Preseason Injury List

Written by Chaos Theory on February 20 2024



Rory Sloane Eye. had surgery on a detached retina for a second time. Test for Round 1

Jake Soligo is back at training after he suffered an ankle injury

Jordon Butts Hamstring  Practice matches return

Daniel Curtin Jarred knee Practice matches return

Wayne Milera Hamstring Practice matches

Nick Murray Knee Mid-late season return.



Will Ashcroft Knee Round 12

Conor McKenna strained his hamstring in last Friday’s intra-club practice match.3 weeks

Jarrod Berry (shoulder), Deven Robertson (wrist), Tom Doedee (knee) and Will Ashcroft (knee) are all on the comeback trail from respective surgeries

Tom Doedee will be available between Rounds 3-5 if his recovery remains on course.


Matt Duffy ACL Season

Jack Silvagni  ACL. Season

Jacob Weitering Calf. has been ruled out for the first 2 rounds with a calf injury.

Elijah Hollands Suspension Round 3



Harry DeMattia is expected to spend an extended period of time on the sidelines with a finger injury. “Whilst he is expected to be sidelined for an 8–12-week period, Harry will still be able to participate in running drills and a gym program.”

Nathan Murphy will remain on a modified training program and will not take part in the upcoming practice matches.

Daniel McStay Knee Season



Kaine Baldwin navicular bone stress fracture in his foot.

He will be non-weight-bearing in the immediate short-term, before commencing rehab in the coming weeks.

A timeline for Baldwin’s return will be determined once he gets through the initial rest and early rehab period.

Jaiden Hunter ACL Season 

Tex Wanganeen Surgery on a navicular injury in his foot at the end of the 2023 season. The 20-year-old has commenced running on the Alter-G machine while continuing in a high-volume off-legs conditioning program.

Ben Hobbs Minor AC joint injury Practice matches return

Sam Draper Groin Imminent return

Dylan Shiel Foot/Knee TBC



Heath Chapman Hamstring. Exec Footy GM Joe Brierty: “It is unlikely at this stage that Heath will be available for Round 1. The exact timeline will be based on Heath’s medical history and symptoms as he progresses through reconditioning.” Round 2-3

Josh Corbett Hip Season

Brennan Cox Fibula TBC

Sean Darcy Ankle Practice matches return

Sebit Kuek Knee Season.

Luke Ryan Ankle Practice matches return

Sam Switkowski Hamstring Practice matches return



No known injuries


Gold Coast

Ben King Knee Test for Round 1

Lachie Weller Knee TBC

Jed Walter Collarbone Round 3



Finn Callaghan suffered a shoulder injury at training, sidelining him for the practice matches and casting doubt over his Opening Round availability

Harry Perryman hamstring will miss the season opener

Isaac Cumming quad will miss the season opener

Adam Kennedy ACL he’s slated for an April return at the earliest.

Braydon Preuss has been on a modified program at times as he manages his back issues. Will miss at least the first six weeks of the season due to the back injury

Leek Aleer has had some minor disruptions.

 James Leake has suffered a quad strain and won’t return to full training until after the Giants’ season opener against Collingwood on March 9.

Phoenix Gothard has been diagnosed with glandular fever and is expected to be sidelined for at least a month



Denver Grainger-Barras. “Denver injured his toe in the intra-club last Thursday, with subsequent scans showing he has a significant turf toe injury.” Will have surgery.”We are expecting to see him return to play in 12-14 weeks,” Club doctor, Liam West

Changkuoth Jiath hamstring six-to-eight weeks

Dylan Moore glandular fever. 4 weeks

James Blanck (ACL) Season

Bailey Macdonald is expected to spend a period on the sidelines after suffering bone stress in his femur

Seamus Mitchell (fractured jaw) Test for Round 1

Will Day a stress fracture in his foot. “He’ll miss the start of the season. How far into it that is I’m not exactly sure but he certainly won’t be available for round one unfortunately,” Sam Mitchell

Mitchell said it was “too early” to know if the 22-year-old could miss up to the first month of the season.

Chad Wingard Achilles Mid Season



Tom McDonald calf tightness #

Lachie Hunter calf tightness #

Charlie Spargo some Achilles soreness. #

# All three are expected to be available for Melbourne’s AFL practice match against Carlton

Harrison Petty a toe concern “we will continue to monitor him in the lead up to our practice match against Carlton.”

