Injury List -Rd 20

Written by Schwarzwalder on August 1 2017

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Eddie Betts Appendix Test
Brad Crouch Cheekbone Test
Cam Ellis-Yolmen* Knee Season
Curtly Hampton* Ankle 2-3 weeks
Kyle Hartigan Hamstring TBC
Elliott Himmelberg Foot 2-3 weeks
Jake Lever Hamstring Test
Reilly O’Brien Back 2-3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

Betts, Crouch and Lever are all chances of facing Port Adelaide on Sunday. Lever has missed the past two games with what the club says is a minor hamstring injury. Hartigan re-injured his hamstring in the first quarter of Adelaide’s SANFL game last weekend – his first game back after missing three weeks– Lee Gaskin 

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Tom Bell Ankle Season
Allen Christensen Shoulder Season
Dan McStay Shoulder Test
Mitch Robinson Foot Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

McStay is the only concern on the list and, after failing a test on the AC joint last week, is expected to be fine to take on the Bulldogs on Saturday. – Michael Whiting

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Dylan Buckley Hamstring Test
Ciaran Byrne Groin Test
Patrick Cripps Fractured fibula Season
Ed Curnow Bruised larynx Season
Patrick Kerr Hip Season
Matthew Kreuzer Concussion Test
Andrew Phillips* Foot Season
Cameron Polson Shoulder Season
Sam Rowe* Knee Season
Alex Silvagni Knee 3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

Kreuzer, who finished the match on the bench after being concussed during the third quarter of last Saturday night’s match against Geelong, will be assessed by the Carlton medical staff on Wednesday. The Blues hope defenders Buckley and Byrne will be available for this weekend, but Curnow has been ruled out for the season. – Howard Kotton

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ben Crocker Ankle Test
Josh Daicos Foot Test
Liam Mackie Ankle Test
Mitch McCarthy Foot 2-3 weeks
Sam McLarty Hip/groin 1 week
Adam Oxley Ankle Season
Scott Pendlebury Broken finger 2-3 weeks
Henry Schade Concussion Test
Brayden Sier Foot 1 week
Ben Sinclair* Hamstring TBC
Travis Varcoe Elbow 2-3 weeks
Rupert Wills Quad 1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

Young Daicos’ hopes of making his AFL debut took a hit after he sustained a foot injury in the VFL but he is listed as a test for this week. More finger surgery means Pendlebury is still 2-3 weeks away, while Varcoe’s elbow will keep him out for the same timeframe. – Ben Collins

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Mitch Brown Ankle 3-4 weeks
Josh Green Hamstring 1 week
Ben McNeice Neck TBC
Jackson Merrett Leg 6-8 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

Merrett is set to miss the rest of the season after breaking his leg in last week’s VFL win. The speedy wingman/forward hasn’t played at senior level this season. Green is expected to be available after missing two weeks with a hamstring injury, while Brown is still touch and go to be available again in 2017. – Callum Twomey

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Michael Apeness Knee Season
Harley Balic Hamstring/Personal leave TBC
Zac Clarke* Knee TBC
Taylin Duman Back 2 weeks
Ed Langdon Knee 1-2 weeks
Alex Pearce Leg Season
Aaron Sandilands Hamstring Season
Tommy Sheridan Hamstring Test
Lee Spurr Calf 3-4 weeks
Michael Walters Knee Season
Matthew Uebergang Hamstring TBC
Updated: Thursday, July 27

Early prognosis

Langdon’s knee continues to plague him and the youngster could miss another two weeks after twice making short-lived comeback bids since round 10. Pearce and Clarke strode out in run-throughs at training on Tuesday, along with Duman who is a few weeks from a WAFL comeback. Walters has avoided surgery on his injured knee, but will not play again this season.  – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Mark Blicavs Ankle 3-5 weeks
Nakia Cockatoo Hamstring TBC
Josh Cowan Achilles Season
Jordan Cunico Ankle Season
Patrick Dangerfield Suspended Round 21 return
Cory Gregson* Foot Season
Darcy Lang Shin 1-2 weeks
Lincoln McCarthy Groin Season
Daniel Menzel Soreness Test
Steven Motlop Groin Test
Quinton Narkle Knee Season
Mark O’Connor Ankle Test
Tom Ruggles Shoulder Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

