Injury List

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ADELAIDE
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Rory SloaneEye4/5 Head of Footy Adam Kelly: “We’re hopeful he’ll be available for selection (in R8) but it will be pending review from our eye specialist which will be happening in the coming days.”Test
Will HamillFoot 4/5 Head of Footy Adam Kelly: “We will need to assess that ongoing throughout the week for his availability.”Test
Luke BrownAchillesTest
Luke PedlarGroin4/5 club update: “Missed Sunday’s SANFL game against Sturt with groin soreness and will be tested before being cleared to play against Port Adelaide this weekend.”Test
Matt CrouchGroin4/5 Head of Footy Adam Kelly: “If Matt continues on the way he has over recent weeks, we’d expect him to be available for selection in the next one to two weeks.”Round 9-10
Daniel TaliaFoot13/4 club update: “Recovering at home after successful foot surgery last week. Talia had an operation to remove a bone spur that was irritating a tendon and he has started his rehab this week.”Round 12-13
Lachlan GollantFinger6/4 club update: “Expected to complete an 8-10 week strength & conditioning block in the gym as he eyes a return to football in the second half of the season.”Round 13-14
Tom LynchToe4/5 Head of Footy Adam Kelly: “We’ll reassess that situation this Friday and make a decision about what his program will look like moving forward.”TBC
Mitch HingeShoulder6/4 club update: “Underwent successful surgery last week and recovering before he starts rehabilitation.”Season
Wayne MileraKnee1/3 club update: “Will be sidelined for 6-9 months after undergoing successful surgery to repair the patella tendon in his left knee.”Season
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
BRISBANE LIONS
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Jarrod BerryGroin27/4 Performance Manager Damien Austin: “We have managed him by backing him right off but hopefully we can get him running again and it will be based on how he feels after that.”Test
Nakia CockatooHamstringTest
Darcy GardnerConcussion27/4 Performance Manager Damien Austin: “He’ll obviously do the mandatory 12 days.”Test
Archie SmithAnkle20/4 club update: “Suffered an ankle injury and although he was able to play out the game, he is now set to miss next week.”Test
Ely SmithAnkle20/4 Performance Manager Damien Austin: “He’ll be out for three weeks but we expect him to bounce back well.’’Test
Cam Ellis-YolmenShinTest
Henry SmithCalf27/4 Performance Manager Damien Austin: “He had a minor calf strain. He’ll be out this week but see how he goes next week.”Test
Jack PayneFootRound 9-10
Lachie NealeAnkle26/4 Fagan: “6-8. He had surgery this afternoon. Knowing Lachie he’ll be trying to get back in 6.”Round 13-15
Noah AnswerthGroinTBC
Cam RaynerKnee9/3 club update: “Likely to miss the remainder of the season after scans on Tuesday confirmed a ruptured ACL.”Season
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
CARLTON
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Zac WilliamsGeneral soreness4/5 HP Director Andrew Russell: “Zac had a couple of small issues last week: he trained today, he’ll train on Thursday and we expect him to be available this week,”Test
Marc MurphyNeck4/5 HP Director Andrew Russell: “We’ll give him every chance to play this week, we’ll test him on Thursday and see how he comes up and if he’s available.”Test
Paddy DowEye4/5 HP Director Andrew Russell: “That swelling has settled down. We’ll continue to monitor and assess him and he’ll be a test later in the week.” Test
Jack SilvagniShoulder4/5 HP Director Andrew Russell: “He’ll train fully this week and put his hand up: he’s a test later in the week. He’s a good, strong chance to be out there.”Test
Sam PhilpGroinRound 9
Jack MartinKnee20/4 HP Director Andrew Russell: “There’s not much swelling in [Martin’s] knee at all. We’re happy with the way he’s moving.”Round 9-10
Brodie KempFoot13/4 HP Director Andrew Russell: “We feel he needs that 5-6 week block of football conditioning to be available.”Round 10-11
Zac FisherAnkle20/4 HP Director Andrew Russell: “We expect to be back running later this week and progress as the ankle allows us: he should be out there doing footy skills within two weeks.”Round 13-14
Oscar McDonaldBack13/4 club update: “Sustained a bone stress injury in his lower back… unavailable for up to three months.”Round 18-19
