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Crow in car crash, has 'neck and concussion symptoms'

Adelaide draftee midfielder Ned McHenry will be monitored for concussion after being involved in a car accident on Friday

11:29am Apr 20, 2019

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MRI scan confirms yet another calf injury for Docker

Injury-plagued Fremantle midfielder Harley Bennell has suffered yet another calf setback

8:29pm Apr 18, 2019

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Crow blow: Star ruckman undergoes knee surgery

Sam Jacobs facing six weeks on the sidelines following knee surgery

10:56pm Apr 17, 2019

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Defender down: Battered Hawks lose veteran for three

Hamstring injury to sideline James Frawley through crucial stretch of games

5:28pm Apr 16, 2019

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The full AFL injury list: round five

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

8:10pm Apr 16, 2019

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Crows ruckman to miss again, no timeline on return

Sam Jacobs will be forced to watch on from the sidelines for a third straight game after suffering knee soreness

6:01pm Apr 16, 2019

 

AFL Injury List

ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Luke Brown  Ankle  3-4 weeks
 Tom Doedee  Knee  Season
 Richard Douglas  Ankle  6 weeks
 Sam Jacobs  Knee  4-6 weeks
 Chayce Jones  Concussion  Test
 Shane McAdam  Calf  2 weeks
 Ned McHenry  Concussion  Test
 Andrew McPherson  Hamstring  1 week
 Paul Seedsman  Knee  3-6 weeks
 Updated: Wednesday, April 17

Early prognosis

Jacobs underwent surgery on his right knee and is facing 4-6 weeks of rehab. Jones and McHenry will be assessed this week after both were concussed in their respective fixtures. - Lee Gaskin

BRISBANE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Marcus Adams  Knee  2 weeks
 Zac Bailey  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Brandon Starcevich  Hamstring  5 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

Early prognosis

Clean bill of health for the Lions at the weekend, playing 20 listed players in their NEAFL team. Adams is closing in on his first game for the club. - Michael Whiting 

CARLTON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 David Cuningham  Bruised kidney  1 week
 Tom De Koning  Knee  5-7 weeks
 Sam Docherty  Knee  Indefinite
 Alex Fasolo  Back  Test
 Matthew Kennedy  Quad  Test
 Harrison Macreadie  Back  Test
 Andrew Phillips  Quad  Test
 Jarrod Pickett  Knee  Indefinite
 Tom Williamson  Back  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

Early prognosis

Matthew Kreuzer and Darcy Lang made successful returns through the VFL last week and should push for AFL selection against the Western Bulldogs. After long periods out of the game, young defenders Macreadie and Williamson will likely return to VFL action this week. Kennedy, Fasolo and Phillips are all a 50/50 chance to feature. - Riley Beveridge

COLLINGWOOD

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Dayne Beams  Illness  Test
 Tyler Brown  Shoulder   TBC
 Lynden Dunn  Knee  Season
 Will Hoskin-Elliott  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Will Kelly  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Jack Madgen  Concussion  Test
 Nathan Murphy  Ankle  TBC
 Sam Murray  Provisional ASADA suspension  TBC
 Matt Scharenberg  Knee  6-7 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

Early prognosis

Beams is expected to be back to face his former club Brisbane at the Gabba on Thursday night but Mayne requires some healing time. Hoskin-Elliott is back in full training and is perhaps just a week away, and so is father-son draftee Will Kelly, but a timeline for Murphy remains unclear. Tyler Brown and Madgen will be assessed after sitting out the second half in the VFL. Scharenberg is on target for a mid-season return from a third knee reconstruction, but the season seems over for veteran Dunn after a second anterior cruciate ligament rupture in nine months. - Ben Collins

ESSENDON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jake Long  Shoulder  Test
 Shaun McKernan  Hamstring  6-7 weeks
 Kobe Mutch  Hamstring  10-12 weeks
 James Stewart  Groin  1-2 weeks
 David Zaharakis  Knee  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

Early prognosis

The biggest watch before this week's Good Friday clash is on Zaharakis, who sustained a deep cut to his knee in last week's win over Brisbane. Joe Daniher is right to play, but whether it's at VFL or AFL level remains the question. Jayden Laverde and Brandon Zerk-Thatcher are also back from their minor ankle injuries and will feature in the VFL on Saturday. - Callum Twomey

FREMANTLE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Hayden Ballantyne  Hamstring  Test
 Harley Bennell  Calf  TBC
 Connor Blakely  Hamstring  1 week
 Hugh Dixon  Plantaris tendon  Test
 Nat Fyfe  Concussion  Test
 Stefan Giro  Hamstring  Test
 Joel Hamling  Concussion  Test
 Stephen Hill  Quad  6 weeks
 Shane Kersten  Foot  TBC
 Griffin Logue  Hamstring  1 week
 Aaron Sandilands  Calf  TBC
 Updated: Thurday, April 18

Early prognosis

Fyfe and Hamling have to pass cognitive state tests this week to be cleared for the trip to Canberra to face the Giants, but both trained to varying degrees on Tuesday. In a major boost, Blakely is almost ready to resume playing after his long-term hamstring. Bennell needed an ultrasound scan on Tuesday after feeling calf awareness. The scan showed nothing but an MRI on Wednesday confirmed he had re-injured his right calf, with a timeframe to return yet to be determined. – Travis King

