Injuries – Week 1

Written by Chaos Theory on March 12 2024


Rory Sloane (eye) 1-3 weeks

Harry Schoenberg (Achilles) 6-8 weeks

Nick Murray (knee) 10-12 weeks

Riley Thilthorpe (knee) 12-14 weeks


Tom Doedee – knee- 1-2 weeks

Carter Michael – knee – 8-10 weeks

Will Ashcroft – knee – TBC

Zane Zakostelsky – groin – TBC


Matt Carroll Groin Indefinite
Sam Docherty Knee Season
Caleb Marchbank Illness Indefinite
Jack Martin Knee 1-2 weeks
Jesse Motlop Toe Test
Jack Silvagni Knee Season
Sam Walsh Back Indefinite
Jacob Weitering Calf Indefinite


Jeremy Howe will be assessed on his fitness after tomorrow’s main training session, as he continues his recovery from a calf injury

Nathan Kreuger has continued to build volume, intensity and strength in the gym, while recovering from the hamstring injury he sustained in the VFL Practice Match against Richmond. The key forward will look to return some training next week, with a return to game play expected in Rounds Five or Six.

Josh Eyre is still at least eight weeks away, as the Supplementary Selection Period selection continues his hamstring recovery. The 21-year-old tall has begun a running program, with a view to gradually increase his loads and intensity over the next two to three weeks.

Nathan Murphy has commenced a return to contact program aimed at building confidence in match play scenarios. The 24-year-old is progressing well through this, and his return is still to be confirmed.

Harry DeMattia is continuing his recovery from his finger injury, and is tracking positively through his conditioning block. His return timeframe is still expected to be between Rounds Eight and Eleven.

Dan McStay is continuing to make progression through his reconditioning block without any issues as he recovers from his ACL injury. The key forward’s return to match play is still to be determined.

Head of High Performance Jarrad Wade



Name Injury Weeks
Dylan Shiel Foot Test
Darcy Parish Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Jordan Ridley Quad Three weeks
Tex Wanganeen Navicular Five weeks
Kaine Baldwin Navicular stress 13 weeks
Jaiden Hunter ACL Season


Michael Frederick (hamstring) – test
Brennan Cox (leg) – test
Ollie Murphy (ankle) – test
Ethan Stanley (ankle) – 2-3 weeks
Sean Darcy (knee) – 3-4 weeks “The plan is to have Sean back up and out there playing in 3-4 weeks,”High Performance Manager Phil Merriman
Heath Chapman (hamstring) – 4 weeks
Corey Wagner (calf) – 6-8 weeks
Nathan O’Driscoll (knee) – TBC
Odin Jones (concussion) – TBC
Josh Corbett (hip) – Season
Sebit Kuek (knee) – Season


Gary Rohan Back  4-6 weeks

Cameron Guthrie  Quad 6-8 weeks.


Alex Davies Hamstring 1 weeks
Jake Rogers Back 1 weeks
Jed Walter Collarbone 2 weeks
Lachie Weller Knee +12 weeks


Finn Callaghan  Foot  Test

James Leake  Quad  4-6 weeks

Nathan Wardius  Shin  4-6 weeks

Isaac Cumming  Calf  4-6 weeks

Braydon Preuss  Back  5-7 weeks

Callan Ward  Shoulder  6-8 weeks

Adam Kennedy  Knee  7 weeks

Phoenix Gothard  Illness  TBC


Dylan Moore Glandular fever Test Test
Seamus Mitchell Jaw Available Available
Bailey Macdonald Leg Unavailable 1 week
Cooper Stephens Achilles Unavailable 2-3 weeks
Jack O’Sullivan Foot Unavailable 3-4 weeks
Changkuoth Jiath Hamstring Unavailable 4-5 weeks
Will Day Foot Unavailable TBC
Chad Wingard Achilles Unavailable 7-9 weeks
Denver Grainger-Barras Toe Unavailable 10-12 weeks
Will McCabe Back Unavailable TBC
James Blanck Knee Unavailable Season


Harrison Petty Toe Test
Lachie Hunter Calf 2 – 3 weeks
Daniel Turner Hip 6 – 7 weeks
Jake Bowey Shoulder 8 weeks
Shane McAdam Hamstring TBC
Jake Melksham Knee TBC



Zak Butters (ankle), Quinton Narkle (back), Dante Visentini (concussion) and Lachlan Charleson (ankle) have all rejoined full training and have been removed from the injury list.

Ollie Lord will undergo an arthroscopy to determine the extent of his knee injury, after an incident during training on Saturday.

Lord landed heavily in a marking contest, with scans showing bone bruising in his knee and an impaction fracture to the tibia.

The 22-year-old will miss the first part of the season, with a timeline for return to become clearer following the procedure.

Ollie Lord (knee/tibia) – timeline TBC
Kyle Marshall (back) – test
Tom McCallum (ankle) – 4-5 weeks
Hugh Jackson (hip) – 13-15 weeks



Dustin Martin

Tom Lynch

Toby Nankervis

Rhyan Mansell


Jack Graham, quad (2-3 weeks)

Liam Fawcett, back (TBC – Long Term)

Mate Colina, back (TBC – Long Term)


Josh Battle Knee Available
Zak Jones Concussion Available
Mattaes Phillipou Hip Available
Marcus Windhager Hand Available
Jack Sinclair Calf Test
Dan Butler Ankle 1-2 weeks
Jack Hayes Knee 3-4 weeks
Paddy Dow Ankle 3-4 weeks
James Van Es Ankle 4-5 weeks
Hunter Clark Calf 4-5 weeks
Dougal Howard Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Ben Paton Pectoral 12-14 weeks


Luke Parker

Parker’s broken arm is healing well and is expected to be assessed in 3 weeks’ time. 

Callum Mills

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

Taylor Adams

Taylor is now out of the leg brace and moving well from the lateral ligament sprain he suffered against Brisbane. He is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.

Harry Arnold

Harry suffered a stress fracture in his lower back and is expected to miss the first half of the season.

Indhi Kirk

Indhi’s appendix surgery is healing well. He will miss a further 1 week of training.

Angus Sheldrick

Angus fractured his little finger last weekend in the VFL practice match. At this stage he does not require surgery but is likely to miss 3-4 weeks of football.


Rhett Bazzo Groin TBC
Tyler Brockman Knee Test
Jai Culley Knee 4-5 weeks
Harry Edwards Finger 2-3 weeks
Matt Flynn Knee 10 weeks
Reuben Ginbey Concussion Protocols Available round 1
Clay Hall Ankle 1-2 weeks
Elijah Hewett Foot TBC
Archer Reid Knee 8-10 weeks
Liam Ryan Hamstring 4-6 weeks
Dom Sheed Foot 6-8 weeks


James O’Donnell Ankle Test
Bailey Dale Hamstring Test
Laitham Vandermeer Concussion Test
Jordan Croft Shins 3-5 weeks
Ryan Gardner Foot 4-5 weeks
Aiden O’Driscoll Concussion Indefinite
Bailey Smith ACL Season

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