Injuries Round 3

Written by Chaos Theory on March 28 2023


Patrick Parnell was subbed out of the game due to concussion after a tackle in the first quarter.

He will now enter the AFL’s concussion protocols and be assessed during the week. High Performance Manager Darren Burgess

Matt Crouch  Leg  Test
 Billy Dowling  Foot  1 week
 Darcy Fogarty  Knee  Test
 Shane McAdam  Suspension  Round 5
 Patrick Parnell  Concussion  1-2 weeks
 Josh Worrell  Hamstring  3 weeks


 Keidean Coleman  Concussion  TBC
 Darcy Gardiner  Ankle  Test


Sam Durdin (hamstring)

Scans today confirmed a low-grade hamstring strain sustained in the VFL.

Will be unavailable for 1-2 weeks.

George Hewett (hand)

Will be a test for this week after missing Round 2 with a hand injury.

Jack Martin (calf)

Will be a test for Round 4.

Sam Walsh (back). Back into skills training and is tracking to return to full training in the coming weeks.
Return-to-play timeline has not changed, expected to be clearer by Round 4.

Jordan Boyd  Foot  TBC
 Matt Cottrell  Foot  TBC
 David Cuningham  Shoulder  TBC
 Corey Durdin  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Caleb Marchbank  Calf  TBC
 Sam Philp  Foot  Season
 Sam Walsh  Back  TBC
 Zac Williams  Knee  Season


Aiden Begg  Back  TBC
 Charlie Dean  Foot  Season
 Arlo Draper  Concussion  TBC
 Jeremy Howe  Arm  TBC
 Nathan Kreuger  Shoulder  6-8 weeks
 Patrick Lipinski  Shoulder  Post mid-season bye
 Oleg Markov  Ankle  Test
 Brody Mihocek  Finger  Test



Nik Cox  Back  3-5 weeks
 Jayden Davey*  Knee  Season
 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti  Quad  TBC
 Zach Reid  Back  4-5 weeks
 James Stewart  Foot  2-4 weeks
 Elijah Tsatas  Knee  3-4 months
 Sam Weideman  Toe  Test
 Peter Wright  Shoulder  TBC
 Brandon Zerk-Thatcher  Ankle  TBC



Nat Fyfe (plantar fascia) – Test

“Nat’s dealing with some plantar fascia issues in his foot and has been on and off for a while now,”.

“We’ve treated that in the latter stages of last week and we’ll see how he progresses through training this week as to his availability to play” Executive General Manager of Football Peter Bell

Conrad Williams (quad) – Test
Travis Colyer (knee) – 4 weeks



Toby Conway  Foot  TBC
 Mitch Duncan  Calf  Test
 Jack Henry  Foot  TBC
 Jake Kolodjashnij  Concussion  Test
 Sam Menegola  Knee  TBC
 Rhys Stanley  Ribs  Test
 Tom Stewart  Knee  2-3 weeks

Gold Coast

Connor Budarick  Knee  TBC
 Brandon Ellis  Calf  TBC



Jacob Wehr (shoulder) Will miss months after breaking his scapula.

Leek Aleer  Quad  3 weeks
 Toby Bedford  Hamstring  5-7 weeks
 Phil Davis  Ankle  Test
 Darcy Jones  Quad  Test
 Josh Kelly  Concussion  Test
 Nick Madden  Foot  5-7 weeks
 Xavier O’Halloran  Quad  2-4 weeks
 Harry Perryman  Hamstring  3-5 weeks
 Braydon Preuss  Back  2-3 weeks
 Jacob Wehr Shoulder  8-10 weeks
 Lachie Whitfield  Concussion  Test



Chad Wingard

High Performance Manager Peter Burge said Wingard needed to complete the club’s main training session on Thursday to be available for selection.

“He resumed running late last week and had a session yesterday (Monday) which was really good,”

“We’re planning for him to fully train on Thursday and given that all goes well, he’ll be available to play on the weekend.”

