Injuries – Round 5

Written by Chaos Theory on April 9 2024


Patrick Parnell (shoulder) TBC

Rory Sloane (eye) TBC

Harry Schoenberg (achilles) 1 week

Lachlan Murphy (knee) 2-4 weeks

Nick Murray (knee) 6-8 weeks

Riley Thilthorpe (knee) 3 months

Wayne Milera (knee) season


Brandon Ryan will be available for selection this week, likely to play VFL, after missing the start to the season with a toe injury.

Conor McKenna continues to train well as he moves closer to making a return from a hamstring strain which occurred in Round 1 against Fremantle.

McKenna could also be available for selection as early as next week.

Conor McKenna – hamstring – 1 week

Zane Zakostelsky – groin – 3-4 weeks

Carter Michael – knee – 5 weeks

Will Ashcroft – knee – TBC

Tom Doedee – knee – TBC

Keidean Coleman – knee – season


Elijah Hollands (adductor)

– Scans have cleared him of any significant injury after Saturday’s win
– Availability: test

Lachie Fogarty (wrist)

– Suffered a fractured wrist in a contest with Fremantle’s Nat Fyfe in the third quarter of Saturday’s win
– Timeline to be determined after further assessment this week

Caleb Marchbank (concussion/back)

– Managing back soreness after a heavy collision against North Melbourne
– Is also continuing to progress through concussion protocols
– Expected to be a test to play next week

Sam Walsh (back)

– Will need to complete full training this week to be available to play
– Availability: test

Matt Carroll Groin Indefinite
David Cuningham Calf 1-2 weeks
Sam Docherty Knee Season
Lachie Fogarty Wrist TBC
Elijah Hollands Adductor Test
Caleb Marchbank Back Test
Jack Martin Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Alex Mirkov Conditioning Indefinite
Jesse Motlop Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Jack Silvagni Knee Season
Sam Walsh Back Test



Scott Pendlebury

Scans have confirmed Scott Pendlebury sustained a rib fracture during the second quarter of Sunday’s Game.

He will be monitored across Collingwood’s bye week and will be assessed to determine his availability for the Round Six clash against Port Adelaide. A further update will be provided next week.

Nathan Kreuger has suffered a setback in his return and is set to miss a further two to four weeks. The 24-year-old had been cleared to play after recovering from the hamstring injury he sustained during pre-season but suffered a minor calf strain during training last week that will delay his return.

Oscar Steene is progressing through the concussion protocols as recovers from a knock to the face in pre-season. The 20-year-old will be assessed for contact training early this week and will likely be available for selection in Collingwood’s VFL clash against Carlton on Sunday.

Nathan Murphy (concussion), Harry DeMattia (finger), Josh Eyre (hamstring) and Dan McStay (knee) are all continuing to progress through their individual rehabilitation plans across the Club’s AFL Bye week.


Jordan Ridley is also set for another 4-6 weeks on the sidelines after re-aggravating his existing quad injury during rehab.

“’Rids’ pulled up sore from training last week, and follow-up scans have unfortunately shown the quad injury that he suffered in our Community Series pre-season game against Geelong has been re-injured,” GM – Football, Daniel McPherson said.

“Given this most recent setback and Jordan’s history, we will take a conservative approach with his rehab, which will see him sit out a number of weeks from here”.

Dylan Shiel and Tex Wanganeen will both return via the VFL this weekend, provided they complete a full week of training.

Sam Durham – Concussion Test
Dylan Shiel – Oblique strain Test
Tex Wanganeen – Navicular .Test
Matt Guelfi – Calf  2 weeks
Will Setterfield – Knee  2-3 weeks
Zach Reid – Hamstring  3-4 weeks
Archie Perkins – Hamstring  3-4 weeks
Jordan Ridley – Quad  4-6 weeks
Kaine Baldwin – Navicular stress  9-10 weeks
Jaiden Hunter – ACL  Season


Sean Darcy “Sean has joined us (in Adelaide) and he is fired up and keen to get through main training,” Merriman said.

“We will assess how he gets through main training and make the call on whether he plays this week.”