Mitch McGovernHamstring4/5 club update: “Sustained a high-grade strain of his hamstring in Sunday’s win… (will) spend up to 8-10 weeks on the sidelines.”Round 17-18
Charlie CurnowKnee28/4 HP Director Andrew Russell: ““Charlie’s going well. He’s exactly where we expected him to be… If all goes well, we’ll have him available later in the season.”Indefinite
Caleb MarchbankKnee11/4 club update: “Underwent scans, with results confirming the damage to his ACL, which will rule him out for the 2021 season.”Season
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021

COLLINGWOOD
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Mason CoxHamstring28/4 HP Manager Kevin White: “Scans after the VFL on Saturday have given Cox the all clear. Ran today and should train fully all week.”Test
Levi GreenwoodConcussion28/4 HP Manager Kevin White: “Cautious approach being taken after delayed concussion sustained in round 6. Test
Trent BiancoKnee28/4 HP Manager Kevin White: “Joining full football program this week and there are hopes Bianco will be available for selection next week.”Test
Jeremy HoweHamstring28/4 HP Manager Kevin White: “Has started running and will continue to increase strength through the week. Expected to return for round 9 against Sydney.”Round 9-10
Jamie ElliottLeg28/4 HP Manager Kevin White: Alter-G running has begun and will manage load over ground this week.Round 13-15
Taylor AdamsKnee28/4 HP Manager Kevin White: Tracking really well. Set to meet with specialist next week to get out of the knee brace. Round 15-17
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
ESSENDON
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Aaron FrancisAnkle4/5 Head of HP Sean Murphy: “All things are looking pretty good at the moment though.”Test
Andrew PhillipsSoreness4/5 Head of HP Sean Murphy: “He’ll also be a test this week. He copped a heavy knock last week.”Test
Alec WatermanAnkle4/5 Head of HP Sean Murphy: “Didn’t finish the (VFL) game. We’ll see how he pans out across the week, he’ll be a test this weekend.”Test
Dylan ClarkeAnkle20/1 Head of HP Sean Murphy: “He’s gone in for surgery on Saturday to get a clean out & that will hinder his pre-season preparation for about 2 months.”Test
Zach ReidGlandular fever4/5 Head of HP Sean Murphy: “Zach will be on light duties this week & we will look to get him back into the club next week to then build up his program as he can tolerate.”Round 8
Jye CaldwellHamstring29/3 GM Footy Josh Mahoney: “Sustained a more significant hamstring strain… unfortunately we expect him to miss the next 6 to 8 weeks of football.”Round 10-11
Tom CutlerCalf4/5 Head of HP Sean Murphy: “We’ll see how he settles this week, but he’ll miss a few weeks with that.”Round 10-11
Sam DraperAnkle29/3 GM Footy Josh Mahoney: “We are hopeful he will be back and playing for the second half of the season.”Round 11-13
Dylan ShielKnee6/4 Head of HP Sean Murphy: “It’s looking like commonly a 16-week layoff to return to play.” Round 17-20
Irving MosquitoKnee7/9/20 ex-GM Footy Dan Richardson: “Will likely be a traditional 12-month rehabilitation process.” Indefinite
Michael HurleyHip26/4 Rutten: “We don’t have a date on him at the moment. It’s about his general health. He’s improving all the time. We’re hopeful we’ll see him again this year.”Indefinite
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
FREMANTLE
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Luke RyanCalf4/4 club update: “Will miss at least one more game of AFL due to a calf injury.”Round 9-10
Heath ChapmanShoulder4/5 HP Manager Phil Merriman: “Ethan sustained a knock to his shoulder and he’ll be seeing a specialist in the coming days. Likewise with Heath Chapman.TBC
Ethan HughesShoulder4/5 HP Manager Phil Merriman: “Ethan sustained a knock to his shoulder and he’ll be seeing a specialist in the coming days. Likewise with Heath Chapman.TBC
Joel HamlingAnkle4/5 HP Manager Phil Merriman: “His return to play will be pushed back slightly.”TBC
Sam SturtKnee4/5 HP Manager Phil Merriman: “We’re just looking for a specialist’s input as to his return to play guidelines.”TBC
Bailey BanfieldAnkle4/5 HP Manager Phil Merriman: “He’ll also be off to see a specialist in the next couple of days to give us a better idea of his return to play timeline.”TBC
Alex PearceKnee4/5 HP Manager Phil Merriman: “They’re very close. We’ll just see how they are this week.”Round 9
Adam CerraAnkle20/4 GM Footy Ops Joe Brierty: “It’s a low-grade syndesmosis injury and we expect that he’ll be out for around 3-4 weeks.”Round 9-10
