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AFL injury list 2023: Who is sore at your club?

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

Adelaide Crows

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Jordon ButtsFootSeason
Tom DoedeeKneeSeason
Wil HamillConcussion1-2 weeks
Elliott HimmelbergHamstringSeason
Mitch HingeKneeTest
Chayce JonesFootSeason
Andrew McPhersonQuadTest
Nick MurrayKneeSeason
Izak RankineHamstringTest
Kieran StrachanWristTest
Paul SeedsmanConcussionSeason
Zac TaylorFootSeason

Latest News

Hinge has dodged a bullet, with scans revealing no structure damage in the knee he injured early against Brisbane but was able to play through. He will still need to be put through his paces to be cleared to face Sydney, as will Rankine, but both are expected to play.

Brisbane Lions

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Marcus AdamsConcussionSeason
Will AshcroftKneeSeason
Keidean ColemanFaceTest
Jack GunstonKnee4 weeks
James MaddenShoulderSeason
Carter MichaelQuadIndefinite
Daniel RichHamstring4 weeks

Latest News

Gunston’s MCL strain will sideline him until at least finals, and depending on how deep Brisbane progress in September. Rich injured a hamstring in the VFL and faces a similar time on the sidelines, but in better news, Coleman is ready to return.

Carlton Blues

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Adam CerraHamstring1 week
Sam DochertyCalfTest
Corey DurdinShoulderTest
Matthew KennedyKnee1-2 weeks
Harry McKayKneeTest
Alex MirkovHeartSeason
Mitch McGovernHamstring1 week
Jack SilvagniKneeTest
Sam WalshHamstring1 week
Zac WilliamsKneeSeason

Latest News

McKay has made a lightning recovery from his knee injury, and is in line to return for the Blues’ clash with Gold Coast on Saturday. Silvagni could also be back, while Docherty’s minor corked calf isn’t expected to sideline him. However, midfield trio Kennedy, Walsh and Cerra will all miss another week at least.

Collingwood Magpies

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Josh CarmichaelThumbTest
Nick DaicosKnee5 weeks
Charlie DeanFootSeason
Jordan De GoeyGlute1 week
Bobby HillHamstring1 week
Darcy MooreHamstring2-3 weeks
John NobleAnkleTest
Steele SidebottomFootTest

Latest News

Sidebottom, Noble and De Goey are all racing the clock to prove their fitness for Friday night’s blockbuster with Richmond, but all are more likely than not to play. Moore, however, will be sidelined until the Magpies’ qualifying final with a hamstring strain, while the Pies are being ultra-conservative with both De Goey and Hill, ruling them out of the blockbuster clash mid-week.

Essendon Bombers

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Jye CaldwellHipTest
Massimo D’AmbrosioKneeSeason
Jayden DaveyKneeSeason
Sam DraperHipTest
Jaiden HunterBackSeason
Harrison JonesAnkleSeason
Zach ReidHamstring3-4 weeks
Jordan RidleyQuad3-4 weeks
Dylan ShielFootTest
James StewartAdductorTest
Jake StringerFootTest
Tex WanganeenFootSeason

Latest News


With their season on the line against GWS on Saturday, the Bombers could recall all of Draper, Shiel, Stringer and Caldwell; Draper in particular has missed since mid-season with a hip issue but is close to a return. Ridley, however, now looks certain to be done for the season unless the Bombers can reach finals.

Fremantle Dockers

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Heath ChapmanShoulderSeason
Sean DarcyAnkleSeason
Josh DraperGroinTest
Nat FyfeFoot, fingerSeason
Ethan HughesAnkleSeason
Sebit KuekKneeSeason
Brandon WalkerKneeSeason

Latest News

No new injury issues for the Dockers out of their Western Derby win, with the majority of their casualty ward on ice for the season. Youngster Draper is a chance to return on managed minutes in the WAFL.


Geelong Cats

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Mark BlicavsHamstring2-4 weeks
Jonathon CeglarBackTest
Jhye ClarkFoot2-4 weeks
Toby ConwayAnkleTest
Cameron GuthrieToeTest
Tom HawkinsHamstringTest
Jack HenryFootIndefinite
Flynn KroegerKnee4-6 weeks
Oscar MurdochCalfTest
Gary RohanHamstring1-3 weeks
Rhys StanleyHip/AdductorTest
James WillisHernia1-3 weeks

Latest News

Guthrie and Hawkins are in the frame to return for the Cats’ must-win clash with St Kilda on Saturday night, but will need to prove their fitness. Rohan will miss after straining his hamstring in the loss to Collingwood, while Stanley will also need to pass a fitness test after struggling through the Magpies loss with a hip problem.


Gold Coast Suns

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Nick HolmanKneeSeason
Joel JeffreyFoot2 weeks
Ben KingKneeTest
Wil PowellAnkleSeason
Bodhi UwlandHamstring2 weeks
Lachie WellerKneeSeason

Latest News

Holman’s season is done with a lateral collateral ligament injury, but the Suns could regain King for their clash with Carlton after knee soreness ruled him out against Sydney last week.

GWS Giants

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Leek AleerToeSeason
Ryan AngwinIllnessTest
Finn CallaghanAchillesTest
Max GruzewskiFootSeason
Cooper HamiltonFootSeason
Darcy JonesKneeSeason
Adam KennedyKneeSeason
Xavier O’HalloranThumb1 week

Latest News

The Giants will regain suspended duo Brent Daniels and Toby Bedford for their crunch clash with Essendon on Saturday, and are expecting to also have Callaghan and Angwin back available after they missed the loss to Port Adelaide.

