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The full AFL injury list: round two

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Crow midfielder Richard Douglas with crutches after the clash with Hawthorn
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RICHARD Douglas, Taylor Adams, Tom Mitchell, Stephen Hill, Joe Daniher, Cal Ward ... There are some big names already on the injury list and a ball hasn't even been bounced. Who will be right for R2, and who is struggling? We find out when your wounded stars will be back.

ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Luke Brown  Ankle  5-7 weeks
 Tom Doedee  Knee  Season
 Richard Douglas  Ankle  TBC
 Will Hamill  Finger  Test
 Jake Kelly  Ankle  Test
 Shane McAdam  Calf  4 weeks
 Paul Seedsman  Finger  Test
Updated: Wednesday, March 27

Early prognosis

Seedsman is expected to return from a fractured finger for Friday night's clash with Sydney at the SCG. Kelly tweaked his ankle in the round one loss to Hawthorn and jogged laps at training on Wednesday, but the Crows are confident he will play. However, Douglas will miss the game with an ankle injury. The Crows will consult a specialist to determine the next course of action, but say the high ankle sprain is quite significant. Doedee will miss the season with a torn ACL. McAdam injured his calf in the final few minutes of last Friday night's SANFL trial against Port Adelaide. He is expected to miss four weeks. - Lee Gaskin

BRISBANE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Marcus Adams  Knee  4 weeks
 Jack Payne  Shin  4 weeks
 Brandon Starcevich  Hamstring  8 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

It's mostly rosy for the Lions with no setbacks from the weekend and the return of Nick Robertson, Tom Fullarton and Connor McFadyen through a NEAFL practise match. The one setback on the list is the regression of Western Bulldogs recruit Adams who is still a month away from a return. Last week the club assessed him as two weeks away, but Adams is still struggling following surgery. - Michael Whiting 

CARLTON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tom De Koning  Knee  8-10 weeks
 Sam Docherty  Knee  Indefinite
 Matthew Kennedy  Shoulder  Test
 Matthew Kreuzer  Knee  Test
 Darcy Lang  Foot  TBC
 Harrison Macreadie  Back  2-3 weeks
 Caleb Marchbank  Back  1-2 weeks
 Jarrod Pickett  Knee  Indefinite
 Jack Silvagni  Calf  Test
 Tom Williamson  Back  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

The Blues will put KennedyKreuzer and Silvagni through fitness tests this week, though none of that trio is expected to return via the AFL. De Koning will miss a minimum of two months after hurting his knee in a VFL practice game. The Blues are hopeful Marchbank and Macreadie will be back within the next month. - Riley Beveridge

COLLINGWOOD

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Taylor Adams  Finger  2 weeks
 Lynden Dunn  Knee  2 weeks
 Will Hoskin-Elliott  Knee  3 weeks
 Nathan Murphy  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Sam Murray  Provisional ASADA suspension  TBC
 Ben Reid  Quad  1-2 weeks
 Matt Scharenberg  Knee  9 weeks
 Daniel Wells  Foot  3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

Hoskin-Elliott, Adams and Murphy will be sidelined for the opening rounds, while Dunn is back in full training and Wells should join him soon. Murphy and Reid are running while a longer-term view will be taken with Scharenberg as he returns from a third knee reconstruction. - Ben Collins

ESSENDON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Josh Begley  Knee  TBC
 Joe Daniher  Calf  4 weeks
 Matt Dea  Knee  3 weeks
 Cale Hooker  Calf  3 weeks
 Jake Long  Shoulder  1 week
 Jake Stringer  Foot  Test
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

If there was any good news out of Essendon's shocking start to the season it was that the club appeared to get through its loss to Greater Western Sydney unscathed. Martin Gleeson made a long awaited comeback from his ankle injury last year in the VFL on the weekend and played 60 per cent game time, while Mason Redman, also back from an ankle injury, returned to the field as well but is unlikely to push for senior selection just yet. Stringer hurt his foot in the final moments of Sunday's loss but has been cleared of structural damage. - Callum Twomey

FREMANTLE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Hayden Ballantyne  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Harley Bennell  Calf  TBC
 Connor Blakely  Hamstring  4 weeks
 Brennan Cox  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Stephen Hill  Quad  TBC
 Jesse Hogan  Mental health  TBC
 Shane Kersten  Foot  TBC
 Griffin Logue  Hamstring  Test
 Aaron Sandilands  Calf  TBC
 Sam Switkowski  Hamstring  Test
 Luke Valente  Groin  1 week
 Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

All eyes will be on Hogan this week with the boom forward expected to put his hand up to play Gold Coast after being ruled out of round one. Ballantyne added to Fremantle's soft-tissue woes after going down late in the thumping of North Melbourne last Sunday. Sandilands is back running on the oval at training as he recovers from a long-term calf setback, and Bennell is also building his workload after his latest issue. – Travis King

