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Dog bites man: Star Demon ruled out

Young Gun had finger surgery after being bitten by his dog

5:24pm Apr 26, 2018

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Power star suffers serious knee injury

Port Adelaide fears defender "won't be back on the field for some time"

3:33pm Apr 26, 2018

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Concussed Kanga confused over rule

North veteran thought bump was illegal, but holds no grudge

1:46pm Apr 26, 2018

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Cats star's groin injury opens door for ex-Don

Geelong's leading goalkicker ruled out for clash against Sydney

1:29pm Apr 26, 2018

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Dons unsure on youngster's knee injury

Essendon unsure of extent of knee injury suffered by Begley

7:45pm Apr 25, 2018

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Cats defender makes big strides in recovery

Geelong's makeshift backline could get a boost in coming weeks

2:38pm Apr 25, 2018

 

AFL Injury List

ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Eddie Betts  Hamstring  1 week
 Kyle Cheney  Hamstring  1 week
 Brad Crouch  Groin  4-5 weeks
 Sam Gibson  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Kyle Hartigan  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Alex Keath  Ankle  2-3 weeks
 Jake Kelly  Hand  TBC
 Andrew McPherson  Groin  4-5 weeks
 Lachlan Murphy  Hamstring  1 week
 Rory Sloane  Foot  Test
 Brodie Smith   Knee  Indefinite
Updated: Thursday, April 26

Early prognosis

Matt Crouch returns from a hamstring injury to face Gold Coast, but Sloane is at least another week away. Defender Kelly injured his hand against Sydney and struggled at training on Wednesday. - Lee Gaskin

BRISBANE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Mitch Hinge  Hamstring  Test
 Luke Hodge  Rested  1 week
 Jack Payne  Shin  1-2 weeks
 Daniel Rich  Ankle  Test
 Sam Skinner  ACL  TBC
 Toby Wooller  Finger  8 weeks
 Dayne Zorko  Elbow  Test
Updated: Thursday, April 26

Early prognosis

Zorko looks like he'll be fine to play the Giants, while Rich will return for his first game since round one. Hodge will be rested for the trip to Sydney. - Michael Whiting 

CARLTON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Ciaran Byrne  Quad  1 week
 Sam Docherty*  Knee  Season
 Matthew Kennedy  Ankle  Test
 Matthew Kreuzer  Groin  Test
 Matthew Lobbe  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Caleb Marchbank  Ankle  Test
 Cillian McDaid  Foot  3-4 weeks
 Marc Murphy  Foot  3 weeks
 Cameron O'Shea  Head  Test
 Jarrod Pickett  Wrist   8 weeks 
 Alex Silvagni  Achilles  Test
 Jacob Weitering  Thigh  Test
 Tom Williamson  Back  3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 24

Early prognosis

The Blues hope to bolster their ranks for this Friday night’s game, with Kreuzer, Kennedy, Marchbank and Weitering set to return. Alex Silvagni is almost ready to resume despite a setback with his achilles, while O’Shea has to pass a fitness test after suffering a head knock last Saturday. - Howard Kotton 

COLLINGWOOD

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Taylor Adams   Hamstring  Test
 Tim Broomhead   Broken leg    Season
 Jamie Elliott  Hamstring  Test
 Tyson Goldsack  Knee  Season
 Levi Greenwood  Knee   1 week
 Kayle Kirby    Heart issue  TBC
 Darcy Moore    Hamstring   Test
 Josh Smith      Hamstring   Test
Updated: Thursday, April 26

Early prognosis

Moore, Adams and Elliott are at least another week away, but Smith is in the mix for the blockbuster clash with reigning premier Richmond at the MCG on Sunday. Greenwood is closing in on a return. The club continues to monitor Kirby's heart issue. - Ben Collins

ESSENDON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Patrick Ambrose  Suspension  Available
 Josh Begley  Knee  Season
 Tom Bellchambers  Rested  1 week
 Mitch Brown  Calf  Test
 Travis Colyer  Foot  1-2 weeks 
 Matt Dea  Leg  Test
 Orazio Fantasia  Groin  Test
 Martin Gleeson  Ankle  6-7 weeks
 Josh Green  Hamstring  Test
 Conor McKenna  Suspension  Round seven
 David Myers  Rested  1 week
Updated: Thursday, April 26

Early prognosis

Fantasia misses a second consecutive match with his groin issue, while Begley and Green were casualties from the Anzac Day loss. Ambrose is free to play after serving his one-game VFL suspension, while McKenna has another week to go on his biting charge. - Callum Twomey

FREMANTLE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Michael Apeness  Calf  Test
 Harley Bennell  Calf  TBA
 Sean Darcy  Knee  5-6 weeks
 Hugh Dixon  Ankle  5-6 weeks
 Stefan Giro  Knee  Test
 Brady Grey  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Bradley Hill  Knee  TBA
 Griffin Logue  Foot  3-4 weeks
 Lee Spurr  Knee  3-4 weeks
 Sam Switkowski  Hamstring  Test
 Matt Taberner  Foot  6-8 weeks
 Updated: Wednesday, April 25

