R6 Injury Recap: McCartin concussed, Parish ankle concern, Rosas, English & Marshall updates, Hayes ACL
Stay up to date throughout the round with our rolling injury report from the coaches post-game. With the nine-game round extending from Friday night through until ANZAC Day, these snippets of info will be key.
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Essendon v Collingwood
Nathan Kreuger (AF $311k SC $205k DEF) went down with a shoulder injury and may be a long-term absentee. Pies coach Craig McRae said: “He’ll get scans, but it looks like he’ll have an operation and be out for the rest of the year.”
McRae also praised Brodie Grundy (AF $802k SC $544k RUCK) for his improved display. He said: “I’m really proud of Brodie. He’s working really hard on his game. putting a lot of time into the details of his game. he’s getting reward for that.”
Darcy Parish (AF $842k SC $594k MID) had a late ankle worry. Dons coach Ben Rutten said: “He got a bit of an ankle. I think he got tangled up in a tackle. He came off, had it looked at, was good enough to go back on but we’ll need to assess that in the next couple of days and see how it settles down.”
Essendon subbed out Jayden Laverde (AF $441k SC $333k DEF) with a left knee problem.
Hawthorn v Sydney
Paddy McCartin (AF $359k SC $262k D/F) was subbed off with concussion and was disconsolate afterwards. Sydney coach John Longmire said: “He was just disappointed he couldn’t come back on. The (doctors) ruled him out. They just said he’s feeling good but we’re not going to put him back on. In the end, you can understand us being conservative. He was disappointed he couldn’t get back on the ground.”
Richmond v Melbourne
Clayton Oliver (AF $876k SC $622k MID) dominated the game and won praise from Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin who said: “Six years he’s done the same thing. He’s an amazing player. He probably started to get the just desserts over the last few years about his impact but ever since he stepped in he’s been an unbelievable player for our footy club.”
Richmond welcomed Dustin Martin (AF $676k SC $503k M/F) back into training over the weekend although Tigers coach Damien Hardwick declined to offer much insight about his status. He said: “It was good. it was nice to see him. I can’t tell you (if he’ll be back this week).”
Thomson Dow (AF $403k SC $291 M/F) was subbed out with a corked thigh. Hardwick said: “He had a similar knock last week, he got hit in exactly same spot. I doubt he’ll play next week. We’ve got a five-day break.”
Gold Coast v Brisbane Lions
Malcolm Rosas (AF $276k SC $130k FWD) was a late withdrawal with a calf injury. Suns coach Stuart Dew said: “Really touch and go. We gave him until today. We anticipate, given that fact, he should be available next week.”
Kai Lohmann (AF $257k SC $121k FWD) injured his ankle and was subbed out. Lions coach Chris Fagan said: “It doesn’t look great. It looks like a decent ankle injury. I haven’t spoken to the medical people. I wouldn’t think he’d be available next week.”
North Melbourne v Geelong
Patrick Dangerfield (AF $686k SC $483k MID) missed the game due to injury and Cats coach Chris Scott explained he is likely to return next round. He said: “We think that’s likely. He’s just been a bit unlucky in the first month.
“He got a really bad cork in his quad that he was labouring with. He was OK to play and battled through that, then got a series of corks in his calf. I don’t know for sure, but the indications are he’s likely to play this week.”
Fremantle v Carlton
Fremantle subbed out ruckman Sean Darcy (AF $681k SC $594k RUCK) due to concussion and coach Justin Longmuir confirmed he’ll enter protocols, ruling him out of next week’s clash with Geelong.
Carlton lost Marc Pittonet (AF $539k SC $448k RUCK) to a knee injury which coach Michael Voss said was a “fairly significant corkie” and was hopeful he’d be OK for next week. Harry McKay (AF $577k SC $409k FWD) had a “grumbly” knee as well.
Matthew Kennedy (AF $773k SC $426k MID) missed the game due to soreness and Voss said: “Kennedy has had a few things he has been managing and couldn’t get through Thursday’s training session so we took the position to give him a rest.”
Voss was hopeful Jack Silvagni’s (AF $597k SC $386k FWD) ankle tweak was minor, while he said Patrick Cripps (AF $803k SC $525k MID) wasn’t hampered by the hamstring injury that kept him out last weekend and was never in doubt to play on the day.
Port Adelaide v West Coast
Miles Bergman (AF $561k SC $333k MID) was a late withdrawal due to illness, while Robbie Gray (AF $556k SC $455k FWD) was subbed out with a knee tweak but Port coach Ken Hinkley was bullish he’d play next week.
Hinkley praised young ruckman Sam Hayes (AF $209k SC $123k RUCK). He said: “He’s a young ruckman in his second game. He’s been thrown in almost. Tonight he gave his midfielders a look. The hit-outs would say he’s certainly done that well tonight.”
West Coast subbed out Elliot Yeo (AF $681k SC $470K MID) due to concussion so he’ll miss next week. Coach Adam Simpson said they would “maybe” get back Jeremy McGovern (AF $651k SC $530k DEF) and Andrew Gaff (AF $817k SC $496k MID) next week.
Western Bulldogs v Adelaide
Dogs coach Luke Beveridge offered an update on Tim English (AF $837k SC $572k R/F). He said: “Tim English got a corkie in his leg, it bled a little bit. He trained the whole session. His last kick of the session he felt his hamstring. We believe it’s happened from an original bleed.”
Neither side used their sub.
GWS Giants v St Kilda
Jack Hayes (AF $410k SC $242k F/R) went down with a suspected ACL injury. Saints coach Brett Ratten said: “He’ll have the ACL treatment & recovery and he’ll be at our footy club for a long time. We’ll look after him now to get through this stage and get him ready for next year.”
Rowan Marshall (AF $686k SC $525k RUCK) battled through a quad issue. Ratten added: “It’s just a cork on a cork. He’ll be right for next week.”