GEELONG

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jed Bews  Groin  Test
 Nakia Cockatoo  Adductor  Test
 Lachie Fogarty  Hip  1-2 weeks
 Cam Guthrie  Calf  Test
 Scott Selwood  Hamstring  2-4 weeks
 Zac Smith  Knee  Available
 Zach Tuohy  Knee  Test
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

Guthrie will need to prove he's over a minor calf complaint that ruled him out of the season-opener against Collingwood. While Tuohy appears more unlikely than likely, he'll be putting up his hand to play. Cockatoo continues to be a week-by-week proposition, with coach Chris Scott saying the Cats will be extra cautious with his return. Selwood has resumed running, but due to the recurring injury his return date will be pushed back from a standard hamstring. Bews is pushing for game time in the VFL this week. - Mitch Cleary

GOLD COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Ben Ainsworth  Knee  4-6 weeks
 Sam Collins  Concussion  Test
 Josh Corbett  Knee  1-3 weeks
 Sam Fletcher  Ankle  TBC
 Sean Lemmens  Ankle  3-5 weeks
 Izak Rankine  Hamstring  4-6 weeks
 Josh Schoenfeld  Ankle  2-4 weeks
 David Swallow  Knee  Test
 Rory Thompson  Knee  Season
 Harrison Wigg  Knee  Season
 Aaron Young  Ankle  Test
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

The list just keeps growing for the Suns. While co-captain Swallow and key defender Collins both face tests, Nick Holman, Corey Ellis and Jack Leslie are all now available for selection. Young is also close to a return – most likely through the NEAFL – after a few weeks out with an ankle injury. - Michael Whiting

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jye Caldwell  Groin  TBC
 Aidan Corr  Groin  TBC
 Lachie Keeffe  Knee  Test
 Josh Kelly  Hip/knee  Test
 Zac Langdon  Foot  3-4 weeks
 Shane Mumford  Suspended  Round 3
 Jon Patton  Knee  TBC
 Harry Perryman  Punctured lung  TBC
 Callan Ward  Knee  2-3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

The Giants hope to have Kelly and Nick Haynes (back) for this week's clash with Wester Coast. Kelly trained well on Sunday and Haynes got through three quarters in the reserves. Ward is running and out of the heavy brace and is ahead of schedule, but Perryman will miss several weeks after going down against Essendon. - Adam Curley

HAWTHORN

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Grant Birchall   Calf   Indefinite
 Darren Minchington  Hamstring  3-5 weeks
 Tom Mitchell  Leg  Season
 Tim Mohr  Dislocated knee  Season
 Tom Scully  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Chad Wingard  Calf  Test
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

Wingard said last week he was hopeful of a round two return to football. The question is whether the coach decides he should have a run in the VFL to gain some match fitness before a senior debut. Fellow recruit Scully is edging closer to a return. Dan Howe continues to progress well from a hip complaint and played half a game in the VFL at the weekend, but he will likely have another match at that level before being considered for senior selection. Defender Mohr is the latest casualty, suffering a horrific knee dislocation in a VFL practice match which stopped the game for 45 minutes. - Nat Edwards

MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jeff Garlett  Shoulder  2 weeks
 Mitch Hannan  Knee  6-10 weeks
 Jay Kennedy Harris  Leg  10-12 weeks
 Jake Lever   Knee   6-10 weeks
 Jordan Lewis  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Joel Smith  Groin  5 weeks
 Tim Smith  Calf  1 week
 Aaron vandenBerg  Ankle  4 weeks
 Guy Walker  Shoulder  Indefinite
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

Lewis will miss between three and four weeks after straining his hamstring in the final training session before the game against Port. vandenBerg visited his surgeon in Sydney and is awaiting the feedback from that discussion. Tim Smith is getting closer to playing after a strong rehab approach, while Garlett is also only a couple of weeks away. – Ben Guthrie

NORTH MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jed Anderson  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Tom Campbell  Suspension  Available
 Majak Daw  Pelvis/hips  Indefinite
 Sam Durdin  Finger  2-4 weeks
 Ben Jacobs  Sinusitis  Indefinite
 Tom McKenzie   Back  TBC
 Scott Thompson  Suspended  Available
 Ed Vickers-Willis  Knee  Season
 Will Walker  PCL  TBC
 Sam Wright  Quad  2-3 weeks
 Tristan Xerri  Osteitis pubis  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

An injury will almost certainly end the perennially unlucky Vickers-Willis' season for the fourth time in five years. Both Campbell and Thompson will be available after suspension, with the latter certain to bolster the senior side's defence. The return dates for McKenzie, Walker and Xerri remain unclear, but Anderson and Wright are now set to be back within three weeks. – Marc McGowan

