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Cameron facing scrutiny for brutal KO

Star Giant in hot water after gun Lion was left concussed

9:13pm Jun 23, 2018

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Hop to it: Injury-hit Giant enjoys settled run

Mid puts woes behind him with 10 straight games for first time

11:58am Jun 23, 2018

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Surprise Pies drives injured mid's comeback

Prospect of shock flag tilt makes Aish even more hungry to return

5:35pm Jun 22, 2018

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Daniher 'a long way off playing': Woosha

Doubts raised over Joe Daniher's return to the field this season

11:03am Jun 21, 2018

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Waite and see: Calf injury won't decide future

Veteran forward set for stint on sidelines after training injury

3:17pm Jun 20, 2018

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Injury-hit Dogs wait on Bont's fitness

Stand-in captain to face a fitness test before Kangaroos clash

10:50am Jun 19, 2018

 

AFL Injury List

ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Eddie Betts  Hamstring  4 weeks
 Luke Brown  Ankle  1 week
 Brad Crouch  Groin  Season
 Harry Dear  Knee  TBC
 Paul Hunter  Ankle  6 weeks
 Riley Knight  Hamstring tendinitis  1 week
 Rory Laird  Hand  1 week
 Tom Lynch  Side strain  1 week
 Mitch McGovern  Ankle  5 weeks
 Reilly O'Brien  Shoulder  Season
 Paul Seedsman  Hip pointer  Test
 Rory Sloane  Foot  1 week
 Brodie Smith   Knee  Indefinite
Updated: Tuesday, June 19

Early prognosis

Betts will miss a month with his second hamstring injury of the season, but the Crows have made the early prediction that Brown, Laird and Lynch will be ready after this week's bye and line up against West Coast on June 30. They're also confident Sloane will be ready to face the Eagles after last playing in round four. Gibson and Seedsman picked up minor niggles against the Hawks but are expected to recover with a week's rest. - Jennifer Phelan

BRISBANE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tom Bell  Ankle  3-4 weeks
 Rohan Bewick  Hand  2-4 weeks
 Charlie Cameron  Ankle  Season
 Matt Eagles  Abdominal  Test
 Jack Payne  Shin  Season
 Mitch Robinson  Toe  1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, June 19

Early prognosis

Plenty of players coming back through the NEAFL this week, including Sam Skinner (knee), Toby Wooller (finger), Cedric Cox (hamstring) and Connor Ballenden (face). Mitch Robinson was walking laps on Tuesday and still looks a week or two off. - Michael Whiting 

CARLTON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Ciaran Byrne  Quad  1 week
 Jesse Glass-McCasker  Knee  3 weeks
 Sam Docherty*  Knee  Season
 Sam Kerridge  Groin  TBC
 Harrison Macreadie  Hamstring  1 week
 Caleb Marchbank  Ankle   1 week
 Harry McKay  Illness  Available
 Marc Murphy  Foot  1-2 weeks
 Alex Silvagni  Achilles  Season
 Tom Williamson  Back  Season
Updated: Friday, June 22

Early prognosis

Marchbank is unlikely to return from an ankle injury this week, while fellow defender Silvagni will miss the season after rupturing his Achilles. McKay is fine, despite missing last week through illness, while Murphy is still a couple of weeks away. - Riley Beveridge

COLLINGWOOD

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 James Aish  Knee  7-8 weeks
 Jarryd Blair  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Tim Broomhead   Broken leg    Season
 Jamie Elliott  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Alex Fasolo  Ankle  4-5 weeks
 Tyson Goldsack  Knee  10-12 weeks
 Kayle Kirby    Heart issue  Indefinite
 Jack Madgen  Broken jaw  Test
 Darcy Moore  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Ben Reid  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Josh Smith  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Travis Varcoe  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Daniel Wells  Foot  Season
Updated: Thursday, June 21

Early prognosis

Reid and hamstrung quartet ElliottMoore, Varcoe and Smith are at least another week away, while Aish and Fasolo are recovering well. Wells has undergone a possibly season-ending operation on a foot injury, but Goldsack is coming along faster than expected. The club continues to monitor Kirby's heart issue.Ben Collins

ESSENDON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Patrick Ambrose  Calf  Test
 Josh Begley  Knee  Season
 Joe Daniher  Groin  4-6 weeks
 Martin Gleeson  Ankle  6-8 weeks
 Dyson Heppell  Concussion  Available
 Darcy Parish  Thumb  4-5 weeks
 Jordan Ridley  Knee  Test
 Devon Smith  Calf  Available
 David Zaharakis  Shoulder  5-6 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, June 19

