweat post-surgery, so the benefit for him is that he’ll be able to get in a good load of running and some conditioning under his belt before he returns,”

“Unfortunately, he’ll be restricted from contact and ball-work for a small period of time, so we’re just working with Taj on building out his program to make sure we can maximise [the use of] this time.” High Performance Manager Selwyn Griffith


North Melbourne

Jackson Archer  Groin  Test
 Callum Coleman-Jones  Foot  TBC
 Brayden George  Knee  Season
 Jack Mahony  Shoulder  1-2 weeks
 Ben McKay  Foot  TBC
 Darcy Tucker  Knee  Test
 George Wardlaw  Conditioning  Test
 Tristan Xerri  Ankle  TBC


Port Adelaide

Travis Boak – rib (assess) Boak will also be assessed after a rib fracture forced him to miss Round 1, with the club stalwart hoping to be fit and available

Kyle Marshall – ankle (assess)

Trent McKenzie – ankle (TBC)

Imaging on Monday confirmed he had suffered a high-grade ankle sprain, which will keep him out of Round 2.

His condition will be assessed throughout the week, with a timeline for his return to be determined in the coming days.



Jacob Bauer  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Tom Brown  Wrist  1-2 weeks
 Seth Campbell  Groin  1-2 weeks
 Mate Colina  Back  6-11 weeks
 Josh Gibcus  Hamstring  3-5 weeks
 Kaleb Smith  Foot  6-11 weeks
 Ivan Soldo  Foot  1-2 weeks
 Robbie Tarrant  Hip  1-2 weeks


St Kilda

Seb Ross Calf Test
Jack Bytel Knee TBC
Jimmy Webster Hand 1-2 weeks
Tim Membrey Knee 4-6 weeks
Nick Coffield Calf 5-7 weeks
Isaac Keeler Knee 5-7 weeks
Jack Billings Leg 6-9 weeks
Max King Shoulder 6-9 weeks
Jack Hayes Foot 10-12 weeks
Dan McKenzie Calf Indefinite
Zak Jones Achilles Indefinite
Matthew Allison Foot Indefinite
Olli Hotton Back Indefinite
Angus McLennan Back Indefinite


Jack Bytel suffered a cut to his knee early in the game which was attended to and he returned to the field. However, his discomfort continued post-match and Jack was admitted to hospital later that evening.

“Jack then underwent a clean-out of the wound, resulting in disruption to his preparation this week”. Acting General Manager of Football David Misson



Ryan Clarke  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Robbie Fox  Calf  1 week
 Tom Hickey  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Jacob Konstanty  Shin  TBC
 Sam Reid  Glute  TBC
 Sam Wicks  Shoulder  TBC


West Coast

Jai Culley  Calf  Test
 Nic Naitanui  Achilles soreness  TBC
 Josh Rotham  Arm  2-3 weeks
 Jack Williams  Spleen  TBC
 Elliot Yeo  Calf  Test


Western Bulldogs

Liam Jones (neck): test
Rory Lobb (ankle): TBC
Arthur Jones (groin): 1-2 weeks
Ryan Gardner (elbow): 1-2 weeks
Tim O’Brien (hamstring): 1-2 weeks
Cody Weightman (groin): 3-5 weeks
Laith Vandermeer (leg): 4-5 weeks
Roarke Smith (foot): 4-5 weeks
Dom Bedendo (groin): Indefinite

Rory Lobb has developed some catching pain in his ankle, relating to some small loose bodies in the joint that have intermittently caused him issues in the last few years,” Head of Sports Medicine, Chris Bell said.

“To minimise risk of him having recurrent issues, we have decided to be proactive and wash the loose bodies out with an ankle arthroscopy this afternoon.”

“We will determine Rory’s return to play plan following the procedure, but don’t expect it to keep him out for too long.”

Liam Jones suffered a heavy impact to his head that caused his neck to overstretch,” Bell said.

“Immediately following, he had some referred pain and spasm into his shoulder. With any injury of this nature, we need to make sure that we clear any serious structural damage – so Liam was sent to hospital for scans.”

“Those scans came back with positive results.”

“As expected Liam still has some pain and muscle spasm associated with the injury, so we are working overtime to get him back on track and will determine his availability as the week progresses.”


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8 thoughts on “Injuries Round 2”

  1. Seeing Duncan only 2 weeks away is causing doubts with Bruhn and his money making potential. He may be a straight swap or lose a lot of CBA due to Duncan, which will hold back his money making


  2. Given Liam Jones is still experiencing deferred pain, I’d say it’s highly likely he misses this week. Add to that a score of 5, and the fact he is supposed to only really be a cash cow , it’s a no brainer to trade him out thos week me thinks.

    Jones to Cole, if you already have McKenna


    1. Treloar is likely to miss Rd 3 due to suffering hamstring tightness as reported by Western Bulldogs.



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