Main content

The full AFL injury list: round 22

The Crows want all their best players available if they're to revive flag hopes. Picture: AFL Photos - AFL,Injuries,Injury list,News
The Crows want all their best players available if they're to revive flag hopes. Picture: AFL Photos
MADE POSSIBLE BY

AN ADELAIDE co-captain is in doubt as the Crows desperately try to lock in a finals spot, while some Bombers and Giants also have their clubs' hopes hanging on fitness tests ahead of round 22.

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

ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tom Doedee  Knee  Season
 Cam Ellis-Yolmen  Shin  1-2 weeks
 Paul Hunter  Foot  3 weeks
 Alex Keath  Ankle  Test
 Ned McHenry  Back  1-2 weeks
 Andrew McPherson  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Paul Seedsman  Finger  Test
 Rory Sloane  Eye  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

The Crows are confident co-captain Sloane will be available to take on Collingwood at Adelaide Oval on Saturday. Sloane sustained an eye injury that caused him to have blurred vision in last weekend's 10-point loss to West Coast. A trip to the specialist revealed there was no significant damage to the eye. Keath will be tested at Adelaide's main session on Thursday after missing the past three weeks with an ankle injury. Seedsman is expected to be available despite sustaining a small undisplaced fracture in the tip of his ring finger in the SANFL last weekend. - Lee Gaskin

BRISBANE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tom Cutler  Foot  Test
 Tom Joyce  Shin  4 weeks
 James Madden  Hamstring  1 week
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

Almost a clean bill of health for the Lions. After a long stint out with a foot problem, Cutler is expected to return through the NEAFL this weekend. - Michael Whiting 

CARLTON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 David Cuningham  Knee  Test
 Charlie Curnow  Knee  Season
 Sam Docherty  Knee   Season
 Liam Jones  Throat  Season
 Pat Kerr  Shoulder  Season
 Kym LeBois  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Caleb Marchbank  Neck  Season
 Tom Williamson  Back  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

The Blues lose Jones for the rest of the season, with the defender ruled out after suffering a nasty non-displaced fracture of the larynx in his throat. Cuningham is a 50/50 chance of returning from a lingering knee injury for this week's clash with the Saints, while time is running out for LeBois as he returns from a hamstring strain. - Riley Beveridge

COLLINGWOOD

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 James Aish  Shoulder  1-2 weeks
 Dayne Beams  Shoulder/Hip  Season
 Mason Cox  Eye  Season
 Josh Daicos  Concussion  Test
 Jordan De Goey  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Lynden Dunn  Knee  Season
 Will Kelly  Hamstring  TBC
 Tom Langdon  Knee  Season
 Darcy Moore  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Sam Murray  Provisional ASADA suspension  TBC
 Isaac Quaynor  Foot  TBC
 Ben Reid  Hamstring  TBC
 Brayden Sier  Calf  TBC
 Jaidyn Stephenson  Suspended  2 weeks
 Daniel Wells   Knee  1 week
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

Daicos copped a knock in the win over Melbourne and will be tested before a decision is made on his availability for the twilight clash with Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Saturday. De Goey, Moore and Aish hope to be back before the end of the home and away season, while a VFL bye this weekend has Wells and possibly Sier targetting final-round returns. Quaynor still seems some time away and Kelly is also being managed conservatively, while Reid faces an uphill battle to play again this season. The suspended Stephenson will be available at finals time but the campaign is over for Cox, Langdon, Beams and Dunn. - Ben Collins

ESSENDON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tom Bellchambers  Calf  2-3 weeks
 Joe Daniher  Groin  Season
 Sam Draper  Knee  Season
 Aaron Francis   Neck  Test
 Michael Hurley  Shoulder  Test
 Matt Guelfi  Knee   Season
 Kobe Mutch  Knee  TBC
 Darcy Parish  Concussion  Test
 Adam Saad  Hamstring  Test
 Devon Smith  Knee  Season
 James Stewart  Groin  Season
 Jake Stringer  Hamstring  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

Hurley needs to get through training this week but he is a chance to face the Dockers on Saturday night. The Bombers will be hoping Stringer is available despite his hamstring tightness out of Saturday night's loss to the Bulldogs. The Bombers expect to regain Francis and Parish after the pair missed last week, while Saad is an outside chance to be available. - Callum Twomey

FREMANTLE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Brennan Cox  Hip   1 week
 Stefan Giro  Knee  Season
 Stephen Hill  Quad  TBC
 Jesse Hogan  Foot  Season
 Scott Jones  Shoulder  Test
 Rory Lobb  Shoulder  Season
 Lloyd Meek  Foot  Season
 Alex Pearce  Ankle  Season
 Luke Ryan  Hamstring  1 week
 Matt Taberner  Foot  Season
 Luke Valente   Groin  Season
 Tobe Watson  Knee  Test
 Nathan Wilson  Toe  TBC
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

