ADELAIDE'S Rory Atkins isn't the only player left stranded with a milestone within sight due to football's indefinite break.

Last week the Crows midfielder took to Instagram to recreate what would have been his 100th AFL game.

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Dressed in full kit, Atkins pretended to run through a makeshift banner in his garage with his dog and then completed a mock warm-up with Adelaide's theme song playing in the background.

Alas, Atkins is among a large group of players around the competition who (injury and selection permitting) would have either enjoyed milestone matches already or this weekend, in what would have been round four before the coronavirus-enforced layoff.

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There are some significant ones on the horizon, too. Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield heads the list, with the Brownlow medalist due to play his 250th game in the Cats' next outing – whenever and wherever that is.

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Sydney co-captain Josh Kennedy is also closing in on that milestone, having played 247 games.

West Coast has a trio of upcoming significant milestones, with Andrew Gaff two games away from his 200th appearance for the club and Jack Darling and Lewis Jetta three games off the same number.

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Melbourne's Neville Jetta and North Melbourne pair Robbie Tarrant and Jasper Pittard will play their respective 150th games upon matches resuming.

Given three rounds under the AFL's original fixture have not been played, we have named players within three games of a milestone.  

WHO HAS BEEN LEFT STRANDED?

50 games
Jacob Townsend, Essendon (Has played 49 games)
Daniel McKenzie, St Kilda (49)
Brayden Fiorini, Gold Coast (48)

100
Rory Atkins, Adelaide (98)
Harris Andrews, Brisbane (98)
Jack Martin, Carlton (98)
Brayden Maynard, Collingwood (98)
Travis Colyer, Fremantle (98)
Sam Gray, Sydney (97)

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150
Neville Jetta, Melbourne (149)
Robbie Tarrant, North Melbourne (149)
Jasper Pittard, North Melbourne (149)
Josh Jenkins, Geelong (147)

200
Shaun Atley, North Melbourne (198)
Andrew Gaff, West Coast (198)
Jack Darling, West Coast (197)
Lewis Jetta, West Coast (197)

250
Patrick Dangerfield, Geelong (249)
Grant Birchall, Brisbane (248) 
Brad Ebert, Port Adelaide (247)
Josh Kennedy, Sydney (247)

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