Injury List Rd9

Written by Huttabito on July 28 2020

Adelaide Crows

 Brad Crouch  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Tom Doedee  Hamstring  Test
 Darcy Fogarty  Shoulder  Test
 Jordan Gallucci  Achilles  Season
 Ned McHenry  Ribs  Test
 Wayne Milera  Foot  3 weeks
 Rory Sloane  Hand  2-4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

The watch will be on stand-in captain Doedee this week as he hopes to overcome a very minor hamstring injury from last week. Whether the Crows risk the defender with a block of games coming up might be another question. McHenry was sore last week so was managed but is available to be picked this week, while Fogarty is also ready to return from his absence due to a shoulder injury. Crouch will miss 2-3 weeks with his regular hamstring injury.  Callum Twomey

Brisbane Lions

 Marcus Adams  Foot  4 weeks
 Ryan Lester  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Stefan Martin  Back  6-8 weeks
 Connor McFadyen  Knee  Season
 Dan McStay  Suspended  2 matches
 Daniel Rich  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Archie Smith  Ankle  6 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

Rich strained his hamstring just after half-time against Melbourne, and although it’s not serious, with the compressed schedule he’ll likely miss either two or three matches. Same goes for Lester, although both will be reassessed on Sunday. If they recover within two weeks, they’ll be available to play the Western Bulldogs on August 8. Bad news for Smith, with confirmation of a syndesmosis injury that has him out long-term. – Michael Whiting


 Charlie Curnow  Knee  Season
 Paddy Dow  Knee  1 week
 Brodie Kemp  Knee  Season
 Matthew Kreuzer  Foot  2-4 weeks
 Caleb Marchbank  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Mitch McGovern  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Harry McKay  Knee  Test
 Nic Newman  Knee  Season
 Jack Silvagni  Knee  2 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

The Blues don’t expect McGovern to play this week after suffering a hamstring complaint in Saturday’s victory over the Kangaroos, but McKay should return from a minor knee issue to ease the woes up forward. Marchbank is still another week away from returning from a knee problem, while Silvagni is out for a couple of weeks. – Riley Beveridge


 Dayne Beams  Mental health  Indefinite
 Jordan De Goey  Finger  8-10 weeks
 Levi Greenwood  Knee  1 week
 Jeremy Howe  Knee  8-10 weeks
 Will Kelly  Elbow  Season
 Tom Langdon  Knee  Indefinite
 Scott Pendlebury  Quad  2-3 weeks
 Travis Varcoe  Ribs  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

The Pies will lose captain Pendlebury for at least the next fortnight due to a quad injury, while there is still doubt as to whether Varcoe will recover from a ribs issue for this week’s clash with the Dockers. De Goey and Howe are both long-term prospects, with neither likely to return before finals. – Riley Beveridge

Essendon Bombers

 Patrick Ambrose  Foot  Indefinite
 Joe Daniher  Groin  Indefinite
 Orazio Fantasia  Calf  3-4 weeks
 Dyson Heppell  Ankle  Indefinite
 Tom Hird  Foot  Season
 Cale Hooker  Calf  2-3 weeks
 Lachie Johnson  Knee  Indefinite
 Harrison Jones  Foot  1-2 weeks
 Kyle Langford  Suspension  1 match
 Jayden Laverde  Ankle  6-8 weeks
 Jake Stringer  Ankle  3-4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

Laverde faces two months on the sidelines after requiring ankle surgery. The Bombers will also be without Fantasia for three to four weeks as he battles another soft-tissue injury. Dylan Shiel will return from suspension, most likely to replace the suspended Langford, but Hooker remains a couple of weeks away. Stringer, too, is at least a month away from returning from his ankle injury. The Bombers’ forward half continues to get hit by injury concerns, which has been a recurring issue over the past couple of seasons.  Callum Twomey


 Brennan Cox  Hip  Test
 Sean Darcy  Hamstring  TBC
 Nat Fyfe  Hamstring  Test
 Stefan Giro  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Joel Hamling  Ankle  TBC
 Stephen Hill  Adductor  TBC
 Jesse Hogan  Calf  Test
 Griffin Logue  Toe  7-9 weeks
 Alex Pearce  Ankle  Season
 Sam Sturt  Ankle  Test
 Sam Switkowski  Back  TBC
 Darcy Tucker  Hamstring  TBC
 Michael Walters  Hamstring  TBC
 Hayden Young  Ankle  7-11 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

A horror showing against the Cats was made even worse after some key injuries. The Dockers suspect Walters suffered hamstring cramp when he limped off late but will sweat on scans. Coach Justin Longmuir said Tucker‘s hamstring strain is a “bad one”, while Darcy also suffered hamstring cramp and Blake Acres looked sore with a cork. Cox was a late out after his hip injury flared up again but is a good chance to face the Magpies on Sunday. Superstar skipper Fyfe will almost definitely return, while Hogan and Sturt will be touch and go.  Chris Correia

