R8 Rolling Injury Report: ‘Nasty’ Ziebell hit, Petracca corkie, Zac hurt again
Stay up to date throughout the round with our rolling injury report from the coaches post-game. With the round extending from Friday through until Sunday evening, these snippets of info will be key.
Brisbane Lions v Fremantle
Fremantle subbed out Michael Frederick (AF $393k SC $259k FWD) with an ankle injury. Dockers coach Justin Longmuir said: “It looks like it’s a syndesmosis. We’ll get it scanned & get a result out. It doesn’t look great.”
Western Bulldogs v Carlton
The Dogs seem to have lost Lachie Hunter (AF $653k SC $463k M/F) with a hand injury. Dogs coach Luke Beveridge said: “We think has got a broken hand, so it was a pretty determined and tough effort for him to get through the game. There is a chance he might need a plate put in that and they sting.”
Beveridge revealed that Stefan Martin (AF $414k SC $284k RUCK) may miss a few games with his Achilles issue.
He said: “Stef has got an Achilles thing that’s been nagging him for a while. We want to get him back at the peak of the powers so probability is we get (Tim English) back but I think Stef will miss another week.”
Beveridge confirmed Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (AF $270k SC $207k FWD) was also concussed in the VFL this weekend and will miss a “couple of weeks”.
Zac Williams (AF $548k SC $422k DEF) limped around but got through the game. Carlton coach David Teague said: “He hurt something today, I don’t think it was bad. The message up the line was he was OK. I don’t even know what part of the body it was.”
Jack Silvagni (AF $352k SC $263k FWD) was subbed out due to concussion.
Hawthorn v West Coast
Jack Gunston (AF $549k SC $438k FWD) was a late withdrawal and Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson said: "Had a back spasm in the warm-up prior to us going out."
Josh Kennedy (AF $433k SC $326k FWD) was subbed off late and had ice on his calf. Eagles coach Adam Simpson said: "I think he had it around quarter time onwards. I don’t think it's significant. we thought there was a risk if he kept that he might make it worse."
Simpson also said Jeremy McGovern, Tom Barrass, Liam Ryan, Mark Hutchings and Shannon Hurn would be "all around the week" next round.
Port Adelaide v Adelaide
Dan Houston (AF $619k SC $452k DEF) was the major injury blow with a shoulder problem seeing him subbed off. Port coach Ken Hinkley said: "Gave his wing another clip. We'll wait & see what the week brings. With most of those things, they can be pretty sore on the night but hopefully he'll come up."
Ned McHenry (AF $309k SC $206k FWD) was subbed off after a heavy tackle from Scott Lycett (AF $608k SC $480k RUCK) which has been sent to the Tribunal.
Lachlan Murphy (AF $347k SC $289k FWD) also went off with an ankle injury that coach Matthew Nicks said "could possibly be long-term".
Melbourne v Sydney
Christian Petracca (AF $818k SC $560k MID) copped one late and Dees coach Simon Goodwin said: "He'll be fine, he's just got a corkie. We'll obviously ice that, look after him in the early part of the week & look forward to Carlton."
North Melbourne v Collingwood
Jack Ziebell (AF $829k SC $599k D/F*) went off in the last quarter after a shoulder below. North coach David Noble said: "Jack came off after that free-kick. It was pretty nasty... I think Jack will be OK."
Noble confirmed Aiden Bonar (AF $366k SC $316k DEF) will miss a few weeks with an ankle injury while he said Trent Dumont (AF $748k SC $543k MID) was "pretty close" to returning.
Nathan Murphy (AF $264k SC $159k DEF) and Jordan Roughead (AF $388k SC $312k DEF) were both concussed although Pies coach Nathan Buckley said they both passed their concussion tests.
Jeremy Howe (AF $603k SC $475k DEF) looks likely to return next round from a hamstring injury. Buckley said: "We thought he'd get up this week. That'd be expected (playing R9) but he's still got to get through a solid week of training."
GWS Giants v Essendon
Jake Stringer (AF $451k SC $327k FWD) hurt his hamstring early and was subbed out. Essendon coach Ben Rutten said: "We'll need to wait and get some more information before we know the detail on Stringer. He was still functioning OK, so we're not sure the extent of it."
Gold Coast v St Kilda
The Suns had Touk Miller (AF $846k SC $592k MID) go off with hamstring soreness late on, while Nick Holman (AF $503k SC $347k FWD) was concussed.
Richmond v Geelong
Shane Edwards (AF $560k SC $462k MID) was subbed out with an ankle issue. Richmond coach Damien Hardwick said: "Not too sure. He didn’t finish the game. Some form of doubt over next week at this stage."
Sam Simpson (AF $466k SC $350k MID) was subbed out for Geelong in the first half with a muscle issue, while Luke Dahlhaus (AF $417k SC $346k FWD) copped a knock to his back.