Carlton clear Cripps of ‘significant damage’, Ziebell new role, Hinge doubt, Ryder tribunal hearing

The Patrick Cripps diagnosis has landed and he’ll miss one week minimum, while Tom Stewart has been declared available and Jack Ziebell’s role change looks official.

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Carlton have provided an update on the hamstring injury to Patrick Cripps (AF $803k SC $525k MID) which seemed on the minor end of the scale.

The Carlton update said: “The captain underwent a scan and was assessed further at the Club today. He has been cleared of any significant damage and, at this stage, is likely to miss the one week.”

Geelong have declared that Tom Stewart (AF $762k SC $569k DEF) will be available to return from gastro.

The club update said: “Has recovered from the bout of gastro which saw him pulled from the team just ahead of the bounce on Friday night.”

Jack Ziebell (AF $764k SC $538k DEF) appears to have a new role after kicking four goals forward on Saturday, which may impact the likes of Aaron Hall and Luke McDonald positively.

North coach David Noble said on AFL360 about Ziebell playing forward: “I think that’s his position.”

Mitch Hinge (AF $440k SC $266k DEF) appears in doubt for Round 5. Adelaide High Performance Manager Darren Burgess said: “Mitch copped a pretty nasty blow to his hip and lateral abdominal area… We’ll see if he can train on Wednesday and be a test for the weekend.”

Jack Ginnivan (AF $419k SC $281k FWD) was ruled out with soreness. Collingwood coach Craig McRae said: “Jack is a little bit sore. With the five-day turnaround, he won’t come up either.”

Jack Lukosius (AF $608k SC $389k D/M) will miss Gold Coast’s Round 5 game with a PCL injury.

GWS accepted the one-game ban to Braydon Preuss (AF $467k SC $204k RUCK) for striking.

St Kilda failed in their challenge of the two-game ban given to Paddy Ryder (AF $585k SC $455k RUCK) for engaging in rough conduct, which opens the door for Jack Hayes (AF $367k SC $187k F/R) to play in his absence.

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