Injury List – Rd2

Written by Huttabito on March 23 2021

 Jordon Butts  Ankle  Test
 Brayden Cook  Shoulder  5 weeks
 Matt Crouch  Groin  Test
 Ben Davis  Ankle  2 weeks
 Tom Doedee  Groin  Test
 Nick Murray  Ankle  Test
 Ronin O’Connor  Foot  2 weeks
 Daniel Talia  Knee  2-3 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, March 16

Early prognosis

Doedee got through a SANFL game last week but will still need to be assessed through the week before being named to face Geelong. Crouch is a likely starter but the club won’t rush a decision yet, while David Mackay and Jake Kelly are available. – Staff writer

 Darcy Gardiner  Groin  Test
 Connor McFadyen  Knee  TBC
 Dan McStay  Knee  2-4 weeks
 Cam Rayner  Knee  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

The Lions hoped Gardiner would play a VFL practice match last week after recovering from a knee injury. However, he picked up a niggle late in the week and will now be a test to play this week. After missing much of the pre-season he’ll need to have a game or two at the lower level. – Michael Whiting

 Charlie Curnow  Knee  Indefinite
 Tom De Koning  Back  1-3 weeks
 Brodie Kemp  Foot  5-7 weeks
 Caleb Marchbank  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Jack Martin  Calf  Test
 Mitch McGovern  Back  1 week
 Harry McKay  Ankle  Test
 Nic Newman  Knee  3-4 weeks
 Sam Philp  Hip  1-3 weeks
 Jack Silvagni  Shoulder  1-2 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

The Blues enjoyed some good news on the injury front this week, with Silvagni (shoulder) avoiding surgery and the prospect of a long stint on the sidelines. The club is also hopeful that Martin (calf) will play on Thursday night, while Marchbank (calf), McGovern (back) and Philp (hip) should be fit for round three. – Riley Beveridge

 Trent Bianco  Knee  Indefinite
 Will Kelly  Collarbone  1-2 weeks
 Reef McInnes  Finger  1-2 weeks
 Steele Sidebottom  Calf  Available
Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

Sidebottom has been cleared to play after a big session last Friday and a solid hitout at training on Monday. Kelly has made rapid progress after surgery following the AAMI Community Series match with Richmond and could be seen at VFL level in coming weeks. The Pies are awaiting swelling to subside in Bianco’s knee before knowing the next steps in his recovery. – Mitch Cleary

 Patrick Ambrose  Foot  TBC
 Dylan Clarke  Ankle  2-3 weeks
 Michael Hurley  Hip  Indefinite
 Zach Reid  Hip  Test
 James Stewart  Hamstring  7 weeks
 Irving Mosquito  Knee  5-6 months
 David Zaharakis  Knee  2-3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

Stringer played in the VFL practice match on the weekend but the club will weigh up whether to bring him back into the AFL side this week. He may still need another hit-out at VFL level. Reid finished his day early in the VFL with a corked hip, while Zaharakis remains a couple of weeks away from getting back into the selection frame. – Callum Twomey

 Bailey Banfield  Ankle  3-4 weeks
 Brett Bewley  Groin  TBA
 Adam Cerra  Calf  Test
 Mitch Crowden  Calf  4 weeks
 Sean Darcy  Knee  Test
 Michael Frederick  Calf  1 week
 Stephen Hill  Hamstring  TBA
 Rory Lobb  Knee  TBA
 Griffin Logue  Hamstring  Test
 Nathan O’Driscoll  Shoulder  1 week
 Sam Sturt  Ankle  1 week
 Josh Treacy  Suspension  2 weeks
 Darcy Tucker  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Luke Valente  Calf  Test
 Brandon Walker  Foot  1 week
 Michael Walters  Hamstring  3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 16

Early prognosis

The Dockers will be desperare for Darcy to pass a fitness test and be available for round one after completing a solid session on Saturday. He’ll be assessed after Wednesday’s main training. Cerra is on track after being rested from the AAMI Series clash against West Coast. Along with Walters, whose estimated return has been pushed to three weeks, the absence of Banfield and Frederick means Fremantle will field an unfamiliar small forward line against the Demons in round one. Tucker injured the opposite hamstring to the one he suffered tendon damage to last season, but the midfielder will require a 28-day recovery. – Nathan Schmook