Chad Wingard Calf Probable Round 3
Jai Serong Illness TBC TBC
Josh Morris Shoulder Unavailable Round 4
Emerson Jeka Hamstring Unavailable Round 6
Mitch Lewis Knee Unavailable Rounds 6-7



# All comments by Club Doctor Laura Lallenec

Max Gawn Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain.

“With that type of mechanism, it does always worry us whether it’s an ACL or MCL injury,”

“Assessing [Max], he has had a previous MCL injury, so it made it a bit difficult assessing him, so we weren’t sure which way it could be.

“By the end of the night, he didn’t have any swelling, he was pretty comfortable, so our confidence was that it was more likely to be an MCL injury, and then thankfully, by the next day, the MRI confirmed that.”

Steven May minor calf injury. 

“He’s got through our training today; he’ll continue to progress [and] aim to full-train on Thursday,”.

“[So] we’re really hopeful and confident he’ll be fine to play this Sunday.”

Christian Salem torn meniscus.

“Unfortunately, it was what we call unstable and needed to be trimmed back by the surgeon this morning,”.

“Surgery went really well, and he will have a week at home, resting, and then start to get back into training.”

Josh Schache played in the VFL and was involved in a head knock and was unable to finish the game.

Schache will enter concussion protocols, which is a 12-day minimum

Daniel Turner (ribs) will need to pass a test to be deemed fit to play.

Will Verrall, has bone stress in his pelvis and will be on the sidelines for an extended period of time.


North Melbourne

Jy Simpkin  one-match suspension

 Callum Coleman-Jones  Foot  1-2 weeks
 Paul Curtis  Illness  Test
 Brayden George  Knee  Season
 Ben McKay  Foot  2-3 weeks
 Tristan Xerri  Ankle  TBC

Port Adelaide

Trent McKenzie – ankle (3-4 weeks)

Connor Rozee had a concussion test at half-time of Saturday’s Collingwood clash after a head knock, but was cleared and returned to play.

The midfielder underwent a further concussion test following the game, which he also passed with no concerns.




Tom Lynch, corky


Seth Campbell, groin load


Dustin Martin, hamstring awareness


Jacob Hopper, knee


Jayden Short – calf (short-term)

Tom Brown – wrist (short-term)

Robbie Tarrant – hip (short-term)

Ivan Soldo – foot (short-term)

Josh Gibcus – hamstring (medium-term)

Mate Colina – back (long-term)

Kaleb Smith – foot (long-term)

Dustin Martin, hamstring awareness

“We made the decision during the game to take Dustin off the ground, given his injury history and the six-day break. We’re just going to monitor how he recovers off the game and make a decision on Wednesday and see if he gets through training with regards to playing this week.”

Jayden Short, calf

“Jayden’s been battling a bit of a calf problem on and off for the last couple of weeks. We’re going to make a decision now to not play him this week and get him to do some strong rehab training on it, and get himself right for the rest of the season.”

Jacob Hopper, knee

“It was pretty ugly, he’s actually pretty lucky. Jacob’s experienced a little bit of joint soreness in his knee and we’re going to monitor him on Wednesday and see how he recovers and make a decision. He’s probably doubtful at this stage, but we’ll see how he is on Wednesday.”

Tom Lynch, corky

“Lynch copped a pretty heavy knock. Given how important he is to us and his limited prep, we thought it would be best to get scans. But, he’s okay and he’ll be available this week.”

Robbie Tarrant, hip 

“Robbie had a really good session on Saturday morning and seems to have turned the corner. We’d like to give him a couple of good weeks of training before we play him, but we’re getting some improvement and hopefully he’ll be available in the next week or two.”

Ivan Soldo, foot

“Unfortunately, he’s developed a little bit of plantar fasciitis, given how big and heavy he is. We’re going to make sure we get this right and in unavailable for the short-term at this stage, possibly medium-term.”