Sean Darcy (knee) – test
Sam Switkowski (calf) – test
Sam Sturt (hamstring) – test
Karl Worner (concussion) – test
Michael Frederick (hamstring) – 1 week
Pat Voss (calf) – 1 week
Corey Wagner (calf) – 1 week
Conrad Williams (foot) – 2-3 weeks
Brennan Cox (hamstring) – 9-11 weeks
Oscar McDonald (knee) – 15-19 weeks
Odin Jones (concussion) – TBC
Sebit Kuek (knee) – season
Josh Corbett (hip) – 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


Sandy Brock Forearm 1 week
Jy Farrar Thumb 2 weeks
Lloyd Johnston Hamstring 2 weeks
Lachie Weller Knee 12+ weeks


Braydon Preuss made a successful return through the VFL practice match last weekend and will continue to push his case as an option for the GIANTS’ ruck as he builds his training over the coming weeks.

Callan Ward Shoulder Test
Isaac Cumming Calf 3-4 weeks
James Leake Quad 3-5 weeks
Nathan Wardius Shin 3-5 weeks
Adam Kennedy Knee TBC


James Blanck Knee Season
Luke Breust Groin 1-2 weeks
Will Day Foot 2 weeks
Denver Grainger-Barras Toe 5-6 weeks
Changkuoth Jiath Hamstring 1 week
Mitch Lewis Hamstring/knee 1-2 weeks
Will McCabe Back 9-11 weeks
Nick Watson Ankle 3-5 weeks
Chad Wingard Achilles 3 weeks


Daniel Turner Available.

“He’s been back in full training the last couple of weeks,” “He’s completed a few match-load sessions and now will integrate fully this week to be available for selection.”

Lachie Hunter returned to football over the weekend, via a VFL match simulation with Carlton. “He participated in that [VFL game] and got through that really well. He’s pulled up well and is training fully this week to be available for selection.”

Jake Bowey is beginning to integrate into skills five weeks on from his shoulder surgery.  5-6 Weeks.

Marty Hore is recovering from a thumb fracture, currently completing a post-surgery program. 2-3 Weeks

“Marty’s in a window where we need to make sure that wound is cleared…he’s tracking well at the moment,”

Charlie Spargo (Achilles) 4 Weeks

Shane McAdam (hamstring) 2-3 Weeks

Jake Melksham (knee) 10-12 Weeks


Curtis Taylor will be available for selection

Miller Bergman Jaw 2 weeks
Callum Coleman-Jones Achilles Season
Josh Goater Achilles Season
Riley Hardeman Concussion Test
Cooper Harvey Syndesmosis 4 weeks
Griffin Logue Knee 9-10 weeks


Ollie Wines – Available

Travis Boak (back) – test. will be assessed throughout the week to determine his eligibility for Round 5 selection.
Tom McCallum (ankle) – 2-3 weeks
Ollie Lord (knee/tibia) – 4-6 weeks
Hugh Jackson (hip) – 9-11 weeks


Noah Balta Knee 4-6 weeks
Jacob Bauer Hamstring 4-6 weeks
Mate Colina Back TBC – long term
Thomson Dow Ankle Test
Liam Fawcett Back TBC – long term
Josh Gibcus ACL Season
Jack Graham Quad Test
Dylan Grimes Wrist Test
Jacob Hopper Knee 2-3 weeks
Tom Lynch Hamstring 10-12 weeks
Kane McAuliffe Ankle Test
Dion Prestia Hamstring 3 weeks
James Trezise Ankle 3-5 weeks


Dougal Howard is closing in on a return to footy, only needing to make it through training this week to make himself available for selection.

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


Harry Arnold Back 8-9 weeks
Callum Mills Shoulder 8-9 weeks
Luke Parker Arm Test
Dane Rampe Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Angus Sheldrick Finger Test


Oscar Allen Knee 7-8 weeks
Rhett Bazzo Groin 5-6 weeks
Tyler Brockman Concussion Test
Coby Burgiel Appendix 3-5 weeks
Luke Edwards Hamstring TBC
Matt Flynn Knee 4-6 weeks
Elijah Hewett Foot Post-bye
Ryan Maric Ribs Test
Archer Reid Knee 1-2 weeks



Ryan Gardner (foot) – test

Lachie Smith (knee) – 2-3 weeks

Nick Coffield (shoulder) – 10-12 weeks

Aiden O’Driscoll (concussion) – indefinite

Bailey Smith (ACL) – season


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