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Swan's future clouded with persistent hamstring injury

Defender Nick Smith will miss the remainder of the season due to an ongoing hamstring problem

8:40pm Jun 16, 2019

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Saint scare: No serious injury for top draftee after awkward landing

St Kilda is confident Max King has avoided a major injury to his reconstructed right knee

5:23pm Jun 16, 2019

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Dogs breathe a sigh of relief with Libba cleared of ACL damage

Midfielder Tom Liberatore will still miss a few weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery for a knee injury

3:25pm Jun 16, 2019

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Pain remains, but star Bomber cleared of serious leg injury

Scans show Jake Stringer has avoided structural damage to his right lower leg against Hawthorn

9:39pm Jun 15, 2019

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Crows get final diagnosis on Jenkins' knee injury

Last-minute incident to keep key forward sidelined for at least a month

6:23pm Jun 14, 2019

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Crow avoids ACL injury, but facing significant time out

Early signs are positive for Josh Jenkins, but he will still miss some time with his knee injury

11:55pm Jun 13, 2019

 

AFL Injury List

ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tom Doedee  Knee  Season
 Tom Lynch  Calf  1-2 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

Lynch suffered a low-level calf strain before the Crows' 21-point win against Greater Western Sydney last Saturday night. He was injured during the warm-up. The forward is aiming to return for the round 15 encounter with Geelong. The Crows have the bye next weekend.Lee Gaskin

BRISBANE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Marcus Adams  Knee  1 week
 Zac Bailey  Hamstring   1 week
 Jarrod Berry  Knee  3 weeks
 Tom Cutler  Foot  4 weeks
 Ely Smith  Foot  3 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

After a frustrating run at his new club it appears as if Adams will play his first game in Lions colours, at NEAFL level, following the bye. Bailey's impending return is also a boost for the club. - Michael Whiting 

CARLTON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Josh Deluca  Hamstring  1 week
 Sam Docherty  Knee  Indefinite
 Liam Jones  Concussion  TBC
 Darcy Lang  Hip  Test
 Marc Murphy  Fractured ribs  Test
 Lochie O'Brien  Knee  Available
 Liam Stocker  Foot  3-4 weeks
 Tom Williamson  Back  2-3 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

The Blues hope Murphy and Lang will recover to be available for selection this week, while O'Brien should also be available despite twisting his knee against the Lions. Stocker will miss a month due to a foot problem, while Jones won't be considered until after the club's round 14 bye due to concussion symptoms.Riley Beveridge

COLLINGWOOD

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Taylor Adams  Groin  Test
 Flynn Appleby  Ankle   Test
 Dayne Beams  Hip  11-15 weeks
 Lynden Dunn  Knee  Season
 Jamie Elliott  Hamstring  Test
 Brodie Grundy  Neck  TBC
 Will Kelly  Leg  5-8 weeks
 Tom Langdon  Knee  3 weeks
 Nathan Murphy  Ankle  Indefinite
 Sam Murray  Provisional ASADA suspension  TBC
 Daniel Wells   Knee  11 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

Grundy almost missed the Queen's Birthday clash with Melbourne but should be fine to face the Western Bulldogs after the Pies' round 13 bye, as could Adams and Elliott. Langdon will be out for some time yet but Appleby could be ready to resume in the VFL. Murphy's recovery has been slow and Kelly will also spent a considerable time on the sidelines. Beams and Wells face a race against time to return before season's end, but the campaign seems over for fellow veteran Dunn after a second anterior cruciate ligament rupture in nine months. - Ben Collins

ESSENDON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Joe Daniher  Groin  Season
 Sam Draper  Knee  Season
 Orazio Fantasia  Quad  Test
 Kobe Mutch  Hamstring  1 week
 Dylan Shiel  Hamstring  Test
 Devon Smith  Knee  Season
 James Stewart  Groin  Test
 Jake Stringer  Hamstring  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

The Bombers should regain Stringer and Shiel from their hamstring injuries this week, and Fantasia could also return from his quad strain. Essendon has had a tough run with injury in the first half of the season, but that is easing now as they plan for an assault on the top-eight in the second half of the year. - Callum Twomey

FREMANTLE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Sean Darcy  Ankle  Test
 Stefan Giro  Knee  Season
 Stephen Hill  Quad  Test
 Shane Kersten  Foot  TBC
 Rory Lobb  Foot  TBC
 Alex Pearce  Ankle  Season
 Aaron Sandilands  Calf  TBC
 Sam Sturt  Concussion  1 week
 Matt Taberner  Foot  Season
 Luke Valente  Groin  1 week
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

Darcy will be available to replace Lobb in the ruck after recovering from an ankle over the past month, while the match committee has a decision to make whether Hill returns against Port Adelaide in his first game for the season. Sandilands is edging closer to playing and is back joining in warm-up at training. Travis King

GEELONG

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Nakia Cockatoo  Knee  4-6 weeks
 Jordan Cunico  Ankle  4-6 weeks
 Lachie Henderson  Plantar fascia  1-2 weeks
 Sam Menegola  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Quinton Narkle  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Esava Ratugolea  Hamstring  TBC
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

