Main content

Recommended videos

Highlights: Richmond v Carlton

11:17pm Mar 27, 2014

Malthouse rues costly mistakes

11:44pm Mar 27, 2014

Recommended articles

Sunday football as it happened

Sunday football as it happened

Recap Port's Showdown upset, plus big wins for the Hawks and Tigers

11:45am Apr 14, 2013

St Kilda v Richmond as it happened

St Kilda v Richmond as it happened

 Recap Friday night's MCG clash as the Tigers make their best start to a season in 16 years

04:00pm Apr 5, 2013

Carlton v Collingwood as it happened

Carlton v Collingwood as it happened

Recap Friday night's blockbuster as the Blues capitulate in front of 78,000 at the MCG

10:36pm Jul 5, 2013

Saturday football as it happened

Saturday football as it happened

Recap a day bookended by two major boilovers

01:00pm Mar 30, 2013

Fantasy review: round three

Fantasy review: round three

It was a tough round for AFL Fantasy coaches, Warnie writes

10:42pm Apr 6, 2014

Football world sends off Hafey in style

Football world sends off Hafey in style

Tom Hafey remembered as a great coach and a wonderful man

06:15pm May 19, 2014

Doc Larkins' injury list: round 10

May 28, 2013 10:37 PM

0402-Doc-Larkins-200x320-sam-reid.jpg

ADELAIDE
Lewis Johnston (knee) - 5 weeks
Sam Shaw (hamstring) - 2 weeks
Taylor Walker (knee) - season

The Doc says: There were no new injuries from weekend although Josh Jenkins has a right knee strain that still bothered him on weekend so he will need a careful week at training.

BRISBANE LIONS
Claye Beams (knee) - season
Matthew Leuenberger (thumb) - 4-6 weeks
Stefan Martin (ankle) - 4 weeks
Jared Polec (ankle) - 4 weeks
Daniel Rich (scapula) - 4 weeks
Tom Rockliff (quad) - 2 weeks
Patrick Wearden (face) - 2 weeks
Stephen Wrigley (knee) - season

The Doc says: Leuenberger needed to go to hospital to reduce his badly dislocated left thumb but did not require surgery. There is fortunately no fracture but he will wear a stabilising splint to assist with the repair of the major ligament damage. I expect he will miss five to six matches and return to play with protective strapping.

Click here to see who is in the mix for round 10 

CARLTON
Andrew Carrazzo (calf) - test
David Ellard (calf) - 3 weeks
Nick Graham (knee) - 2 weeks
Andrew McInnes (knee) - 2 weeks
Rhys O'Keeffe (foot) - indefinite
Chris Yarran (hamstring) - test

The Doc says: McLean had concussion and will undergo standard brain recovery testing but may be OK. Yarran has missed two and is unlikely to be risked. Carrazzo (calf) has missed four games and is considered an outside chance but will need to pass testing. Lucas has a new hamstring concern but the club only expects him to miss one week – unusual for such an injury.

COLLINGWOOD
Dayne Beams (quad) - 5-6 weeks
Alex Fasolo (foot) - indefinite
Jack Frost (knee) - 4-6 weeks
Tyson Goldsack (hip) - 1-2 weeks
Michael Hartley (shoulder) - 2 weeks
Lachlan Keeffe (bruised kidney) - 1 week
Jackson Ramsay (wrist) - 4 weeks
Heath Shaw (back) - test 
Dale Thomas (ankle) - indefinite
Alan Toovey (knee) - season
Clinton Young (hamstring) - 2-4 weeks

The Doc says: Russell was quite limited after injuring his right ankle but did finish the game. He will need treatment all week and have a fitness test. Goldsack (hip) will train again this week and may be an outside chance. Thomas remains an outside chance to return late in season if rehab goes perfectly. Shaw missed with a back-related tight hamstring and will be nursed this week also, and is likely to play.

ESSENDON
Alwyn Davey (hamstring) - test
Ben Howlett (shoulder) - available
Michael Hurley (ankle) - 1-2 weeks
Patrick Ryder (ankle) - available
Nathan Lovett-Murray (arm) - TBC

The Doc says: Hurley reinjured the same left ankle ligaments as he did in round six and is unlikely to play for at least one to two. Ryder also has a sore left ankle but will have a test late in the week. Howlett jarred his left shoulder yet played out the game. Will be sore but is likely to play. Lovett-Murray is available to train and is a possible return.

