Injuries – Round 4

Written by Chaos Theory on April 2 2024



Wayne Milera – ruptured patella tendon right knee.

Scans in Adelaide on Sunday confirmed the damage and will have surgery in coming days.

“The surgery will mean he will miss the rest of the season while focusing on his rehabilitation.

Jordon Butts (ankle) test

Rory Sloane (eye) TBC

Lachlan Murphy (knee) 3-5 weeks

Harry Schoenberg (achilles) 3-5 weeks

Nick Murray (knee) 7-9 weeks

Riley Thilthorpe (knee) 3-4 months

Wayne Milera (knee) season



Lachie Neale to play against North Melbourne this week

Darcy Gardiner will also be available for AFL selection this week after playing in the Lions VFL win over Collingwood on Good Friday.

Brandon Ryan – toe – test

Conor McKenna – hamstring – 2 weeks

Zane Zakostelsky – groin – 5-6 weeks

Carter Michael – knee – 6 weeks

Will Ashcroft – knee – TBC

Tom Doedee – knee – TBC

Keidean Coleman – knee – season


Matt Carroll Groin Indefinite
David Cuningham Calf TBC
Sam Docherty Knee Season
Caleb Marchbank Concussion 1-2 weeks
Jack Martin Hamstring TBC
Alex Mirkov Conditioning Indefinite
Jesse Motlop Hamstring TBC
Jack Silvagni Knee Season
Sam Walsh Back 1-2 weeks


Collingwood’s Head of High-Performance Jarrod Wade update:

Nathan Kreuger has completed his rehab program in his recovery from the hamstring injury he suffered during the pre-season. The 24-year-old has cleared gym and running-based markers, and pending he clears match play at training this week, he will be available for selection.

Oscar Steene continues to make his way through the 12-step concussion protocols after suffering concussion from a head knock during a VFL pre-season game.

The 20-year-old has partaken in non-contact, team training and is expected to continue to progress each step of the protocol over the coming weeks. 

Harry DeMattia is making steady progress in his recovery from a finger injury that saw him miss the end of the pre-season and start of the season. The 18-year-old has returned to some football drills, with tackling and building grip strength the key markers in the next stage of his recovery.

Josh Eyre has reached the halfway point in his rehab from a hamstring injury. The 199cm defender will look to ramp up his running speed after completing a large volume of running over the past weeks. The 21-year-old remains a number of weeks away from being involved in team training, and at least four weeks away from making a return. 

Nathan Murphy continues to work on his confidence in his return from concussion, as he completes a number of indoor and outdoor sessions with the focus of returning to contact and match play.

Dan McStay is now four and half months post-surgery on his ACL and has been able to reach a number of key milestones within that time.

McStay is now at the stage where he can begin getting involved in some of the low-level football drills, including easy kick and move drills that don’t feature a large amount of change of direction and agility.



Jordan Ridley Quad 1 week
Sam Durham Concussion 1 week
Dylan Shiel Oblique strain 1 week
Matt Guelfi Calf 2 weeks
Tex Wanganeen Navicular 2 weeks
Zach Reid Hamstring 3 weeks
Kaine Baldwin Navicular stress 10 weeks
Jaiden Hunter ACL Season


Oscar McDonald will undergo knee surgery on Wednesday following a further scan and surgical review late last week

Sean Darcy could return to AFL level next weekend against Port Adelaide, with a return to full training expected for the ruckman next week.

“Sean is progressing well, he will have an introduction into football this week at training and then have a full training week next week with an eye on returning against Port Adelaide,”

Nathan O’Driscoll “Driz is going really well and will have a full week of training this week. He’s a test to play this week.”

Heath Chapman (hamstring) – test for WAFL
Sam Sturt (hamstring) test
Nathan O’Driscoll (knee) – test
Ethan Stanley (ankle) – test
Karl Worner (concussion) – test
Sean Darcy (knee) – 1 week
Corey Wagner (calf) – 2 weeks
Brennan Cox (hamstring) – 10-12 weeks
Oscar McDonald (knee) – TBC
Odin Jones (concussion) – TBC
Josh Corbett (hip) – Season
Sebit Kuek (knee) – Season


Patrick Dangerfield Hamstring 1 Week
Gary Rohan Back 1-3 Weeks
Joe Furphy Ankle 3 Weeks
Mitch Edwards Back 4 Weeks
Cam Guthrie Quad 3-5 Weeks


Jarrod Witts will be available for selection

Bailey Humphrey Shoulder Test
Lloyd Johnston Hamstring 3 weeks
Sandy Brock Forearm 3 weeks
Jy Farrar Thumb 4 weeks
Lachie Weller Knee +12 weeks


Braydon Preuss, Phoenix Gothard, and Joe Fonti expected to return through the club’s VFL practice match this weekend.

Joe Fonti Adductor Test
Braydon Preuss Back Test
Phoenix Gothard Illness Test
Callan Ward Shoulder 1-2 weeks
Isaac Cumming Calf 4-5 weeks
James Leake Quad 4-6 weeks
Nathan Wardius Shin 4-6 weeks
Adam Kennedy Knee TBC


Mitch Lewis (hamstring) and Nick Watson (ankle) will be unavailable for round 4.

