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Peter Larkins

AFL injury update

Keep up to date on your club's sidelined players with the game's most comprehensive injury list. Check back for all the latest updates plus weekly analysis from Dr Peter Larkins, footy's first and most respected media medico.

Player Injury Estimated Return
Brad Crouch Broken leg 4 weeks
Ricky Henderson* Fibula 3-4 months
Jack Osborn Back 2-4 weeks
Andy Otten Knee 1 week
Nathan van Berlo* Achilles 3-5 months
Taylor Walker Knee 2-5 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
 Brisbane Lions
Player Injury Estimated Return
Claye Beams Foot 3 weeks
Josh Green Hamstring 2 weeks
Pearce Hanley Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Matthew Leuenberger Knee 12-14 weeks
Stefan Martin Back Test
Ash McGrath Calf TBC
Luke McGuane Knee Test
Daniel Merrett Suspended Round 6
Sam Michael Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Daniel Rich Knee Season
Brent Staker Calf Indefinite
Patrick Weardon Ankle 12 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
The Doc says: Leuenberger is likely to miss between 12-14 weeks after surgery to repair his meniscus. Hanley has a hammy strain that will require careful rehab over the next 3-4 weeks. - 16/4

Player Injury Estimated Return
Ciaran Byrne Ankle 1 week
Michael Jamison Leg Test
Chris Judd Achilles Test
Matthew Kreuzer Foot 11-13 weeks
Troy Menzel Hamstring Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
Player Injury Estimated Return
Tim Broomhead Shin splints 1 week
Nathan Brown Shoulder Test
Sam Dwyer Knee Test
Nathan Freeman Hamstring 4 weeks
Adam Oxley Ankle 2 weeks
Ben Reid Calf 2 weeks
Matthew Scharenberg* Feet Indefinite
Paul Seedsman Hip 1 week
Ben Sinclair Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
Player Injury Estimated Return
Patrick Ambrose Quad 1-2 weeks
Alex Browne* Knee Season
Corey Dell'Olio Suspended Round 7
Paul Chapman Ankle Test
Courtenay Dempsey Hamstring 2 weeks
Dustin Fletcher General soreness Test
Brendon Goddard Adductor 1-2 weeks
Will Hams Hip 2 weeks
Nick Kommer Knee tendinitis 2 weeks
Patrick Ryder Ankle Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
The Doc says: Goddard strained his left adductor in the warm up against Fremantle. It became worse during the first quarter and saw him subbed out. He is in major doubt and at risk if he plays this weekend. Chapman failed to come up after an ankle sprain last week but will train and is likely to pass a fitness test. Fletcher had general soreness and his groin history means he will need careful load management all season given his age. May play if he trains well late in the week. - 16/4

Player Injury Estimated Return
Michael Barlow Knee 4 weeks
Kepler Bradley Knee 1-2 weeks
Max Duffy Shoulder 6 weeks
Scott Gumbleton Hamstring 8 weeks
Garrick Ibbotson Shoulder Test
Chris Mayne Ankle Test
Sam Menegola Knee 5 weeks
David Mundy Concussion Test
Alex Pearce Shin 2-3 weeks
Tanner Smith Hamstring 5 weeks
Michael Walters Ankle TBC
Michael Wood Shoulder Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
The Doc says: Mundy was concussed against Essendon and will be monitored and tested ahead of the team's travel to Sydney on Thursday. - 16/4

Player Injury Estimated Return
Zac Bates Hamstring Indefinite
Mitch Brown Ankle Test
Josh Caddy Foot 8 weeks
Allen Christensen* Back 5-6 weeks
Shane Kersten Knee 6-7 weeks
Andrew Mackie Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Daniel Menzel* Knee Indefinite
Steven Motlop Knee 1-2 weeks
Billie Smedts Leg fracture
3-4 weeks
Nathan Vardy* Knee Season
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
The Doc says: The Cats are unlikely to risk Mackie. He could miss 2-3 weeks in total. - 16/4

 Gold Coast
Player Injury Estimated Return
Harley Bennell Calf 1-2 weeks
Clay Cameron Shoulder 3-4 weeks
Charlie Dixon Groin 1-2 weeks
Daniel Gorringe Achilles Test
Karmichael Hunt Concussion Test
Jack Leslie Knee Test
Jesse Lonergan Hand 1-2 weeks
Jack Martin Shoulder Indefinite
Zac Smith* Knee Indefinite
Seb Tape Hamstring Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
The Doc says: Cameron suffered a high-grade AC joint sprain and is likely to miss 3-4 weeks. - 16/4

