Adelaide Crows

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Tom Doedee  Hamstring  Season
 Jordan Gallucci  Achilles  Season
 Wayne Milera  Foot  Season
 Daniel Talia  Knee  Test
 Taylor Walker  Leg  Test
Updated: Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

Talia is expected to play his 200th game for the Crows this weekend when he returns from a knee injury to face the Tigers. Walker didn't travel to Queensland for last week's win over Carlton but is also expected to be available. - Callum Twomey

Brisbane Lions

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Marcus Adams  Foot  Season
 Harris Andrews  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Jarrod Berry  Shoulder  Test
 Stefan Martin  Back  Test
 Lincoln McCarthy  Corkie  Test
 Connor McFadyen  Knee  Season
 Brandon Starcevich  Concussion  Test
 Updated: Thursday, September 17

Early prognosis

Starcevich ticked the boxes in the initial stages of his recovery and baring any late mishaps should be available to play Carlton on Saturday night. McCarthy copped his corkie over a week ago and is a strong chance, and don't rule out Berry either. The club said he would be "available for finals" when first hurting his shoulder against Gold Coast, but he's progressed well and will be given every chance to prove his fitness. - Michael Whiting

Carlton

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Charlie Curnow  Knee  Season
 Sam Docherty  Calf  Season
 Zac Fisher  Shoulder  Season
 Brodie Kemp  Knee  Season
 Matthew Kreuzer  Foot  Season
 Caleb Marchbank  Leg  Season
 Jack Martin  Calf  Test
 Nic Newman  Knee  Season
 Ben Silvagni  Shoulder  Season
 Jack Silvagni  Knee  Season
 Liam Stocker  Personal  Indefinite
 Updated: Wednesday, September 16

Early prognosis

The Blues have ruled Docherty and Fisher out for their final match of the season on Saturday night, having both sustained in-game injuries last weekend. However, Martin should return from a calf complaint. Time has run out for Marchbank, who will end the season without a senior appearance to his name after knee and leg injuries.Riley Beveridge

Collingwood

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Dayne Beams  Mental health  Indefinite
 Jeremy Howe   Knee  1-3 weeks
 Will Kelly  Elbow  Season
 Chris Mayne  Cheekbone  1-2 weeks
 Tom Phillips  Hamstring  1-3 weeks
 Ben Reid  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Steele Sidebottom  Personal  Indefinite
 Brayden Sier  Quad  1-2 weeks
Updated: Wednesday, September 16

Early prognosis

There are high hopes from within Collingwood that Howe, Mayne, Phillips and Sier could be given the all-clear to play in the first week of finals. However, round 18 looks out of the picture. The club is still working through plans to enable Sidebottom to get back to Queensland, having returned home to Victoria for the birth of his child. Riley Beveridge

Essendon Bombers

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Patrick Ambrose  Foot  Season
 Orazio Fantasia  Calf  Season
 Dyson Heppell  Ankle  Season
 Tom Hird  Foot  Season
 Michael Hurley  Ankle   Test
 Lachlan Johnson  Knee  Season
 Irving Mosquito  Knee  Season
 David Zaharakis  Quad  Season
Updated: Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

Hurley is making a bid to play in the final game of the season for the Bombers on Saturday night against Melbourne after his ankle concern. Meanwhile Jayden Laverde (ankle), Aaron Francis (hamstring) and Ned Cahill (quad) all returned in the Bombers' scratch match last week and are available. - Callum Twomey 

Fremantle

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Brett Bewley  Groin  Test
 Rece Conca  Hamstring  Test
 Joel Hamling  Ankle  Season
 Griffin Logue  Toe  Test
 Alex Pearce  Ankle  Season
 Sam Sturt  Ankle  Season
 Sam Switkowski  Hamstring  Season
 Darcy Tucker  Hamstring  Season
 Hayden Young  Ankle  Season
Updated: Tuesday, September 15

Early prognosis

There were no injury concerns out of the big win over North Melbourne and three players are a chance to return in the final game of the season against the Western Bulldogs. The Dockers will weigh up risking Logue given his long toe rehab, while Bewley is in the same boat after still battling groin awareness late last week. Conca should be available after a cautious approach with his hamstring injury. - Chris Correia

Geelong Cats

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Tom Atkins  Soreness  1 week
 Nakia Cockatoo  Wrist  Season
 Nathan Kreuger  Knee  Season
 Gary Rohan  Glute  Test
 Joel Selwood  Knee  Test
 Sam Simpson  Hamstring  Test
 Rhys Stanley  Groin  1-2 weeks
 Jack Steven  Jaw  Test
Updated: Saturday, September 19