GEELONG

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jed Bews  Groin  2-3 weeks
 Nakia Cockatoo  Knee  Indefinite
 Jordan Cunico  Ankle  12-14 weeks
 Lachie Fogarty  Hip  2-3 weeks
 Lachie Henderson  Plantar fascia  1-2 weeks
 Scott Selwood  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Zach Tuohy  Knee  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

Early prognosis

Tuohy will put his hand up for a return this week after a frustrating month to the season battling an ongoing knee complaint. Selwood appears at least another week off following a cautious approach to a hamstring recurrence. Bews' osteitis pubis continues to provide trouble, while the Cats are playing the long game with Cockatoo's knee. Henderson will be in the mix for a round six or seven return after a plantar fascia setback sustained in round three. - Mitch Cleary

GOLD COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Brayden Crossley  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Corey Ellis  Ankle  4-5 weeks
 Jack Hombsch  Elbow  Test
 Sean Lemmens  Ankle  Test
 Will Powell  Concussion  Test
 Izak Rankine  Hamstring  1-3 weeks
 Rory Thompson  Knee  Season
 Lachie Weller  Hamstring  TBC
 Harrison Wigg  Knee  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

Early prognosis

Things are starting to turn for the Suns on the injury front. Josh Corbett made a successful debut with three goals at NEAFL level last weekend, while Lemmens is also a chance to return at the weekend. It's hard to see Powell recovering from his graphic concussion against Carlton, while Hombsch played the game out with his elbow injury and should be OK. - Michael Whiting

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Dylan Buckley  Back  Test
 Isaac Cumming  Concussion  Test
 Brett Deledio  Calf  TBC
 Toby Greene  Calf  1 week
 Zac Langdon  Foot  1-2 weeks
 Jonathon Patton  Knee  TBC
 Harry Perryman  Lung  TBC
 Tommy Sheridan  Calf  2-3 weeks
 Callan Ward  Knee  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

Early prognosis

Co-captain Ward had his knee reconstruction in Melbourne on Tuesday and will miss the rest of the season. Greene has been ruled out of Saturday afternoon's clash with Fremantle but should be right to face Sydney in round six, but the news is better for Langdon who was able to do some light skills work on the track. Cumming and Buckley were both injured in the first half of the Giants' heavy loss to Brisbane in the NEAFL on the weekend. - Adam Curley

HAWTHORN

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Grant Birchall   Calf/knee  Indefinite
 Shaun Burgoyne  Hamstring  2 weeks
 James Cousins  Ankle  Test
 James Frawley  Hamstring  3 weeks
 Darren Minchington  Hamstring  1 weeks
 Tom Mitchell  Broken leg  Indefinite
 Tim Mohr  Dislocated knee/ACL  Season
 Jaeger O'Meara  Hip  Test
 Ryan Schoenmakers  Achilles  TBC
 Liam Shiels  Hamstring  1 weeks
 Ben Stratton  Concussion  Test
 Mathew Walker  Knee  1 week
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

Early prognosis

The carnage continues at Waverley Park. There have been consistent injury setbacks since Mitchell broke his left leg in mid-January. Frawley and Stratton suffered injuries that prematurely ended their game on Sunday, while CousinsConor Nash and Isaac Smith were among those to push through duress. O'Meara was a late withdrawal after barely training last week and he will aim to return against Geelong on Easter Monday. Schoenmakers continues to struggle with Achilles issues, as he has for years. Birchall stepped up his running intensity and involvement last week, and fellow rehab group members Minchington and Walker are also progressing. – Marc McGowan

MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Mitch Hannan  Knee  6 weeks
 Neville Jetta  Knee  Test
 Jay Kennedy Harris  Leg  8-10 weeks
 Kade Kolodjashnij  Concussion  Test
 Jake Lever   Knee   6 weeks
 Jordan Lewis  Hamstring  Available
 Jay Lockhart  Back  Test
 Steven May  Groin  2-4 weeks
 Oscar McDonald  Concusssion  Available
 Aaron Nietschke  Knee  Season
 Braydon Preuss  Shoulder  Test
 Joel Smith  Groin  4-6 weeks
 Aaron vandenBerg  Ankle  4-6 weeks
 Guy Walker  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

Early prognosis

Oscar McDonald has cleared concussion protocol and will be available for selection against the Saints. Lewis should also be ready to play his first game of the season. Jetta and Lockhart, late withdrawals from the win over Sydney, will be tested on the track later in the week. Preuss, who had scans on his shoulder, will also have to be cleared to play, but the Demons are hopeful he'll be ready. Kolodjashnij is still experiencing concussion symptoms, so the Demons will be patient with his return give his history of head/neck injuries - Ben Guthrie