FREMANTLE
Kepler Bradley (knee) - season
Jesse Crichton (hip) - test  
Jonathon Griffin (knee) - season
Stephen Hill (quad) - test
Sam Menegola (knee) - 11 weeks
Anthony Morabito (knee) - 3-4 weeks
Lachie Neale (ankle) - 1 week
Matthew Pavlich (Achilles) - 1 week
Aaron Sandilands (hamstring) - 3 weeks
Michael Walters (ankle) - 2 weeks

The Doc says: Silvagni tweaked an ankle and will be limited during the week but should play. Hill is training but is still at risk this week - he should get through a test. Neale and Pavlich are getting close but Pavlich seriously lacks match fitness.

GEELONG
Josh Caddy (quad) - test 
Paul Chapman (hamstring) - 1 week
Josh Cowan (hamstring) - 2-3 weeks
Taylor Hunt (broken collarbone) - 4 weeks
George Horlin-Smith (thigh) - test
Lincoln McCarthy (foot) - indefinite
Hamish McIntosh (Achilles) - 1 week
Daniel Menzel (knee) - season
James Podsiadly  (knee, ankle) - 
Jared Rivers (knee) - 2-3 weeks
Travis Varcoe (shoulder) - 5 weeks

The Doc says: Smedts was a late withdrawal with left lateral ankle ligament damage and will still require treatment all week, and is still in some doubt. Selwood (elbow) is available but Podsiadly (ankle/knee bruising) will miss this week and needs ongoing treatment and full testing next week before selection. Chapman continues to challenge the medical staff due to ongoing tendon irritation in lower hamstring – these are always slow and prone to flare up at any stage - and he remains unlikely at this stage.

GOLD COAST
Harley Bennell (hamstring) - test
Jared Brennan (knee) - 2 weeks
Charlie Dixon (ankle) - test
Karmichael Hunt (hamstring) - test
Jesse Lonergan (hamstring) - 4-5 weeks
Steven May (corked thigh) - test
Zac Smith (knee) – season
Matthew Warnock (arm) – indefinite

The Doc says: Bennell has hamstring recurrence and has progressed more rapidly than the club expected but is likely to miss this week. Lonergan has a new tear and will miss four to six weeks. Dixon was not risked last week but is in the mix for Saturday night. Brennan had a sore knee after the game and has been ruled out for a minimum of two matches. Bock is expected to make his long-awaited return to the game in the Suns' reserves in the NEAFL this Saturday after more than 12 months out with a fractured tibia.

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
Chad Cornes (knee) - indefinite
Phil Davis (back) - 4 weeks
Jonathon Patton (knee) - season
Andrew Phillips (hamstring) - 1-2 weeks

The Doc says: No new injuries recorded for GWS but Davis is making slower progress than expected with his back stress fracture and is now considered a four to five week proposition.

HAWTHORN
Grant Birchall (back) - test
David Hale (ankle) - test
Cyril Rioli (hamstring) - TBC
Ryan Schoenmakers (knee) - season
Matt Suckling (knee) - season
Brendan Whitecross (knee) - 2-3 weeks
Alex Woodward (knee) - season

The Doc says: Birchall was a late withdrawal with back soreness last week but is available to train and will face a fitness test. Hale missed with an ankle injury and also faces a fitness test late in the week. 
 
MELBOURNE
Sam Blease (concussion) - test
Mitch Clark (foot) - 5-6 weeks
Jack Grimes (shoulder) - 5-6 weeks
Tom McDonald (shoulder) - test
Dean Terlich (ribs) - test
Jimmy Toumpas (ankle) - test
Jack Viney (toe) - 2-3 weeks

The Doc says: Toumpas has made progress with his significant ankle injury but is still likely to need one to two more. Clark and Grimes are making the expected slow progress and are both probably at least six weeks away.