 Oscar Brownless  Shoulder  TBC
 Brad Close  Foot  TBC
 Jeremy Cameron  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Mitch Duncan  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Sam Menegola  Shoulder  Test
 Esava Ratugolea  Fractured leg  1-2 weeks
 Sam Simpson  Shoulder  1-2 weeks
 Cooper Stephens  Ankle  2-4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

Coach Chris Scott described Menegola as a “50-50” to face Brisbane this week after he was subbed out against the Crows. The Cats will tread cautiously with Cameron’s hamstring injury sustained at training last week which was a recurrence of the same setback he suffered in January. The 2019 Coleman medallist has already been ruled out of the clash with the Lions and will be doubtful for upcoming games against Hawthorn and Melbourne. Duncan will need at least another week to build his fitness following back-to-back calf injuries. Stephens returned from a knee setback in the VFL on the weekend but went down with an ankle injury that will sideline him for at least a fortnight. Simpson is being integrated back into full training in coming weeks. – Mitch Cleary

 Ben Ainsworth  Hamstring  Test
 Matt Conroy  Knee  Season
 Jy Farrar  Quad  Test
 Elijah Hollands  Knee  TBC
 Matt Rowell  Knee  Indefinite
 Zac Smith  Knee  6-8 weeks
 Rory Thompson  Knee  Season
Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

The news could have been worse for Rowell, but he’ll still miss a good chunk of time. Ainsworth picked up his niggle last week and did not make the trip to Perth. He will be tested this week and would come in to play North Melbourne if he passes. – Michael Whiting

 Jesse Hogan  Quad  1 week
 Adam Kennedy  Shoulder  12-16 weeks
 Daniel Lloyd  Quad  8-10 weeks
 Braydon Preuss  Shoulder  12-16 weeks
 Jake Riccardi  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Lachie Whitfield  Liver  Indefinite
Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

The Giants started the season with a number of players missing from their best 22, so will be relieved to have come through the game against St Kilda unscathed. Brent Daniels and Tom Hutchesson have both recovered from hamstring injuries, with Daniels a chance for an immediate return to the Giants’ forward line. Key forwards Hogan and Riccardi are both progressing well with their rehab. – Martin Pegan

 Keegan Brooksby  Ankle  2-3 weeks
 James Cousins  Foot  Test
 Jack Gunston  Back  4-6 weeks
 Seamus Mitchell  Ankle  Indefinite
 Jon Patton  Club investigation  Indefinite
 Jack Scrimshaw  Knee  Test
 James Sicily  Knee  Indefinite
 Chad Wingard  Calf  1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

Wingard appears still at least a week away after he was spotted doing very light running during the main session ahead of the clash with Essendon. Scrimshaw and Cousins should be up for selection after both missed against the Bombers and were absent from the emergency list. Brooksby has been walking laps at training, while Gunston is at least four weeks away.- Mitch Cleary

 Ben Brown  Knee  3-5 weeks
 Michael Hibberd  Ankle  Test
 Marty Hore  Knee  Season
 Jay Lockhart  Testicle  Indefinite
 Jake Melksham  Hamstring  Test
 Aaron Nietschke  Knee  Season
 Jack Viney  Foot  Test
 Sam Weideman  Leg  3-5 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

It was a good week on the injury front for the Demons, with Hibberd (ankle), Melksham (hamstring) and Viney (foot) all making it through a VFL practice match unscathed. Their impending availability adds to the clean bill of health that the side enjoyed following Saturday’s win over the Dockers. – Riley Beveridge