Early prognosis

The Dockers have lost Taberner to a fractured metatarsal for an extended period and won't regain Doig medallist Hill from knee bruising for the 47th Western Derby. Giro could be available for Peel's clash with East Perth this Sunday, however Bennell's timeframe is still unclear despite him rejoining main training last week. - Travis King

GEELONG

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Gary Ablett  Hamstring  1-3 weeks
 Nakia Cockatoo  Knee (PCL)  TBC
 Cory Gregson  Foot  Test
 Cam Guthrie  Ankle  5-6 weeks
 Lachie Henderson*  Knee  Indefinite
 Lincoln McCarthy  Quad  Test
 Quinton Narkle  Knee   2-4 weeks
 Scott Selwood  Concussion  Test
 Sam Simpson  Knee  Test
 Harry Taylor  Foot  Indefinite
Updated: Thursday, April 26

Early prognosis

Scott Selwood will be monitored after his concussion stemming from Saturday's bump from Lindsay Thomas. Coach Chris Scott said Ablett would be considered for the round seven clash against Greater Western Sydney and ran strongly at training on Thusday. Narkle continues to make strides in his return from an ACL, despite being on the long-term injury list, while McCarthy's return will have to wait until after the VFL bye in a fortnight's time. Henderson will this week be placed on the long-term injury list. - Mitch Cleary

GOLD COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Will Brodie  Hamstring  Test
 Pearce Hanley  Dislocated shoulder  10-12 weeks
 Kade Kolodjashnij  Concussion  Test
 Sean Lemmens  Broken hand  2-3 weeks
 Darcy MacPherson  Broken leg  12-14 weeks
 Tom Nicholls  Shoulder  14-16 weeks
 Josh Schoenfeld  Hamstring  Test
 Jack Scrimshaw  Cheekbone  4 weeks
 Harrison Wigg  Fractured ankle  6 weeks
 Peter Wright  Calf  Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 24

Early prognosis

MacPherson's injury further hurts the Suns' speed, with Lemmens still a few weeks from getting back. Wigg and Kolodjashnij suffered recurrences of former injuries at the weekend, while Wright's calf injury has lingered on and on and on, but the big forward is expected to play his first game for the season in the NEAFL this weekend. - Michael Whiting

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Toby Greene  Foot  TBC
 Josh Kelly  Groin  Test
 Adam Kennedy  Knee  TBC
 Zac Langdon  Hand  Test
 Rory Lobb  Knee  Test
 Tom Scully  Ankle  8-10 weeks
 Will Setterfield  Knee  Season
 Lachie Tiziani  Knee  Season
 Zac Williams  Achilles  TBC
Updated: Thursday, April 26

Early prognosis

Greene has been added to the injury list and joins Kelly and Lobb on the sidelines for the Lions clash, but Langdon returns from a broken hand. - Adam Curley

HAWTHORN

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Grant Birchall   PCL  7 weeks
 Shaun Burgoyne  Hamstring  Test
 Jonathan Ceglar   Back  1 week
 Dylan Moore  Shoulder  3 weeks
 Paul Puopolo  Hamstring  3-5 weeks
 Cyril Rioli  Medial ligament  5 weeks
 Liam Shiels  Back  Test
 James Sicily  Suspension  Round 7 return
Updated: Thursday, April 26

Early prognosis

Burgoyne returns after missing the mandatory three weeks with a hamstring strain, but Shiels will miss with his back issue. Ceglar was all set to resume for the first time in 20 months but had a couple of minor setbacks. He will resume in a week given Box Hill has a bye this weekend. Rioli and Puopolo are recovering well. - Ashley Browne

MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tomas Bugg   Leg   TBC
 Neville Jetta  Ankle  Test
 Jay Kennedy-Harris   Shoulder   Test
 Dean Kent  Hamstring  TBC
 Jordan Lewis  Hand  Test
 Tom McDonald  Foot  Test
 Pat McKenna  Hamstring  Indefinite
 Christian Petracca  Finger  1 week
 Aaron vandenBerg  Ankle  8 weeks
 Jack Viney  Foot  2-3 weeks
Updated: Thursday, April 26

Early prognosis

Petracca will miss Sunday's clash with the Dons after his finger became infected from a dog bite. Kent could miss up to a month of football after injuring his left hamstring against the Tigers. Lewis and McDonald return to face the Bombers. Viney is optimistic he will be ready to play by round eight. Bugg injured his leg in the VFL on Sunday and the Demons are still determining the severity of his injury. – Ben Guthrie

NORTH MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Kyron Hayden  Shoulder  Test
 Shaun Higgins   Concussion  1 week
 Nathan Hrovat  Thumb  Test
 Oscar Junker  Hip  Test
 Declan Mountford  Ankle  Test
 Ed Vickers-Willis           Concussion        Test
 Declan Watson              Knee      Indefinite
 Mason Wood  Wrist   Test
Updated: Thursday, April 26