Sam SwitkowskiHand4/5 HP Manager Phil Merriman: “They’re very close. We’ll just see how they are this week.” Round 9
Stephen HillHamstring27/4 Executive Footy GM Peter Bell: “We’re really excited about the next couple of months for Stephen.”Round 12-13
Hayden YoungHamstring8/4 Justin Longmuir: “It looks like Hayden Young will be out for up to 12 weeks… It looks like it’s going to require surgery.”Round 13-15
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
GEELONG
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Esava RatugoleaGroin27/4 GM of Football Simon Lloyd: “We are expecting that he will come back into the normal football program with ongoing management.”Test
Shaun HigginsThumb/hamstring4/5 GM of Football Simon Lloyd: “He was close to playing last week so he’s more than likely to return this week.”Test
Gryan MiersFoot/leg4/5 GM of Football Simon Lloyd: “Gryan will spend a short period on the sidelines.”TBC
Jake KolodjashnijKnee4/5 GM of Football Simon Lloyd: “We’ll monitor his running in main training this week.”Round 9
Mark O’ConnorHeel28/4 Scott: “It looks like it’ll be a period of weeks. It certainly won’t be 1 or 2, it’ll be longer than that.”Round 10-12
Nathan KreugerKnee27/4 GM of Football Simon Lloyd: “Kreuger has had a minor knee issue and will hope to build into a return to play in the short term.”Round 9-10
Cooper StephensAnkle27/4 GM of Football Simon Lloyd: “Cooper is progressing positively through his rehab with his running program.”Round 9-10
Patrick DangerfieldAnke4/5 GM of Football Simon Lloyd: “His ankle is stable and he’s commenced rehabilitation. He’ll move as quickly as his KPIs allow.”Round 13-15
Francis EvansAnkle27/4 GM of Football Simon Lloyd: “Evans basically has the ankle syndesmosis injury, he’s making good progress in his range of motion & is working through the strengthening phase.”Round 11-15
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
GOLD COAST SUNS
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Jacob TownsendFace4/5 club update: “Close to returning from a facial fracture.”Round 9
Luke ToweyFoot20/4 Physio Lindsay Bull: “Luke’s got a stress reaction in his third metatarsal bone in his foot. He’ll be offloaded in a boot for the first couple of weeks.”Round 11
Jack HombschCalf4/5 Physio Lindsay Bull: “That looks like a moderate grade strain, so we expect Jack to probably miss two to three weeks.”Round 11
Matt RowellKnee4/5 Physio Lindsay Bull: “He’s now out of the brace. He’s got a few strength markers to hit now before he looks to return to run.”Round 14
Sam DayKnee6/4 club update: “We expect him to be available later in the season there is no specific timeline.”TBC
Elijah HollandsKnee16/3 Physio Lindsay Bull: “We’re taking our time with Elijah, so it will be exciting for him in the next month or so to get him back into training.”TBC
Connor BudarickKnee6/4 club update: “Had surgery on his ACL injury last week and will miss the remainder of the 2021 season.”Season
Matt ConroyKnee16/3 club update: “Sustained an injury to his ACL and will miss the 2021 season.”Season
Rory ThompsonKnee20/8 club update: “Suffered a partial tear to his right ACL.”Season
Jarrod WittsKnee6/4 club update: “Will miss the remainder of the 2021 season after scans confirmed a rupture of his ACL.”Season
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
GWS GIANTS
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Tom HutchessonHamstring30/3 Head of Medical Cullan Ball: “Hutch’ has re-injured the same tendon so this time will be sidelined for a couple of months.” Round 9
Matt BuntineConcussion4/5 Head of Medical Cullan Ball: “He’ll obviously be unavailable this week and then we’ll see how his testing goes next week.”Round 9
Sam ReidHamstring4/5 Head of Medical Cullan Ball: “We expect him to miss the next fortnight.”Round 10
Nick HaynesHamstring27/4 Head of Medical Cullan Ball: “Nick’s just got a hamstring strain, we expect that he’ll miss likely to be a couple of weeks,”Round 9-11
Brent DanielsHamstring4/5 Head of Medical Cullan Ball: “We’ll be in a better position in a few weeks to put a timeline on his return but we know he’ll miss at least the next month.”TBC
Braydon PreussShoulder17/2 Footy GM Jason McCartney: “Braydon will now attack his rehab with a view to returning to the field during the middle of the season.” Round 11-13
Phil DavisCalf6/4 Head of Medical Cullan Ball: “He’s sustained a fairly significant soleus injury and we’re expecting him to miss around 6 weeks.”Round 12
