Injury News Rd17

Written by Huttabito on September 10 2020

Adelaide Crows

 Jordan Butts  Ribs  1 week
 Ben Davis  Foot  1-2 weeks
 Tom Doedee  Hamstring  Season
 Jordan Gallucci  Achilles  Season
 Will Hamill  Concussion  Test
 Tom Lynch  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Andrew McPherson  Hamstring  Test
 Wayne Milera  Foot  1-2 weeks
 Ayce Taylor  Hamstring  1 week
Updated: Tuesday, September 1

Early prognosis

Debutant Butts missed Tuesday night’s clash with Hawthorn after copping a knock to the ribs but there was good news in the return of Brad Crouch (hamstring) and Daniel Talia (knee) against the Hawks. Milera and Lynch will both be aiming to play again before the end of the season as the Crows aim to salvage something from a horror year. – Callum Twomey

Brisbane Lions

 Marcus Adams  Foot  TBC
 Stefan Martin  Back  2-4 weeks
 Lincoln McCarthy  Suspension  1 match
 Connor McFadyen  Knee  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, September 1

Early prognosis

After missing the previous match against St Kilda, veteran defender Daniel Rich will return for Friday night’s blockbuster against Collingwood. Martin has resumed training and it’s hoped he’ll be available by the end of the home and away season. – Michael Whiting


 Charlie Curnow  Knee  Season
 Michael Gibbons  Soreness  1 week
 Brodie Kemp  Knee  Season
 Matthew Kreuzer  Foot  1-3 weeks
 Caleb Marchbank  Soreness  Test
 Jack Martin  Calf  TBC
 Nic Newman  Knee  Season
 Ben Silvagni  Shoulder  Season
 Jack Silvagni  Knee  1-3 weeks
 Liam Stocker  Personal  Indefinite
 Updated: Wednesday, September 9

Early prognosis

The flame of finals footy hasn’t died yet, thanks to a win over Sydney. However, whether Carlton has Martin available for its remaining two games is another question after a second calf setback in a month. Gibbons should return soon, but the clock is ticking for MarchbankKreuzer and Silvagni to see the field again in 2020. – Riley Beveridge


 Flynn Appleby  Hamstring  Test
 Dayne Beams  Mental health  Indefinite
 Jordan De Goey  Finger  1-2 weeks
 Jeremy Howe  Knee  1-3 weeks
 Will Kelly  Elbow  Season
 Chris Mayne  Cheekbone  1-3 weeks
 Tom Phillips  Hamstring  2-4 weeks
 Ben Reid  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Steele Sidebottom  Personal  Indefinite
 Brayden Sier  Quad  1-2 weeks
 Adam Treloar  Hamstring  1 week
Updated: Wednesday, September 9

Early prognosis

Things are looking positive on the injury front for Collingwood, who could regain De Goey and Treloar before finals. Howe and Mayne are unlikely to play before the pre-finals bye, while mystery still surrounds Sier’s return. The Pies are currently working through the logistics of getting Sidebottom back to Queensland later this month. Riley Beveridge

Essendon Bombers

 Patrick Ambrose  Foot  Indefinite
 Tom Bellchambers  Knee  1 week
 Ned Cahill  Quad  1-2 weeks
 Orazio Fantasia  Calf  4-5 weeks
 Aaron Francis  Hamstring  1 week
 Tom Hird  Foot  Season
 Lachlan Johnson  Knee  Season
 Jayden Laverde  Syndesmosis  1-2 weeks
 David Zaharakis  Quad  Season
Updated: Tuesday, September 1

Early prognosis

With no fresh injuries from the win over Hawthorn and Dyson Heppell back from a lengthy lay-off to join the resurgent Joe Daniher, things are looking up for the Bombers. Laverde is coming along better than expected, but Francis will be given another week. Fantasia is unlikely to see action during the home and away season. – Callum Twomey


 Brett Bewley  Groin  Test
 Taylin Duman  Ankle  Test
 Joel Hamling  Ankle  Season
 Lloyd Meek  Calf  Test
 Alex Pearce  Ankle  Season
 Sam Sturt  Ankle  Season
 Sam Switkowski  Hamstring  Season
 Darcy Tucker  Hamstring  Season
 Hayden Young  Ankle  Season
Updated: Wednesday, September 9

