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Foot injury sidelines Crow Richard Douglas for at least a month

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Richard Douglas could miss up to six weeks with a foot injury sustained against Port Adelaide

ADELAIDE midfielder Richard Douglas will miss up to six weeks after suffering a strain to his plantar fascia against Port Adelaide on Sunday.

The Crows star had a scan on his foot after the club's round five loss to the Western Bulldogs – in which he managed just 17 possessions.

He was again down on his usual output against the Power, collecting 16 disposals after averaging 26 possessions across the first three games. 

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Scans confirmed Douglas has strained his plantar fascia, a thick connective tissue that supports the arch of the foot. 

Head of football David Noble said Douglas could be sidelined for some time.

"It looks like he's got a strain to his plantar fascia, which is a ligament on the bottom of his foot," Noble said.

"Unfortunately that looks like it could be a 4-6 week injury."

Noble said Rory Sloane (corked calf) and Ricky Henderson (chest knock) would be tested during the week.

Veteran utility James Podsiadly will miss another two weeks with a fractured back, while Brad Crouch could return within a month.