Early prognosis

Despite coach Chris Scott declaring Rohan a certain starter against the Tigers, the explosive forward was a late withdrawal after failing to pass a pre-match fitness test. He has been named to face his former side on Sunday. Selwood will return for his first game in five weeks alongside Gary Ablett after the champion finished his 14-day quarantine. Stanley has been ruled out for his third consecutive game, while Steven is fit after missing two games with a jaw complaint. Atkins is being managed with soreness with an eye to finals. Cockatoo underwent wrist surgery on Thursday. The Cats are planning to play a scratch match against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday which could see Simpson return. - Mitch Cleary

Gold Coast Suns

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Connor Budarick  Collarbone  Season
 Nick Holman  Finger  Test
 Sean Lemmens  Corked quad  Test
 Mitch Riordan  Knee  Season
 Matt Rowell  Shoulder  Season
 Rory Thompson  Knee  Season
Updated: Thursday, September 17

Early prognosis

The only players under the microscope for the final round against Hawthorn are Lemmens and Holman. Lemmens left the field early against Collingwood on Monday night, while Holman played through a finger problem. Both will have to get through main training on Friday to prove their fitness. - Michael Whiting

GWS Giants

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Kieren Briggs  Hip   Season
 Jack Buckley   Concussion  Available
 Phil Davis  Knee  Season
 Tom Hutchesson  Hamstring  Season
 Sam Taylor  Back  Season
 Callan Ward  Finger  Test
Updated: Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

If the Giants make it through to the finals, Ward will be available to play, but he was overlooked for selection for Friday night's clash with St Kilda because of the finger injury. - Callum Twomey 

Hawthorn

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 James Frawley  Back soreness  Test
 Will Golds  Knee  Season
 Ricky Henderson  Knee  Season
 Jarman Impey  Rib soreness  Test
 Harry Jones  Knee  Season
 Tom Scully  Illness  Available
 James Sicily  Knee  Season
 Isaac Smith  Shoulder  Season
 Ben Stratton  Ankle  Available
 Mat Walker  Back soreness  Season
 James Worpel  AC joint  Season
Updated: Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

Frawley and Scully were late withdrawals before Sunday's loss to the Western Bulldogs but could return for the Hawks' season finale. Jaeger O'Meara (hand) appeared to come through unscathed in his return. They opted not to pick Impey or Jon Patton (plantaris tendon), and they might both be done for the season. Worpel's surgery was a success and he is likely to be ready for the first day of pre-season. Injury-prone youngster Walker is the new addition to the list. Marc McGowan

Melbourne

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Angus Brayshaw  Foot  Season
 James Harmes  Hamstring  Test
 Michael Hibberd  Ankle  Test
 Luke Jackson  Hamstring  Test
 Nathan Jones  Quad  1 week
 James Jordon  Finger  1-2 weeks
 Kade Kolodjashnij  Concussion  Indefinite
 Aaron Nietschke  Knee  Season
 Harry Petty   Groin   Season
Updated: Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

Hibberd missed last week's win over Greater Western Sydney, but could return for Saturday's must-win clash with Essendon. Harmes and Jackson are both pushing to be available as well. Brayshaw has undergone successful surgery and is recuperating. Jones, who is keen to play on next season, may come into calculations if the Demons qualify for finals.Marc McGowan

North Melbourne

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Aiden Bonar  AC joint  Season
 Ben Brown  Knee  Season
 Charlie Comben  Back  Season
 Ben Cunnington  Back  Season
 Kyron Hayden  Knee  Season
 Ben Jacobs  Head/neck  Season
 Nick Larkey  Shoulder  TBC
 Jamie Macmillan  Personal  Season
 Jack Mahony  Shoulder  Season
 Curtis Taylor  Knee  Season
 Tarryn Thomas  Ankle  Season
 Kayne Turner  Toe/Sesamoid  Season
 Dom Tyson  Calf  Season
 Will Walker  Hamstring  Season
 Tristan Xerri  Shoulder  Season
Updated: Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

Larkey was the sole injury concern out of Thursday night's season-ending loss to West Coast. He copped a big bump from Shannon Hurn in the second quarter, but returned after half-time with strapping on his right shoulder. Bonar was back for just one game before going out again.Marc McGowan

Port Adelaide

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Ryan Burton  Quad  1-2 weeks
 Zak Butters  Suspension  1 match
 Tom Clurey   Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Mitch Georgiades  Hamstring  Test
Updated: Wednesday, September 16