Hawthorn Hawks

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Sam FrostFootSeason
Changkuoth JiathGroinSeason
Mitch LewisFootTest
Fionn O’HaraConcussionSeason
Jack O’SullivanGroinIndefinite
Brandon RyanIllnessTest
Chad WingardAchillesSeason

Latest News

Wingard has ruptured his Achilles, which will sideline him for up to 12 months and could yet prove career-ending, with the veteran out of contract at season’s end. Defenders Frost and Jiath are done for the season, while Lewis is in doubt to take on Melbourne on Sunday with a foot sprain.

Melbourne Demons

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Ben BrownKneeTest
Bayley FritschFoot1-2 weeks
Blake HowesHandSeason
Harrison PettyFootSeason
Oliver SestanElbowSeason
Daniel TurnerHandTest

Latest News

Fritsch will miss another week with his foot injury but could be back for Round 24’s clash with Sydney, and then on into finals. Brown could be back this week from a knee problem should the Dees opt to recall him.

North Melbourne Kangaroos

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Callum Coleman-JonesConcussionSeason
Charlie CombenAnkleSeason
Hamish FreeShoulderSeason
Brayden GeorgeKneeSeason
Cooper HarveyShoulderSeason
Griffin LogueKneeSeason
Jack MahonyShoulderSeason
Tom PowellLegTest
Liam ShielsCalf1 week
Jaidyn StephensonThumbSeason
George WardlawHamstringSeason
Cameron ZurhaarAnkleSeason

Latest News


A number of Roos regulars have been put on ice as the club takes a cautious approach to the end of the season, with Coleman-Jons, Comben, Stephenson, young gun Wardlaw and Zurhaar all officially done. Stephenson sustained a fractured thumb against Essendon, while the Kangaroos are taking no chances with Wardlaw’s latest hamstring issue. Shiels could be back for Round 24, but will miss another week with his calf strain.

Port Adelaide Power

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Tom ClureyBackSeason
Charlie DixonFoot3 weeks
Mitch GeorgiadesKneeSeason
Scott LycettKnee2-3 weeks
Trent McKenzieKnee3-4 weeks
Josh SinnHamstring4-6 weeks
Dante VisentiniQuadTest

Latest News

Ruckman Visentini is a chance to face Fremantle on Sunday after being withdrawn from the team that beat GWS with quad tightness. Dixon and Lycett are aiming to be available for the Power’s qualifying final, while McKenzie may not be ready by then.


Richmond Tigers

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Judson ClarkeShoulderSeason
Mate ColinaBackSeason
Noah CumberlandConcussion1-2 weeks
Josh GibcusHamstringSeason
Tom LynchFootSeason
Daniel RioliAnkleTest
Kaleb SmithAnkleSeason

Latest News

The Tigers are set to recall a number of key players off their injury list to take on North Melbourne, with Jacob Hopper and Ben Miller returning from concussion, while Trent Cotchin will return for his final game. Cumberland was concussed at training last Thursday and is still working through concussion protocols, while Rioli will be closely monitored after another ankle injury against St Kilda.


St Kilda Saints

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Dougal HowardWrist2-3 weeks
Zak JonesKneeIndefinite
Daniel McKenzieCalfIndefinite
James Van EsAnkleSeason

Latest News

The Saints have almost a full squad at their disposal for their must-win clash with Geelong, though Jones and McKenzie look almost certainly done for the season regardless of whether they make finals. Howard’s home-and-away season is done with his wrist injury, but successful surgery gives him a chance of returning in September if the Saints are there.

Sydney Swans

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Joel AmarteyHamstringTest
Paddy McCartinConcussionRetired
Justin McInerneyCalf1 week
Sam ReidHamstringSeason
Marc SheatherFootSeason
Angus SheldrickAnkleSeason
Cooper VickeryFootIndefinite

Latest News

The Swans should regain co-captain Dane Rampe and youngster Braeden Campbell for their must-win clash with Adelaide, while Amartey could also return though is less likely given his history of hamstring issues. Paddy McCartin announced his retirement during the week due to his ongoing concussion issues.

West Coast Eagles

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Oscar AllenShoulderTest
Tom BarrassBackSeason
Coby BurgielHamstring1 week
Tom ColeAnkleTBD
Jai CulleyKneeSeason
Harry EdwardsGroinSeason
Reuben GinbeyHamstringSeason
Shannon HurnAchilles1 week
Ryan MaricCalfTest
Nic NaitanuiAchillesRetired
Liam RyanHamstringSeason
Dom SheedFootIndefinite
Luke ShueyHamstringTest
Jake WatermanIllnessIndefinite
Connor WestKnee1 week

Latest News

Allen is expected to face the Western Bulldogs on Sunday despite a knock to his troublesome shoulder in the Western Derby, while Cole was subbed out with an ankle injury that requires further testing to determine whether he will also be ready to go. Hurn and Shuey are both unlikely to play with an eye on a farewell game at Optus Stadium in Round 24, while Naitanui announced his retirement mid-week.

Western Bulldogs

PlayerInjuryReturn time
Dominic BedendoGroinIndefinite
Josh BruceKneeSeason
Sam DarcyQuad3-4 weeks
Mitch HannanAchillesSeason
Jason JohannisenCalfTest
Tom LiberatoreConcussion1-2 weeks
Robbie McCombConcussionTest

Latest News

The Dogs will be without Liberatore for their clash with West Coast after he entered the AFL’s concussion protocols, but Anthony Scott and Alex Keath are ready to return from their own concussions, while key defenders Tim O’Brien and Ryan Gardner are also available. Johannisen will need to prove his fitness to return from a calf issue.