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AFL Injury List

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Luke Brown Ankle TBC
Ben Davis* Foot 3-5 weeks
Cam Ellis-Yolmen* Knee Season
Curtly Hampton* Ankle 8-10 weeks
Wayne Milera Knee TBC
Updated: Friday, June 23

Track watch

Defender Luke Brown passed a fitness test and played in Thursday night's loss to Hawthorn at Adelaide Oval. Brown had fractured his cheekbone in the Crows' loss to Geelong. He is back on the injury list, however, after hurting his ankle on Thursday night. Milera injured his knee in the same game- Lee Gaskin 

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Allen Christensen Shoulder Season
Ryan Harwood Foot TBC
Mitch Robinson Foot Season
Updated: Thursday, June 22

Track watch

Harwood will miss this week with a foot injury, but still just two other injuries, and while Christensen and Robinson are automatic best 22 players, this small list of players is a delight for Lions fans to see. - Michael Whiting

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Daniel Gorringe Adductor 1-2 weeks
Andrew Phillips Ankle 2 weeks
Sam Rowe* Knee Season
Alex Silvagni Knee 2-3 weeks
Liam Sumner Adductor Test
Tom Williamson Back 2 weeks
Updated: Thursday, June 22

Track watch

Carlton has lost another defender, with teenager Williamson likely to be sidelined for the next two matches. Williamson pulled up sore with extensive bruising to his back after copping a heavy knock during the Blues' fighting win over the Suns at Metricon Stadium last Saturday night. Forward Sumner, who missed the Suns' game after injuring his left adductor at training last week, has made good progress and faces a test for this weekend. Ruckmen Phillips (ankle) and Gorringe (adductor), injured for the Northern Blues against Werribee last Saturday, will also miss this weekend. In better news, defender Silvagni is ahead of schedule after injuring his left knee against Greater Western Sydney in round 12. - Howard Kotton

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Jamie Elliott Ankle TBC
Tyson Goldsack Shoulder Test
Adam Oxley Groin/hip 9-10 weeks
Ben Reid Quad Test
Ben Sinclair* Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Travis Varcoe Hamstring 1 week
Daniel Wells Calf 2-3 weeks
Rupert Wills Calf Test
Updated: Thursday, June 22

Track watch

Reid and Goldsack will return to face Port Adelaide at the MCG on Saturday, but Varcoe failed to prove his fitness. Elliott is still at least another week away, while Wells is several weeks away with his latest calf injury. Sinclair is also eyeing a return in the second half of the year. - Ben Collins

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Patrick Ambrose Quad 4-5 weeks
Mitch Brown Ankle Test
Cale Hooker Finger 1 week
Jayden Laverde* Ankle 1-2 weeks
Darcy Parish Calf Test
Updated: Thursday, June 20

Track watch

The Bombers lost Hooker to a minor finger injury, while Parish will miss the Sydney trip after missing two games (plus a bye) with a calf injury. Brown is edging closer to a return as well after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury, while Laverde is also pushing towards his first game of the season after a pre-season ankle injury. - Callum Twomey

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Michael Apeness Knee Season
Hayden Ballantyne   Hamstring  Test
Harley Bennell  Calf  3 weeks
Zac Clarke*  Knee  TBC
Nat Fyfe Bruised sternum TBC
Brady Grey Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Jon Griffin Calf TBC
Ed Langdon Knee Test
Alex Pearce   Leg TBC
Aaron Sandilands Hamstring Test
Matthew Uebergang Hamstring TBC
Updated: Friday, June 22 

Track watch

Freo was rocked on Friday with news that Fyfe would miss with the Geelong clash. Fyfe has been wearing a chest guard to protect a bruised sternum. Ballantyne is set to play his first AFL game this season after undergoing hamstring tendon surgery in pre-season and suffering a setback in his comeback game for Peel last month. Sandilands will miss the Geelong trip as he battles to get over his hamstring issues, while fellow big man Griffin is also out with a calf injury. Bennell joined the main training group this week and is closing in on a much-anticipated playing comeback barring any setbacks. - Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Nakia Cockatoo Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Josh Cowan Achilles Season
Cory Gregson* Foot Season
Lincoln McCarthy Groin Season
Mark O'Connor Ankle Test
Brandan Parfitt* Hamstring 2-4 weeks
Tom Ruggles Collarbone 6 weeks
Scott Selwood Hamstring Test
Updated: Thursday, June 22

