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AFL Injury List

Keep up to date on your club's sidelined players with the game's most comprehensive injury list. All the latest updates plus return dates for suspended players.



Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Kyle Cheney Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Ben Davis* Foot Season
Tom Doedee Shoulder Test
Cam Ellis-Yolmen* Knee Season
Josh Jenkins Ribs Test
Alex Keath Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Riley Knight Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Mitch McGovern Hamstring 7-11 weeks
Paul Seedsman Groin Test
Daniel Talia Hamstring Test
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

Daniel Talia looks set to take on the Tigers after making a quick recovery from his hamstring injury, but Riley Knight will miss. Jake Kelly and Josh Jenkins have both been given the all-clear to return. - Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Allen Christensen Shoulder Season
Tom Cutler Hamstring Test
Sam Skinner* Knee 5 weeks
Reuben William Shoulder 1-2 weeks
Alex Witherden Hamstring TBC
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

Darcy Gardiner (calf) was a late withdrawal against the Western Bulldogs but will resume full training this week and be available to play Port Adelaide, while Tom Cutler (hamstring) will also return. Reuben William would have played NEAFL this weekend, but the Lions have a bye, so he will have to wait until round six. - Michael Whiting

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ciaran Byrne Knee June-July
Bryce Gibbs Thumb Test
Daniel Gorringe Achilles 2 weeks
Matt Korcheck Shoulder 1 week
Matthew Kreuzer Soreness Test
Jed Lamb Knee Test
Kym Lebois Quad 1-2 weeks
Harrison Macreadie Managed 1 week
Marc Murphy Knee Test
Rhys Palmer Knee 1 week
Ciaran Sheehan Knee 2 weeks
Liam Sumner Hamstring 2 weeks
Dale Thomas Soreness Test
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

The Blues are confident Marc Murphy (knee) will take his place against the Swans, but could still be a late out. Fellow midfielder Bryce Gibbs, who injured his left thumb last Friday night, should also be available. Veterans Matthew Kreuzer, who was rested from last Friday night’s game against Port Adelaide because of soreness, will return. - Howard Kotton

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Tim Broomhead Jaw TBC
Jordan De Goey         Club-imposed suspension 1 week
Tom Langdon   Knee 1-2 weeks
Ben Reid Managed 1 week
Ben Sinclair* Hamstring 9-10 weeks
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

Ben Reid will miss this week after the short break following Anzac Day. Tim Broomhead copped a knock to the jaw, but appears set to take on the Cats. Jordan De Goey still has one week to serve as part of a club-imposed three-game suspension for initially lying about how he sustained a broken knuckle. The Pies hope Tom Langdon will resume shortly in the VFL. Ben Sinclair is still eyeing a return in the second half of the year. - Ben Collins

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Aaron Francis Rested 1 week
James Kelly Rested 1 week
Jayden Laverde* Ankle 6-8 weeks
Matthew Leuenberger Rested 1 week
Conor McKenna Suspension Round six
Alex Morgan Hamstring Test
David Myers* Finger Available
Mason Redman Groin Available
Jordan Ridley* Back 4-6 weeks
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

The Bombers have decided to rest James Kelly, Aaron Francis and Matthew Leuenberger due to the short break after Anzac Day. David Myers is available for selection for the first time this season following finger surgery but will spend another week in the VFL. Ben Howlett is back from his hamstring injury and is set to take on the Demons. Jayden Laverde's exciting speed and marking ability would be handy for the Bombers but he is still some way off making a return from his serious ankle injury. - Callum Twomey

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Michael Apeness   Knee 2 weeks
Harley Balic Hip Test
Hayden Ballantyne   Hamstring  3-5 weeks
Harley Bennell  Calf  7-9 weeks
Zac Clarke*  Knee  TBA
Josh Deluca Groin 3 weeks
Stephen Hill Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Alex Pearce   Leg TBA
Luke Ryan Hip 1 week
Matthew Uebergang Hamstring TBA
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