Early prognosis

The week off will have benefited Heppell, who missed most of the Bombers' round 12 win over the Lions with concussion. Daniher is still some time away as he battles the groin injury that has kept him out since round seven, while the Bombers will be hoping key midfielder Zaharakis returns quicker than expected after recent shoulder surgery. - Callum Twomey

FREMANTLE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Harley Bennell  Wrist  TBA
 Brady Grey  Hamstring  1 week
 Bradley Hill  Knee  1 week
 Griffin Logue  Ankle  7 weeks
 Tom North  Managed  1 week
 Alex Pearce  Thumb  1-2 weeks
 Lee Spurr  Knee  TBA
 Sam Switkowski  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Matt Taberner  Foot  TBA
 Updated: Tuesday, June 19

Early prognosis

TBA - Travis King

GEELONG

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Aaron Black  Knee  Season
 Nakia Cockatoo  Knee   Test
 Stewart Crameri  Eye  Test
 Daniel Menzel  Groin  Test
 Lincoln McCarthy  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Esava Ratugolea  Ankle  Indefinite
 Zac Smith  Back  Test
Updated: Tuesday, June 19

Early prognosis

Lincoln McCarthy has succumbed to a hamstring strain and will miss several weeks after the round 14 bye. Harry Taylor returned and played limited minutes in the VFL last week and will be eyeing a return to the senior side alongside Scott Selwood and Cam Guthrie post-bye. Chris Scott said Daniel Menzel was a chance to return to face the Dogs but will most likely need at least one game through the VFL. Zac Smith missed his second consecutive week with a back injury and Stewart Crameri wasn't risked with an eye injury. - Mitch Cleary

GOLD COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Michael Barlow  Jaw  TBC
 Jack Bowes  Quad  3-4 weeks
 Brayden Fiorini  Leg  3-5 weeks
 Aaron Hall  Pectoral  Season
 Pearce Hanley  Dislocated shoulder  3-5 weeks
 Kade Kolodjashnij  Concussion  Test
 Jesse Lonergan  Hamstring  Test
 Darcy MacPherson  Broken leg  5-7 weeks
 Steven May  Ankle  2-4 weeks
 Tom Nicholls  Shoulder  7-9 weeks
 Matt Rosa  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Jack Scrimshaw  Concussion  Test
 Harrison Wigg  Fractured ankle  Season
 Mackenzie Willis  ACL  Season
Updated: Tuesday, June 19

Early prognosis

Still a long list for the Suns and not much relief in sight. Jesse Lonergan should play NEAFL this weekend after missing some time with a hamstring injury. Michael Barlow has gone from "2-3 weeks" to "TBC" with his broken jaw. The club expects he'll be back soon though. - Michael Whiting

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Brett Deledio  Calf   4-6 weeks
 Toby Greene  Foot  3-4 weeks
 Daniel Lloyd  Knee  4-6 weeks
 Rory Lobb  Back  4 weeks
 Tim Mohr  Shoulder  Test
 Tom Scully  Ankle  6-8 weeks
 Will Setterfield  Knee  Season
 Lachie Tiziani  Knee  Season
 Zac Williams  Achilles  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, June 19

Early prognosis

Lobb was cleared of any internal damage after copping a heavy knock before the bye, but further tests revealed a small fracture in his back. Lloyd went down in the same game and his medial ligament strain will keep him out for an extended period. - Adam Curley

HAWTHORN

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Grant Birchall   Knee (PCL)  4 weeks
 Jon Ceglar  Quad  1 week
 James Frawley  Migraine  Available
 Changkuoth Jiath  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Cyril Rioli  Personal reasons  Indefinite
Updated: Friday, June 22

Early prognosis

It was a game-time decision not to play Frawley, but the club has not reported any after-effects and he is in line to return against Gold Coast on Saturday in Tasmania. Birchall is dealing with some muscle overload in his leg which is being interpreted as a good thing. It has been quite some time since he has trained this long without discomfort in his knee, and he is still expected to resume playing over the last two months of the season. The exciting Jiath is back doing ball work and will resume in the VFL in the next couple of weeks. No word on Rioli as the club lets him deal with personal issues, but he rarely plays in Tasmania in any event.Ashley Browne

MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jayden Hunt  Ankle  4-6 weeks
 Dean Kent  Hamstring  Test
 Jake Lever  Knee  Season
 Corey Maynard  Hip  Season
 Oscar McDonald  Concussion  Available
 Pat McKenna  Hamstring  3 weeks
 Aaron vandenBerg  Foot  3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, June 19

Early prognosis

Maynard will have a season-ending operation on his hip next week and be right to start training by the start of pre-season. McKenna and vandenBerg joined in parts of Melbourne's main training session as they get closer to returning to the field. Kent is likely to return via the VFL next week from the hamstring injury he suffered against Richmond in round five. - Ben Guthrie