Losing Cockatoo to a hamstring injury is blow for the Cats after they took such a cautious approach before selecting him to play against Carlton. Lincoln McCarthy has also decided to have hip surgery and reboot for next season. Marc Blicavs is rehabbing strongly to return for the finals– Peter Ryan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Gary Ablett Hamstring tightness Test
Callum Ah Chee Concussion/shoulder 1-2 weeks
Ben Ainsworth Knee 2 weeks
Michael Barlow Leg Season
Sam Day Hip Season
Brayden Fiorini Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Kade Kolodjashnij Concussion Season
Jack Leslie Ankle 2-3 weeks
Cam Loersch Hand Season
Jarryd Lyons Ankle 1-2 weeks
Brandon Matera Foot 1 week
Steven May Hamstring Test
Tom Nicholls Ankle 2 weeks
Alex Sexton Concussion Test
Matt Shaw Calf 1 week
Rory Thompson Hamstring 3 weeks
Jarrod Witts Shoulder 1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

This list is growing by the week. Ablett, May and Witts will have to get through tests during the week, while Sexton will go through the concussion protocol and Ah Chee is 1-2 weeks away. Matera’s foot problem has lingered longer than the Suns had hoped. – Michael Whiting

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matt Buntine Knee Season
Jeremy Cameron Hamstring 3 weeks
Jeremy Finlayson Knee 1-2 weeks
Toby Greene Suspended Round 21
Ryan Griffen Ankle 4 weeks
Steve Johnson Knee 1 week
Adam Kennedy Knee Season
Shane Mumford Ankle Test
Sam Reid Ankle 2-3 weeks
Will Setterfield Concussion Test
Tim Taranto Ankle 4-6 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

Johnson, Mumford and Setterfield will all need to be monitored during the week, with the trio all likely to try and train at the club’s main session on Wednesday. A decision on the pair of veterans might come down to how they pull up on Thursday. Taranto is back running in a good sign for the draftee. – Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Grant Birchall Knee Indefinite
James Cousins Shoulder Season
Jonathon Ceglar* ACL Indefinite
Jack Fitzpatrick Concussion Indefinite
James Frawley Turf toe 2-3 weeks
Josh Gibson Groin 2-3 weeks
Blake Hardwick Concussion Test
Jaeger O’Meara Knee 1 week
Jonathan O’Rourke Hamstring Test
Paul Puopolo Adductor Test
Cyril Rioli PCL Indefinite
Ben Stratton Knee Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

The Hawks expect Hardwick to play against the Tigers given he was borderline to return to the ground last Friday and will be bolstered by the return of Puopolo this week. Gibson and Frawley will also likely play again this season, while O’Meara’s long-awaited return appears just one week away. – Ashley Browne

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Tom Bugg Suspended Available round 22
Lochie Filipovic Hip flexor Season
Colin Garland* Knee Season
Jesse Hogan Collarbone 6-8 weeks
Nathan Jones Quad Test
Dean Kent Shoulder 6 weeks
Pat McKenna Hamstring Season
Tim Smith Navicular bone Season
Aaron vandenBerg* Heel Season
Bernie Vince Suspended Available round 20
Mitch White Hamstring 4-6 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

Jones should be fit to return against the Giants, provided he gets through training on Tuesday and Thursday. Vince is available to play after serving his suspension. The Demons are hopeful Hogan will be able to play again this season despite having surgery to repair a broken collarbone on Sunday. – Ben Guthrie

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Paul Ahern* Knee Season
Mitch Hibberd Shoulder Season
Ben Jacobs Lower leg Season
Oscar Junker Broken tibia 1-2 weeks
Nick Larkey Knee Test
Jamie Macmillan Finger Season
Braydon Preuss Back Test
Kayne Turner Knee 1 week
Ed Vickers-Willis PCL Season
Corey Wagner Ankle 1-2 weeks
Jarrad Waite Calf 2 weeks
Declan Watson Knee Season
Marley Williams Back Season
Mason Wood Calf 1-2 weeks
Sam Wright Foot/ankle Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

Waite will spend a fourth stint for the year on the sidelines, including a third from injury, because of a second calf setback, while Williams and Wright join the long list of players done for the season. Wood will also miss at least a fifth match, after some initial optimism of a swift return. Larkey is a chance to return at AFL or VFL level, while Preuss did not appear on the club’s official injury list despite hurting his back at the weekend. – Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Chad Wingard Ankle 1-3 weeks
Updated: Monday, July 31

