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AFL injury list 2022: Who is sore at your club?

Dustin Martin is helped off the ground. (Photo by Russell Freeman/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Here is the latest AFL injury news for all 18 clubs.

Adelaide Crows

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Jordon ButtsCOVIDTest
Lachlan MurphyNeckTest
Paul SeedsmanConcussionIndefinite
Rory SloaneKneeSeason

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Murphy is expected to face St Kilda after missing their clash with Brisbane with neck soreness, while Butts will be hard-pressed to be named as he exits health and safety protocols on Saturday morning. There is speculation young gun Josh Rachele could be rested after being seen on light duties at training during the week.

Brisbane Lions

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Joe DaniherShoulder2-4 weeks
Kai LohmannAnkle3 weeks
Daniel McStayAnkle2-3 weeks

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The Lions have no new injuries out of their win over Adelaide, with Daniher and McStay still a few weeks away. Mitch Robinson remains stuck in the VFL after returning from injury.


Carlton Blues

PlayerInjuryReturn time
David CuninghamKneeIndefinite
Ed CurnowCalf2-4 weeks
Josh HoneyKnee1 week
Jack MartinCalf1 week
Oscar McDonaldBackSeason
Mitch McGovernHamstring8-10 weeks
Harry McKayKnee5 weeks
Luke ParksFoot11 weeks
Marc PittonetKnee5-9 weeks
Liam StockerShoulderTest
Zac WilliamsCalf10-12 weeks

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Williams’ injury isn’t a season-ender, but will sideline the half-back for most of the rest of the home-and-away rounds. Key defender McDonald has been put on ice for the rest of the season with a back issue, while Stocker is expected to be back from a shoulder injury. Lewis Young has exited COVID protocols and is almost certain to play.

Collingwood Magpies

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Jack CrispIllnessTest
Charlie DeanFoot5-6 weeks
Jamie ElliottShoulderTest
Brodie GrundyKnee8 weeks
Ash JohnsonHamstring3-4 weeks
Will KellyHip2 weeks
Nathan KreugerShoulder12-13 weeks
Jack MadgenShoulder6 weeks
Scott PendleburyIllnessTest
Jordan RougheadFinger1-2 weeks
Steele SidebottomIllnessTest
Tom WilsonBack12-16 weeks

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Crisp and Sidebottom missed the Magpies’ Wednesday training with the flu that has run through the club in recent weeks, and are going to be touch and go to face Fremantle on Sunday. Madgen will also miss the trip west after dislocating his shoulder against the Bulldogs. In better news, Jack Ginnivan and Pendlebury are expected to be back from their own bouts of illness, while Elliott may be named to return from his shoulder injury against the Dockers.

Essendon Bombers

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Jye CaldwellShoulderTest
Nik CoxAnkleIndefinite
Michael HurleyHipIndefinite
Harrison JonesAnkleTest
Kyle LangfordHamstring1-2 weeks
Andrew PhillipsHamstringTest
Will SnellingCalf1-2 weeks
James StewartCalfTest
Jake StringerHamstring1-2 weeks
Patrick VossFoot2-4 weeks

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Cox has been rumoured to have been ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury that is worse than first thought, but the Bombers are yet to confirm. Caldwell is the other big watch, after injuring his shoulder in a fierce collision against Sydney, but Devon Smith is a chance to return from a knee niggle.

Fremantle Dockers

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Nat FyfeBack1-2 weeks
Joel HamlingKneeTest
Nathan O’DriscollFootIndefinite
Alex PearceAnkleTest
Sam SwitkowskiConcussionTest
Matt TabernerHamstringTest
Michael WaltersCOVIDTest
Joel WesternHamstringTBD

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Switkowski is over the concussion suffered against North Melbourne and is in the frame for a return, as is Walters after exiting health and safety protocols. Key forward Taberner will face a fitness test after a lay-off with a hamstring injury, while Fyfe is edging closer and closer to being back. Pearce is touch and go after injuring his ankle in their shock loss to the Swans.

Geelong Cats

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Jonathon CeglarFootTBD
Jack HenryFootIndefinite
Shaun HigginsSorenessTest
Max HolmesAnkleIndefinite
Sam MenegolaKneeTest
Esava RatugoleaAnkle4-6 weeks
Sam SimpsonConcussionIndefinite
Rhys StanleyAnkleTest

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Stanley hurt his ankle against St Kilda and is in doubt for their clash against Port Adelaide; with Ceglar and Ratugolea still at least a month away, the Cats are stretched thin for ruck options. Jed Bews has cleared concussion protocols and will be available for selection, while Gary Rohan is almost certain to return straight to AFL level after back and hip issues wiped out his start to the year.

Gold Coast Suns

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Josh CorbettHip1 week
Ben KingKneeSeason
Jack LukosiusKnee3-4 weeks
Jeremy SharpHipTest
Bodhi UwlandBackIndefinite

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It’s going to be hard to break into the Suns’ line-up after back-to-back wins over Sydney and Fremantle, but of their injured players, only Sharp is a chance to return anyway.

GWS Giants

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Jack BuckleyKnee6-8 weeks
Finn CallaghanShoulder2 weeks
Brent DanielsFootTest
Phil DavisHamstring2-4 weeks
Jacob HopperKnee4-6 weeks
Daniel LloydShoulder3-4 weeks
Conor StoneHamstringTBD

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Jesse Hogan and Tanner Bruhn are both likely to return to face West Coast in Mark McVeigh’s first game as caretaker coach, with injured youngsters Stone and Callaghan to make way. Daniels is nearing a return after a major foot injury during pre-season training in February.