Daniel Turner “Daniel has unfortunately sustained a stress fracture in his femur” “This will see him miss quite a significant block, with his return-to-play timeline being 10 to 12 weeks.”

Taj Woewodin  concussion

Andy Moniz-Wakefield is currently working towards a return against Carlton following a thigh strain.

Angus Brayshaw  illness.

Ben Brown Knee TBC

Tom Fullarton Hamstring Early season

Jake Melksham Knee Season

Joel Smith Misconduct TBC

Kysaiah Pickett Suspension Round 2

North Melbourne

Jackson Archer Groin soreness 3 weeks
Aidan Corr Reconditioning 2 weeks
Zac Fisher Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Eddie Ford Ankle 2 weeks
Hamish Free Concussion TBC
Griffin Logue Knee TBC
Luke McDonald Hamstring 2 weeks
Bailey Scott Calf 2 weeks
Updated: Friday, February 9

Aidan Corr (knee), Eddie Ford (ankle) and Jackson Archer (groin) remain in rehab group

Zac Fisher Hamstring TBC

Griffin Logue Knee Round 10


Port Adelaide

Xavier Walsh Knee Test round 1.

  • Aliir Aliir, Jeremy Finlayson and Trent McKenzie will sit out an internal trial match with minor injuries


Rhyan Mansell Ankle. “moderate-grade syndesmosis injury” They expect to have a clearer picture around his return to play in the coming days. Have ruled out March 9th game against Gold Coast.

Tom Lynch Foot Unlikely opening round TBC

Dylan Grimes (calf) Unlikely match sim Test round 1.

Dion Prestia (hamstring) Unlikely match sim TBC

Shai Bolton (ankle) and Jack Ross (toe) have recovered nicely from off-season surgery.


St Kilda

Ben Paton left pectoral tendon rupture. extended period of time on the sidelines

Players who missed match sim –

Paddy Dow (bruised knee) completed recovery at the Danny Frawley Centre, Early season return.

Jack Sinclair (calf awareness) completed recovery at the Danny Frawley Centre. Will miss the club’s two practice games in coming weeks. The club remain hopeful he will be there for Round 1

Dan Butler (ankle), Jack Hayes (knee) and Hunter Clark (concussion, eye socket) completed laps as they close in on respective returns to training.

James Van Es (ankle) remain in the club’s rehab group.



Callum Mills Shoulder Mid-season

Lachlan McAndrew Wrist Test



Jai Culley Knee Mid-season

Elijah Hewett Foot Indefinite

Jeremy McGovern pulled up well from the intraclub after “minor soreness”, but a decision on whether he faces the Dockers in  Match sim on Saturday. won’t be made until later in the week.

Clay Hall is set to be sidelined for up to a month due to an ankle injury

Jamaine Jones (hip) likely available to play Fremantle

Harry Edwards will undergo surgery on a broken finger

Dom Sheed (foot) Test

Liam Ryan (hamstring) Early season

Josh Rotham (groin) Possibility of playing Saturday’s match sim against Fremantle.

Rhett Bazzo will miss some time due to groin soreness

Jack Darling (hamstring) is on track to play against Adelaide in the AAMI Community Series.


Western Bulldogs

Bailey Smith Knee Season

Jack Macrae Hamstring

  • A hamstring issue could hinder Macrae’s practice match participation

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6 thoughts on “Preseason Injury List”

  1. Sam Walsh (back soreness) Sam Walsh is on a modified program after reporting back soreness following the intra-club match simulation last Monday.He will miss Thursday’s match simulation.


    1. Grundy and Walsh were my two round 0 exceptions. Going to monitor Walsh in round 0 and if anything is off… so is he.


      1. Carlton: Sam Walsh. Will miss pre-season game against Melbourne next Wed, as well as tomorrow’s hit-out against Geelong, due to back soreness. Will be reassessed leading into Opening Round.


  2. GWS: James Leake has suffered a quad strain and won’t return to full training until after the Giants’ season opener against Collingwood on March 9.


  3. Angus Bradshaw has retired on medical advice.

    After neurological testing and expert consultation should be medically retired.

    Bradshaw has a history of concussions



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