NORTH MELBOURNE
Tom Curran (foot) - season
Daniel Currie (thumb)- 3 weeks
Kieran Harper (ankle) - test
Robbie Tarrant (leg) - 1-2 weeks

The Doc says: Black sustained a left lateral ankle ligament sprain but completed Sunday's game. He will be sore all week but should play with adequate physio and strapping. Harper will have a fitness test while Tarrant's return has been eagerly awaited but his recovery has been frustratingly slow. He is still two weeks away and should be available after the bye.
 
PORT ADELAIDE
Dom Cassisi (hamstring) – 3 weeks
Brett Ebert (adductor) – test
Matthew Lobbe (ankle) - test
Jasper Pittard (hip flexor) – 3 weeks
Brent Renouf (knee) – test
Jackson Trengove (foot) – 6 weeks

The Doc says: No new injuries reported from the Power's last match. Lobbe is expected to return following an ankle injury at training whilst Renouf (knee soreness) and Ebert (adductor surgery rehab) are also close to returning. Renouf is more likely to play.
 
RICHMOND
Reece Conca (foot) - test
Brandon Ellis (hamstring) - 1 week
Dylan Grimes (foot) - 5-7 weeks
Chris Knights (knee) - season
Brett O'Hanlon (ankle) - test
Ricky Petterd (calf) - 1 week
Shane Tuck (shoulder) - 4-6 weeks
Cadeyn Williams (shoulder) - season

The Doc says: Ellis (hamstring at training and late withdrawal on Saturday night) is a big loss for another two to three games. Deledio has a strained knee and will be eased through training and then tested.

ST KILDA
David Armitage (calf soreness) - test
Sam Gilbert (knee) - 7-10 weeks
Lenny Hayes (calf) - test
Daniel Markworth (ACL) - season
Darren Minchington (hamstring) - 1-2 weeks
Adam Schneider (hamstring) - test
Tom Simpkin (quad) - test
Nathan Wright (jaw) - 1 week
 
The Doc says: Hayes unfortunately had a setback with his calf injury recurrence after already missing three weeks. It is now a real concern as he cannot afford another re-injury and is likely to miss two, which could see him back after the bye. Riewoldt was shaken by his head knock but recovered well on Sunday and is expected to pass the concussion assessment before the weekend. Armitage (corked calf) missed last weekend and will be carefully managed this week to avoid recurrence but is rated an outside chance only. Schneider is close to full training and may be in contention for selection.

SYDNEY SWANS
Harry Cunningham (knee) - test
Alex Johnson (knee) - season
Marty Mattner (hip) - test
Jarrad McVeigh (knee) - available
Sam Naismith (knee) - indefinite
Sam Reid (quad) 2-4 weeks
Lewis Roberts-Thomson (knee) - 2-4 weeks
Gary Rohan (leg) - indefinite
Rhyce Shaw (abdomen) - test

The Doc says: Reid has left quad tear and may miss four or more games – these are high recurrence risk injuries and are difficult to predict so a conservative approach is best. Shaw is progressing slowly but won't be risked until training at full intensity, which may be in one to two weeks. McVeigh injured his left knee but finished the game sore. He will need treatment through the week.

WEST COAST
Bradd Dalziell (concussion) - test
Murray Newman (knee) - 3 weeks
Will Schofield (finger) - 1-2 weeks
Adam Selwood (quad) - test
Beau Waters (quad) - test
Sharrod Wellingham (ankle) - 5-6 weeks

The Doc says: Dalziell was subbed out early after a head knock and will need further testing before being cleared to play. Kennedy fell awkwardly, injuring his left lateral calf but he should respond to treatment this week and play if he trains freely. Nicoski (hamstring surgery) and Bennell (ACL return) are gaining match fitness at WAFL level. Selwood and Waters both missed round nine with quad concerns and must be considered in some doubt to return.

WESTERN BULLDOGS
Ayce Cordy (stress fractures) – 2 weeks
Tory Dickson (shoulder) – 2 weeks
Shaun Higgins (foot) – season
Lin Jong (leg) – 3 weeks
Josh Prudden (ankle) - TBA
Easton Wood (hamstring) – 2-3 weeks

The Doc says: Cooney has low-grade hamstring soreness but may still be rested this week to avoid a setback. No new injuries were reported and there are no likely other returns.