Brisbane Lions

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Marcus Adams  Foot  Season
 Noah Answerth  Groin  Test
 Connor McFadyen  Knee  Season
 Updated: Monday, October 12

Early prognosis

Young defender Answerth looks like being available for selection. He missed the final round against Carlton and the qualifying final against Richmond with a groin problem but completed training last week and took part in an intraclub hitout on Saturday. He'll still need to complete training this week and then it will come down to whether Brisbane wants to tinker with a winning team. - Michael Whiting

Geelong Cats

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Nakia Cockatoo  Wrist  Season
 Nathan Kreuger  Knee  Season
 Rhys Stanley  Knee  Test
 Jack Steven  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
Updated: Monday, October 12

Early prognosis

Outside of Steven, the Cats will have a full complement to pick from against Brisbane on Saturday night. Stanley jarred his knee in the final term against Collingwood on Saturday night but returned to the field. Coach Chris Scott indicated the Cats had no concerns over his fitness heading into the preliminary final. Skipper Joel Selwood played with a heavily bandaged finger against the Pies following surgery but got through unscathed. - Mitch Cleary

Port Adelaide

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Xavier Duursma  Concussion  Test
 Todd Marshall  Shoulder  Test
Updated: Monday, October 12

Early prognosis

Although both Duursma and Marshall are listed as tests, the club expects both to play in Friday night's preliminary final against Richmond. Both completed modified training programs during the team's bye weekend, but should return to full action this week. It will give Port Adelaide the luxury of a fully fit list to pick from. - Riley Beveridge

Richmond

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Callum Coleman-Jones  Suspension  Six matches
 Noah Cumberland  ACL  Season
 Jack Higgins  Calf  Test
 Bigoa Nyuon  Shoulder  Season
 Ivan Soldo  Knee  Season
 Sydney Stack  Suspension  Six matches
Updated: Monday, October 12

Early prognosis

A relatively healthy injury list for the Tigers coming into their preliminary final clash against Port Adelaide. Soldo is the only clear best-22 player unavailable, while Higgins had fallen out of favour before suffering his minor calf injury in a scratch match. - Sarah Black

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