Cox and Ryan will hopefully be available for the final round against Port Adelaide, while it is unclear at this stage whether Wilson will play again this year after progressing slowly from a toe issue. - Travis King

GEELONG

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jordan Clark  Elbow  2-3 weeks
 Jordan Cunico  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Lachie Fogarty  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Zach Guthrie  Ankle  Test
 Ben Jarvis  Ankle  Test
 Mark O'Connor  Toe  Test
 Gary Rohan  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

Patrick Dangerfield has already trained this week and has been given the green light to face the Lions after an awkward knee landing against the Roos. O'Connor will endeavour to train fully on Wednesday to press his case after missing a fortnight. The Cats opted against surgery for Clark and is now in a race against time for September. Guthrie was originally named in the VFL on Saturday but was a late withdrawal, while Jarvis tweaked his ankle in the same game. Fogarty is now behind the pack for a finals berth after a hamstring strain. - Mitch Cleary

GOLD COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Callum Ah Chee  Ankle  Season
 Will Brodie  Hamstring  Season
 Sam Collins  Hip  Season
 Brayden Crossley  Suspension  TBC
 Nick Holman  Back  Season
 Jack Hombsch  Ankle  Season
 Anthony Miles  Ankle  Test
 Wil Powell  Knee  Season
 Izak Rankine  Hip  TBC
 Mitch Riordan  Calf  1 week
 Rory Thompson  Knee  Season
 Harrison Wigg  Knee  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

Miles is the major concern here, rolling his ankle early against the Lions and going on and off the ground before completing the match. He's still a chance to play Hawthorn but should be put in the 'unlikely' basket. - Michael Whiting

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jeremy Cameron  Corked hamstring  Test
 Stephen Coniglio  Knee  4 weeks
 Matt de Boer  Shoulder  Test
 Brett Deledio  Calf  3-4 weeks
 Jeremy Finlayson  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Matt Flynn  Knee  Season
 Harry Himmelberg  Calf  Test
 Jacob Hopper  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Josh Kelly  Calf  Test
 Zac Langdon  Ankle  4 weeks
 Daniel Lloyd  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Jonathon Patton  Knee  TBC
 Sam Taylor  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Callan Ward  Knee  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

Deledio's season could be over unless the Giants play at least a couple of finals, but Cameron, Kelly, de Boer and Himmelberg will all train on Thursday in a bid to face the Western Bulldogs. Hopper won't be seen until the finals, with Finlayson a slim chance to face Gold Coast next week. Taylor did some hard training on Tuesday and also might be in contention for the Suns game, while Aidan Corr, Matt Buntine and Isaac Cumming should all return in the reserves this week. Patton looks unlikely to get back this season unless he can get on the park in the next fortnight. - Adam Curley

HAWTHORN

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Grant Birchall  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Will Golds  Ankle  1 weeks
 Jack Gunston  Hamstring  Test
 Jarman Impey  Knee  Season
 Harry Jones  Knee  Season
 Mitch Lewis  Shoulder  Test
 Ben McEvoy  Adductor  Test
 Darren Minchington  Hamstring  2-4 weeks
 Tom Mitchell  Broken leg  Season
 Tim Mohr  Dislocated knee/ACL  Season
 Ryan Schoenmakers  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

Gunston was a late withdrawal last week because of hamstring tightness, but looks likely to return against Gold Coast on Sunday. The Hawks didn't provide an update on McEvoy, but his strained adductor shouldn't keep him out for another week. There is doubt on Lewis' status for this week's game after pulling up sore from the win over Greater Western Sydney, and he might be the one to make way for Jarryd Roughead's return. Birchall's season is effectively over. - Marc McGowan

MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jeff Garlett  Shoulder  Season
 Mitch Hannan  Groin  Season
 Neville Jetta  Knee  Season
 Kade Kolodjashnij  Head  Season
 Steven May  Hamstring  Season
 Corey Maynard  Hip  Test
 Tom McDonald  Knee  Season
 Aaron Nietschke  Knee  Season
 Joel Smith  Groin  Season
 Tim Smith  Foot  Season
 Tom Sparrow  Knee  2 weeks
 Aaron vandenBerg  Foot  Season
 Guy Walker  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Sam Weideman  Jaw/hip  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

May has now been ruled out for the year after straining his hamstring, while Hannan and Tim Smith's seasons are also done. Oskar Baker is available after suffering a corked knee last weekend. Sparrow is a chance to return for Casey if the club's VFL affiliate qualifies for finals, while Maynard – who recently announced his retirement due to persistent hip issues – will need to pass tests each week to continue to play. – Sarah Black

NORTH MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Luke Davies-Uniacke  Shoulder  Season
 Majak Daw  Hamstring  Season
 Aaron Hall  Personal leave  Indefinite
 Kyron Hayden  Achilles  Season
 Ben Jacobs  Head/neck  Season
 Luke McDonald  Fractured fibula  Season
 Tom McKenzie   Back  Test
 Bailey Scott  Foot  Season
 Curtis Taylor  Managed  Available
 Scott Thompson  Concussion  Test
 Ed Vickers-Willis  Knee  Season
 Will Walker  Knee  Season
 Declan Watson  Knee  Season
 Sam Wright  Hamstring/retirement  Season
 Updated: Monday, August 12

