MADE POSSIBLE BYMLC

IN THE wake of round one, we've done our best to find out how your injured players are tracking.

See the full list below. 

Adelaide Crows

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Riley Knight  Achilles  2-3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

The Crows are on track to have a full list to choose from if/when the season resumes later this year. - Lee Gaskin

Brisbane Lions

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Grant Birchall  Hamstring  TBC
 Stefan Martin  Knee  TBC
 Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

While Birchall's niggle is on the minor side, Martin has suspected PCL damage, which could take a while to recover depending on the extent of it. - Michael Whiting

Carlton

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Eddie Betts  Calf  2-3 weeks
 Charlie Curnow  Knee  Indefinite
 Brodie Kemp  Knee  Indefinite
 Matthew Kreuzer  Foot  16 weeks
 Harrison Macreadie  Hamstring  1 week
 Caleb Marchbank  Knee  1 week
 Harry McKay  Groin  2-3 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

The Blues could be forced to rely heavily on Kreuzer's young deputies when the season resumes, with the veteran set to miss four months due to a fractured metatarsal bone in his foot. He sustained the unfortunate injury midway through the first quarter of Thursday night's season-opener. Betts and McKay would have likely missed the next month, but should be right to go upon resumption of competition.Riley Beveridge

Collingwood

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Dayne Beams  Mental health  Indefinite
 Lynden Dunn  Knee  3-4 weeks
 Levi Greenwood  Knee  15-20 weeks
 Tom Langdon  Knee  Indefinite
 Nathan Murphy  Shoulder  3-4 weeks
 Ben Reid  Ankle/foot  TBC
 Matt Scharenberg  Hip  Available
 Adam Treloar  Illness/Hamstring  TBC
 Travis Varcoe  Shoulder  3 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

Treloar would likely have missed another game with a combination of a hamstring strain and a stomach bug that kept him off the track for several days. Reid would also have been in doubt. Varcoe was close to rejoining the main group after a shoulder reconstruction, while youngster Murphy is running as he rehabilitates from a fractured left scapular. Langdon is running lightly as he deals with a potentially career-threatening knee issue, but Greenwood seems determined to smash the traditional 12-month recovery timeframe for a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. The Woods will also be conservative with Dunn in his bid to return from a second knee reconstruction. Meanwhile, Beams is reportedly set to retire. - Ben Collins

Essendon Bombers

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Patrick Ambrose  Knee  4-6 weeks
 Joe Daniher  Groin  Indefinite
 Sam Draper  Knee  5-7 weeks
 Noah Gown  Foot  Indefinite
 Dyson Heppell  Foot  TBC
 Cale Hooker  Hip  Available
 Lachie Johnson  Knee  Season
 Shaun McKernan  Illness  Available
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

Essendon's injury list has shrunk in recent weeks, but they still played round one without Heppell (foot) and Hooker (hip). The enforced layoff between games will benefit Heppell, with no timeframe set for his return, but Hooker was expected to be available for round two if it was played this week. Ambrose is progressing well from his knee injury. - Callum Twomey 

Fremantle

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Blake Acres  Hamstring  TBA
 Stefan Giro   Knee  12 weeks
 Joel Hamling  Ankle  TBA
 Stephen Hill  Quad  TBA
 Jesse Hogan  Mental health  Indefinite
 Alex Pearce  Ankle  1 week
 Sam Switkowski  Back  TBA
 Nathan Wilson  Toe  1 week
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

The Dockers should find a number of key players fit and free of injury after the COVID-19 crisis, Pearce (ankle), Wilson (toe) and David Mundy (leg) among them. Acres (hamstring) had a great pre-season and now looks likely to only miss one match with his serious hamstring injury. Hamling (ankle) and Giro (knee) should also be on the home stretch when and if football returns in 2020. - Nathan Schmook

Geelong Cats

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Nakia Cockatoo   Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Jake Kolodjashnij  Hip  2-4 weeks
 Nathan Kreuger  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Stefan Okunbor  Achilles  Indefinite
 Jack Steven  Soreness  Available
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

Steven was left out of the trip to Sydney as a precaution after failing to overcome soreness following the Marsh Community Series game against Essendon. Kolodajshnij, Cockatoo and Kreuger were all nearing returns before the season was put on hiatus. - Mitch Cleary

Gold Coast Suns

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Charlie Ballard  Shoulder  6-8 weeks
 Pearce Hanley  Calf  Test
 Jarrod Harbrow  Groin  Test
 Jack Hombsch  Rib  Test
 Anthony Miles  Chest  TBC
 Wil Powell  Knee  6-8 weeks
 Izak Rankine  Hamstring  Test
 Mitch Riordan  ACL  Season
 Alex Sexton  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Rory Thompson  Knee  Test
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

If the season recommences in nine weeks, the only player that might still be in strife is Miles, who was due back around the original bye. - Michael Whiting

GWS Giants

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Matt Flynn  Knee  TBC
 Adam Kennedy   Hamstring  TBC
 Xavier O'Halloran  Ankle  2-3 weeks
 Tommy Sheridan   Calf  2-3 weeks
 Zac Sproule   Knee  3-5 weeks
 Tim Taranto   Shoulder  4-5 months
 Callan Ward   Knee  3-5 weeks
 Zac Williams  Achilles  Test
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

Kennedy's minor strain won't be an issue now that the season has been postponed, while the rest of the Giants' list, apart from possibly Taranto, should also be ready resume when footy returns. - Adam Curley 