Josh Gibcus, hamstring

“Josh is over the issues he had with his wound now. He’s slowly progressing and is coming along really well. We’ll have more of an update in a couple of weeks once he starts running a bit faster.”

Tom Brown, wrist

“Tom’s been training non-contact. He has an appointment with his specialist next week and will probably get another scan on his arm, and hopefully he’ll get good news and he’ll be available next week or the week after.”

Kaleb Smith, foot 

“(He’s progressing) really well. He’s running outside. It’s still early days (but) he’s building a base again and we’ll have a bit more of an update in a couple of weeks.”

Seth Campbell, groin load

“Seth’s going really well, he’s back into training. As long as he trains really well this week, he’ll be available this week to play which will be exciting.”


St Kilda

Jack Steele has suffered a broken collarbone and is out for over a month.

Matt Allison  Foot  Indefinite
 Jack Billings  Fractured leg  5-8 weeks
 Jack Bytel  Knee  Test
 Nick Coffield  Calf  3-5 weeks
 Jack Hayes  Foot  9-11 weeks
 Olli Hotton  Back  Indefinite
 Zak Jones  Achilles  Indefinite
 Isaac Keeler  Knee  4-6 weeks
 Max King  Shoulder  5-8 weeks
 Dan McKenzie  Calf  Indefinite
 Angus McLennan  Back  Indefinite
 Tim Membrey  Knee  3-5 weeks
 Jack Steele  Collarbone  4-6 weeks
 Jimmy Webster  Hand  1-2 weeks



Ryan Clarke  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Robbie Fox  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Tom Hickey  Hamstring  4 weeks
 Jacob Konstanty  Shin  TBC
 Sam Reid  Glute  3 weeks
 Sam Wicks  Shoulder  TBC


West Coast

Elliot Yeo To miss this week

Nic Naitanui out for at least the next 2 games. “He’s gonna be a couple of weeks before we get that rebuild going”.

Jai Culley having a shoulder scan, availability unclear.

Coby Burgiel  Hamstring  TBC
 Jai Culley  Calf  TBC
 Callum Jamieson  Ankle  TBC
 Nic Naitanui  Achilles  2 weeks
 Josh Rotham  Arm  1-2 weeks
 Jack Williams  Spleen  TBC
 Elliot Yeo  Calf  Test


Western Bulldogs

Jedd Busslinger (shoulder): Available
Ryan Gardner (elbow): Test
Adam Treloar (hamstring): Test
Rory Lobb (ankle): Test
Tim O’Brien (hamstring): Test
Arthur Jones (groin): Test
Cody Weightman (groin): 2-4 weeks
Laith Vandermeer (leg): 2-4 weeks
Roarke Smith(foot): 3-5 weeks
Harvey Gallagher (hamstring): 4-6 weeks
Dom Bedendo (groin): Indefinite


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8 thoughts on “Injuries Round 3”

    1. Setterfield was not on Essendon’s injury list and Essendon posted photos of Setterfield at training today.

      Signs are looking good but if anything else eventuates I will update.


  1. No mention of Finn Callaghan on the injury list? Was of the understanding that the bump to his shoulder was the same one that kept him out last year. Hopefully it was just a stinger.


    1. Adam Kingsley has been reported saying that there are no problems with the shoulder, it was just a stinger.


      1. Thanks Owen. Here is the quote.

        Finn Callaghan :

        “He’s fine. Shoulder just felt like a bit of a stinger. He’s had some shoulder issues in the past but no issues at the moment, no.”

        Adam Kingsley


  2. Dustin Martin (general soreness) and Jacob Hopper (knee) will both miss Friday night’s clash with Collingwood.

    Both are expected to be available for the round four.


  3. Collingwood- Mason Cox is unavailable for Rd 3 and could miss more than a month.

    He reported rib soreness after round 2 and was sent for scans which have revealed a hematoma in that region.


  4. Hawthorn: Jai Serong will miss at least the next two months after being diagnosed by a Specialist Sports Cardiologist with pericarditis on Tuesday.



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