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Sore Eagle to spend another week on sidelines

One forward already ruled out of Lions clash but another is in the mix

9:00pm Aug 20, 2018

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Crows skipper undergoes surgery on ankle

Adelaide expects Walker to be fine for day one of pre-season

5:51pm Aug 20, 2018

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Big Swan still in mix for return in finals

Sydney refusing to rule out a return for important swingman

12:11pm Aug 20, 2018

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Injury wrap: Hawks' 'Chip' fears, GWS woes

Hawthorn key defender to be monitored ahead of clash with Buddy

7:00am Aug 20, 2018

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Big tackle floors key West Coast forward

Eagles sweat on availability of goalkicker after hitting his head on ground

8:34pm Aug 19, 2018

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'He thought I'd snapped my leg': Roo escape

Ed Vickers-Willis knew it was bad as soon as he crashed into the post

10:00am Aug 19, 2018

 

AFL Injury List

ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Brad Crouch  Groin  Season
 Harry Dear  Knee  Season
 Kyle Hartigan  Knee  Season
 Riley Knight  Knee  Test
 Andrew McPherson  Hamstring  Season
 Reilly O'Brien  Shoulder  Season
 Paul Seedsman  Hamstring  Test
 Daniel Talia  Calf  Test
 Taylor Walker  Suspension  Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 14

Early prognosis

Winger Paul Seedsman is likely to be available for Sunday's clash with North Melbourne after missing two games with a low-grade hamstring strain. Forward Riley Knight could also be available, while key defender Daniel Talia has bone bruising in his fibula and hasn't progressed as quickly as hoped. Skipper Taylor Walker will miss the rest of the season after accepting a two-game suspension for a sling tackle on Greater Western Sydney's Josh Kelly. - Lee Gaskin

BRISBANE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tom Bell  Ankle  Season
 Charlie Cameron  Ankle  Season
 Matt Eagles  Abdominal  Season
 Tom Fullarton  Calf  Test
 Darcy Gardiner  Shoulder  Season
 Marco Paparone  Hamstring  Season
 Jack Payne  Shin  Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 14

Early prognosis

Gardiner's loss for the season is a cruel blow. The stout defender has been one of the club's best players this season. - Michael Whiting 

CARLTON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 David Cuningham  Hamstring  Season
 Sam Docherty*  Knee  Season
 Zac Fisher  Leg  Season
 Liam Jones  Knee  Season
 Matthew Kennedy  Ankle  Season
 Matthew Kreuzer  Heart  Season
 Kym LeBois  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Cillian McDaid  Foot  Test
 Andrew Phillips  Hamstring  Season
 Lachie Plowman  Knee  Season
 Alex Silvagni  Achilles  Season
 Jacob Weitering  Quad  Test
 Tom Williamson  Back  Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 14

Early prognosis

Kreuzer will miss the remainder of the season after suffering another elevated heartbeat before Sunday's match. Kennedy will also miss the final two games of the year with an ankle injury. Weitering will have to pass a fitness test before he's available for selection after battling a severely corked quad. - Riley Beveridge

COLLINGWOOD

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Flynn Appleby  Hamstring  Test
 Tim Broomhead   Broken leg    Season
 Lynden Dunn  Knee  Season
 Jamie Elliott  Hamstring  Season
 Tyson Goldsack  Back  Test
 Jeremy Howe  Corked thigh  Test
 Kayle Kirby    Heart issue  Indefinite
 Darcy Moore  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Ben Reid  Calf  Season
 Matt Scharenberg  Knee  Season
 Adam Treloar  Hamstring  4-5 weeks
 Daniel Wells  Foot  Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 20

Early prognosis

Howe could finally return from a badly corked thigh that required surgery, and would bolster the Pies' defence for their final-round clash with Fremantle in Perth. Murray was a late withdrawal for personal reasons and it is yet to be seen whether he will be ready to resume. Goldsack is odds-on to make a rapid comeback in the VFL, likely in defence given injuries, and could be joined by Appleby. Moore won't return until at least the first week of finals and Treloar holds out hope of making it back, but Elliott, Reid, Scharenberg, Dunn, Wells and Broomhead won't play again this season. The club continues to monitor Kirby's heart issue. - Ben Collins

ESSENDON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Patrick Ambrose  Hamstring  Season
 Josh Begley  Knee  Season
 Joe Daniher  Groin  Indefinite
 Orazio Fantasia  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Martin Gleeson  Ankle  Season
 Brendon Goddard  Knee  Test
 Matt Guelfi  Illness  Test
 Cale Hooker  Knee  Test
 Shaun McKernan  Hamstring  Season
 Mason Redman  Ankle  Season
 Adam Saad  Concussion  Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 14

Early prognosis

Hooker and Goddard didn't do much at training on Tuesday, with the real test to come later in the week. Saad has pulled up well so far and how he recovers after Tuesday's session will be important in determining whether he faces Richmond on Friday night. – Dinny Navaratnam

