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Doc Larkins' injury wrap: R21

The Doc analyses the big injuries out of the weekend's matches

3:11PM Aug 14, 2017

Latest injury News

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Bombers blow: Gun defender ruled out

Michael Hurley to miss Suns clash with calf injury

5:25pm Aug 17, 2017

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Joel making progress, Cats preach caution

Chris Scott says it's too early to tell when Geelong skipper will return

4:50pm Aug 17, 2017

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The full injury list: round 22

Who's ruled out for this weekend and who's a test

3:08pm Aug 16, 2017

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Viney on crutches, but Dees expect him to play

Nathan Jones thinks co-captain Jack Viney will get up for Lions clash

9:56am Aug 16, 2017

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Tumultuous year ends early for young Pie

Midfielder ruled out for final two games but better news for veteran

7:06pm Aug 15, 2017

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No good news for Suns: Gaz to miss again

Hamstring injury will keep superstar from facing Essendon this week

6:54pm Aug 15, 2017

 

AFL Injury List

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Cam Ellis-Yolmen* Knee Season
Curtly Hampton* Ankle Test
Kyle Hartigan Hamstring Test
Elliott Himmelberg Foot Season
Andy Otten Ankle 1 week
Rory Sloane Knee Test
Taylor Walker Toe Test
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Captain Walker and vice-captain Sloane have been given the green light for Friday night's blockbuster with Sydney at Adelaide Oval. Midfielder Hampton is set to play his first game in three months after ankle surgery. He'll play in the SANFL if passed fit, along with key defender Hartigan, who has been sidelined for two weeks after a recurrence of a hamstring injury. - Lee Gaskin 

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Tom Bell Ankle Season
Jarrod Berry Foot Test
Allen Christensen Shoulder Season
Marco Paparone Hamstring Test
Mitch Robinson Foot Season
Alex Witherden Hamstring Test
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Youngsters Witherden and Berry have both been passed fit and look set to return against the Dees this week. - Michael Whiting

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Patrick Cripps Fractured fibula Season
David Cuningham Ankle Test
Ed Curnow Bruised larynx Season
Daniel Gorringe Quad Test
Patrick Kerr Hip Season
Caleb Marchbank Arm 1 week
Harry McKay Toe Test
Andrew Phillips* Foot Season
Cameron Polson Shoulder Season
Sam Rowe* Knee Season
Alex Silvagni Knee Season
Liam Sumner Concussion Test
Simon White Knee Season
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Cuningham (ankle) will return in the VFL this week, but McKay (toe) will miss again. Marchbank missed last Saturday’s game against West Coast after pinching a nerve in his right arm. He lost strength in the arm, but it is improving steadily and he hopes to be available for round 23. - Howard Kotton

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ben Crocker  Ankle 2 weeks
Jordan De Goey Hip flexor Season
Alex Fasolo Shoulder TBC
Tyson Goldsack Soreness TBC
Levi Greenwood Knee Season
Brodie Grundy Suspended Round 23
Will Hoskin-Elliott Hip Test
Liam Mackie Ankle Test
Mitch McCarthy Foot Season
Sam McLarty Hip/groin Test
Adam Oxley Ankle Season
Scott Pendlebury Broken finger Season
Henry Schade Hamstring 2 weeks
Ben Sinclair* Hamstring Season
Travis Varcoe Elbow Season
Daniel Wells Quad Test
Rupert Wills Quad 1 week
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

De Goey is done for the year, while Fasolo and Goldsack are also missing from this week's side to face Geelong. Hoskin-Elliott appears set to play, but Wells misses again. Grundy has one more week to serve of his suspension, and Greenwood won't be back after suffering a knee injury. Pendlebury certainly won't return this season. - Ben Collins