Losing Stephen Hill to a hamstring strain is a major blow, but youngster Harley Balic is fit again and is back in the team for the Western Derby. Michael Apeness was back training with the main group on Tuesday and is closing in on a return to football after a PCL issue sidelined him on the eve of the season. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ryan Abbott Back Test
Josh Cowan Achilles soreness Test
Cory Gregson* Foot 5 weeks
Tom Hawkins Corked thigh Test
Lincoln McCarthy Groin Test
Daniel Menzel Managed 1 week
James Parsons Suspended 1 week
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

Daniel Menzel will be rested this week against the Pies, while Lincoln McCarthy and Josh Cowan are both set to miss another week. Tom Hawkins copped a corked thigh against St Kilda but is expected to play against Collingwood, and Sam Menegola is available after serving a one-week suspension.  - Peter Ryan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Ben Ainsworth Quad 3 weeks
Sam Day Hip Season
Mitch Hallahan Hamstring 1 week
Pearce Hanley Ankle 3-4 weeks
Cameron Loersch Knee Test
Steven May Hamstring 1 week
Trent McKenzie Hamstring 1 week
Michael Rischitelli Knee Indefinite
David Swallow Managed 1 week
Rory Thompson Quad Test
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

David Swallow will be rested this week as the club takes a cautious approach with the midfielder, who has missed a lot of footy in the past two seasons. Defenders Steven May and Rory Thompson should be in the mix to return next week. Pearce Hanley suffered a setback with his ankle injury and is now not expected to return until after the club's bye in round 10. - Michael Whiting

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matt Buntine Knee Season
Stephen Coniglio Ankle 1 week
Phil Davis Hamstring 1 week
Brett Deledio Calf TBC
Tom Downie* Illness Indefinite
Ryan Griffen Ankle 7-9 weeks
Harrison Himmelberg  Ribs Test
Tendai Mzungu Hamstring 7-9 weeks
Will Setterfield Ankle 7-9 weeks
Lachie Whitfield Suspended Round eight
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

Phil Davis felt a slight twinge at training on Anzac Day but should only miss one game, but the positive news is that Stephen Coniglio could be fit to return in the next two weeks at some level after stepping up his running over the past fortnight. Harry Himmelberg is set to return in the NEAFL, but there's still no timeframe on Brett Deledio's comeback. - Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Grant Birchall Fractured jaw 1 week
Jonathon Ceglar* Knee 8 weeks
Kieran Lovell Shoulder Indefinite
Jaeger O'Meara Knee Test
Cyril Rioli Hip 1 week
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

Cyril Rioli will miss this week after injuring his hip when completing a mark of the year contender against the Eagles. But his injury is offset by the return of boom recruit Jaeger O'Meara following a knock to the knee. Isaac Smith overextended his knee against West Coast but was able to play out the match and has pulled up well. Grant Birchall returned to training last week and will return in round seven. - Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Angus Brayshaw Concussion Test
Colin Garland* Knee Season
Max Gawn Hamstring 11 weeks
Jesse Hogan Family reasons TBC
Pat McKenna Hamstring 5-7 weeks
Christian Petracca Knee Test
Joel Smith Shoulder 11 weeks
Tim Smith Rib/punctured lung TBC
Jake Spencer Shoulder 6-7 weeks
Aaron vandenBerg Heel 5-7 weeks
Josh Wagner Thumb 2-3 weeks
Sam Weideman Corked leg Test
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

Jesse Hogan will miss this week following the death of his father. The ruck stocks at Melbourne hit crisis point when Jake Spencer hurt his shoulder, scans ruling out the big man for close to two months. Mitch King played in the seconds after a long layoff but will need more time in the VFL. Christian Petracca is likely to play but will face a test late in the week on his knee, while Tim Smith is out for a length after puncturing a lung and finishing the game against Richmond in hospital. In better news Jordan Lewis is back after a three-week suspension. - Ben Guthrie

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Paul Ahern* Knee Season
Todd Goldstein Ankle Test
Mitch Hibberd Concussion Test 
Shaun Higgins Hamstring  Test
Ben Jacobs Foot 1-2 weeks
Oscar Junker Broken tibia 6-8 weeks
Jarrad Waite AC joint 1-2 weeks
Sam Wright Ankle 5-7 weeks
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