 Jed Anderson  Calf  Test
 Charlie Comben  Leg  Indefinite
 Aidan Corr  Toe  Test
 Ben Cunnington  Concussion  Indefinite
 Trent Dumont  Calf  2 weeks
 Taylor Garner  Calf  Test
 Aaron Hall  Adductor  Test
 Kyron Hayden  Hamstring  1 week
 Luke McDonald  Quad  2 weeks
 Flynn Perez  Knee  Season
 Robbie Tarrant  Adductor  2-4 weeks
 Curtis Taylor  Concussion  1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

It’s a growing injury list for the Kangaroos. Corr (toe) will face a stiff test to prove his fitness for Saturday night’s clash with the Suns, while Taylor (concussion) will definitely miss. McDonald (quad) and Tarrant (adductor) remain a few weeks away, while mystery still surrounds the return of Cunnington (concussion). In more promising news, Anderson (calf), Garner (calf) and Hall (adductor) are all nearing full fitness. – Riley Beveridge

 Tyson Goldsack  Knee  6-8 weeks
 Hamish Hartlett  Hamstring  Test
 Sam Powell-Pepper  Personal leave  Indefinite
 Connor Rozee  Foot  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, March 16

Early prognosis

The Power have kept Hartlett on the injury list despite Nathan Bassett declaring him fit to play on Tuesday, suggesting a little caution may still be called for. They’re confident though that Todd Marshall is good to go. The main concern is Rozee, with a return date expected to be clearer when he resumes training next week after surgery to remove scar tissue from around his foot. – Staff writer

 Noah Cumberland  Knee  6-8 weeks
 Callum Coleman-Jones  Suspension  Round five
 Bachar Houli  Calf  Test
 Ivan Soldo  Knee  4-5 months
 Sydney Stack  Suspension  Round five
 Nick Vlastuin
Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

All eyes will be on Vlastuin, after he was substituted out of last week’s clash with Carlton with a knock on the knee. He’s still a chance to be available for this week’s meeting with Hawthorn. Houli is edging a return from his calf injury, having stepped up his training last week. – Callum Twomey

 Ryan Byrnes  Hamstring  2-4 weeks
 Brad Crouch  Suspension  Round three
 James Frawley  Hamstring  4-8 weeks
 Jarryn Geary  Fractured leg  2-4 weeks
 Dan Hannebery  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Rowan Marshall  Foot  1-3 weeks
 Ben Paton  Broken leg  Season
 Paddy Ryder  Personal leave  Indefinite
Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

Max King (concussion) will return to face Melbourne, while Zak Jones is expected to be selected. The speedster suffered a corkie in the week leading into round one that delayed his build-up from a pre-season hamstring injury. Hannebery is still missing, while Marshall has picked up his recovery from a hotspot in his foot. Byrnes is picking up the pace in his recovery from a high-end hamstring setback, while Geary isn’t far away. – Mitch Cleary

 Robbie Fox  Finger  5-7 weeks
 Sam Naismith  Knee  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

The Swans barely have an injury list to speak of, especially now that Lance Franklin has recovered from calf soreness. Franklin played a half in a low-key reserves practice match against GWS Giants on Sunday, and proved that he is ready to return to the SCG against Adelaide on Saturday. – Martin Pegan

 Tim Kelly  Thumb  Test
 Josh Kennedy  Calf  Test
 Mark Hutchings  Knee  4-5 weeks
 Zac Langdon  Concussion  Test
 Willie Rioli  Suspension  Round 23
 Luke Shuey  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Daniel Venables  Concussion  Indefinite
 Jake Waterman  Back  2-3 weeks
 Bailey Williams  Ankle  2-3 weeks
 Elliot Yeo  Osteitis pubis  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, March 16

Early prognosis

In a huge boost for the season-opener, the Eagles have confirmed both Kelly and Kennedy will be available for round one. However, captain Shuey will miss at least the season-opener and perhaps another week with his hamstring strain. Yeo’s return to play remains unclear although he continues to build his running loads. Langdon (concussion) must be cleared of symptoms and train fully to be considered for the clash against Gold Coast, but he will have completed the mandatory 12-day period on the sidelines. Shuey’s hamstring injury was a blow on the eve of the season and the skipper has been jogging lightly in his recovery. – Nathan Schmook

 Hayden Crozier  Shoulder  4-6 weeks
 Riley Garcia  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Mitch Hannan  Groin  1-2 weeks
 Toby McLean  Knee  4-5 months
 Ed Richards  Ankle  8-10 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 23

Early prognosis

Richards had surgery on his ankle over the weekend after a mishap in the VFL practice match last week so will be out for an extended period. Garcia and Hannan are expected to return to full training this week after their off-season injury battles. – Callum Twomey


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6 thoughts on “Injury List – Rd2”

  1. # Latest updates. I will update daily with the latest news.