Early prognosis

Higgins, who had plastic surgery on his lip on Monday, will miss at least one week following his concussion against Hawthorn. But in good news, Vickers-Willis has passed his concussion test and has been named to face St Kilda on Saturday night. None of Hrovat, Hayden, Junker, Mountford or Wood played in the VFL last weekend and face fitness tests again. - Marc McGowan 

PORT ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Matthew Broadbent  Ankle  TBC
 Willem Drew  Foot  TBC
 Hamish Hartlett  Knee  TBC
 Cameron Hewett  Shin  TBC
 Todd Marshall Persoanl reasons  Indefinite
 Sam Powell-Pepper Suspension  Available round seven
 Paddy Ryder  Achilles tendon  1-2 weeks
 Lindsay Thomas Suspension  Round 10 return
Updated: Thursday, April 26

Early prognosis

Defender Hartlett suffered a suspected torn ACL in his right knee at training on Thursday. Scans will confirm the extent of the damage, but he's expected to miss the rest of the season. - Lee Gaskin 

RICHMOND

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Josh Caddy  Hamstring  Test
 Jack Graham  Suspension  Available (round six)
 Ben Griffiths  Retired  
 Daniel Rioli   Foot  TBC
 Nick Vlastuin  Calf  Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 24

Vlastuin and Caddy won't play on Anzac Day Eve against Melbourne but look set to return to face Collingwood on Sunday. There is still no official date outlined for Rioli to appear at VFL level but the club maintains he's training well and nearing a return. - Jennifer Phelan

ST KILDA

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Josh Bruce  Back  6-8 weeks
 Darren Minchington  Knee  3-4 weeks
 Jack Newnes  Concussion  Test
 Dylan Roberton  Heart  Indefinite
 Koby Stevens  Concussion  Indefinite
 Jimmy Webster  Hip  Test
Updated: Thursday, April 26

Early prognosis

Newnes and Webster have overcome their injuries to face Hawthorn on Saturday, while Rowan Marshall (concussion) has been declared fit but missed out on selection. Freeman is available to play this week after right hamstring surgery, but Sandringham has a bye so he will have to wait a bit longer. Roberton faces more tests but he's hopeful of being back soon. McKenzie (concussion) and Langlands (glandular fever) are ready to resume. - Dinny Navaratnam

SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 James Bell  Hamstring  5 weeks
 Jordan Dawson  Quad  5 weeks
 Jordan Foote  Toe  5 weeks
 Lance Franklin   Bruised heel  TBC
 Dan Hannebery  Groin  TBC
 Alex Johnson   Groin  5 weeks
 Lewis Melican  Hamstring  Test
 Sam Naismith   Knee   Season
 Toby Pink  Ankle  2-3 weeks
 Sam Reid  Quad  8-10 weeks
 Kurt Tippett  Retired  
 Dean Towers  Eye  TBC
Updated: Thursday, April 26

 Early prognosis

Franklin and Hannebery could miss multiple matches but there's no serious long-term concerns for the pair, while Towers will also miss the Geelong trip after copping a poke in the eye at training on Thursday. - Adam Curley 

 

WEST COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Hamish Brayshaw  Knee  3 weeks
 Lewis Jetta  Soreness  Test
 Eric Mackenzie   Toe  Indefinite
 Tony Olango  Knee  Test
 Luke Partington  Hamstring  1 week
 Liam Ryan  Ankle  10 weeks
 Luke Shuey  Toe  Test
 Nathan Vardy   Adductor  Test
 Daniel Venables  Ankle  11 weeks
Updated: Thursday, April 26

Early prognosis

Big man Vardy looks set to play his first game in nearly two months after going down in a practice game against Fremantle. Shuey should be fine despite battling a sore toe, while Jetta will return after missing the Carlton clash due to general soreness. Partington pinged a hamstring at training late last week and will at least miss East Perth's clash with Peel on Sunday. - Travis King

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Marcus Adams   Ankle   4-5 weeks
 Kieran Collins  Ankle  3-4 weeks
 Hayden Crozier  Knee  Test
 Tory Dickson  Hamstring  4-6 weeks
 Tom Liberatore  Knee  Season
 Brad Lynch  Hamstring  7-8 weeks
 Dale Morris  Knee  5-6 weeks
 Liam Picken   Concussion  Indefinite
 Jack Redpath  Knee  3-4 weeks
 Clay Smith  Knee  5-6 weeks
 Roarke Smith  Hip  1-2 weeks
 Josh Schache  Ankle  Test
 Bailey Williams  Middle ear infection  Test
Updated: Thursday, April 24

Early prognosis

Hunter will return from suspension, while Crozier (knee) and Williams (ear) are also back in the side. But that's where the good news ends for the Dogs. Dickson will miss at least a month with a hamstring, while rebounding defender Roarke Smith will miss up to a fortnight with a hip complaint. – Ryan Davidson

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

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