Early prognosis

Retirement-bound defender Thompson was one of the Roos' best players in the 55-point loss to Geelong, but his night ended early with concussion. He had a significant 'egg' on his head after Sam Menegola brought him to ground after his seventh intercept mark, and he will be monitored this week. Meanwhile, Dom Tyson (calf) won 16 disposals in his return game in the VFL on Saturday, after a frustrating run of calf problems that had sidelined him since early May. In other positive news, McKenzie could make his VFL debut if he passes a fitness test. First-year forward Taylor was rested at the weekend, while Watson's season is over. - Marc McGowan

PORT ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Ryan Burton  Hamstring  Test
 Zak Butters  Bruised sternum  Test
 Tobin Cox  Kidney  1 week
 Brad Ebert  Knee  2-4 weeks
 Sam Hayes  Achilles   Test
 Jake Patmore  Knee  Season
 Jack Watts  Leg  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

Burton and Butters will be assessed this week ahead of Saturday night's clash with North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium. Burton has missed the past four weeks with a hamstring injury, while Butters was a late scratching from last weekend's win against Sydney with a bruised sternum. Ebert – who injured the PCL in his knee in round 17 against Brisbane - could be available to return in the first week of the finals. - Lee Gaskin

RICHMOND

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Trent Cotchin  Hamstring  1 week
 Jack Higgins  Brain bleed  Season
 Dustin Martin  General soreness  Test
 Alex Rance  Knee  Season
 Mav Weller  Groin  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

Cotchin has been given another week on the sidelines, given his trouble with hamstring injuries this year. Martin is expected to play against West Coast but will be required to get through the week's training unscathed. Weller missed last round's VFL win with a groin complaint. - Sarah Black

ST KILDA

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 David Armitage  Concussion  Indefinite
 Logan Austin  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Jack Bytel  Back  Season
 Nick Coffield  Shoulder  Season
 Jarryn Geary  Leg  Season
 Jade Gresham  Eye socket  1-2 weeks
 Dean Kent  Quad  Season
 Max King  Ankle  Season
 Billy Longer  Concussion  Season
 Paddy McCartin  Concussion  Season
 Lewis Pierce  Concussion  Indefinite
 Dylan Roberton  Heart  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

Coffield's season is over after surgery for a dislocated right shoulder on Tuesday. At one stage in the win over Fremantle, it looked like big man Rowan Marshall might be out for 12 months with a left knee reconstruction, but he pulled up well after returning to the field against the Dockers. - Dinny Navaratnam

SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Harry Cunningham  Groin  Season
 Lance Franklin  Hamstring  1 week
 Will Hayward  Hip  Season
 Jack Maibaum  Knee  Season
 Jarrad McVeigh  Calf  1 week
 Sam Naismith  Iliotibial band  Test
 Colin O'Riordan  Groin  Season
 Callum Sinclair  Shoulder  Season
 Nick Smith  Hamstring   Season
 Durak Tucker  Hamstring  TBC
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

 Early prognosis

Star defender Franklin will get another week of training in and look to play game 300 in the last game of the year against St Kilda at the SCG, with retiring veteran McVeigh also targeting that fixture as a farewell game. Naismith could be back this week or next through the NEAFL ahead of the Swans' reserves finals, while Darcy Cameron is fit to play this week after finally overcoming his quad issue. - Adam Curley

WEST COAST

 Jarrod Brander  Hamstring  Season
 Liam Duggan  Ankle  Test
 Luke Foley  Calf  1 week
 Fraser McInnes  Quad  1 week
 Nic Naitanui  Ankle  Indefinite
 Brodie Riach  Stress fracture  2 weeks
 Josh Smith  Hamstring  3 weeks
 Daniel Venables  Concussion  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

Naitanui made a surprise appearance during an hour-long session on Tuesday and appeared to have no issues running, kicking or jumping in a promising sign ahead of his bid to return in the first week of finals. Duggan and Foley also trained strongly, while Smith looks to be progressing well from a nasty hamstring setback and could return close to WAFL finals if the Eagles' reserves qualify. – Travis King

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Caleb Daniel  Hamstring  6-8 weeks
 Ryan Gardner  Knee  2-4 weeks
 Fergus Greene  Shoulder  Season
 Tom Liberatore  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Dale Morris  Knee  Season
 Mitch Wallis  Ankle  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, August 13

Early prognosis

Tom Liberatore was withdrawn from last weekend's win due to knee soreness and will miss at least one more week as the Dogs take no risks. A timeline has been put on Caleb Daniel's hamstring injury, with the defender to miss up to two months. Josh Schonafinger

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