Early prognosis

It's a short injury list at Port Adelaide, who will take no risks with either Clurey or Georgiades as they battle hamstring injuries on the eve of finals. Expect them to return after the pre-finals bye, along with Burton who is dealing with a quad problem. Riley Beveridge

Richmond

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Callum Coleman-Jones  Suspension  Nine matches
 Noah Cumberland  ACL  Season
 Tom Lynch  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Bigoa Nyuon  Shoulder  Season
 Dion Prestia  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Sydney Stack  Suspension  Nine matches
 Ivan Soldo  Knee  Season
Updated: Tuesday, September 15

Early prognosis

Bad news for the Tigers with Soldo facing 12 months on the sidelines after rupturing his ACL last week against Geelong. Lynch will be touch and go for the first final after picking up a hamstring injury in the same game. In better news, Shane Edwards is out of quarantine and will likely return against the Crows this week. David Astbury featured in half of a scratch match in his return from a knee injury, while Josh Caddy played the entire game after his recent hamstring issue. Prestia will be aiming for a return in the finals. - Ben Sutton

St Kilda

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Nathan Brown  Personal leave  Indefinite
 Jade Gresham  Back  Season
 Dan Hannebery  Hamstring  Test
 Zak Jones  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Jack Mayo  Knee   Season
Updated: Tuesday, September 15

Early prognosis

Jones suffered a hamstring strain in Thursday's loss to West Coast and has been ruled out of at least Friday night's date with Greater Western Sydney. After initially targeting a potential first final, Hannebery is pushing to tackle the Giants having departed the AFL Transition hub and re-joined teammates on Tuesday. Luke Dunstan (pectoral muscle) and Jimmy Webster (hamstring) have both made recent returns via scratch matches. - Mitch Cleary

Sydney Swans

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Joel Amartey  Ankle  Test
 Jordan Dawson  Concussion  Test
 Lance Franklin  Hamstring  Season
 Isaac Heeney  Ankle  Season
 George Hewett  Back  Season
 Jack Maibaum  Personal  Season
 Hayden McLean  Calf  Test
 Sam Naismith  Knee  Season
 Dane Rampe  Hand  Season 
 Harry Reynolds  Shoulder  Season
 Ben Ronke  Back  Season
 Ryley Stoddart  Back  Season
 Elijah Taylor  Suspension  Season
 Lewis Taylor  Foot  Season
Updated: Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

Dawson is likely to return against Geelong after missing Sunday's loss to Brisbane. However, the news isn't good for Lewis Taylor, with scans showing he's sustained a crack in the fifth metatarsal in one of his feet. Taylor's flown to Brisbane to see a surgeon and may require an operation. Last week's debutant Amartey rolled an ankle in the third quarter against the Lions and will need to negotiate Friday's main session to play this weekend. - Marc McGowan

West Coast Eagles

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Jamie Cripps  Personal  First final
 Mark Hutchings  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Lewis Jetta  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Ben Johnson  Groin  Season
 Jamaine Jones  Hamstring  Season
 Josh Kennedy  Ankle  Test
 Jeremy McGovern  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Mitch O'Neill  Back  4-6 weeks
 Jack Redden  Thumb  2-3 weeks
 Willie Rioli  ASADA ban  Indefinite
 Luke Shuey  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Nathan Vardy  Thigh  1-2 weeks
 Daniel Venables  Concussion  Season
 Francis Watson  Knee  Season
 Elliot Yeo  Groin  2-4 weeks
Updated: Saturday, September 19

Early prognosis

The Eagles have all but conceded Yeo will miss the first final with his recovery from a groin injury taking longer than expected. Kennedy suffered an ankle injury against the Roos but should be fit in a fortnight's time. McGovern remains in a race against time, but it's hoped Redden, Shuey, Hutchings and Jetta will be available for selection. Cripps will be available for the first final after his partner gave birth during the week. - Mitch Cleary

Western Bulldogs

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Lin Jong  Ankle  Season
 Toby McLean  Knee  Season
 Callum Porter  Groin  Season
 Laitham Vandermeer  Hamstring  2-4 weeks
 Rhylee West  Groin  Season
 Easton Wood  Hamstring  Test
Updated: Tuesday, September 15

Early prognosis

The devestating news is Toby McLean has ruptured his ACL and will likely miss a massive chunk of 2021. He joins Lin Jong (ankle syndesmosis) back in Melbourne as both prepare for surgery. Easton Wood is in the frame to return this week, but it's season over for Rhylee West and Callum Porter. - Jourdan Canil

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