Hawthorn

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Will Golds  Knee  Season
 Blake Hardwick  Chest  9 weeks
 Dan Howe  Foot  TBC
 Jarman Impey  Knee  TBC
 Jacob Koschitzke  AC joint  2-3 weeks
 Mitch Lewis  Ankle  Test
 Josh Morris  Knee  3-5 weeks
 Paul Puopolo  Cheekbone  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

Puopolo had surgery on his damaged cheekbone in the week after the R1 win over Brisbane and is recovering well. The season suspension until at least May 31 means there is a good opportunity for many of those on this list – particularly Lewis and maybe even Hardwick and Impey – to contend for round two selection. Jack Gunston (ankle) and Tim O'Brien (eye) returned to the field at the weekend and appeared to come through unscathed. The club is yet to state what is wrong with second-year forward Mathew Walker. - Marc McGowan

Melbourne

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Harley Bennell  Calf  TBC
 Mitch Hannan  Groin  TBC
 Kade Kolodjashnij  Concussion  TBC
 Harry Petty  Groin  TBC
 Braydon Preuss  Knee  2-4 weeks
 Christian Salem  Glandular fever  Test
 Aaron vandenBerg  Foot  12 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

The Demons have a few players with injuries that feature non-specific recovery timeframes. With the season on hold, Bennell's chances of playing when it resumes have increased if he can avoid further setbacks while Preuss is sure to be ready to go when things fire up again. Kolodjashnij continues to navigate the unknown path of concussion recovery so it's not yet known what state he'll be in to return when group training is given the green light. vandenBerg has a new foot injury and will miss at least three months. - Jennifer Phelan

North Melbourne

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Paul Ahern  Hamstring  TBC
 Luke Davies-Uniacke  Groin  TBC
 Kyron Hayden  Achilles  7-9 weeks
 Ben Jacobs  Concussion  TBC
 Flynn Perez  Knee  7-9 weeks
 Kayne Turner  Sesamoid/foot  7-9 weeks
 Ed Vickers-Willis  Knee  TBC
 Josh Walker  Concussion  Test
 Marley Williams  Suspension  Round 3
 Jack Ziebell  Knee  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

Ziebell is the greatest new concern here, with coach Rhyce Shaw confirming his captain sustained a medial ligament injury in Sunday's win over St Kilda. He may not require surgery but the club's medical department will consider all options, although the season's postponement until at least May 31 means he has plenty of time to recover. Ahern and Walker also finished the match on the pine with respective issues but should be fine for whenever the season resumes. Ben Brown (calf) passed a fitness test to play against the Saints and came through unscathed. The break provides an opportunity for several of the long-termers on this list to potentially push for round two selection. - Marc McGowan

Port Adelaide

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Riley Bonner  Quad     TBC
 Charlie Dixon  Adductor  TBC
 Willem Drew  Foot   TBC
 Riley Grundy  Knee  TBC
 Hamish Hartlett  Quad  TBC
 Jackson Mead  Hamstring  TBC
 Jake Patmore  Hamstring  TBC
 Jack Watts  Calf  TBC
 Ollie Wines  Shoulder  3-5 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

If there's a silver lining in the season being delayed, it's that Wines should be fully recovered from shoulder surgery if/when the competition resumes. Drew, who had foot surgery last week, is the only long-term injury. Hartlett injured his quad in the round one win against Gold Coast. - Lee Gaskin

Richmond

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Bachar Houli  Calf  TBC
 Nick Vlastuin  Concussion  1-2 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

If the season was still running as normal, Houli's history of soft-tissue injuries had put him as being at least three weeks away. He's due to return to jogging this week. Vlastuin was concussed in the round one win over Carlton and had already been ruled out of any potential game this weekend. Two players down for tests before round one - Toby Nankervis (groin) and Jack Graham (shoulder) - played, while the third, Kamdyn McIntosh (ankle), was an emergency. - Sarah Black

St Kilda

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Jade Gresham  Knee  TBA
 Ben Long  Foot  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

The Saints go into the indefinite break with limited injuries. Gresham and Long picked up minor complaints against the Kangaroos but they aren't likely to stop them from resuming full training when the competition starts again, although the former would have missed a few weeks had the season continued.Jennifer Phelan 

Sydney Swans

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Lance Franklin  Knee  2-3 weeks 
 Lewis Melican  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Sam Reid  Calf  TBC
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

The Swans came away from round one with no fresh injury worries and Franklin, Reid and Melican will be fit and ready once the season resumes. - Adam Curley

West Coast Eagles

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Jarrod Cameron  Pubic bone  4-6 weeks
 Tom Cole  Thumb  4-6 weeks
 Luke Foley  Pubic bone  TBC
 Daniel Venables  Concussion  Season
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

The Eagles can wipe Oscar Allen off their injury list now, and could find Cameron and Cole return from the upcoming break fit and ready to train with the main group. The challenge they will face, particularly with Cameron and Foley's pubic bone injuries, is crafting a program that allows them to recover and then build fitness without close monitoring. - Nathan Schmook

Western Bulldogs

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
 Taylor Duryea  Groin  3-5 weeks
 Riley Garcia  Knee  Indefinite
 Patrick Lipinski  Concussion  Available
 Tom Liberatore  Knee  1 week
 Lin Jong  Hamstring  3-5 weeks
 Rhylee West  Knee  5-7 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 24

Early prognosis

West suffered a medial ligament injury in training and is recovering with a knee brace. Liberatore is edging closer to full fitness, while Lipinski was held out of round one as he battled delayed onset concussion symptoms. - Jourdan Canil

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