Geelong Cats

 Gary Ablett  Personal  Indefinite
 Tom Atkins  Ribs  Test
 Jordan Clark  Shoulder  4-8 weeks
 Luke Dahlhaus  Foot  4-5 weeks
 Darcy Fort  Foot  2-3 weeks
 Josh Jenkins  Back  Test
 Quinton Narkle  Hamstring  Test
 Joel Selwood  Hamstring  Test
 Rhys Stanley  Knee  1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

Geelong is refusing to link foot injuries to Dahlhaus and Fort to the surface at Optus Stadium, despite both pulling up sore following the loss to Collingwood in round seven. Dahlhaus has bone stress in his heel and Fort in his foot and will miss considerable time. Atkins has overcome his rib cartilage damage and will re-join main training on Thursday. Jenkins is still yet to play a scratch match in Geelong colours, but is increasing his training loads and is expected to play game minutes this week. Selwood and Narkle are tests to play the Eagles, with the skipper the more likely of the two. Stanley has already been ruled out of a date with Nic Naitanui but could play North Melbourne on August 5. – Mitch Cleary

Gold Coast Suns

 George Horlin-Smith  Foot  1 week
 Mitch Riordan  Knee  Season
 Matt Rowell  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Rory Thompson  Knee  1 week
 Luke Towey  Eye  Test
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

This is as healthy a list as the Suns have had for years. Horlin-Smith and Thompson will return to the reserves in another week, but with no new injuries, they’re almost at full strength. – Michael Whiting

GWS Giants

 Isaac Cumming  Hamstring  7-9 weeks
 Adam Kennedy  Hamstring  Test
 Sam Reid  Calf  1 week
 Sam Taylor  Back  TBC
 Callan Ward  Knee  Test
 Zac Williams  Hamstring  Test
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

Williams hasn’t played since round four due to his hamstring strain but is expected to be available for selection this week to add some more dash to the Giants’ back half. Former co-captain Ward has made a miraculous recovery and is pushing to play as early as this week, while Kennedy has had a run of hamstring concerns this season so will be treated cautiously. – Callum Twomey


 Luke Breust  Fractured jaw  Test
 Jon Ceglar  Fractured toe  Test
 Will Golds  Knee  Season
 Ricky Henderson  Knee  3-5 weeks
 Tim O’Brien  Ankle  Test
 Jon Patton  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Mathew Walker  Ankle   Test
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

The Hawks could get a major boost this week, with BreustJarman Impey (knee) – who’s played three scratch games back – Ceglar and O’Brien a chance to return from their respective injuries. In further good news, Dan Howe (foot) returned from a long-term foot injury in a practice match against Greater Western Sydney last Friday and will look to increase his game time in the coming weeks. Henderson has returned to Victoria to complete his rehabilitation– Marc McGowan


 Marty Hore  Quad/Toe  Indefinite
 Kade Kolodjashnij  Concussion  Indefinite
 Harry Petty  Groin  Indefinite
 Aaron Nietschke  Knee  Season
 Aaron vandenBerg  Cheekbone  1 week
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

vandenBerg is progressing well after cheekbone surgery last week and could return for Wednesday week’s game against Adelaide. The only other concern was defender Neville Jetta, but he passed a concussion test during Sunday night’s loss to Brisbane. – Marc McGowan

North Melbourne

 Paul Ahern  Hamstring  Test
 Aiden Bonar  Soreness  Test
 Charlie Comben  Back/Knee  TBC
 Ben Cunnington  Back  TBC
 Taylor Garner  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Ben Jacobs  Head/neck  TBC
 Flynn Perez  Knee  TBC
 Tarryn Thomas  Ankle  Season
 Kayne Turner  Toe/Sesamoid  TBC
 Dom Tyson  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Ed Vickers-Willis  Turf toe  Test
 Will Walker  Quad  Test
 Jack Ziebell  Hamstring  3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

The Roos’ lengthy injury list is a bit shorter this week. Cam Zurhaar (calf) and Jed Anderson (quad) returned on Saturday after respective absences, while Jy Simpkin (ankle) and Kyron Hayden (concussion) didn’t miss a game despite setbacks. Cunnington‘s back issue has resulted in him losing quad strength and it’s unclear when he will be back. Turner reported soreness in his toe issue – which kept him out for the first half of the year – after returning to play, and faces more time out. Ahern and Bonar could push to play this week, while Ed Vickers-Willis (turf toe) and Will Walker (quad) are fit again after respective layoffs. – Marc McGowan

Port Adelaide

 Riley Bonner  Hip  Test
 Ryan Burton  Quad  TBC
 Scott Lycett  Knee  Test
 Todd Marshall  Thumb  6-7 weeks
 Steven Motlop  Ankle  3-4 weeks
 Trent McKenzie  Back  Test
 Cam Sutcliffe  Hamstring  Test
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

The Power will lose young forward Marshall for at least the next six weeks due to a broken thumb, while Motlop will likely be sidelined for a month due to an ankle problem. Burton is still unlikely to play this week due to a quad issue, while Bonner (hip), McKenzie (back) and Sutcliffe (hamstring) will undergo fitness tests later this week to determine their availabilities ahead of Thursday night’s clash with the Demons. – Riley Beveridge


