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The full AFL injury list: round six

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Wayne Milera, Harris Andrews, Phil Davis, James Aish, and more ... some big names have been added to the injury list ahead of round six. 

Who will be right and who is struggling? We find out when your wounded stars will be back.

ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Luke Brown  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Tom Doedee  Knee  Season
 Richard Douglas  Ankle  4 weeks
 Sam Jacobs  Knee  4-6 weeks
 Wayne Milera  AC joint  4-8 weeks
 Shane McAdam  Calf  Test
 Andrew McPherson  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Paul Seedsman  Knee  2-5 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

Milera will miss at least a month with damage to his AC joint sustained in last Sunday's 73-point win against Gold Coast. He doesn't need surgery at this stage, but the Crows will re-assess in the next 4-5 days. He will miss two months if he needs surgery. Jacobs could be back within a month after having knee surgery last week. Chayce Jones and McHenry are available this weekend after both sat out with concussion. McAdam could return in the SANFL this weekend after missing the past four weeks with a calf injury. - Lee Gaskin

BRISBANE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Marcus Adams  Knee  1 week
 Harris Andrews  Hamstring   1-2 weeks
 Zac Bailey  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Rhys Mathieson  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Brandon Starcevich  Hamstring  4 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

Decent news for the Lions with Andrews and Mathieson both expected to just miss a game or two. The long break before Saturday's match against Gold Coast helps and both should be well in the frame to return in round seven. - Michael Whiting 

CARLTON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 David Cuningham  Bruised kidney  Test
 Charlie Curnow  Knee  Test
 Tom De Koning  Knee  4-6 weeks
 Sam Docherty  Knee  Indefinite
 Kym Lebois  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Jarrod Pickett  Knee  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

Forward duo Curnow and Cuningham will be monitored this week as they recover from respective injury issues. It was a good week for the Blues, with Alex Fasolo, Matthew Kennedy, Harrison Macreadie, Andrew Phillips and Tom Williamson all wiped from the injury list as they returned through the VFL. - Riley Beveridge

COLLINGWOOD

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 James Aish  Concussion  Test
 Flynn Appleby  Ankle   TBC
 Tyler Brown  Shoulder   3-5 weeks
 Lynden Dunn  Knee  Season
 Will Hoskin-Elliott  Knee  Available
 Will Kelly  Ankle  Available
 Jack Madgen  Concussion  Test
 Chris Mayne  Back fracture  3-4 weeks
 Nathan Murphy  Ankle  4-5 weeks
 Sam Murray  Provisional ASADA suspension  TBC
 Matt Scharenberg  Knee  5-6 weeks
 Brayden Sier  Undisclosed  TBC
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

Aish is in doubt for the Anzac Day clash with Essendon on Thursday and fellow defender Appleby seems out of contention to replace him after hurting an ankle in the first quarter in the VFL on Saturday. Hoskin-Elliott and father-son draftee Kelly will return in the VFL, and Madgen is likely to join them. Sier didn't play in the VFL at the weekend after sustaining a foot tendon problem and will miss at least another game. Mayne, Murphy and Tyler Brown will be out for about another month each, while Scharenberg won't be far behind them as he comes back from a third knee reconstruction. The season seems over for veteran Dunn after a second anterior cruciate ligament rupture in nine months. - Ben Collins

ESSENDON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Zac Clarke  Calf  1 week
 Martin Gleeson  Cheekbone  1-2 weeks
 Shaun McKernan  Hamstring  6-7 weeks
 Kobe Mutch  Hamstring  8-10 weeks
 Devon Smith  Knee  Test
 James Stewart  Groin  1-2 weeks
 David Zaharakis  Knee  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

All eyes will be on Smith and Zaharakis after they missed last week with knee complaints but both are expected to be available to face Collingwood on Thursday. Gleeson suffered some bad luck after a heavy hit in the VFL and will spend a couple of weeks on the sidelines nursing a cheekbone injury, while the club says Clarke will be unavailable with the calf injury that saw him be a late withdrawal against North Melbourne last week. - Callum Twomey

FREMANTLE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Hayden Ballantyne  Hamstring  TBC
 Harley Bennell  Calf  TBC
 Connor Blakely  Hamstring  Test
 Taylin Duman  Suspension  Round 8
 Stephen Hill  Quad  5-6 weeks
 Shane Kersten  Foot  TBC
 Griffin Logue  Hamstring  Test
 Cam McCarthy  Illness  Test
 Aaron Sandilands  Calf  TBC
 Sam Sturt  Concussion  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