Ratugolea's hamstring isn't as bad as first feared, however he'll be touch and go for the round 14 clash against Port Adelaide. Henderson and Menegola will be pushing for returns after this week's AFL and VFL byes. The Cats will take extra time with Narkle's hamstring recurrence from a fortnight ago. - Mitch Cleary

GOLD COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Ben Ainsworth  Foot  4-6 weeks
 Jack Bowes  Quad  7 weeks
 Sam Collins  Hip  4 weeks
 Sam Fletcher  Quad  TBC
 Pearce Hanley  Quad  2-3 weeks
 Sean Lemmens  Ankle  4 weeks
 Touk Miller  Quad  Test
 Jordan Murdoch  Foot  2-4 weeks
 Izak Rankine  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Brad Scheer  Hand  Test
 Josh Schoenfeld  Knee  TBC
 Rory Thompson  Knee  Season
 Harrison Wigg  Knee  Season
 Aaron Young  Knee  2 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

It's at least one new injury a week at the moment for the Suns, with confirmation Murdoch will miss up to a month with the foot problem suffered against North Melbourne. Miller is a 50-50 chance to play St Kilda and will be given every chance to overcome his corked quad. - Michael Whiting

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jye Caldwell  Calf  2 weeks
 Aidan Corr  Calf  2 weeks
 Isaac Cumming  Head  TBC
 Toby Greene  Knee  Test
 Nick Haynes  Ankle  2-3 weeks
 Lachlan Keeffe  Broken hand  4 weeks
 Xavier O'Halloran  Knee  TBC
 Jonathon Patton  Knee  TBC
 Tommy Sheridan  Calf  1 week
 Zac Sproule  Knee  4-6 weeks
 Callan Ward  Knee  Season
 Lachie Whitfield  Collarbone  2-3 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

Greene was a late withdrawal from the clash with Adelaide with a knee problem but is expected to return to face North Melbourne in Hobart on Sunday. Cumming will also need to convince the medicos of his fitness after copping a knock against the Crows, while Haynes will be sidelined for at least one game. Whitfield has had surgery and won't be seen until after the Giants' round 14 bye. - Ben Collins

HAWTHORN

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Grant Birchall   Calf/knee  Indefinite
 Darren Minchington  Hamstring  Test
 Tom Mitchell  Broken leg  Indefinite
 Tim Mohr  Dislocated knee/ACL  Season
 Ryan Schoenmakers  Calf  Test
 Jack Scrimshaw  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Chad Wingard  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Updated: Thursday, June 13

Early prognosis

The latest hamstring injury Wingard sustained against Brisbane before last week's bye will keep him out for at least one game and possibly two. Scrimshaw will look to resume full training next week. Schoenmakers, Minchington, Jacob Koschitzke, Conor Nash and Changkuoth Jiath are all hoping to play in the VFL. Marc McGowan

MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Sam Frost  Concussion  TBC
 Neville Jetta  Knee  7 weeks
 Corey Maynard  Concussion  Test
 Jake Melksham   Foot   5 weeks
 Aaron Nietschke  Knee  Season
 Joel Smith  Groin  5 weeks
 Tim Smith  Flu  TBC
 Tom Sparrow  Knee  8-10 weeks
 Aaron vandenBerg  Ankle  5 weeks
 Guy Walker  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

Just the two additions to Melbourne's injury list this week, one of those being Tim Smith who was a late withdrawal from Monday's game with flu. Maynard has now missed two matches with concussion but should be right after this weekend's bye. – Sarah Black

NORTH MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Majak Daw  Pelvis/hips  Indefinite
 Aaron Hall  Knee  TBC
 Shaun Higgins  AC joint  5-6 weeks
 Ben Jacobs  Head/neck  Indefinite
 Jamie Macmillan  Calf  Test
 Tom McKenzie   Back  TBC
 Dom Tyson  Calf  1 week
 Ed Vickers-Willis  Knee  Season
 Will Walker  Knee  Indefinite
 Tom Wilkinson  Ankle  3-4 weeks
 Sam Wright  Ankle  1-2 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

Higgins underwent surgery on Tuesday after hurting his AC joint in the opening minutes of Saturday's victory over Gold Coast. There is less known about Hall's status after an awkward landing on his left leg in the VFL. Macmillan was ruled out last week, but should be in contention for Sunday's clash with the Giants. Tyson and Wright are set to return after next week's bye. - Marc McGowan

PORT ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Brad Ebert  Concussion  Test
 Billy Frampton  Quad  Test
 Sam Hayes  Glandular fever      Test
 Jake Patmore  Knee  Season
 Tom Rockliff  Hamstring  Test
 Jack Trengove  Leg  1-2 weeks
 Jack Watts  Leg  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

Ebert has been given the all clear to resume playing after travelling to Melbourne on Tuesday to visit a neurologist. The 29-year-old hasn't played since round seven due to concussion symptoms. He will likely return through the SANFL. Rockliff will be assessed this week after he was ruled out of Port's round 11 win against St Kilda in China with a hamstring injury. - Lee Gaskin