Hawthorn Hawks

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Tyler BrockmanShoulderTBD
Jack GunstonAnkle2-4 weeks
Emerson JekaHamstring2 weeks
Changkuoth JiathHamstringTest
Ben McEvoyNeck8 weeks
Tom PhillipsAnkle6 weeks
Ned ReevesShoulderTBD
Josh WardConcussion1-2 weeks

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Jiath has been confirmed to be ready to return to face Brisbane after a month-long stint on the sidelines, while Tom Mitchell is over a bout of illness and ready to go. However, the Hawks will be without Gunston for at least a fortnight after injuring his ankle, while young gun Ward was concussed in the VFL.

Narrm (Melbourne) Demons

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Kade ChandlerSuspension2 weeks
James HarmesHamstring2-3 weeks
Michael HibberdCalf2 weeks
Blake HowesFoot8-10 weeks
Andy Moniz-WakefieldConcussionTest
Christian SalemKnee1 week
Joel SmithAnkle7-8 weeks

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The Dees will need to make at least two changes to face North Melbourne, with Harmes and Chandler to both miss. Salem is still a week away with his knee injury, with midfielder Luke Dunstan among those vying to break into the undefeated team for Round 10.

North Melbourne Kangaroos

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Miller BergmanShoulderSeason
Aiden BonarHamstring3 weeks
Charlie CombenKneeTest
Ben CunningtonCancerIndefinite
Eddie FordAnkle1-2 weeks
Hugh GreenwoodCOVIDTest
Aaron HallHamstring2-3 weeks
Jason Horne-FrancisHamstringTest
Ben McKayKnee2-3 weeks
Will PhillipsIllnessIndefinite
Jared PolecFoot1-2 weeks
Jy SimpkinHamstringTest
Phoenix SpicerHamstring1-2 weeks
Tristan XerriFootTest

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Simpkin, Greenwood and Xerri are all more likely than not to return to face Melbourne, but Hall and McKay have had setbacks and won’t be seen before the Roos’ mid-season bye. Horne-Francis should also be back after being cautiously rested out of last week’s loss to Port Adelaide.

Port Adelaide Power

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Travis BoakIllnessTest
Riley BonnerAnkle2-3 weeks
Scott LycettShoulder10-11 weeks
Trent McKenzieKnee3-5 weeks
Jake PasiniKneeSeason
Josh SinnGroinTBD

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Boak doesn’t have COVID-19, but is isolating at home with hayfever-like symptoms and is in doubt to face Geelong. Charlie Dixon will continue to build match fitness in the SANFL, but Orazio Fantasia will remain in the 23 after being the medical sub against North Melbourne.

Richmond Tigers

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Noah BaltaHamstring4-6 weeks
Josh GibcusCOVIDTest
Jack GrahamToeTest
Marlion PickettSuspension1 week

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Balta will miss at least a month with a hamstring injury, but could be replaced by either Gibcus or veteran Robbie Tarrant. Jack Graham is touch and go with a toe issue, while Pickett will also need to be replaced due to suspension.

St Kilda Saints

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Dan ButlerAchillesTest
Nick CoffieldKneeSeason
Dan HanneberyCalfIndefinite
Jack HayesKneeSeason
Jack HigginsConcussion1-2 weeks
Jack SteeleShoulder6-8 weeks

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Steele’s loss for up to two months is a major blow for the in-form Saints, while Higgins’ second concussion of 2022 already will be treated cautiously. Butler is a chance to return after missing the win over the Cats with Achilles soreness, while Hunter Clark made a successful return via the VFL and is in the frame.

Sydney Swans

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Harry CunninghamAbdominalTBD
Sam NaismithKneeSeason
James RowbottomSuspension1 week
Angus SheldrickKnee4 weeks

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Rowbottom will miss a week with suspension for his hit on Zach Merrett, while the news on Cunningham is worse than first thought with an abdominal strain. Braeden Campbell was managed out of their win over Essendon and looms as the most straightforward inclusion.

West Coast Eagles

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Oscar AllenFootTBD
Campbell ChesserAnkleIndefinite
Tom ColeAnkleIndefinite
Luke EdwardsGroinTBD
Luke FoleyConcussion1-2 weeks
Andrew GaffQuadTest
Shannon HurnCalf2 weeks
Tom JoyceAnkleTBD
Josh KennedyKnee1 week
Zac LangdonAnkleTBD
Nic NaitanuiKnee7-8 weeks
Xavier O’NeillKneeTBD
Jack PetruccelleHamstring3-4 weeks
Willie RioliHamstring3-4 weeks
Liam RyanHamstring3 weeks
Dom SheedAnkle1-2 weeks
Luke ShueyHamstringTest

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The Eagles’ injury list isn’t getting any shorter, with Ryan joining the walking wounded and unavailable for three weeks and Foley to go through concussion protocols. Shuey and Gaff are in the frame to return for their clash with GWS, but will need to get through training, while Kennedy will miss another week after being a late withdrawal against Melbourne. Hurn will miss another two weeks with his calf issue.

Western Bulldogs

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Josh BruceKnee4-5 weeks
Tim EnglishIllness1 week
Riley GarciaKnee1-2 weeks
Mitch HannanConcussionIndefinite
Lachie HunterPersonal reasonsIndefinite
Jason JohannisenCalfTest
Toby McLeanKnee4-5 weeks
Aaron NaughtonKneeTest
Tim O’BrienCalfTest
Laitham VandermeerHamstring6-7 weeks
Mitch WallisFoot1-2 weeks
Cody WeightmanCollarbone1-2 weeks

Latest News

The big watch is on Naughton at Whitten Oval after a knee knock against Collingwood, but the spearhead is expected to take his place against Gold Coast. After a lengthy lay-off with a calf injury, Jason Johannisen will likely return at VFL level for his first minutes of the year, while O’Brien’s recovery from a calf issue in time for Saturday is unlikely.

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