Injury List – Rd23

Written by Schwarzwalder on August 22 2017

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Cam Ellis-Yolmen* Knee Season
Jordan Gallucci Jaw Season
Elliott Himmelberg Foot Season
Andy Otten Ankle Test
Daniel Talia Ankle Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 22

Early prognosis

Talia rolled his ankle in the third quarter of the Crows’ three-point loss to Sydney last Friday night, but played out the game. Gallucci fractured his jaw in the SANFL last weekend. Key defender Kyle Hartigan (hamstring) and midfielder Curtly Hampton (ankle) made successful returns in the SANFL. – Lee Gaskin 

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Tom Bell Ankle Season
Jarrod Berry Foot Test
Allen Christensen Shoulder Season
Marco Paparone Hamstring Test
Mitch Robinson Foot Season
Sam Skinner Knee Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 22

Early prognosis

Berry has missed two weeks already and the Lions might like to put him in cotton wool, but the impressive first-year midfielder has a chance of getting up to play the Kangaroos. – Michael Whiting

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Patrick Cripps Fractured fibula Season
Ed Curnow Bruised larynx Season
Patrick Kerr Hip Season
Caleb Marchbank Arm Test
Harry McKay Toe Season
Andrew Phillips* Foot Season
Cameron Polson Shoulder Season
Sam Rowe* Knee Season
Alex Silvagni Knee Season
Billie Smedts Concussion Test
Simon White Knee Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 22

Early prognosis

Defender Marchbank is a chance to return for the Blues’ final match of the season after missing the past two games with an arm injury. Smedts was concussed during the win against Hawthorn last Saturday night and faces a test. McKay has been ruled out with a toe injury. – Howard Kotton

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Taylor Adams Head/blurred vision TBC
Ben Crocker Ankle 1 week
Jordan De Goey Hip flexor Season
Alex Fasolo Shoulder TBC
Tyson Goldsack Soreness Test
Levi Greenwood Knee Season
Brodie Grundy Suspended Available
Liam Mackie Ankle Test
Mitch McCarthy Foot Season
Adam Oxley Ankle Season
Scott Pendlebury Broken finger Season
Henry Schade Hamstring Season
Ben Sinclair* Hamstring Season
Travis Varcoe Elbow Season
Daniel Wells Quad Test
Rupert Wills Quad TBC
Updated: Tuesday, August 22

Early prognosis

Adams will be assessed after copping a couple of head knocks in the loss to Geelong. Grundy is available after serving his suspension, while Goldsack and Fasolo could also return to face Melbourne. Wells’ season appears over, joining the likes of Pendlebury, Varcoe, Greenwood and De Goey. – Ben Collins

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Tom Bellchambers Foot Test
Mitch Brown Ankle Test
Orazio Fantasia Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Michael Hurley Calf 1-2 weeks
Matthew Leuenberger Ankle TBC
Ben McNeice Neck Season
Jackson Merrett Leg Season
Jobe Watson Managed 1 week
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Early prognosis

Zach Merrett is back from his one-week suspension for striking Lachie Plowman. Fantasia’s season is all but over after scans revealed a “grade two plus” hamstring strain. Leuenberger’s ankle injury is offest by Bellchambers’ return, while Baguley returns after being rested on the weekend. – Jennifer Phelan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Michael Apeness Knee Season
Harley Balic Hamstring/Personal leave Indefinite
Connor Blakely Shoulder Season
Zac Clarke* Knee Season
Hayden Crozier Concussion Test
Brady Grey Hamstring Season
Ed Langdon Knee Season
Lachie Neale Knee TBC
Alex Pearce Leg Season
Aaron Sandilands Hamstring Season
Lee Spurr Calf 1-2 weeks
Matthew Uebergang Hamstring Season
Michael Walters Knee  Season
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Early prognosis

Star midfielder Neale will miss this week with a knee injury, but the Dockers hope he will be able to play next week. Crozier is back in the mix after missing the Sydney loss due to concussion, but Spurr looks unlikely to return this season from his calf strain. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Mark Blicavs Ankle 1-2 weeks
Nakia Cockatoo Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Josh Cowan Achilles Season
Cory Gregson* Foot Season
George Horlin-Smith Achilles Test
Timm House General soreness Test
Jamaine Jones Illness Test
Lincoln McCarthy Hip/Groin Season
Quinton Narkle Knee Season
Brandan Parfitt General soreness Test
Esava Ratugolea Broken hand 4 weeks
Joel Selwood Ankle 1-2 weeks
Rhys Stanley Calf Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 22

Early prognosis

Stanley should be available for selection after missing last week due to a calf problem while Blicavs and Selwood are both eyeing off a return in week one of the finals, but they still face a race against time. Cockatoo’s return date is slightly behind that pair but he would be a handy addition if the Cats go deep into the finals. Horlin-Smith’s Achilles’ injury is frustrating. – Peter Ryan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Gary Ablett Hamstring Test
Michael Barlow Leg Season
Dan Currie Foot Season
Sam Day Hip Season
Kade Kolodjashnij Concussion Season
Sean Lemmens Ankle Season
Cam Loersch Hand Season
Tom Lynch Knee Season
Jarryd Lyons Ankle Test
Tom Nicholls Ankle Test
Rory Thompson Hamstring Test
Jarrod Witts Shoulder Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 22

Early prognosis

With just one match remaining, not many players are on the way back. Ablett is a tiny chance of playing Port, Lyons less so, while Thompson and Nicholls could get back to play in the Suns’ NEAFL elimination final against the NT Thunder. – Michael Whiting