RICHMOND

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 David Astbury  Hamstring  1 week
 Trent Cotchin  Hamstring  1 week
 Shane Edwards  Hamstring  1 week
 Luke English  Shoulder  3-5 weeks
 Kane Lambert  Achilles  2-3 weeks
 Dustin Martin  Cork  Test
 Callum Moore  Ankle  5-7 weeks
 Toby Nankervis  Adductor  3-5 weeks
 Marlion Pickett  Finger  7-9 weeks
 Alex Rance  Knee  Season
 Jack Riewoldt  PCL  3-5 weeks
 Jack Ross  Ankle  3-5 weeks
 Jayden Short  Elbow  3-4 weeks
 Nick Vlastuin  Hip  Test
 Updated: Wednesday, June 12

Early prognosis

Richmond's injury list is now at a season-high of 14 players, 10 of whom played in the 2017 flag as well as first-choice player Short. Martin and Vlastuin need to get through training this week, while Brandon Ellis (groin) is available. Cotchin and Edwards were ruled out on Wednesday, with both expected to be back after next week's bye. Astbury and Lambert will be held out for at least another match to give them a solid break. Short is now running without his elbow brace.Sarah Black

ST KILDA

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Logan Austin  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Jack Bytel  Back  Season
 Jake Carlisle  Back  Available
 Jarryn Geary  Leg  8-10 weeks
 Billy Longer  Concussion  1-2 weeks
 Jack Lonie  Knee  3-5 weeks
 Paddy McCartin  Concussion  Season
 Ed Phillips  Hamstring  2-4 weeks
 Lewis Pierce  Concussion  TBC
 Dylan Roberton  Heart  Season
 Sam Rowe  Shoulder  Test
 Jack Steele  Knee  Indefinite
 Jack Steven  Mental health  4-6 weeks
 Jimmy Webster  Hand  1-2 weeks
 Updated: Thursday, June 13

Early prognosis

A dislocated kneecap for Steele at training on Thursday means he will miss at least one game. Scans on Friday will be reveal how long Steele will miss. Steven will go through a heavy training block before coming in via the VFL. Carlisle will return through for Sandringham on Sunday but Webster needs more time to recover after a right hand operation despite training on Thursday. Longer didn't take part in that session, while Pierce was in the fluoro cap to signify he wasn't involved in contact work and coach Alan Richardson admitted the ruckman is "struggling". - Dinny Navaratnam

SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Harry Cunningham  Quad  2-4 weeks
 Robbie Fox  Ankle  1 week
 Will Hayward  Calf  Test
 Kieren Jack  Hip  1-2 weeks
 Zak Jones  Hamstring  1 week
 Josh Kennedy  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Matthew Ling  Foot  3-5 weeks
 Jack Maibaum  Knee  Season
 Jarrad McVeigh  Thigh  TBC
 Sam Naismith  Knee  TBC
 Colin O'Riordan  Concussion  TBC
 Nick Smith  Hamstring   TBC
 Jackson Thurlow  Head knock  TBC
 Durak Tucker  Knee  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

 Early prognosis

The Swans picked up three injuries during their big win over West Coast, but O'Riordan, McVeigh and Thurlow are all expected to benefit from the bye. Hayward was a late withdrawal with a minor calf strain suffered at training. The club will update its injury list later this week, given it's a bye round.Sarah Black

WEST COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Oscar Allen  Ankle  TBC
 Tom Barrass  Foot  2-3 weeks
 Patrick Bines  Hernia  TBC
 Harry Edwards  Foot  TBC
 Shannon Hurn  Hamstring  1 week
 Fraser McInnes  Shoulder  Test
 Nic Naitanui  Knee  Indefinite
 Willie Rioli  Suspension  1 week
 Nathan Vardy  Suspension  1 week
 Daniel Venables  Concussion  TBC
 Elliot Yeo  Calf  TBC
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

The Eagles won't update their injury list until early next week but expect Naitanui to play after the bye, either for the WAFL side at East Fremantle Oval or in a blockbuster Thursday night return against Essendon. Yeo's calf and Allen's ankle are concerning and there are no official timeframes for their comebacks yet, however Hurn should be back to face the Bombers after a minor hamstring strain. Travis King

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Hayden Crozier  Toe  Test
 Taylor Duryea  Hip  Test
 Dale Morris  Knee  Test
 Fergus Greene  Shoulder  TBC
 Mitch Wallis  Ankle  Test
 Josh Schache  Concussion  Test
 Lukas Webb  Ankle  6-8 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, June 11

Early prognosis

Experienced trio CrozierDuryea and Morris could all return to bolster an under-siege defence, while midfielder Wallis may also resume. Forward Schache suffered delayed concussion symptoms in the VFL, while Greene dislocated his shoulder. Webb is set to miss an extended period after a training mishap in which he suffered an ankle syndesmosis injury and a fractured fibula. - Ben Collins

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