 David Astbury  Knee  1-3 weeks
 Josh Caddy  Hamstring  2-4 weeks
 Trent Cotchin  Hamstring  Test
 Noah Cumberland  ACL  Season
 Shane Edwards  Personal  Indefinite
 Ryan Garthwaite  Groin  2-4 weeks
 Bachar Houli  Personal  Indefinite
 Will Martyn  Foot  2-4 weeks
 Toby Nankervis  Ankle  3-5 weeks
 Bigoa Nyuon  Shoulder  Season
 Dion Prestia  Ankle  3-5 weeks
 Nick Vlastuin  Calf  1 week
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

Cotchin looms as a likely inclusion after missing three matches with a hamstring injury, but Vlastuin will miss with a minor calf issue. Astbury suffered a setback with his knee issue and is now listed as ‘medium term’, while fellow defender Garthwaite is sidelined with a groin issue. CaddyPrestia and Nankervis will be aiming to return after the current fixture block. Houli is set to fly to Queensland this week and could be in line to return by round 12 once he clears quarantine protocols, but Edwards is still in Melbourne with his pregnant partner yet to give birth. – Ben Sutton

St Kilda

 Josh Battle  Cheekbone  Test
 Nathan Brown  Personal leave  Indefinite
 Luke Dunstan  Pectoral muscle  6-8 weeks
 Dan Hannebery  Hamstring  8-12 weeks
 Ben Long  Suspension  1 match
 Jack Mayo  Knee  Season
 Jimmy Webster  Hamstring  4-5 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

Hannebery’s season is hanging by a thread after he returned to Melbourne for surgery to repair the tendon on his troublesome hamstring. He re-injured it while running at training last Friday. Given recovery from the same surgery typically takes a minimum eight weeks, he isn’t expected to be seen until finals at the earliest. Webster’s hamstring is less serious but will cost him a month of training. Battle will need to be cleared after missing the win over Port Adelaide with a minor facial fracture. Brown has returned home from the hub to be with his family. – Mitch Cleary

Sydney Swans

 Kaiden Brand  Groin  1 week
 Lance Franklin  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Will Hayward  Knee  Test
 Isaac Heeney  Ankle  Season
 George Hewett  Back  6-8 weeks
 Josh Kennedy  Knee  4-5 weeks
 Michael Knoll  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Sam Naismith  Knee  Season
 Colin O’Riordan  Hip  Test
 Dane Rampe  Hand  Test
 Ben Ronke  Back  5-6 weeks
 Ryley Stoddart  Back  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

Rampe underwent surgery on his broken right hand on Monday, but could still play on Saturday as he did with the injury last weekend, while O’Riordan, who jarred his hip against Gold Coast, is doubtful. Hewett will have surgery on his back and could miss the remainder of the season, but Hayward will aim to return in round nine after missing last week. Stoddart is dealing with a stress fracture in his back and faces at least a month on the sidelines, but could be out longer. Lewis Melican and Joel Amartey (both groin) and Hayden McLean, who hadn’t previously been mentioned as being injured, are set to be available this week. Franklin will resume skills training this week, but a return date is still unclear. – Marc McGowan

West Coast Eagles

 Brendon Ah Chee  Back  Test
 Jamaine Jones  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Mitch O’Neill  Back  Indefinite
 Jeremy McGovern  Thumb  Test
 Jack Petruccelle  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Nathan Vardy  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Daniel Venables  Concussion  Season
 Francis Watson  Knee  Season
 Elliot Yeo  Suspension  1 match
Updated: Tuesday, July 28

Early prognosis

McGovern will need to prove he’s over a fractured thumb at main training on Wednesday. The star defender was a late withdrawal for the win over Collingwood after sustaining the injury in the round seven Western Derby win. Mark Hutchings also played his first minutes since the restart in a scratch match against Collingwood on Sunday evening. Watson ruptured his ACL while changing direction running last week at training and will undergo season-ending surgery. Vardy tweaked his ankle in last week’s scratch match against Collingwood. O’Neill has returned to Perth from Tasmania and will re-join his teammates next week after serving quarantine to continue his recovery.  Mitch Cleary

Western Bulldogs

 Bailey Dale  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Tory Dickson  Quad  1-2 weeks
 Josh Dunkley  Ankle  1-3 weeks
 Taylor Duryea  Quad  3-6 weeks
 Riley Garcia  Knee  Indefinite
 Lachie Hunter  Personal  Indefinite
 Lin Jong  Ankle  3-5 weeks
 Aaron Naughton  Ankle  2-4 weeks
 Callum Porter  Shoulder  1-2 weeks
 Josh Schache  Concussion  1 week
Updated: Monday, July 27

Early prognosis

Porter picked up a minor AC joint injury and could miss up to two weeks following his debut in round eight. Schache and Dickson both got hurt in a scratch match over the weekend, while fellow forward Dale picked up a minor ankle injury last week. It is still unclear when Hunter will return after he was ruled out of the Bulldogs’ R8 clash with Gold Coast due to personal issues. – Jourdan Canil

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


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2 thoughts on “Injury List Rd9”

    1. Adductor issue. Little word on it so far.

      Freo play Sunday night, so we won’t know if he’s playing until Saturday evening.

      Should probably trade him out. Not worth the stress.



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