Jake SteinThumb20/4 Head of Medical Cullan Ball: “He’ll see a surgeon today which will determine how long he will be sidelined for but we’d expect it to be in that six-to-eight week range.”Round 12-14
Adam KennedyShoulder24/2 club update: “Will be sidelined for 4-5 months. Expected to return to the field mid-year.”Round 12
Stephen ConiglioAnkle/toe13/4 Head of Medical Cullan Ball: “He had surgery on both at the same time last Thursday, however his rehabilitation will take no additional time & he remains at that 7-9 week mark.” Round 13-15
Matt de BoerHamstring6/4 Head of Medical Cullan Ball: “He doesn’t need an operation but it’s a significant injury and we’re expecting him to miss around 10 weeks.”Round 14-15
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
HAWTHORN
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Jaeger O’MearaSoreness1/5 Clarkson: “If it had been a really big game I’m sure they would have played. We’ll be hopeful they’ll both be available next week.” Test
Chad WingardSoreness1/5 Clarkson: “If it had been a really big game I’m sure they would have played. We’ll be hopeful they’ll both be available next week.” Test
Jon CeglarAnkle4/5 club update: “Facing an important training week, with ruckman looking to test his fitness following an ankle injury.”Test
Shaun BurgoyneAnkle4/5 PP Manager Luke Boyd: “Shaun will miss this week’s game and we’ll reassess next week.”Round 9-10
Denver Grainger-BarrasKnee4/5 PP Manager Luke Boyd: “Denver is starting to progress well now, he’s been running for about two weeks, and we’ve started some change of direction work with him,” Round 11-13
Lachie BrambleHamstring27/4 club update: “Set for a stint on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring in Box Hill’s Round 2 win over the Northern Bullants.”Round 11-12
Will DayAnkle7/4 PP Manager Luke Boyd: “We do anticipate that Will will be able to play some football later in the year and that’s what we’re aiming for.”Indefinite
Seamus MitchellAnkle23/3 PP Manager Luke Boyd: “Seamus is progressing well, slowly but well.”Indefinite
James SicilyKnee17/8 ex-GM Footy Graham Wright: “He is a man of great resilience though & we have full faith he will be diligent in his recovery over the next 12 months.”Indefinite
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
MELBOURNE
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Jay LockhartCalfTest
Jack VineyToe3/5 GM Footy Alan Richardson: “We will monitor how Jack responds to the rehab plan with the aim for him to return in the next 2-3 weeks.”Round 10-11
Aaron vandenBergQuadRound 11
Bailey LaurieEye20/4 Performance Manager Darren Burgess: “He fractured his eye socket. He’ll be out for at least 6 weeks.”Round 12-14
Joel SmithKnee20/4 Performance Manager Darren Burgess: “Hurt his knee on the weekend playing for Casey. He did an MCL. Out for 6-8 weeks.”Round 12-14
Adam TomlinsonKnee3/5 club update: “Scans on Monday morning have confirmed that Adam Tomlinson has ruptured his left ACL.”Season
Marty HoreKnee22/1 GM Footy Alan Richardson: “Scans have confirmed that Marty has ruptured his ACL and will miss an extended period of time.”Season
Aaron NietschkeKnee28/2 GM Footy Alan Richardson: “Scans have unfortunately confirmed that Aaron has ruptured his ACL & will again miss a large portion of the year.”Season
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
NORTH MELBOURNE
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Aiden BonarCork4/5 Footy GM Brady Rawlings: “I wouldn’t rule him out with a cork at this stage of the week, but if there aren’t the improvements required then we won’t risk playing someone who isn’t 100%.”TBC
Aidan CorrToe27/4 Footy GM Brady Rawlings: “It’ll probably be another week or two before we can get some clarity on when his return to playing is likely.”TBC
Phoenix SpicerHamstring27/4 Footy GM Brady Rawlings: “He’s done his hammy and we’ll still assess throughout this week.”TBC
Jared PolecHamstring14/4 Footy GM Brady Rawlings: “We’re probably thinking 4-5 weeks before he’ll realistically be able to play AFL again.”Round 9-10
Kyron HaydenHamstring27/4 club update: “We need to be a little bit more conservative in the approach with his rehab… he’ll still be 3 to 4 weeks away,”Round 9-10
Jed AndersonAnkle8/4 Footy GM Brady Rawlings: “We should be able to get him back after the bye.”Round 10-12