Track watch

Scott Selwood has not yet been ruled out to face the Dockers despite struggling with a hamstring problem. The 10-day break helps his chances but no risk will be taken. Cockatoo's recent hamstring problems have seen the Cats one man down early in two games so he might come back via the VFL next time while Ruggles' injury reduces their depth. - Peter Ryan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Gary Ablett Calf TBC
Michael Barlow Leg Season
Sam Day Hip Season
Aaron Hall Hamstring TBC
Kade Kolodjashnij Concussion TBC
Brandon Matera Foot TBC
Matt Rosa Suspension Round 15
Updated: Friday, June 22

Track watch

Barlow had surgery on his fractured left leg on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season. He was in the midst of an excellent year for the Suns after heading east from Fremantle. The Suns' week went from bad to worse with Matera and Hall ruled out due to foot and hamstring problems respectively, followed by news on Friday that Ablett would miss his 300th with a calf, and Kolodjashnij was out with concussion. Rosa's absence for one week due to suspension also takes experience away the Suns can ill-afford- Michael Whiting

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matt Buntine Knee Season
Stephen Coniglio Ankle 4-5 weeks
Brett Deledio Calf TBC
Ryan Griffen Ankle 10 weeks
Nick Haynes  Hamstring  Test
Jacob Hopper Finger 4 weeks
Josh Kelly Hip Test
Adam Kennedy Knee Season
Rory Lobb Groin Test
Will Setterfield Ankle Test
Devon Smith Knee 2 weeks
Jake Stein Groin 1-2 weeks
Lachlan Tiziani Knee 2-3 weeks
Updated: Thursday, June 23

Track watch

Kelly is a massive chance to miss this week's game against the Lions after his setback at training on Saturday, with Hopper another big casualty to come out of that session on the Giants' bye weekend. Haynes comes straight back in after a long lay-off, while Setterfield is likely to play NEAFL. - Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Jonathon Ceglar* ACL Indefinite
Jack Fitzpatrick Concussion Indefinite
James Frawley Turf toe 2-4 weeks
Josh Gibson Groin 2-4 weeks
Kieran Lovell Shoulder Indefinite
Jaeger O'Meara Knee Indefinite
Jonathan O'Rourke Hamstring 2-4 weeks
Cyril Rioli PCL 3-5 weeks
Ben Stratton Bone bruising (knee) 1 week
Updated: Tuesday, June 20

Track watch

Good and bad news for the Hawks. Gibson's injury is now confirmed but they get Birchall back this week and Stratton the next. Hodge and Breust are also handy inclusions this week. Rioli is back at the club and back running, which suggests the Hawks are leaning towards bringing him back for at least a few games before the end of the season. O'Meara's situation remains clouded but credit the club for finally providing a detailed update on their website. - Ashley Browne

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Angus Brayshaw Concussion Indefinite
Lochie Filipovic Hip 3 weeks
Colin Garland* Knee Season
Jesse Hogan Testicular cancer Indefinite
Nathan Jones Quad 4-6 weeks
Pat McKenna Hamstring 6-8 weeks
Joel Smith Shoulder 2 weeks
Tim Smith Navicular bone Season
Aaron vandenBerg* Heel Season
Jack Watts Hamstring 1 week
Updated: Thursday, June 22

 

Track watch

Jones has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks in a massive blow for the Dees, while Watts will also miss the trip to face the Eagles with a hamstring issue. Coach Simon Goodwin said on the weekend Hogan is 2-3 weeks away from playing after being diagnosed with testicular cancer last month but the club still has him listed as indefinite. - Ben Guthrie

Paul Ahern* Knee Season
Sam Durdin Concussion Test
Ben Jacobs Lower leg Test
Oscar Junker Broken tibia TBC
Jamie Macmillan Hamstring Test
Ben McKay Groin/hip Test
Braydon Preuss Ankle Test
Jy Simpkin AC joint 1-2 weeks
Lindsay Thomas Suspension Round 15
Kayne Turner Knee 6 weeks
Ed Vickers-Willis PCL TBC
Corey Wagner Ankle Test
Declan Watson Ankle Test
Sam Wright Foot Test
Updated: Thursday, June 22