Blakely is a chance to come into the side for his first game this season following a long-term hamstring setback and trained on Tuesday. McCarthy was still on light duties at Cockburn after being forced out of the Giants victory in Canberra due to illness. Ballantyne is facing another stint on the sidelines after damaging his hamstring again in his comeback game at Peel, while draft bolter Sturt will be managed conservatively after suffering his second concussion this season.Travis King

GEELONG

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jed Bews  Groin  2-3 weeks
 Nakia Cockatoo  Knee  Indefinite
 Jordan Cunico  Ankle  10-12 weeks
 Lachie Fogarty  Hip  Test
 Lachie Henderson  Plantar fascia  Test
 Brandan Parfitt  Quad  TBC
 Scott Selwood  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

The Cats are awaiting the outcome on scans for Parfitt's quad strain sustained on Easter Monday. Henderson, Selwood and Fogarty are all expected to be back playing at some level in the next fortnight pending training. - Mitch Cleary

GOLD COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Callum Ah Chee  Quad  4-5 weeks
 Brayden Crossley  Hamstring  Test
 Corey Ellis  Ankle  2-3 weeks
 Sam Fletcher  Quad  4-5 weeks
 Sean Lemmens  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Anthony Miles  Calf  Test
 Wil Powell  Concussion  TBC
 Izak Rankine  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Rory Thompson  Knee  Season
 Lachie Weller  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Harrison Wigg  Knee  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

Powell's concussion against Carlton in round four was a serious one and the young wingman is no certainty to return against Brisbane on Saturday. He'll be tested through the week. Lemmens is likely to return through the NEAFL the following week. - Michael Whiting

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Phil Davis  Ankle  Test
 Brett Deledio  Calf  TBC
 Jonathon Patton  Knee  TBC
 Harry Perryman  Lung  1 week
 Tommy Sheridan  Calf  4 weeks
 Callan Ward  Knee  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

Davis looks a long shot to be fit for Saturday night's clash with Sydney, but scans revealed no structural damage, so the Giants haven't ruled him out at this stage. He'll attempt to train on Wednesday which will be his big test. There's good news for forwards Toby Greene (calf) and Zac Langdon (foot), who will return to the field this week. Greene is set to take on the Swans at senior level, while Langdon will return through the NEAFL. Young defender Harry Perryman has recovered from his punctured lung and will likely play reserves next week. - Adam Curley

HAWTHORN

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Grant Birchall   Calf/knee  Indefinite
 Shaun Burgoyne  Hamstring  1 weeks
 James Frawley  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Ben McEvoy   Adductor soreness  Test
 Darren Minchington  Hamstring  Test
 Tom Mitchell  Broken leg  Indefinite
 Tim Mohr  Dislocated knee/ACL  Season
 Jackson Ross  Hamstring soreness  Test
 Liam Shiels  Hamstring  Test
 Ben Stratton  Concussion  Test
 Mathew Walker  Knee  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

Stratton, who was a late withdrawal against Geelong, and Shiels are set to provide the Hawks with a welcome boost against Carlton. The club also allayed fears in-form ruckman McEvoy could be out for several weeks and he will play this weekend if he passes a fitness test. Burgoyne is another week off. Minchington is set to turn out in brown and gold for the first time in the VFL on Saturday, while Koschitzke, Ross and Walker have to pass tests to join him at Box Hill. – Marc McGowan

MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Mitch Hannan  Knee  4-6 weeks
 Neville Jetta  Knee  8-10 weeks
 Jay Kennedy Harris  Leg  8 weeks
 Kade Kolodjashnij  Concussion  TBC
 Jake Lever   Knee   4-6 weeks
 Steven May  Groin  TBC
 Joel Smith  Groin  4-5 weeks
 Aaron vandenBerg  Ankle  4-5 weeks
 Jack Viney  Hand  Test
 Guy Walker  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

Melbourne's defensive issues have been further compounded with Jetta ruled out for up to 10 weeks. The defender will have surgery on Tuesday to repair a meniscus injury that occurred in the second quarter of the game against the Saints. Viney has been cleared of any serious damage to his hand following scans. There is also a bit of mystery around May and his timeline for a return from a groin injury. - Ben Guthrie

NORTH MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Majak Daw  Pelvis/hips  Indefinite
 Sam Durdin  Finger  1 week
 Ben Jacobs  Head/neck  Indefinite
 Luke McDonald  Suspended  Available
 Ben McKay  Toe  Test
 Tom McKenzie   Back  1 week
 Tom Murphy  Ankle  TBC
 Dom Tyson  Calf  Test
 Ed Vickers-Willis  Knee  Season
 Will Walker  PCL  Indefinite
 Tom Wilkinson  Ankle  TBC
 Marley Williams  Ankle  1 week
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