Luke McDonaldPectoral13/4 Footy GM Brady Rawlings: “At this stage we think a recovery period in rehab probably around 10-12 weeks so [we] expect to see Luke well after the bye.”Round 14-16
Matt McGuinessFoot27/4 club update: “Suffered a mid foot sprain, however the timeframe of his absence cannot be confirmed yet.”TBC
Charlie CombenLeg8/4 Footy GM Brady Rawlings: “We’re going to take a really conservative approach.”Indefinite
Robbie TarrantKidney8/4 Footy GM Brady Rawlings: “Robbie is going well. I can assure you he’s recovering.”Indefinite
Flynn PerezKnee19/3 club update: “Has been ruled out of this season after suffering another serious knee injury at training.”Season
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
PORT ADELAIDE
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Ollie LordCalfTest
Travis BoakQuad1/5 Hinkley: “He should be (available for R8). He was out this week with an injury so you’re never guaranteed. He’d been carrying it for a couple of weeks & we thought it could get worse.”Test
Lachie JonesAnkle27/4 club update: “Had successful surgery during the week after a syndesmosis injury.”Round 11-12
Zak ButtersAnkle12/4 club update: “Will also require surgery after an ankle syndesmosis injury in the same game, which will see him miss over a month of football.” Round 11-12
Tom RockliffKnee3/5 club update: “Will be sidelined for at least six weeks with a left knee injury. Scans confirmed an isolated MCL sprain.”Round 13-15
Jake PasiniShoulder12/4 club update: “Undergone a successful shoulder reconstruction. Expected to return to play in about 10 weeks.”Round 15-16
Xavier DuursmaKnee12/4 club update: “Will require surgical repair of the lateral ligament complex. This is expected to see him sidelined until the back end of the season.”Round 17-19
Jackson MeadSpleen27/4 club update: “Home from hospital and recovering from a lacerated spleen suffered in the SANFL Round 3 game against South Adelaide. He will not be allowed to train for a period while he recovers.”TBC
Trent BurgoyneHamstring27/4 club update: Injured his right hamstring in the SANFL game against Glenelg, and will have scans on Tuesday to assess the extent of the injury.”TBC
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
RICHMOND
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Dustin MartinConcussion3/5 PP Manager Peter Burge: “All going well with Dustin, we would hope that he is available for Friday night.”Test
Nick VlastuinKnee3/5 PP Manager Peter Burge: “All going well, he would be available for selection on Friday night.”Test
Dylan GrimesConcussion3/5 PP Manager Peter Burge: “He now falls into the AFL concussion protocol and will miss this week’s game. Round 9
Ryan Garthwaite Shoulder26/4 PP Manager Peter Burge: “He will miss this game against Werribee on the weekend, and then the VFL has a bye. We are anticipating he will be back in the side, hopefully after that.” Round 9-10
Dion PrestiaCalf26/4 PP Manager Peter Burge: “His hamstring is feeling really good, but last week he had a minor issue with his calf. It is going to delay his return by a couple of weeks.”Round 10-11
Kane LambertCalf26/4 PP Manager Peter Burge: “We have had his scans done, and it is a reasonably significant injury. On our scale, it is a medium-term issue, so he is going to be missing a couple of weeks. Round 10-11
Trent CotchinHamstring3/5 PP Manager Peter Burge: “He is going to miss a couple of weeks and fall into the medium-term bracket.”Round 11-13
Ivan SoldoKnee12/9 club update: “Has ruptured both his ACL & medial ligament.”Round 20-23
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
ST KILDA
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Daniel McKenzieSuspensionSuspended for one-game for engaging in rough conduct in Round 6Available
Jake CarlisleBackTest
Dean KentConcussionRound 9
Dan HanneberyCalf8/4 Ratten: “Hanners has had a calf injury on Tuesday. He’s got a strain in his calf. He’ll be out for 4 weeks.”TBC
Jarryn GearyFractured leg8/4 Ratten: “He’s got a bone spur. He’ll gone in for an operation which will push out his return another 6 weeks.”Round 10-11
Jade GreshamAchilles4/4 club update: “Will miss the remainder of Season 2021 after suffering a rupture to his Achilles tendonSeason
Ben PatonBroken leg18/2 club update: “Will miss the 2021 season, following fractures to his fibula and tibia bones.”Season
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
SYDNEY SWANS