Early prognosis

Duman is in a race against time to face the North Melbourne on Saturday after rolling his ankle in the win over Melbourne. Bewley is also a test after being given time to recover from his groin injury. Griffin Logue is back in full training and is a chance to play in the final game of the season against the Western Bulldogs.  Chris Correia

Geelong Cats

 Gary Ablett  Quarantine  Round 18
 Nathan Kreuger  Knee  Season
 Gary Rohan  Glute  Test
 Joel Selwood  Knee  Test
 Sam Simpson  Hamstring  Test
 Rhys Stanley  Groin  Test
 Jack Steven  Jaw  Test
 Zach Tuohy  Chest  Test
Updated: Wednesday, September 9

Early prognosis

Selwood is cherry ripe and appears set to return for his first game since August 14. Stanley injured his groin in the dying stages of the Western Bulldogs win in round 15, barely trained last week and will be a test to face Richmond. Steven struggled eating last week following a big hit against the Dogs and missed the win over Essendon. Tuohy was nursing sore ribs, but also knee soreness as a late out on Sunday. Rohan was rested in the last quarter against the Bombers with a tight glute that required a scan on Monday. Simpson has now missed four weeks since tearing his hamstring. – Mitch Cleary

Gold Coast Suns

 Jarrod Harbrow  Shoulder  Test
 Jez McLennan  Hamstring  1 week
 Mitch Riordan  Knee  Season
 Matt Rowell  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Josh Schoenfeld  Foot  Test
 Rory Thompson  Knee  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, September 1

Early prognosis

Harbrow missed the win over the Kangaroos, but with the longer break ahead of next week’s QClash against Brisbane, is expected to be available. Thompson will see his surgeon this week to determine the way forward for the partial tear of his ACL. – Michael Whiting

GWS Giants

 Phil Davis  Knee  TBC
 Tom Hutchesson  Hamstring  1 week
 Josh Kelly  Concussion  TBC
 Tommy Sheridan  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Sam Taylor  Back  TBC
 Callan Ward  Finger  3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, September 1

Early prognosis

Kelly will miss this week’s clash with Carlton due to the Giants’ abbreviated break between games falling short of the League’s required six-day recovery time from concussion. Fellow midfielder Ward had surgery on his finger and is back running but will miss at least the next two games. Sheridan injured his hamstring in last Friday’s scratch match and will unlikely be available before finals – Callum Twomey


 Will Golds  Knee  Season
 Ricky Henderson  Knee  Season
 Jarman Impey  Rib soreness  Test
 Harry Jones  Knee  Season
 Jaeger O’Meara  Hand  Test
 Jon Patton  Plantaris tendon  Test
 James Sicily  Knee  Season
 Isaac Smith  Shoulder  Season
 James Worpel  AC joint  Season
Updated: Wednesday, September 9

Early prognosis

Worpel‘s season is over after damaging his right AC joint in Sunday’s defeat to St Kilda. Scans confirmed the injury and he has returned to Melbourne for surgery on Thursday. The Hawks have also ruled out Smith, who suffered a scapula fracture in round 11 and never made it back, and Jones (medial collateral ligament). O’Meara should be a strong contender to play against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday, but the Hawks are monitoring the swelling in his broken hand and want to make sure he has full function of it. Patton is expected to be available. – Marc McGowan


 Angus Brayshaw  Foot  2-3 weeks
 James Harmes  Hamstring  Test
 Michael Hibberd  Ankle  Available
 Marty Hore  Quad  Available
 Luke Jackson  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Nathan Jones  Quad  2-3 weeks
 James Jordon  Finger  1-2 weeks
 Kade Kolodjashnij  Concussion  Indefinite
 Harry Petty  Groin  Season
 Aaron Nietschke  Knee  Season
 Tom Sparrow  Collarbone  1 week
Updated: Sunday, September 6