Track watch

Macmillan returns after being a late withdrawal, but the Roos have lost impressive youngster Turner to a knee injury. Jacobs and Wright each had multiple setbacks, but may resume in the VFL, along with young prospects McKay and Wagner. Durdin did not return after being diagnosed with concussion in the first quarter of Werribee's VFL game on Saturday.  Waite has recovered from his head hitting the ground hard in a tackle late in the contest against St Kilda. But Thomas will sit out again with suspension. - Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 
Karl Amon Knee 1-2 weeks  
Matthew Broadbent Ankle TBC  
Aidyn Johnson AC joint 1 week  
Angus Monfries Calf 1 week  
Jared Polec Hamstring 1 week  
Updated: Friday, June 22

Track watch

Broadbent has an ankle injury and has been ruled out of the clash with the Pies after initially being named in the team. Polec will also miss the Collingwood match with a minor hamstring injury, but the club is confident he will return for the round 15 clash with Richmond. - Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Reece Conca* Foot Indefinite
Nathan Drummond* Knee Season
Todd Elton Shoulder 3-4 weeks
Ben Griffiths Concussion Indefinite
Shaun Hampson* Back Indefinite
Ben Lennon Hamstring TBC
Callum Moore Ankle 2 weeks
Nick Vlastuin Shoulder Test
Updated: Friday, June 23

Track watch

Lennon suffered a hamstring strain at training on Friday morning and will not play at any level this week. Vlastuin faces a fitness test this week after six weeks sidelined with a shoulder injury. He was close to returning against Sydney in round 13 and the club appears confident he will make the cut this week. The club has shaved a week off the return dates for Elton and Moore, with Dylan Grimes not listed after injuring an ankle in the last quarter against the Swans. - Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

David Armitage Groin 3-4 weeks
Hugh Goddard Foot Season
Paddy McCartin Knee Test
Ed Phillips Leg TBC
Nathan Wright Shoulder TBC
Updated: Thursday, June 22

Track watch

McCartin joined the main group at Tuesday's session and moved freely as he was named in the 25-man squad to face Gold Coast. Meanwhile, Wright ran laps and looks unlikely to be over the injury in his AC joint. There was a minor concern with  Stevens' left shoulder during the game against North Melbourne in round 13 but he trained and will be fine for Sunday's clash with Gold Coast. - Dinny Navaratnam

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Aliir Aliir Knee TBC
Darcy Cameron Shoulder Season
Harry Cunningham Foot 1-2 weeks
Alex Johnson* Knee Indefinite
Zak Jones Suspension Round 15
Jarrad McVeigh Hamstring Test
Kurt Tippett Ankle 1-2 weeks
Updated: Thursday, June 22

Track watch

McVeigh has trained well over the past few days but will miss Friday night's clash with the Bombers. Tippett is only likely to miss one game after pulling up sore after the Swans' massive win in the NEAFL on Saturday, while Cunningham felt some pain during a running session on Monday and could miss another one or two games. Aliir suffered a minor knee injury in the last quarter of last week's NEAFL win over Aspley and will not play at any level this week. - Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matthew Allen Foot Season
Josh Kennedy Calf 1 week
Mark LeCras Hip TBC
Nic Naitanui* Knee Late 2017 season
Jackson Nelson Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Willie Rioli Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Simon Tunbridge Knee 2 weeks
Daniel Venables Toe 1-2 weeks
Jake Waterman Foot 3-4 weeks
Updated: Thursday, June 22

Track watch

Kennedy is slowly increasing his workload in the gym and on the track but will miss Saturday night's clash against Melbourne. LeCras will also miss due to a hip problem. Injury-plagued forward Allen is done for the season after scans revealed a navicular issue in his foot. Tunbridge was expected to return to football this week after a hybrid-LARS knee reconstruction, but has been delayed by a setback in his hamstring where his knee graft was taken from. Top draftee Venables might only miss one more game as he recovers from turf toe. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Marcus Adams Foot 10-12 weeks
Tom Boyd Calf TBC
Travis Cloke Mental health Indefinite
Stewart Crameri Hip Season
Josh Dunkley Shoulder 7-8 weeks
Fergus Greene Wrist 5-7 weeks
Lin Jong Knee Season
Robert Murphy Hamstring Test
Fletcher Roberts Concussion Test
Roarke Smith Knee Season
Updated: Thursday, June 22

Track watch

Cloke is out indefinitely after it was revealed he is battling mental health issues. Tom Boyd will miss with a calf problem, while inspirational skipper Murphy is likely to return next week from a hamstring injury. Further heartbreak for Jong with the unlucky midfielder ruled out for the rest of the season after injuring his knee against the Demons. - Ryan Davidson

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

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