Todd Goldstein and Shaun Higgins – a late withdrawal against Fremantle – should be available. The Roos took a cautious approach with Higgins, given his injury history, while Goldstein returned to the field. Braydon Preuss is the obvious replacement if Goldstein doesn't come up. Jarrad Waite is unlikely to play before round seven. Mitch Hibberd sat out Werribee's VFL match on Saturday after a head clash the week before. – Marc McGowan

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Travis Boak  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
Hamish Hartlett  Quad  Test
Jack Hombsch Knee Test
Matthew Lobbe Hamstring Test
Angus Monfries Hamstring Test
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

Travis Boak went off the ground in the third quarter of the Power's big win against Carlton and has been ruled out to face the Lions. Key defender Jack Hombsch will return after missing the past three games with a medial ligament strain to his right knee. - Lee Gaskin

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Nathan Broad*  Shoulder 5-6 weeks
Nathan Drummond Knee Season
Shane Edwards Hip 2 weeks
Jack Graham* Ankle 5-6 weeks
Ben Griffiths Concussion Indefinite
Shaun Hampson* Back Indefinite
Nick Vlastuin Concussion Test
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

The Tigers have assessed tall forward Griffiths this week and sidelined him indefinitely after back-to-back concussions that have the club worried about his immediate playing future. Griffiths, who wears a helmet, doesn't look likely to return until later in the year. Drummond will undergo a knee reconstruction after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in his short career. The Tigers have placed a timeframe on draftee Jack Graham's return for the first time, but Shane Edwards remains stranded, at least two weeks away again. - Nathan Schmook

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

David Armitage Groin 4 weeks
Josh Battle Knee TBC
Nick Coughlan Foot Test
Koby Stevens  Concussion Available
Updated: Friday, April 28

Track report

Koby Stevens was concussed in the VFL last Saturday but was declared fit to make his Saints debut against Hawthorn. David Armitage has had groin surgery and will miss at least a month. - Dinny Navaratnam

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Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Robbie Fox Knee TBC
Kieren Jack Hip TBC
Alex Johnson* Knee Indefinite
Harry Marsh Hamstring TBC
Jarrad McVeigh Calf Test
Sam Naismith Knee 3 weeks
Dane Rampe Arm 5 weeks
Dan Robinson Collarbone 3-4 weeks
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

Jarrad McVeigh's tough run continued when he pulled up sore at the Swans' closed training session last Thursday, and the former co-captain is still at least another week away. Kieren Jack's pre-season hip problem has flared again and he will have at least a fortnight's rest. Harry Marsh hurt his hamstring and will miss this week's clash against the Blues - Adam Curley

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Jamie Cripps Ankle 8 weeks
Andrew Gaff Ankle  Test
Scott Lycett* Shoulder 4-6 weeks
Sam Mitchell Ankle Test
Nic Naitanui* Knee Late 2017 season
Jackson Nelson Wrist 4 weeks
Luke Partington Hand 2 weeks
Drew Petrie Hand 5-6 weeks
Willie Rioli Hamstring 4 weeks
Brad Sheppard Knee Test
Simon Tunbridge Knee Mid-late 2017 season
Jake Waterman Foot 8 weeks
Francis Watson Ankle 4-6 weeks
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

The Eagles are licking their wounds after Jackson Nelson and Jamie Cripps were both injured against Hawthorn, but Andrew Gaff, Brad Sheppard and Sam Mitchell have all been declared fit for the massive Western Derby. Luke Partington fractured his hand playing for East Perth at the weekend. – Travis King

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

Matthew Boyd Back 1 week
Travis Cloke Broken ribs 4-5 weeks
Stewart Crameri Hip 1-2 weeks
Tory Dickson Abdominal 1-2 weeks
Josh Dunkley  Hip  Test
Dale Morris Leg 4-5 weeks
Jack Redpath Knee 4-5 weeks
Jordan Roughead Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Roarke Smith Knee Season
Mitch Wallis Broken leg 1-2 weeks
Updated: Thursday, April 27

Track report

The Dogs have opted to give veteran Matthew Boyd a rest and there is no relief from an extensive injury list. Key cogs Dale Morris, Jordan Roughead, Tory Dickson and Travis Cloke will most likely have to return from their concerns in the VFL. - Ryan Davidson

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

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