Early prognosis

Club great Jones may not play again, with another quadriceps injury placing him on the sidelines. The 294-gamer’s now up against it to return in the home and away season and may need Melbourne to reach finals to extend his career. Brayshaw also faces at least the next fortnight out to recover from ligament damage in one of his feet. Hibberd will be fit to return against Fremantle on Monday, but Harmes is almost certain to miss. Sparrow is on track to return for next week’s clash with the Giants, while Jackson is still aiming to be back for round 18. Hore is fit again after a long layoff with a torn quad tendon, and a toe injury before that. – Marc McGowan

North Melbourne

 Aiden Bonar  AC joint  Test
 Ben Brown  Knee  Season
 Charlie Comben  Back  Season
 Ben Cunnington  Back  Season
 Kyron Hayden  Knee  Season
 Ben Jacobs  Head/neck  Season
 Jamie Macmillan  Personal  Season
 Jack Mahony  Shoulder  Test
 Jy Simpkin  Concussion  Test
 Curtis Taylor  Knee  Season
 Tarryn Thomas  Ankle  Season
 Kayne Turner  Toe/Sesamoid  Season
 Dom Tyson  Calf  Season
 Will Walker  Hamstring  Season
 Tristan Xerri  Shoulder  Test
Updated: Sunday, September 6

Early prognosis

Simpkin left Saturday night’s match in the third quarter after copping a head-high hit that concussed him. There is a week between games, but he must be doubtful to play against Fremantle, given the Roos are out of finals contention. Captain Jack Ziebell (hamstring) made a successful return against Port Adelaide, while Taylor Garner (hamstring) resumed in a scratch match on Saturday morning. BonarMahony and Xerri are all a chance to play next weekend. – Marc McGowan

Port Adelaide

 Ryan Burton  Quad  2-3 weeks
 Zak Butters  Suspension  2 matches
 Mitch Georgiades  Hamstring  Test
Updated: Wednesday, September 9

Early prognosis

Unfortunately for Port Adelaide, young defender Burton won’t return before finals. However, he should be good to go after the bye. Georgiades will need to undergo a fitness test before proving his availability for this week. – Riley Beveridge


 David Astbury  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Josh Caddy  Hamstring  Test
 Callum Coleman-Jones  Suspension  10 matches
 Riley Collier-Dawkins  Shoulder  Test
 Noah Cumberland  ACL  Season
 Shane Edwards  Quarantine  Round 18
 Ryan Garthwaite  Groin  1-2 weeks
 Dylan Grimes  Hamstring  Test
 Kane Lambert  Hip  Test
 Bigoa Nyuon  Shoulder  Season
 Dion Prestia  Ankle  1-3 weeks
 Sydney Stack  Suspension  10 matches
Updated: Monday, September 7

Early prognosis

More off-field issues at the Tigers with Stack and Coleman-Jones returning to Victoria after copping 10-match bans following a breach of the AFL’s COVID-19 protocols. In better news, Grimes and Lambert should be available for Friday night’s blockbuster against Geelong. Caddy will be touch and go with his hamstring issue and may play a scratch match instead. Edwards will be available for round 18 after serving his 14 days of quarantine, but Astbury and Prestia look unlikely to feature before finals. – Ben Sutton

St Kilda

 Nathan Brown  Personal leave  Indefinite
 Nick Coffield  Ankle  Test
 Jade Gresham  Back  4-8 weeks
 Dan Hannebery  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Jack Mayo  Knee  Season
 Tim Membrey  Finger  Test
 Jimmy Webster  Hamstring  Test
Updated: Wednesday, September 9

Early prognosis

Membrey missed Sunday’s win over Hawthorn with a finger injury that required surgery mid-week and will need to prove his ball-handling ahead of the Eagles clash. Coffield pulled up sore from a rolled ankle against the Hawks and will be monitored. Hannebery will exit the transition hub and re-join his teammates on September 15 where his hopes for a finals return will ramp up. Luke Dunstan returned from his pectoral muscle injury in a scratch match last week, while Webster will be hoping to do the same this weekend. – Mitch Cleary

Sydney Swans

 Nick Blakey  Shoulder  Test
 Lance Franklin  Hamstring  Season
 Isaac Heeney  Ankle  Season
 George Hewett  Back  Season
 Jack Maibaum  Personal  Season
 Callum Mills  Calf  Test
 Sam Naismith  Knee  Season
 Dane Rampe  Hand  Season
 Harry Reynolds  Shoulder  Season
 Ben Ronke  Back  Season
 Ryley Stoddart  Back  Season
 Elijah Taylor  Suspension  Season
Updated: Tuesday, September 1