PORT ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Matthew Broadbent  Hamstring  Test
 Charlie Dixon  Leg/ankle  TBC
 Riley Grundy  Knee  2-3 weeks
 Sam Hayes  Knee  TBC
 Jarrod Lienert  Knee  2-3 weeks
 Todd Marshall  Concussion  Test
 Jake Patmore  Knee  Season
 Ollie Wines  Shoulder  1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

Wines is expected to resume contact training this week. He was considered an outside chance to play against Carlton on Saturday, but it's more likely he returns for the round three encounter with Brisbane at the Gabba. Marshall is expected to be cleared to face the Blues after suffering a concussion against Melbourne last week. Broadbent is on track to play in Port's SANFL round one clash with West Adelaide on Friday night after a minor hamstring injury. Dixon has had minor ankle surgery in his recovery from a badly broken leg and dislocated ankle. The club isn't putting a timeline on his return, but he isn't expected back before round six. - Lee Gaskin

RICHMOND

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Josh Caddy  Ankle  1-3 weeks
 Shaun Grigg  Knee  Indefinite
 Bachar Houli  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Ben Miller   Appendicitis  1-3 weeks
 Alex Rance  Knee  Season
Updated: Wednesday, March 27

Early prognosis

The biggest addition to Richmond's short injury list is five-time All Australian Rance, who ruptured his ACL in round one. Caddy is slowly getting closer to a return but didn't play any pre-season matches. He is building his running loads and training with the main group. Grigg is a way off, while young defender Miller will miss a few weeks with appendicitis. Jason Castagna (ankle), Ryan Garthwaite (Achilles) and Jacob Townsend (thigh) returned through the VFL last week. - Sarah Black

ST KILDA

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jack Bytel  Back  Season
 Jake Carlisle  Back  Indefinite
 Oscar Clavarino  Ankle  3-5 weeks
 Dan Hannebery  Hamstring/calves  Indefinite
 Max King  Knee  5-10 weeks
 Billy Longer  Hamstring  1 week
 Paddy McCartin  Concussion  TBC
 Dylan Roberton  Heart  Season
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

Hannebery is building up his conditioning so he can run at top speed without experiencing soreness. McCartin's situation is improving since his eighth concussion since 2014 but he's still experiencing symptoms. - Dinny Navaratnam

SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Matthew Ling  Toe  Indefinite
 Jack Maibaum  Knee  Season
 Daniel Menzel  Groin  4-6 weeks
 Sam Naismith  Knee  TBC
 Ben Ronke  Knee  Test
 Nick Smith  Hamstring   Test
 Durak Tucker  Knee  Indefinite
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

 Early prognosis

Menzel tweaked his groin last week so won't be back training for at least a fortnight, with a return to playing not likely in the next month. Naismith had a minor clean-up in his reconstructed knee last week and his return is unknown in a big blow for the ruckman. Kieren Jack (knee) and Tom McCartin (concussion) both played reserves last week and will play NEAFL again to push for senior selection in round three. - Adam Curley

 

WEST COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jarrod Cameron  Foot  Test
 Jamie Cripps  Toe  Test
 Andrew Gaff  Suspended  Round 3
 Josh Kennedy  Foot  Test
 Nic Naitanui  Knee  Indefinite
 Xavier O'Neill  Knee  Test
 Willie Rioli  Foot  TBC
 Will Schofield  Quad  Test
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

Kennedy should be ready to return from foot soreness for the flag-raising against the Giants in his 200th club game, while Rioli has been ruled out after a stress reaction in his foot. Cripps has made excellent progress from toe surgery and is pushing to play GWS, while Schofield will get back on the park for the WAFL side after a heavily corked quad. – Travis King

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tom Boyd  Back  3-5 weeks
 Ben Cavarra  Quad  Test
 Bailey Dale  Ankle  Test
 Jason Johannisen  Ankle  2-4 weeks
 Lin Jong  Hamstring  3-5 weeks
 Buku Khamis  Knee  3-5 weeks
 Dale Morris  Knee  Indefinite
 Liam Picken  Concussion  Indefinite
 Matt Suckling  Ankle  Test
 Laitham Vandermeer  Hamstring  Test
 Lukas Webb  Neck  Test
Updated: Tuesday, March 26

Early prognosis

Suckling is being monitored after his ankle injury at Marvel Stadium where he damaged ligaments but ran out the game. The experienced defender trained indoors with Morris on Tuesday but will hit the track on Thursday and is likely to face Hawthorn. Cavarra, Dale and Vandermeer have returned to full training and with Johannisen inching closer to availability, the Bulldogs' list is looking healthier. Midfielder Jong is set to have his hamstring more vigorously tested in the next week or so. - Paul Bastin

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