FREMANTLE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Michael Apeness  Hamstring  Season
 Harley Bennell  Calf  TBC
 Connor Blakely  Knee  Season
 Andrew Brayshaw  Jaw  Season
 Joel Hamling  Calf  Test
 Stephen Hill  Quad  Test
 Griffin Logue  Ankle  Season
 Luke Ryan  Hamstring  Season
 Aaron Sandilands  Calf  Test
 Lee Spurr  Knee  Season
 Cam Sutcliffe  Hamstring  1 week
 Updated: Tuesday, August 21

Early prognosis

TBC - Travis King

GEELONG

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jed Bews  Shoulder  Test
 Aaron Black  Knee  Season
 Nakia Cockatoo  Knee  Season
 Stewart Crameri  Groin  Test
 Cory Gregson  Foot  Season
 Lincoln McCarthy  Hamstring  Test
 Esava Ratugolea  Ankle  Indefinite
 Rhys Stanley  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Zach Tuohy  Hand  Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 14

Early prognosis

Scans have confirmed Rhys Stanley re-injured his calf against Richmond and will miss at least one match, potentially more. Zach Tuohy insists he'll be right to take on the Dockers despite a small crack in his right hand sustained in the first quarter against Hawthorn. Jed Bews ran away from the main group during last week's main training and will need to prove he's over his shoulder setback on Thursday. Stewart Crameri (six weeks) and Lincoln McCarthy (nine weeks) still haven't been sighted after long lay-offs. - Mitch Cleary

GOLD COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Charlie Ballard  Knee  Season
 Will Brodie  Hamstring  Season
 Sam Day  Shoulder  Season
 Aaron Hall  Pectoral  Season
 Pearce Hanley  Hamstring  Season
 Josh Jaska  Wrist  Season
 Sean Lemmens  Hand  Test
 Jesse Lonergan  Knee  TBC
 Tom Lynch  Knee  Season
 Darcy MacPherson  Broken leg  Test
 Jack Martin  Calf  Season
 Tom Nicholls  Shoulder  Test
 Connor Nutting  Leg  Season
 Rory Thompson  Hamstring  Test
 Harrison Wigg  Fractured ankle  Season
 Peter Wright  Knee  Season
 Mackenzie Willis  ACL  Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 14

Early prognosis

Thompson is a strong chance to overcome the hamstring injury that has cost him two matches, while Lemmens will have have to pass a fitness test on his injured hand. In great news for the Suns, Darcy MacPherson and Tom Nicholls will be tested to play in the NEAFL after lengthy rehabilitations from their respective injuries. - Michael Whiting

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Aidan Corr  Groin  1-2 weeks
 Matt de Boer  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Brett Deledio  Calf  TBC
 Matt Flynn  Quad  Test
 Toby Greene  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Josh Kelly  Concussion  Test
 Tim Mohr  Ankle  1 week
 Jonathon Patton  Knee  Season
 Sam Reid  Hamstring  1 week
 Tom Scully  Ankle  Season
 Will Setterfield  Knee  Season
 Heath Shaw  Knee  Season
 Nick Shipley  Ankle  5 weeks
 Dawson Simpson  Ankle  7 weeks
 Sam Taylor  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Lachie Tiziani  Knee  Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 14

Early prognosis

Shaw will have surgery on his medial collateral ligament next week in Melbourne, while Kelly looks unlikely to face the Swans after being knocked out cold against the Crows. Reid has pulled up better than expected and could only miss one game. In better news, Zac Williams will play in the NEAFL this week after recovering from a ruptured Achilles. - Adam Curley

HAWTHORN

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Grant Birchall   Knee   1 week
 Daniel Howe  Suspension  2 weeks
 Harry Jones  Shoulder  Season
 Will Langford  Hamstring  3 weeks
 Mitch Lewis  Shoulder  1 week
 Ben McEvoy  Cheekbone  Test
 Jarryd Roughead  Ankle  1 week
 James Sicily  Wrist  3 weeks
 Brendan Whitecross  Illness  Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 14

Early prognosis

Roughead will miss one more game, but McEvoy will be a handy in this week against the Saints. Birchall could finally be back playing in a week, but whether at VFL or AFL level is the issue. Sicily should be back for the opening week of the finals. Whitecross should also return this week.Ashley Browne

MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Oskar Baker  Hamstring  6 weeks
 Michael Hibberd  Quad  Available
 Jesse Hogan  Foot  Season
 Jayden Hunt  Ankle  2-4 weeks
 Jake Lever  Knee  Season
 Corey Maynard  Hip  Season
 Jake Melksham  Hamstring  Available
 Joel Smith  Collarbone  1-2 weeks
 Billy Stretch  Toe  Season
 Bernie Vince  AC joint  6 weeks
 Jack Viney  Toe  3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, August 14

Early prognosis

Hogan has avoided surgery but will still miss the rest of the season after suffering a stress fracture through the navicular bone in his right foot. Hunt will miss between two and four weeks after re-injuring his ankle. Joel Smith ran at training on Tuesday and is now only a fortnight away. - Ben Guthrie