    Adelaide : Luke Brown Achilles, 1 week. Jake Kelly concussion, 12-day concussion protocol. Mitch Hinge – shoulder, TBC

    Matt Crouch Groin “Ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Sydney as he rebuilds his training loads in preparation for a return to play. There is no clear timeline on when he will be available for selection.”
    #update Matt Crouch (groin) will not play in Round 2 & will spend the next 2-3 weeks in the rehab group.

    Jackson Hately Groin “Hately is likely to be another 1-2 weeks before making his return.” Nick Murray “Has recovered from a sprained ankle he suffered in the pre-season game against Port Adelaide
    Carlton: Jack Silvagni. “He settled down better than we thought he would at the time, which is great… We think that he’ll probably miss a week.” Carlton HP Director Andrew Russell.

    Fremantle : Alex Pearce MCL (6-8 weeks) Joel Hamling has an ankle ligament injury (4-6 weeks)

    Geelong : Sam Menegola. “He’s very sore. As we often see, a player can be very sore & unable to complete the game but come up quickly enough to play the next week. I’d put him in the 50-50 camp.” Coach Chris Scott
    Mitch Duncan. “I doubt Mitch will be ready… We’ll get some players back, Zac Tuohy will be ready. Jack Henry will be ready. “Coach Chris Scott

    Hawthorn : Chad Wingard. “Chad has had a good week, he’s progressed well… We’re anticipating he’ll miss this week’s game as well & then be available for selection after that.”Phys Perf Manager Luke Boyd

    Melbourne : James Harmes (Fractured wrist) Out for 6 weeks
    NORTH MELBOURNE : Robbie Tarrant kidney surgery. Expected return unconfirmed but could be many months.

    Port Adelaide : Lachie Jones will miss 2-3 weeks with a hamstring injury he picked up in Port’s SANFL practice match.
    Connor Rozee – “We’re bullish that he’ll be available for next Saturday… We won’t rush him, he’ll have to be right.”Ken Hinkley

    Richmond: Bachar Houli. “He is resuming training with the group this week, with the aim of going back into full training this weekend & being available for R3. At what level we are a bit unsure at this stage.”Phys Perf Manager Peter Burge.
    Nick Vlastuin. (knee) “We are hopeful that by the end of the week he’d be able to be back in some sort of jogging & running & we’ll be able to assess how he progresses from there.”Phys Perf Manager Peter Burge.

    Sydney – James Rowbottom will have to pass a fitness test to face the Crows this weekend, after suffering bone bruising from a knee hyperextension against Brisbane.

    Western Bulldogs: Ed Richards (Broken fibula) has undergone surgery, Out for 8-10 weeks

    UPDATE: Jamie Elliott will have surgery on the fibula in his right leg which was injured last night


  2. Matt Flynn’s ankle all clear? Can we trust Lyin’ Leon anyway? Anyone nervous about a late change on Sunday arvo?


    1. Flynn hurt his ankle in the third but came back on and still played well.

      I don’t see a problem but if there is, you will know when teams are announced. If no other ruck is named ( or on bench) and they go with Lachlan Keeffe as back up I would be confident of Flynn playing. ( I am now, anyway)


  3. Anyone have more info on Cunnington…all I can find is ‘test’, ‘mystery’ etc – sounds like he’s out?

    TU: He’ll be running around like a spring chicken
    TD: No chance, on the couch watching Netflix


    1. “Not sure” on the availability of Ben Cunnington for Round 2

      Kangaroos Snr coach David Noble on Sunday



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