It remains to be seen whether Williams can recover in time to play in Friday night's clash with Port Adelaide. Tyson and McKay didn't play in the VFL at the weekend, but both are likely to play at some level this upcoming round. Wilkinson didn't play after quarter-time for the Roos' VFL side, while minor ailments limited Nick Larkey (illness) and Kyron Hayden (dislocated finger). Tristan Xerri (osteitis pubis) played his first game of the season in the VFL, and Taylor Garner (quad/groin) negotiated another match.Marc McGowan

PORT ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tobin Cox  Hamstring  Test
 Charlie Dixon  Leg  Indefinite
 Hamish Hartlett  Hamstring  Test
 Sam Hayes  Knee  3-5 weeks
 Jake Patmore  Knee  Season
 Jack Watts  Leg  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

Hartlett could return in the SANFL this weekend after missing the past three games with a hamstring injury. Dixon is a longer-term proposition, with still no timeline on his return after a setback in his recovery from a broken leg and dislocated ankle suffered at the end of last season. Watts is unlikely to play again this year. He went in for a second bout of surgery on his ankle last week having suffered a similar injury to Dixon in the round two win over Carlton. - Lee Gaskin

RICHMOND

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Trent Cotchin  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Shaun Grigg  Knee  Indefinite
 Oleg Markov  Knee  5-7 weeks
 Alex Rance  Knee  Season
 Jack Riewoldt  Wrist  Test
 Jayden Short  Elbow  Indefinite
 Maverick Weller  Leg  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

After an alarming swelling of Richmond's injury list several weeks ago, it appears to be back to a more manageable level. Riewoldt is likely to play against Melbourne on Wednesday night after three matches on the sidelines with a wrist injury. Captain Cotchin has suffered a setback and isn't expected back until at least mid-May. Grigg, Short and Markov remain long-term propositions, while Weller has now missed three weeks with a nagging leg injury. - Sarah Black

ST KILDA

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Logan Austin  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Jack Bytel  Back  Season
 Jake Carlisle  Back  Indefinite
 Oscar Clavarino  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Jarryn Geary  Quad  TBC
 Dan Hannebery  Hamstring/calves  Indefinite
 Max King  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Doulton Langlands  Concussion  Test
 Paddy McCartin  Concussion  Indefinite
 Daniel McKenzie  Concussion  Available
 Lewis Pierce  Concussion  Test
 Dylan Roberton  Heart  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

Saints captain Jarryn Geary faces at least a few weeks on the sidelines after surgery on his right thigh, where he suffered compartment syndrome. Draftee Max King could debut in the VFL in a fortnight, having joined in full training. Langlands suffered a head knock early in Sandringham's win last Sunday. - Dinny Navaratnam

SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Heath Grundy  Back  1-2 weeks
 Will Hayward  Jaw  4-6 weeks
 Jack Maibaum  Knee  Season
 Jarrad McVeigh  Quad  4-6 weeks
 Daniel Menzel  Groin  Test
 Sam Naismith  Knee  TBC
 Nick Smith  Hamstring   TBC
 Durak Tucker  Knee  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

 Early prognosis

Menzel remains on track to play some minutes in the NEAFL this week or next in his return from groin surgery, in what would be a massive boost for the Swans' forward woes. Zak Jones had some treatment on his hip against Richmond last week but is fine to face the Giants this week. - Adam Curley

WEST COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tom Barrass  Foot  TBC
 Nic Naitanui  Knee  Indefinite
 Willie Rioli  Foot  4 weeks
 Jake Waterman  Hamstring  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

Rioli was back involved in warm-up kicking and ran laps at training on Tuesday after a stress-related foot injury that has kept him out of the opening five rounds. Barrass is the latest victim to a foot problem for the Eagles and is looking at a lengthy stint on the sidelines after he undergoes surgery. Waterman trained fully on Tuesday and should be available. Naitanui is conservatively estimated to return after the round 13 bye.Travis King

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Ben Cavarra  Ribs  Test
 Taylor Duryea  Hip  6-8 weeks
 Fergus Greene  Ankle  4-6 weeks
 Buku Khamis  Knee  Test
 Dale Morris  Knee  Indefinite
 Matthew Suckling  Groin  2-4 weeks
 Laitham Vandermeer  Hamstring  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 23

Early prognosis

A blow to the Bulldogs ahead of a road trip to Fremantle, with defenders Duryea and Suckling ruled out for several weeks. Cavarra, Khamis and Vandermeer have all progressed to be on the cusp of selection. The trio appear likely to play in the VFL this Sunday to step up their hopes of an AFL debut. - Paul Bastin

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