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matt Buntine Knee Season
Ryan Griffen Ankle 2 weeks
Steve Johnson Knee Test
Adam Kennedy Knee Season
Rory Lobb Groin/hamstring Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 22

Early prognosis

Johnson will return to face his former side in Saturday night’s massive clash after resting his knee for a week, with Lobb also a chance to come back in if he can train well this week. Ryan Griffen ran well last week but remains a long shot to play again this year. – Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Grant Birchall Knee Season
James Cousins Shoulder Season
Jonathon Ceglar* ACL Season
Jack Fitzpatrick Concussion Retired
James Frawley Turf toe Season
Josh Gibson Groin Season
Kieran Lovell Shoulder Test
Cyril Rioli PCL Season
Liam Shiels Hip Test
Ben Stratton Knee Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 22

Early prognosis

Shiels is still sore and faces a fitness test on Thursday and is no certainty to play against the Bulldogs in the season finale on Friday night. Puopolo and O’Meara pulled up well from their comeback games last week. The Hawks will finish the season with a lengthy injury list, but don’t appear to have too many players facing a delayed start to what might be their longest pre-season for some time. – Ashley Browne

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Lochie Filipovic Hip flexor Season
Colin Garland* Knee Season
Dean Kent Shoulder Season
Pat McKenna Hamstring Season
Joel Smith Knee Season
Tim Smith Navicular bone Season
Jake Spencer Abdomen Test
Aaron vandenBerg* Heel Season
Jack Viney Foot Test
Mitch White Hamstring 2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, August 22

Early prognosis

The Demons won’t take any risks with Viney and he remains in doubt for this Saturday’s match against Collingwood. Ruckman Spencer is a chance to return via Casey in the VFL. The Demons have six players out for the remainder of the season. – Ben Guthrie

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Paul Ahern* Knee Season
Majak Daw Foot Season
Todd Goldstein Eye/knee Test
Mitch Hibberd Shoulder Season
Ben Jacobs Lower leg Season
Nick Larkey Knee Test
Jamie Macmillan Finger Season
Dan Nielson Concussion Test
Braydon Preuss Shoulder Test
Ed Vickers-Willis PCL Season
Corey Wagner Ankle Test
Jarrad Waite Calf Test
Declan Watson Knee Season
Marley Williams Back/shoulder Season
Mason Wood Calf Test
Sam Wright Foot/ankle Season
Jack Ziebell Foot Test
Cameron Zurhaar Back Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 22

Early prognosis

North could almost field a side with its injury list, and many of the players are already out for the season. Aaron Mullett (calf) is not on the list, so looms as a likely inclusion. The club is reporting Ziebell, Goldstein, Preuss and Waite are all in doubt and will have to pass fitness tests to play. There could be a major ruck problem if Goldstein and Preuss both fail to recover, with back-up option Larkey also under an injury cloud. – Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matthew Broadbent Ankle Test
Billy Frampton Shoulder Season
Sam Gray Corked thigh Test
Dan Houston Shoulder Test
Jasper Pittard Calf TBC
Jimmy Toumpas Knee Test
Updated: Monday, August 21

Early prognosis

Houston and Gray will need to pass fitness tests this week to take on Gold Coast at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night. Broadbent has missed a fair bit of time and would likely come through the SANFL, as would Pittard. Lee Gaskin 

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Josh Caddy Hamstring 1 week
Nathan Drummond* Knee Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 22

Early prognosis

The Tigers are confident Caddy will be fit to return after the pre-finals bye, giving them a one-week window to prepare him for a blockbuster final. The Tigers’ list is in the best shape it has been all season after Reece Conca and Ben Griffiths came off the injury list and returned through the VFL. Steven Morris also returned through the VFL at the weekend following a seven-week hamstring injury.  Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

David Armitage Groin Season
Nick Coughlan Hamstring Season
Nathan Freeman Ankle Season
Sam Gilbert Abdominal 1 week
Hugh Goddard Foot Season
Paddy McCartin Concussion Indefinite
Darren Minchington Ankle Season
Leigh Montagna Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Nathan Wright Ankle Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 22

Early prognosis

An abdominal strain for Gilbert means he won’t play in what will almost certainly be the club’s last game of the year. Jake Carlisle’s back seized up while warming up against North Melbourne last Sunday but he played that game and pulled up well. – Dinny Navaratnam

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Darcy Cameron Shoulder Season
Robbie Fox Ankle 1 week
Sam Naismith Hip Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 22
Early prognosis
Naismith did some light training last week and stepped that up on Tuesday, and if he pulls up well and gets through Thursday’s closed session, he will be available for selection. – Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matthew Allen Foot Season
Tom Barrass Groin Test
Sam Butler* Hamstring Season
Mark LeCras Hamstring Test
Scott Lycett Shoulder Season
Nic Naitanui* Knee Late 2017 season
Simon Tunbridge Calf Test
Daniel Venables Toe Season
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Early prognosis

Key defender Barrass returns after missing the past two games with groin soreness, while veteran forward LeCras misses again after being withdrawn late from the win over Carlton. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Marcus Adams Foot 1-2 weeks
Stewart Crameri Hip Season
Tim English Concussion Test
Lin Jong Knee Season
Brad Lynch Hamstring Test
Jack Redpath Suspension 2 matches
Roarke Smith Knee Season
Jake Stringer Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Easton Wood Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, August 22

Early prognosis

With the Bulldogs premiership defence all but over, so is Stringer’s season after a minor hamstring injury in the loss to the Power. – Ryan Davidson

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

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