R15 Rolling Injury Report: Maynard cork, Mills no certainty, Brayshaw worry

Stay up to date throughout the round with our rolling injury report from the coaches post-game. With the fixtures coming thick, fast and ad-hoc, more than ever, these snippets of info will be key.

Brisbane Lions v Collingwood

Tom Fullarton (AF $208k SC $123k FWD) injured his quad and will miss a “few weeks”. Lions coach Chris Fagan said: “He was pretty early in the game. He’ll be a few weeks as well which was a pity as he did well in his first game and we were looking forward to seeing bit more.”

Harris Andrews (AF $419k SC $434k DEF) also went down with a hamstring problem, which might open the door for a youngster. Fagan said: “He’s definitely got a hamstring. They usually take 2-3 weeks. You’re probably not going to see Harris til the finals. That’s not diagnosed but he couldn’t go back on to the ground.”

Brayden Maynard (AF $659k SC $485k DEF) played through the game with an early cork. Pies coach Nathan Buckley said: “First contest he copped a cork. That’s footy. You’ve got to find a way.”

Tom Phillips (AF $577K SC $397k MID) hurt his hamstring late in the third and didn’t return. Buckley said: “Slight hamstring strain. We’ll get that scanned. We wouldn’t expect to see him for the rest of the home-and-away.”

GWS Giants v Carlton

GWS got through unscathed. Carlton coach David Teague was asked about Patrick Cripps‘ (AF $699k SC $532k MID) fitness after going into the game as a ‘test’ with a knee issue.

Teague said: “He came in with a decent corkie this week from that Mayne hit, not so much his knee. He seemed to get through the game OK… You’re never probably 100% going out there.”


Sydney v Melbourne

Callum Mills (AF $634k SC $480k DEF) was a late withdrawal with a minor calf problem but Swans coach John Longmire said he was no certainty to return next round.

Longmire said: β€œHopefully (back for next game), he’s no certainty. We gave him every chance today. We’re mindful we don’t want to push him & get him injured again as that’d be his season.”

Callum Sinclair (AF $585k SC $428k RUCK) also had a knee issue which Longmire was optimistic about. Longmire said: “He reckons he’s not too bad. I was concerned it might be a PCL. He said it wasn’t that. He wrenched his knee a bit. He didn’t seem overly concerned.”

Angus Brayshaw (AF $614k SC $451k MID) spent time off the field with an ankle problem but did return to play the game out.

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin said: “We’ll get that one assessed tomorrow. We’re not sure how it’ll pull up. We won’t make that decision yet but (with Melbourne’s next game in) four days’ time, he’ll have to be assessed.”

Nathan Jones (AF $468k SC $313k DEF/MID) had a thigh concern too. Goodwin said: “Nathan Jones has got a bit of a niggle too. We’ll have to get that looked at.”

Richmond v Fremantle

No new injury concerns. But Richmond coach Damien Hardwick offered an insight into players who may come back soon for the Tigers.

Hardwick said: “Kane Lambert (AF $545k SC $411k MID) will play next week. We think Dylan Grimes (AF $415k SC $336k DEF) will be available as well. That’s a positive.

The Tigers coach added: “Shane Edwards (AF $516k SC $428k DEF/MID) comes out of the hub for the Adelaide game.” He also said David Astbury (AF $469k SC $414k DEF) was close.

West Coast v Essendon

West Coast captain Luke Shuey (AF $611k SC $485k MID) battled a hamstring issue and appeared done for the night at three-quarter time but re-appeared in the last only to limp off.

Eagles coach Adam Simpson said: β€œIt’s going to be a couple of weeks. Three-quarter time he started on the bench but didn’t do any more damage. He’s probably going to miss a couple of weeks which takes us to the end of the season.”

On possible inclusions, Simpson said: “Josh Kennedy (AF $450k SC $380k FWD) would be a handy inclusion, Jake Waterman (AF $457k SC $307k FWD), Jack Petruccelle (AF $352k SC $253k FWD) might be roundabouts, Elliot Yeo (AF $646k SC $473k MID) is still a couple of weeks away.”


Essendon lost midfielder Andrew McGrath (AF $684k SC $503k MID) in the first half with an ankle injury which looks significant.

Bombers coach John Worsfold: “It looks bad. We won’t guess at the diagnosis but it’s a high-ankle sprain, which often end up being those syndesmosis injuries.”

Hawthorn v Adelaide

No new injury concerns.

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