Walsh scans all clear, Dangerfield looking positive, Brayshaw banned
Sam Walsh received good news after scans on his ankle issue, Patrick Dangerfield remains firmly in the mix to play in Round 22, Andy Brayshaw has been suspended and Josh Kelly has been declared available.
Carlton are confident that Sam Walsh (AF $823k SC $636k MID) will play in Round 22 after undergoing scans on a late ankle injury.
Blues High Performance Director Andrew Russell said: “Walshy rolled his ankle really late in the game. We weren’t too concerned once we saw him, he settled down well. Scans were good and we expect him to play this week.”
Geelong seem confident that Patrick Dangerfield (AF $657k SC $579k M/F) is a chance to play in Round 22 too, despite his throat issue from Friday night.
“We’ll see how Paddy gets through the sessions this week,” Geelong Football GM Simon Lloyd said. “He was in at the club today doing some light work and it looks positive.”
Jeremy Cameron (AF $486k SC $411k FWD) is likely to return for the Cats from a hamstring injury. Lloyd said: “Jeremy Cameron has completed full training, running high kilometres and at high speed. He’s expected to play this week.”
Isaac Smith (AF $666k SC $492k M/F) should also return after being managed in Round 21.
GWS have declared that Josh Kelly (AF $762k SC $503k M/F*) is “available”, having not been mentioned in the club’s weekly injury report after missing Round 21 with quad tightness.
The news isn’t so good for rookie Callum Brown (AF $177k SC $123k DEF). The GWS update said: “Irishman Brown – who kicked two goals in his first full game – picked up a grade one hamstring injury late in the match against Geelong and is expected to miss two weeks.”
Andrew Brayshaw (AF $807k SC $588k MID) has been offered a one-game ban by the AFL MRO for Making Unreasonable or Unnecessary Contact to the Eye Region of Brisbane’s Jarrod Berry.
Port said Lachie Jones (AF $333k SC $243k DEF) “will resume running this week as he progresses towards a return following ankle surgery”.
Carlton’s Sam Docherty (AF $701k SC $472k DEF) will not return this home-and-away season and the Blues also said he will undergo chemotherapy after a routine medical check-up revealed a secondary cancer occurrence to the testicular cancer that he was diagnosed with last November.
And Jordan De Goey (AF $751k SC $514k M/F*) will not have an interrupted end to the season despite a looming court case after the charge was withdrawn.
John Longmire will speak to the media while we’ll get more injury reports.