NORTH MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Sam Durdin  Broken leg  Season
 Taylor Garner  Hamstring  Test
 Ben Jacobs  Concussion  TBC
 Alex Morgan  Calf  Test
 Braydon Preuss  General soreness  Test
 Ed Vickers-Willis  Knee  Season
 Declan Watson              Knee      Season
 Josh Williams  Back  Test
 Tristan Xerri  Groin  Test
 Cam Zurhaar  Ankle  4-5 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, August 14

Early prognosis

Most interest is centred on Jacobs' health, with the Roos confident he has turned the corner and is nearing a return, possibly as early as this weekend. Garner, Morgan, Preuss, Williams and Xerri will have to pass fitness tests to appear in the VFL, where Billy Hartung made a successful return last week from a long hamstring-related layoff. - Marc McGowan

PORT ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Karl Amon  Knee  Test
 Dom Barry  Knee   Test
 Matthew Broadbent  Foot  Season
 Tom Clurey  Foot  3-4 weeks
 Charlie Dixon  Leg  Season
 Willem Drew  Heel  Season
 Joel Garner  Shoulder  Season
 Hamish Hartlett  Knee  Season
 Sam Hayes  Knee  Season
 Emmanuel Irra  Knee  Season
 Todd Marshall  Foot  2-3 weeks
Updated: Monday, August 20

Early prognosis

Amon has missed the past three games with knee soreness, but he has returned to running and could be available for Friday night's encounter with Essendon at Adelaide Oval. Barry was a late scratching from last weekend's SANFL game.Lee Gaskin

RICHMOND

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 David Astbury  Achilles  Available
 Shai Bolton  Knee  2-3 weeks
 Dan Butler   Ankle   1-2 weeks
 Jason Castagna  Quad  Test
 Mabior Chol  Foot  3 weeks
 Trent Cotchin  Hamstring  Available
 Nathan Drummond  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Kane Lambert  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Oleg Markov  Knee   2-3 weeks
 Dion Prestia  Hamstring  Test
Updated: Monday, August 20

Early prognosis

The Tigers will look to bring back as many of their starting 22 as possible this week after the careful management of minor ailments over the last two weeks. Cotchin and Astbury will return while Prestia is a good chance but will be conservatively treated given his interrupted season. They should have Lambert available over the bye weekend while Butler may be a little longer given he last played in round 16. Castagna finished the win over the Bombers with a sore quad that stemmed from a second quarter incident and will no doubt be sore this week but is expected to be available. The VFL team had a bye so there were no fresh injuries reported there. - Jennifer Phelan

ST KILDA

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Josh Battle  Concussion  1-2 weeks
 Josh Bruce  Leg  Season
 Hunter Clark  Ill  Test
 Tom Hickey  Hamstring  Season
 Billy Longer  Ankle  Season
 Paddy McCartin  Foot  Season
 Dylan Roberton  Heart  Season
 Shane Savage  Hamstring  Season
 Nathan Wright  Shoulder  Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 14

Early prognosis

Clark should be right to go after sickness ruled him out last week. Battle won't be available, while Roberton took another step up on Tuesday as he joined the main group, and is on track to join full training for the pre-season. Wright was set to return from a knee concern but an old shoulder issue has flared up, and he needs surgery.Dinny Navaratnam 

SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Alex Johnson  Knee  Season
 Matthew Ling  Toe  Season
 Jack Maibaum  Knee  3-4 weeks
 Harry Marsh  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Lewis Melican  Hamstring  4-5 weeks
 Callum Mills  Foot   Season
 Sam Reid  Achilles  2-3 weeks
 Gary Rohan  Hand  Test
 Nick Smith  Hamstring  6 weeks
 Sam Naismith  Knee  Season
Updated: Tuesday, August 14

 Early prognosis

Johnson will take some time to decide on his next move but could opt to have his sixth knee reconstruction in the next fortnight. Smith won't play again in 2018 unless his team goes deep into September, while Rohan copped a knock on his surgically repaired hand in the NEAFL on Saturday but could be right to play this week. - Adam Curley 

 

WEST COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Andrew Gaff  Suspended  6 weeks
 Josh Kennedy  Shin  1-2 weeks
 Eric Mackenzie  Toe  Season
 Nic Naitanui  Knee  Season
 Tony Olango  Hamstring  1 week
 Will Schofield  Hamstring  Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 21

Early prognosis

TBC Travis King

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Marcus Adams  Shoulder  Test
 Shane Biggs  Knee  Test
 Tom Boyd  Back  Season
 Zaine Cordy  Frontal sinus fracture  Test
 Luke Dahlhaus  Ankle  Season
 Bailey Dale  Foot  Season
 Tom Liberatore  Knee  Season
 Liam Picken  Concussion  Season
 Jack Redpath  Knee  Season
 Fletcher Roberts  Concussion  Test
 Matt Suckling  Achilles  Season
 Lukas Webb  Neck  Season
 Bailey Williams  Foot  Test
Updated: Tuesday, August 21

Early prognosis

Bontempelli will have to pass a fitness test after being elbowed in the back last weekend, while the Bulldogs have admitted they are taking a cautious approach with Cordy and his facial fracture. Adams, Biggs, Roberts and Williams will undergo respective tests to prove their availability. - Adrian Johnson

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

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