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Lance FranklinKnee5/5 Head of Phys & Med Damian Raper: “Lance has turned the corner and has trained well the last couple of days. He is going to be a test on Thursday this week.”Test
George HewettConcussion5/5 Head of Phys & Med Damian Raper: “George is tracking as per the AFL concussion protocols and he will be a test at training on Thursday.”Test
Dane RampeFinger5/5 Head of Phys & Med Damian Raper: “Dane will be a test at training on Thursday, but he is going really well with his finger rehab. The surgeon is really happy with progress so we are hoping he will be available this weekend.”Test
Sam ReidCalf26/4 Longmire: “Sam Reid has got a sore calf which means a couple of weeks for him as well.”Round 10-11
Lewis MelicanHamstring5/5 Head of Phys & Med Damian Raper: “Lewis sustained a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter, and unfortunately will miss the next three weeks.”Round 10-11
Sam NaismithKnee5/5 Head of Phys & Med Damian Raper: “Has trained with both the AFL and VFL groups and has been doing some big match loads so we are hoping he will return to play in a couple of weeks.Round 10
Ben RonkeKnee31/3 Head of Phys & Med Damian Raper: “He is progressing well through his rehab and is starting with some change of direction based work.”TBC
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
WEST COAST
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Tom BarrassShoulder4/5 GM Footy Craig Vozzo: “He’s got main training later this week and we’re hopeful he’ll be available but he needs to get through training.”Test
Mark HutchingsHamstringTest
Nathan VardyFoot4/5 GM Footy Craig Vozzo: “He’ll be a test later in the week to see if he can come across to Melbourne to play Hawthorn.”Test
Shannon HurnCalf4/5 GM Footy Craig Vozzo: “We’re anticipating a one-to-two-week delay before we get the game back in.”Round 9-10
Liam RyanShin4/5 GM Footy Craig Vozzo: “We’ll elevate him through next week and hoping he’s another one-to-two weeks away.”Round 9-10
Jeremy McGovernGroin4/5 GM Footy Craig Vozzo: “He’ll join in some skills later this week and hopefully sign off on the weekend with a view to some availability next week is the hope.”Round 9-10
Isiah WinderKnee4/5 GM Footy Craig Vozzo: “He’ll be seeing a surgeon for medical review to get an opinion the way forward. We’ll know more once we get that report through.”TBC
Luke ShueyHamstring20/4 GM Footy Craig Vozzo: “It is normally a 2-3 week phase. We are going to take our time with Luke and that means he will be available sometime after the bye.”TBC
Daniel VenablesConcussion18/2 GM Footy Craig Vozzo: “We haven’t set a timeframe or a date. It will be slow, symptom-based type set up.”TBC
Elliot YeoGroin4/5 GM Footy Craig Vozzo: “We’re anticipating we’re on track and he’ll be available for some game minutes just before or just after the bye, is the hope.”TBC
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
WESTERN BULLDOGS
PlayerConditionUpdateReturn
Tim EnglishConcussion3/5 Head of Sports Med Chris Bell: “He still has to tick some boxes this week to determine his availability and we’ll make this decision later in the week.””Test
Laitham VandermeerBack3/5 Head of Sports Med Chris Bell: “He’s come in really well today and if he fully trains without any issues this week, he’ll return to availability.Test
Bailey WilliamsShoulder19/4 Head of Sports Med Chris Bell: “In the next couple of days, we’ll confirm his plan, but expect him to miss the next 2-4 weeks.”Round 9-10
Ed RichardsAnkle22/3 Head of Sports Med Chris Bell: “We expect Ed to miss the next eight-to-10 weeks of football.”Round 10-12
Ryan GardnerShoulder6/4 Head of Sports Med Chris Bell: “The AC joint was damaged to an extent that did require surgery, and we expect ‘Gardy’ to miss the next six-to-eight weeks of football.”Round 10-12
Toby McLeanKnee3/5 Head of Sports Med Chris Bell: “He’s back into unrestricted, full training and we’ll look to build some continuity in his work over the next 3-4 weeks before he returns to playing some games.”Round 11-13
Lin JongHamstring26/4 Head of Sports Med Chris Bell: “This tendon injury does require surgery which will be completed tomorrow. At this stage, we expect Lin to miss the next 10-12 weeks of footy.”Round 16-18
Josh DunkleyShoulder26/4 Head of Sports Med Chris Bell: “This surgery will be completed tomorrow. At this stage, we expect Josh to miss the next 3-4 months.”Round 19-23
Updated Wednesday 5 May 2021
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