Early prognosis

Wingard has been ruled of this weekend’s Showdown as he recovers from a high ankle sprain, but could return for the round 21 clash with Collingwood. – Lee Gaskin 

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Reece Conca* Foot TBC
Nathan Drummond* Knee Season
Ben Griffiths Shoulder TBC
Shaun Hampson* Back Indefinite
Steven Morris Hamstring Test
Dion Prestia Soreness Test
Jack Riewoldt Eye Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

Riewoldt will find out on Thursday morning if he is available to play, with his fate in doctor’s hands after having several stitches in his right eye. Prestia should be available after being rested with knee and calf soreness. Morris has been sidelined for five matches with a hamstring injury and is due to push his case for a return, likely through the VFL. – Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

David Armitage Groin Test
Nick Coughlan Hamstring Indefinite
Nathan Freeman Ankle 4-6 weeks
Sam Gilbert Hand 1-2 weeks
Hugh Goddard Foot Season
Paddy McCartin Concussion TBC
Darren Minchington Ankle Season
Leigh Montagna Hamstring 4-6 weeks
Koby Stevens Groin Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

Saints coach Alan Richardson was last week “really hopeful” McCartin would be back this weekend, with not many hurdles left for the forward to jump over. Stevens missed last week with a sore groin but could return. Armitage didn’t play in the VFL last week after experiencing groin soreness. Coughlan re-injured his hamstring and faces more time on the sidelines. – Dinny Navaratnam

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Darcy Cameron Shoulder Season
Harry Cunningham Foot 1 week
Robbie Fox Ankle 3-4 weeks
Josh Kennedy Hamstring Test
Jake Lloyd Hip Test
Sam Naismith Side Test
Colin O’Riordan Ankle 1 week
Sam Reid Groin Test
Gary Rohan Back Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

Kennedy, Rohan and Naismith all missed training on Monday, but Lloyd and Reid managed to do some running and light skills work. The Swans won’t make a call until they see if the players can get through training on Wednesday.– Dinny Navaratnam

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matthew Allen Foot Season
Sam Butler Hamstring 1 week
Tom Gorter Quad Test
Lewis Jetta Calf TBC
Scott Lycett Shoulder Test
Eric Mackenzie Hamstring Test
Nic Naitanui* Knee Late 2017 season
Matt Priddis Quad TBC
Josh Rotham Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Daniel Venables Toe Indefinite
Updated: Thursday, July 27

Early prognosis

The Eagles have lost star midfielders Priddis and Jetta for Sunday’s clash against the Lions, while Lycett still hasn’t recovered from his shoulder injury and could be done for the season. Venables’ turf toe injury remains an issue. The top draftee was listed as three weeks away last round, but is now indefinite and looks doubtful to return this season. Willie Rioli (hamstring) and Simon Tunbridge (ACL) both got through comeback games unscathed in the WAFL reserves on Saturday. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Marcus Adams Foot Indefinite
Tom Boyd Mental health Indefinite
Tom Campbell Abdominal strain 1-2 weeks
Stewart Crameri Hip Season
Josh Dunkley Shoulder Test
Tim English Face Test
Fergus Greene Arm Test
Mitch Honeychurch Illness Test
Lin Jong Knee Season
Patrick Lipinski Hamstring Test
Brad Lynch Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Dale Morris Broken arm 6-7 weeks
Roarke Smith Knee Season
Jake Stringer Hamstring 1 week
Updated: Tuesday, August 1

Early prognosis

First-year ruckman English is likely to be available for Saturday’s clash with the Brisbane Lions after pulling up well from a heavy knock in the VFL. Forward Stringer is a week away with a hamstring concern. Premiership midfielder Dunkley could resume in the VFL after a serious shoulder injury.  – Ryan Davidson

*Placed on the club’s long-term injury list

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  1. Just read that Kreuzer is progressing slowly. With the Blues out of Finals contention i doubt they will risk his health. So could be #Carnage for owners of both Kreuzer and Witts.

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  2. Michael Whitting (whoever he is) “Witts will have to get through tests during the week” even though the injury report says 1-2 weeks.

    General Manager Football Operations, Marcus Ashcroft on Suns website
    “Jarrod Witts has carried the load for most of the year in the ruck, and done a fantastic job. He’s had a couple of episodes on his shoulder – subluxation – he won’t play this week and is doubtful for two weeks’ time.”

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