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Here is the latest AFL injury news for all 18 clubs.
|Wil Hamill||Concussion||1-2 weeks|
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.
|Jack Gunston||Knee||4 weeks|
|Daniel Rich||Hamstring||4 weeks|
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.
|Adam Cerra||Hamstring||1 week|
|Matthew Kennedy||Knee||1-2 weeks|
|Mitch McGovern||Hamstring||1 week|
|Sam Walsh||Hamstring||1 week|
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.
|Nick Daicos||Knee||5 weeks|
|Jordan De Goey||Glute||1 week|
|Bobby Hill||Hamstring||1 week|
|Darcy Moore||Hamstring||2-3 weeks|
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.
|Zach Reid||Hamstring||3-4 weeks|
|Jordan Ridley||Quad||3-4 weeks|
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.
|Nat Fyfe||Foot, finger||Season|
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.
|Mark Blicavs||Hamstring||2-4 weeks|
|Jhye Clark||Foot||2-4 weeks|
|Flynn Kroeger||Knee||4-6 weeks|
|Gary Rohan||Hamstring||1-3 weeks|
|James Willis||Hernia||1-3 weeks|
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.
|Joel Jeffrey||Foot||2 weeks|
|Bodhi Uwland||Hamstring||2 weeks|
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.
|Xavier O’Halloran||Thumb||1 week|
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.
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.
|Bayley Fritsch||Foot||1-2 weeks|
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.
|Liam Shiels||Calf||1 week|
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.
|Charlie Dixon||Foot||3 weeks|
|Scott Lycett||Knee||2-3 weeks|
|Trent McKenzie||Knee||3-4 weeks|
|Josh Sinn||Hamstring||4-6 weeks|
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.
|Noah Cumberland||Concussion||1-2 weeks|
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.
|Dougal Howard||Wrist||2-3 weeks|
|James Van Es||Ankle||Season|
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.
|Justin McInerney||Calf||1 week|
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.
|Coby Burgiel||Hamstring||1 week|
|Shannon Hurn||Achilles||1 week|
|Connor West||Knee||1 week|
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.
|Sam Darcy||Quad||3-4 weeks|
|Tom Liberatore||Concussion||1-2 weeks|
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.