Early prognosis

Blakey hurt himself in Tuesday night’s loss to Carlton and his status for Sunday’s contest with Brisbane is unknown – but there’s little reason for the Swans to risk him. Mills has now missed the past two games, including firstly being a late withdrawal against Melbourne last Thursday. He pulled up sore after the Port Adelaide loss in round 14 and the injury is apparently minor, but Sydney is playing it cautiously. Callum Sinclair shook off a knee complaint to play against Carlton on Tuesday night. – Marc McGowan

West Coast Eagles

 Brendon Ah Chee  Finger  TBC
 Jamie Cripps  Personal  Indefinite
 Mark Hutchings  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Lewis Jetta  Calf  2-3 weeks
 Ben Johnson  Groin  Season
 Jamaine Jones  Hamstring  Season
 Mitch O’Neill  Back  4-6 weeks
 Jack Petruccelle  Hamstring  Test
 Jack Redden  Thumb  3-4 weeks
 Willie Rioli  ASADA ban  Indefinite
 Dom Sheed  Hamstring  TBA
 Luke Shuey  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Nathan Vardy  Thigh  4-5 weeks
 Daniel Venables  Concussion  Season
 Francis Watson  Knee  Season
 Elliot Yeo  Groin  1-2 weeks
Updated: Wednesday, September 9

Early prognosis

Further injuries to Sheed and Ah Chee across Tuesday-Wednesday have capped a horror week in the medical department. The Eagles believe there is a slim chance Redden could return deep into finals after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured thumb on Tuesday. Jetta has succumbed to another calf injury, while Hutchings may only be sidelined for three weeks. Yeo is hopeful of playing round 18 against North Melbourne on Thursday September 17, but if he misses, will be ready to go for finals. Petruccelle has wrapped up his long recovery from a hamstring injury and has been declared available to tackle the Saints. Vardy is still in Perth recovering from compartment syndrome and will be ready for finals, while Johnson also remained at home. Cripps remains in Perth with his pregnant partner but given Queensland borders are open to travellers to Perth, won’t have to isolate when he returns to the squad. – Mitch Cleary

Western Bulldogs

 Lin Jong  Ankle  2-3 weeks
 Callum Porter  Groin  1 week
 Laitham Vandermeer  Hamstring  3-5 weeks
 Rhylee West  Groin  2-3 weeks
 Easton Wood  Hamstring  Test
Updated: Tuesday, September 8

Early prognosis

Easton Wood has made strong progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury and could be in line to face Hawthorn this weekend. The Dogs got through round 16 without any new injuries and have 40 players available for selection. – Jourdan Canil


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16 thoughts on “Injury News Rd17”

    1. Went in for scans on his calf yesterday. Low grade strain apparently, not enough to be put on the injury list so I suspect he’s a test for this week.


    1. Simpkin’s a hard call. The docs pulled him after seeing the footage. No tests done during the game, he was just canned. Assuming they thought it was a decent knock.

      I’m hoping he plays, but I’m leaning towards ‘no’.


  1. My team has been hit with injuries to all of Docherty, Zac Williams, Jack Martin and Simpkin this week. Which two are the most urgent trade outs? I only have one bench player to cover each line.


      1. Docherty and Martin calf strains (will Carlton risk them?), Simpkin most likely rested due to concussion, Zac Williams unknown injury (I can’t find any info on him).


  2. GWS website article on injuries finally dropped just now.

    Josh Kelly and Zac Williams both available for selection…..


  3. Have same call to make Baps
    At least we will know by tomorrow if 2 will be named .
    Jack Martin will be my first trade out as he is definitely out .
    Hoping Williams is named in must win game but if not he will be out with Martin .


  4. I’ve had treloar all year in SuperCoach draft (gee those 6 weeks were great). Really hoping he’s back this week – tough call though because pies play on Monday. So do I put him on the field, or play it safe and leave on the bench?
    TU – he’ll pay
    TD – nup, at least another eeek away



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