 Greater Western Sydney
Player Injury Estimated Return
Phil Davis Kidney Indefinite
Will Hoskin-Elliott Leg Test
Josh Hunt Knee Test
Tim Mohr Knee 2-4 weeks
Shane Mumford Knee 3-4 weeks
Rhys Palmer Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Sam Schulz Shoulder 3 weeks
Dylan Shiel Quad Test
Lachie Whitfield Foot Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
The Doc says: Hunt is in doubt with scans to determine the severity of his knee injury. Mumford had a knee arthroscopy to alleviate chronic soreness and swelling, which isn't a good sign. The club says he will miss 1-2 weeks but he will likely need 3-4 to be back to proper mobility. - 16/4

Player Injury Estimated Return
Ben McEvoy Calf Test
Brad Sewell Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Liam Shiels AC joint 3-4 weeks
Matt Spangher Ankle 3-4 weeks
Brendan Whitecross* Knee Indefinite
Alex Woodward Shoulder Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
The Doc says: Spangher has high-grade ankle concerns and faces physiotherapy all week. He will possibly miss 3-4 weeks. Shiels has a grade-two AC joint left shoulder injury and could also miss 3-4 weeks. - 16/4

Player Injury Estimated Return
Chris Dawes Calf Available
Colin Garland Ankle Available
Max Gawn Hamstring Test
Jesse Hogan Back 4-5 weeks
Viv Michie Jaw 4-6 weeks
James Strauss Foot Available
Luke Tapscott Hamstring 1 week
Updated: Tuesday, April 8
The Doc says: It's yet another major setback for Trengove with the ongoing stress issues in his left midfoot a big concern. Navicular surgery requires long-term rehab and no definite date can be set for his return. - 16/4

 North Melbourne
Player Injury Estimated Return
Ben Brown Knee 1-2 weeks
Tom Curran* Foot Indefinite
Cam Delaney Foot Test
Taylor Garner Hamstring Test
Jamie Macmillan Broken fibula 3-5 weeks
Andrew Swallow Achilles 1-4 weeks
Robbie Tarrant Lower leg 1 week
Jack Ziebell Shoulder Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
 Port Adelaide
Player Injury Estimated Return
Karl Amon Ankle TBC
Campbell Heath Shin Test
Angus Monfries Hamstring 2 weeks
Jarrad Redden* Knee 5-6 weeks
Sam Russell Hamstring 5-6 weeks
Mason Shaw* Wrist 5-6 weeks
Lewis Stevenson* Toe 7 weeks
Chad Wingard Ankle Test
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
Player Injury Estimated Return
Matt Dea Hand 1-2 weeks
Brett Deledio Ankle 1-2 weeks
Aaron Edwards Knee Test
Chris Knights Knee soreness 1-2 weeks
Ivan Maric Ankle 2-3 weeks
Alex Rance Foot 1-2 weeks
Cadeyn Williams Shoulder 1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
 St Kilda
Player Injury Estimated Return
David Armitage Leg Test
Sam Fisher Hamstring Test
Sam Gilbert Foot 5 weeks
Tom Hickey Toe Test
Brodie Murdoch Concussion Test
Lewis Pierce* Back 4 weeks
Nathan Wright Leg 10-12 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
The Doc says: Wright has had surgery on his right fibula fracture with plate and screws fixation a likely part of that. He could miss 4-5 months. Armitage was in the wars against Adelaide and is in doubt with a knee and concussion. The knee is more likely to restrict his training. Hickey has an ongoing big toe capsular strain and may play with strapping but will still be below his best. Gilbert has a left foot fracture and it's a bad sign that he is still getting sore after surgery. The risk of non-healing in this type of fracture is extremely high, similar to what Kreuzer at Carlton is facing. - 16/4

 Sydney Swans
Player Injury Estimated Return
Adam Goodes Knee 1 week
Alex Johnson Knee Season
Sam Reid Achilles TBC
Kurt Tippett Knee Test
Tommy Walsh* Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
 West Coast
Player Injury Estimated Return
Tom Barrass* Hip Test
Darren Glass Hip Test
Shannon Hurn Knee 3-4 weeks
Mark LeCras Arm 3-4 weeks
Chris Masten Hamstring Test
Beau Waters Shoulder Season
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
 Western Bulldogs
Player Injury Estimated Return
Luke Dahlhaus Calf Test
Jarrad Grant Foot 3-4 weeks
Dale Morris Suspended Round 6
Daniel Pearce Knee 5-9 weeks
Josh Prudden Knee 3 weeks
Jordan Roughead Dislocated AC joint 7 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, April 15
The Doc says: Morris is suspended but has a left ankle sprain as well that will require physiotherapy and he will train lightly all week. Would have been in doubt if he wasn't suspended and would only have played if he made good progress. Dahlhaus has a calf injury and is unlikely to be risked given the recurrence chance is high. - 16/4

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