Hawthorn Head Doctor Liam West said Watson was expected to miss a small block of football after suffering a syndesmosis injury.

“Fortunately in Nick’s case, he won’t require surgery on his ankle,” West explained.

“He’ll spend the next period in a moonboot to allow his ligaments to heal before we begin loading him up again.

“At this stage we think he’ll be out 4 to 6 weeks, but will continually reassess this during his rehab period.”

West said scans on Tuesday confirmed Lewis had suffered low-grade hamstring injury from Monday’s game.

“Mitch won’t be available this week given the six-day turnaround, but we will monitor his response to loading to determine his Round 5 availability,” West said.

“Being a lower grade injury we don’t expect Mitch to miss a considerable amount of game play.”

James Blanck Knee Season
Will Day Foot 4 weeks
Denver Grainger-Barras Toe 7-9 weeks
Changkuoth Jiath Hamstring 3 weeks
Mitch Lewis Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Will McCabe Back TBC
Nick Watson Ankle 4-6 weeks
Chad Wingard Achilles 5 weeks


Marty Hore Thumb “Following some imagery, scans have shown that he’s suffered a fracture to his thumb that requires surgery,” but hopefully he’ll only miss the next two games and look to be available as we come into our ANZAC Day Eve game.” Selwyn Griffith, the club’s High-Performance manager

Lachie Hunter Calf Available
Kade Chandler Knee Test
Steven May Ribs Test
Daniel Turner Hip 1 week
Charlie Spargo Achilles 2 – 4 weeks
Shane McAdam Hamstring 2 – 4 weeks
Marty Hore Thumb 3 – 4 weeks
Jake Bowey Shoulder 6 weeks
Jake Melksham Knee 11 – 13 weeks


Miller Bergman Jaw 3 weeks
Callum Coleman-Jones Achilles Season
Josh Goater Achilles Season
Riley Hardeman Concussion 1-2 weeks
Cooper Harvey Syndesmosis 5 weeks
Griffin Logue Knee 9-10 weeks
Curtis Taylor Back 1 week


Jason Horne-Francis Available. Proved his fitness on Tuesday,  completing full training after missing the last two games.

Ollie Wines (hamstring) – 1 week
Tom McCallum (ankle) – 3-4 weeks
Ollie Lord (knee/tibia) – 5-7 weeks
Hugh Jackson (hip) – 10-12 weeks



Dustin Martin, Dylan Grimes, and Jack Graham are all set to train this week, with the aim of returning this weekend.


Dustin Martin, calf

Dylan Grimes, wrist

Jack Graham, quad


James Trezise, ankle (3-5 weeks)

Jacob Hopper, knee (3-4 weeks)

Noah Balta, knee (4-6 weeks)

Jacob Bauer, hamstring (4-6 weeks)

Dion Prestia, hamstring (6 weeks)

Tom Lynch, hamstring (10-12 weeks)

Liam Fawcett, back (TBC – Long Term)

Mate Colina, back (TBC – Long Term)

Josh Gibcus, knee (season)



Jack Hayes has made a successful return to football, getting through Sandringham’s Easter Sunday victory unscathed.

Dougal Howard Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Paddy Dow Knee 2 weeks
Hunter Clark Calf 2-4 weeks
James Van Es Ankle 3 weeks
Matty Allison Knee 4-5 weeks
Ben Paton Pectoral 4-5 weeks
Mason Wood Collarbone 4-5 weeks
Brad Crouch Knee 5-7 weeks
Liam Henry Hamstring 5-7 weeks


Dane Rampe

Dane was subbed out of the game against Richmond at half time with hamstring tightness. He had scans this morning (Tuesday) which confirmed a low grade hamstring strain.

He is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

Harry Cunningham

Harry’s recovery from his concussion is progressing well. He will be a test to play this weekend against West Coast.

Luke Parker

Parker’s broken arm is healing well and will be re-assessed by his specialist in a weeks’ time.

Callum Mills

Callum remains on target for a mid-season return from his shoulder injury.

Joel Hamling

Joel missed last weekend’s game due to a bout of illness. He will be back at the club this week and is expected to be a test to play this weekend.

Harry Arnold

Harry’s recovery from a stress fracture is coming along well but is still expected to miss half of the season.

Angus Sheldrick

Angus will miss one more week of football with his broken finger.



Oscar Allen Knee 8-9 weeks

Rhett Bazzo Groin 6-7 weeks

Tyler Brockman Concussion Protocols 1-2 weeks

Coby Burgiel Appendix 4-6 weeks

Matt Flynn Knee 5-7 weeks

Elijah Hewett Foot Post-bye

Archer Reid Knee 2-3 weeks

Liam Ryan Hamstring 1 week



Ed Richards Concussion Test

Cody Weightman Elbow Test

Ryan Gardner Foot 2-3 weeks

Nick Coffield Shoulder 12-14 weeks

Aiden O’Driscoll Concussion Indefinite

Bailey Smith ACL Season



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