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Tom Bellchambers Foot Test
Mitch Brown Ankle Test
Orazio Fantasia Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Michael Hurley Calf 1-2 weeks
Matthew Leuenberger Ankle TBC
Ben McNeice Neck Season
Jackson Merrett Leg Season
Jobe Watson Managed 1 week
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Zach Merrett is back from his one-week suspension for striking Lachie Plowman. Fantasia's season is all but over after scans revealed a "grade two plus" hamstring strain. Leuenberger's ankle injury is offest by Bellchambers' return, while Baguley returns after being rested on the weekend. - Jennifer Phelan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Michael Apeness Knee Season
Harley Balic Hamstring/Personal leave Indefinite
Connor Blakely Shoulder Season
Zac Clarke*  Knee  Season
Hayden Crozier Concussion Test
Brady Grey Hamstring Season
Ed Langdon Knee Season
Lachie Neale Knee TBC
Alex Pearce   Leg Season
Aaron Sandilands Hamstring Season
Lee Spurr Calf 1-2 weeks
Matthew Uebergang Hamstring Season
Michael Walters Knee  Season
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Star midfielder Neale will miss this week with a knee injury, but the Dockers hope he will be able to play next week. Crozier is back in the mix after missing the Sydney loss due to concussion, but Spurr looks unlikely to return this season from his calf strain. - Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Mark Blicavs Ankle 2-3 weeks
Nakia Cockatoo Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Josh Cowan Achilles Season
Cory Gregson* Foot Season
Tom Hawkins Suspension Return round 23
George Horlin-Smith Achilles Test
Lincoln McCarthy Hip/Groin Season
Quinton Narkle Knee Season
Esava Ratugolea Broken hand TBC
Joel Selwood Ankle 3-4 weeks
Rhys Stanley Calf TBC
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Stanley has been ruled out after injuring his calf against the Tigers last week. Selwood has begun his recovery program from an ankle injury as he attempts to return from finals. Blicavs ran on the weekend as he progresses well from a fracture in his leg. - Peter Ryan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Gary Ablett Hamstring 1 week
Michael Barlow Leg Season
Dan Currie Foot Season
Sam Day Hip Season
Pearce Hanley Hamstring Test
Kade Kolodjashnij Concussion Season
Sean Lemmens Ankle Season
Cam Loersch Hand Season
Tom Lynch Knee Season
Jarryd Lyons Ankle TBC
Tom Nicholls Ankle 1 week
Rory Thompson Hamstring 1 week
Jarrod Witts Shoulder Season
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Ablett will miss again, while fellow midfielder Lyons is also out. The Suns' tall stocks have taken another hit with Currie ruled out, but running defender Hanley will return for the weekend. Thompson is in the same boat as Ablett and is a week away. - Michael Whiting

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matt Buntine Knee Season
Jeremy Cameron Hamstring Test
Ryan Griffen Ankle 2-3 weeks
Steve Johnson Knee Test
Adam Kennedy Knee Season
Devon Smith Knee Test
Tim Taranto Ankle Test
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Johnson has been rested for the Eagles clash, but the Giants regain Smith, Cameron and Mumford for Saturday's big clash. In more good news, Taranto is a chance to return through the NEAFL. - Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Grant Birchall Knee Season
James Cousins Shoulder Season
Jonathon Ceglar* ACL Season
Jack Fitzpatrick Concussion Indefinite
James Frawley Turf toe Season
Josh Gibson Groin Season
Cyril Rioli PCL Season
Ben Stratton Knee Season
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Puopolo and O’Meara have been rushed back into the seniors this week. Frawley and Rioli are back training, but their returns are unlikely. O’Rourke returns after a long layoff because of a hamstring injury and subsequent conditioning block. - Ashley Browne

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Lochie Filipovic Hip flexor Season
Colin Garland* Knee Season
Jesse Hogan Collarbone Test
Dean Kent Shoulder Season
Pat McKenna Hamstring Season
Joel Smith Tibia Season
Tim Smith Navicular bone Season
Jake Spencer Abdomen Test
Aaron vandenBerg* Heel Season
Jack Viney Foot Test
Mitch White Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Hogan has made a miraculous recovery from a broken collarbone to be selected to face the Lions. But the Dees will be without co-captain Viney after he failed to prove his fitness following a foot injury last week. - Ben Guthrie