NORTH MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Majak Daw  Pelvis/hips  Indefinite
 Sam Durdin  Finger  1-2 weeks
 Ben Jacobs  Head/neck  Indefinite
 Luke McDonald  Supsended  Round six
 Ben McKay  Toe  Test
 Tom McKenzie   Back  1-2 weeks
 Tom Murphy  Ankle  TBC
 Ed Vickers-Willis  Knee  Season
 Will Walker  PCL  Indefinite
 Marley Williams  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Tristan Xerri  Osteitis pubis  1-2 weeks
 Updated: Monday, April 15

Early prognosis

McKay didn't make it to quarter-time in the VFL after playing the first three rounds in the AFL, while Taylor Garner (groin/quad) played two quarters in his return after a fortnight out and came through unscathed. Defender Murphy is set for a stint on the sidelines because of his ankle injury from the same VFL contest. Williams, Durdin, McKenzie and Xerri may miss just one more game each if things go well. Bailey Scott and Irishman Red Og Murphy were both rested at the weekend.Marc McGowan

PORT ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Karl Amon  Knee  Test
 Charlie Dixon  Leg  Indefinite
 Billy Frampton  Suspension  Round 6
 Hamish Hartlett  Hamstring  Test
 Sam Hayes  Knee  4-6 weeks
 Jake Patmore  Knee  Season
 Jack Watts  Leg  Indefinite
 Updated: Monday, April 15

Early prognosis

Amon has made good progress from a knee injury and could play at some level this weekend. It'd be unlikely he'd come straight back into the AFL side for the Power's Good Friday encounter with West Coast at Optus Stadium. Hartlett could also return in the SANFL for Port's encounter with Norwood at Coopers Stadium on Thursday night. There's still no timeline on Dixon's recovery from a leg injury. - Lee Gaskin

RICHMOND

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Trent Cotchin  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Shaun Grigg  Knee  Indefinite
 Bachar Houli  Hamstring  Test
 Oleg Markov  Knee  6-8 weeks
 Jayden Short  Elbow  Indefinite
 Alex Rance  Knee  Season
 Jack Riewoldt  Wrist  1-2 weeks
 Maverick Weller  Leg  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

Early prognosis

After a horror few weeks, just the one addition for the Tigers with young defender Markov tearing the meniscus in his right knee in the VFL. He will require surgery. Key forward Riewoldt is getting closer to a return, but with a four-day break between rounds five and six for the Tigers, expect him to be held over for the Anzac Day Eve clash with Melbourne. Houli is once again a test after he was a late withdrawal last week due to a persistent hamstring strain – Sarah Black.

ST KILDA

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Logan Austin  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Jack Bytel  Back  Season
 Jake Carlisle  Back  Indefinite
 Oscar Clavarino  Ankle  1-3 weeks
 Jarryn Geary  Ill  Test
 Dan Hannebery  Hamstring/calves  Indefinite
 Max King  Knee  5-7 weeks
 Paddy McCartin  Concussion  TBC
 Daniel McKenzie  Concussion  Test
 Matthew Parker  Ankle  Test
 Lewis Pierce  Concussion  Test
 Dylan Roberton  Heart  Season
 Jack Steven  Sore  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

Early prognosis

A right ankle concern for Parker, sustained during the win over Hawthorn, is cause for concern, but he played out the second half. Austin needs a left shoulder operation and faces a long stint on the sidelines. The club says Steven is sore but haven't identified a specific ailment, but it hopes he will be available to face Melbourne on Saturday. - Dinny Navaratnam

SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Heath Grundy  Back  2-3 weeks
 Will Hayward  Jaw  4-6 weeks
 Jack Maibaum  Knee  Season
 Jarrad McVeigh  Quad  6-8 weeks
 Daniel Menzel  Groin  1-2 weeks
 Sam Naismith  Knee  TBC
 Nick Smith  Hamstring   TBC
 Durak Tucker  Knee  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

 Early prognosis

Menzel should be ready to resume playing in the NEAFL over the next fortnight if he can get some solid training in and pulls up well. Isaac Heeney (hip) copped another solid knock in last week's loss to Melbourne and pulled up sore after the game, but he'll be fine to face Richmond. - Adam Curley

WEST COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Lewis Jetta  Hamstring  Test
 Nic Naitanui  Knee  Indefinite
 Willie Rioli  Foot  5 weeks
 Francis Watson  Personal  TBC
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

Early prognosis

Jetta was involved in a light training run on Monday and showed no signs of hamstring tightness which kept him out of the Western Derby. Rioli was back on the field at Subiaco Oval, albeit doing very little, while Naitanui is in the 'pre-season' phase of his training ahead of a comeback predicted to be within the next two months. – Travis King

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Ben Cavarra  Ribs  2-3 weeks
 Fergus Greene  Ankle  TBC
 Buku Khamis  Knee  2 weeks
 Dale Morris  Knee  Indefinite
 Laitham Vandermeer  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, April 16

Early prognosis

Another clean bill of health at AFL level following a 14-point loss to Collingwood on Friday night. Forward Greene hurt his ankle in a tackle during a VFL win and is expected to miss several weeks. Footscray has a bye in the upcoming round but Cavarra, Khamis and Vandermeer could all be available the next time the side is selected. - Paul Bastin

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