Waterman in the mix, Edwards tracking well, Geelong to hold back Cameron
It was a quiet Wednesday with Essendon coach Ben Rutten addressing the media, hinting at Alec Waterman’s return, there was good injury news for a few Eagles while Jeremy Cameron will have to wait.
Alec Waterman (AF $356k SC $231k FWD) is in the mix to return for Essendon with Dyson Heppell and Kyle Langford both out of the side this round.
Dons coach Ben Rutten said: “We’ve had guys performing really well in the VFL or scratch matches… Waterman played another strong game for us. We’ve got some options.”
Eagles rookie Luke Edwards (AF $326k SC $196k MID) is in the mix to return from injury too.
West Coast Footy GM Craig Vozzo said: “Luke is tracking well from a hamstring strain… If he gets through main training in the spot that our staff deem necessary he’ll be available for selection.”
Vozzo clarified any injury concerns for Tim Kelly (AF $609k SC $444k MID) too. He said: “Tim, it was just a laceration to the knee which has been sorted with our docs. Tim is going to have a lighter week but will still main train and be available to play.”
Geelong look like they will be cautious with the return of Jeremy Cameron (AF $486k SC $411k FWD) from another soft-tissue injury.
Cats coach Chris Scott said: “I think he’ll play next week (Round 22).”
Melbourne accepted the two-game ban offered to Jack Viney (AF $653k SC $419k MID) for serious misconduct, which may see James Jordon (AF $463k SC $312k MID) return to the 22.
John Longmire, David Noble, David Teague, Damien Hardwick and Leon Cameron will speak to the media, while we’ll get the Thursday teams.