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Paul Ahern* Knee Season
Majak Daw Foot Season
Mitch Hibberd Shoulder Season
Ben Jacobs Lower leg Season
Oscar Junker Broken tibia Test
Jamie Macmillan Finger Season
Ed Vickers-Willis PCL Season
Corey Wagner Ankle TBC
Jarrad Waite Calf Test
Declan Watson Knee Season
Marley Williams Back/shoulder  Season
Mason Wood Calf TBC
Sam Wright Foot/ankle Season
Jack Ziebell Foot TBC
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Ziebell has seemingly been given the green light to play this week, while injury-prone Daw's season is over. Waite is likely to return next week, but there is less certainty around Wagner and Wood, who have both missed multiple weeks. Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 
Matthew Broadbent Ankle Test  
Jasper Pittard Calf TBC  
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Broadbent has missed five of the past seven games and the Power will take a conservative approach with the defender's recurring ankle injury. Pittard is also out this week with a calf problem. - Lee Gaskin 

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Josh Caddy  Hamstring 2 weeks
Reece Conca* Foot Test
Nathan Drummond* Knee Season
Ben Griffiths Shoulder Test
Steven Morris Hamstring Test
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Caddy's hamstring strain is minor and the Tigers are optimistic he will be available for finals. Hampson came off the injury list last week and played limited VFL minutes, and Conca and Griffiths face the same path if they pass fitness tests later this week. Morris will also face a fitness test after a seven-week hamstring injury - Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

David Armitage Groin Season
Nick Coughlan Hamstring Season
Nathan Freeman Ankle Season
Hugh Goddard Foot Season
Ben Long Suspension Available round 23
Paddy McCartin Concussion Indefinite
Darren Minchington Ankle Season
Leigh Montagna Hamstring 3 weeks
Bailey Rice Shin Test
Nick Riewoldt Concussion Test
Koby Stevens Concussion Test
Nathan Wright Ankle Season
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

There's no timeline yet on McCartin, who is training and feeling good but has not quite shaken off his concussion. Billings copped a poke to his left eye against Melbourne last Sunday but isn't in any doubt, while Riewoldt is expected to return. Stevens hasn't been ruled out after he was concussed against the Dees. Freeman is unlikely to play again this season, considering a finals berth seems out of reach for Sandringham. Rice would be pushing it to make it back this weekend. - Dinny Navaratnam

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Darcy Cameron Shoulder Season
Robbie Fox Ankle 2 weeks
Josh Kennedy Hamstring Test
Sam Murray Hip Test
Nic Newman Knee Test
Sam Naismith Side 1 week
Colin O'Riordan Ankle Test
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Kennedy is right to go after missing the past two matches with a hamstring problem. Newman was passed fit, but was the unlucky Swan to make way for the skipper's return. Dinny Navaratnam

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matthew Allen Foot Season
Tom Barrass Groin Test
Sam Butler* Hamstring Season
Mark LeCras Hamstring Test
Scott Lycett Shoulder Season
Nic Naitanui* Knee Late 2017 season
Simon Tunbridge Calf Test
Daniel Venables Toe Season
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Key defender Barrass returns after missing the past two games with groin soreness, while veteran forward LeCras misses again after being withdrawn late from the win over Carlton. - Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Marcus Adams Foot 2-3 weeks
Tom Boyd Mental health Test
Tom Campbell Abdominal strain Test
Stewart Crameri Hip Season
Mitch Honeychurch Illness Test
Jason Johannisen Hamstring  Test
Lin Jong Knee Season
Brad Lynch Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Dale Morris Broken arm Test
Jack Redpath  Suspension 3 matches
Roarke Smith Knee Season
Easton Wood Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Updated: Thursday, August 17

Track watch

Johannisen and Morris have been named to return against Port Adelaide in Ballarat. Honeychurch, Campbell and Tom Boyd are likely to resume through the VFL. - Ryan Davidson

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

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