NORTH MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jed Anderson  Hamstring  Test
 Taylor Garner  Hamstring  TBC
 Declan Mountford  Hamstring  TBC
 Ed Vickers-Willis  Knee  Season
 Jarrad Waite  Calf  Test
 Declan Watson              Knee      TBC
 Jack Ziebell  Cut knee  Test
Updated: Tuesday, June 19

Early prognosis

Garner's third hamstring setback for the year – a recurrence in his left leg – is bitterly disappointing news for him and the club. Mountford also faces more time on the sidelines after hamstring and ankle injuries kept him out for five weeks earlier in the season. But Anderson and Waite should return after respective one and two-game absences. Captain Ziebell is also set to play against the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night, too, despite cutting his knees on the LED fencing at GMHBA Stadium a fortnight ago. - Marc McGowan

PORT ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Matthew Broadbent  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Darcy Byrne-Jones  Hamstring  Test
 Willem Drew  Heel  Season
 Hamish Hartlett  Knee  Season
 Sam Hayes  Knee  Season
 Tom Jonas  Hamstring  Test
 Jarrod Lienert  Knee  Available
 Trent McKenzie   Quad   2-3 weeks
Updated: Monday, June 18

Early prognosis

Jonas could face Melbourne on Friday night after missing a game while Byrne-Jones also needs to pass a fitness test after experiencing "hamstring awareness" against the Western Bulldogs. There's no SANFL match for Port this weekend, which means Lienert will have to wait another week before he returns from surgery. - Dinny Navaratnam

RICHMOND

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 David Astbury  Ankle  Test
 Mabior Chol  Foot  5-7 weeks
 Shaun Hampson  Back  Indefinite
 Bachar Houli  Groin  1 week
 Oleg Markov  Knee   3-5 weeks
 Dion Prestia  Calf  Test
Updated: Monday, June 18

Early prognosis

Astbury was close to playing against Geelong but couldn't get his ankle swelling under control in time. However, he is expected to be right to go with a week's rest and should face Sydney after the Tigers' bye. Prestia is slated as a chance to be available, but he's only played four AFL games this season – the last in round seven – so isn't a lock to resume without a VFL game under his belt. Houli is a slight chance for the Swans game but is more realistic for Adelaide in round 16. - Jennifer Phelan

ST KILDA

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Blake Acres  Groin  1 week
 Jarryn Geary  Calf  Test
 Ben Long  Foot  5-6 weeks
 Darren Minchington  Hip  Test
 Lewis Pierce  Hamstring  1 week
 Bailey Rice  Concussion  Test
 Dylan Roberton  Heart  Season
 Koby Stevens  Concussion  Season
 Jimmy Webster  Groin  Test
Updated: Friday, June 22

Early prognosis

The Saints should have Webster, Geary and Rice available to face Melbourne straight after the bye, with the captain back training following his left calf strain. Acres is eyeing off a comeback the following week while Long has been running for a fortnight .Dinny Navaratnam

SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Matthew Ling  Toe  Season
 Lewis Melican  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Callum Mills  Foot   Season
 Sam Naismith   Knee  Season
 Sam Reid  Quad  1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, June 19

 Early prognosis

Reid and Melican continue to progress well and could be available for selection after the Swans' bye in round 14. Naismith began to run this week on the 'Ultra G' machine in a great sign for the big man. - Adam Curley 

 

WEST COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tom Barrass  Back  Test
 Jack Darling  Ankle  2-4 weeks
 Malcolm Karpany  Knee  3-5 weeks
 Josh Kennedy  Knee  Test
 Daniel Venables  Ankle  2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, June 19

Early prognosis

TBA Travis King

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Marcus Bontempelli  Knee  Test
 Tom Boyd  Finger  Test
 Bailey Dale  Foot  2-3 weeks
 Tory Dickson  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Tim English  Foot  1-2 weeks
 Tom Liberatore  Knee  Season
 Jack Macrae  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Toby McLean  Shoulder  Test
 Dale Morris  Knee  2-3 weeks
 Aaron Naughton  Ankle  Test
 Liam Picken  Concussion  Indefinite
 Jack Redpath  Knee  5-6 weeks
 Clay Smith  Knee  3 weeks
 Matt Suckling  Achilles  Test
 Lukas Webb  Thumb  4 weeks
 Easton Wood  Hamstring  10-12 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, June 19

Early prognosis

With the club in a full-blown injury crisis, coach Luke Beveridge will praying gun midfielders Bontempelli and McLean are available to face North Melbourne on Saturday night. - Ryan Davidson

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

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