Ouch! First Injury report for the year! NAB Cup week1

So we are days away from the AFL Preseason games kicking off and after every team has had there best preseason ever and probably only one of them really telling the truth (you work out the one of which I talk) its time to think of the injury lists. As a Hawks fan you might think that I should be happy as the Hawks list is small and doesn’t have any stars on it, but it makes me neverous like a lab hamster that has be zapped by the cup cake. I have seen good preseasons go bad from here on in.

But it seems that more injuries have come this preaseason then normal. Or perhaps, with social media and news reporting there is just more awareness made of the injuries! The Suns and Hawks have the best looking list (if you forget that the Suns only  injury is there best player!). Adelaide still have a nasty size one but there cross town foes, the Power have probably longerest list of them all. Not good for new coach Matthew Primus.

Here is the list:


James Craig (hamstring) – TBC
Chris Knights (corked quad) – available
David Mackay (groin) – 3-4 weeks
Andy Otten (ankle) – test
Sam Shaw (back) – 2 weeks
Bernie Vince (knee) – 3 weeks
Will Young (shoulder) – 4 weeks

Brisbane Lions

Callum Bartlett (knee) – indefinite
Jonathan Brown (groin) -1 week
Jamie Charman (achilles) – indefinite
Xavier Clarke (knee) – indefinite
Josh Drummond (hip) – 6 weeks
Ash McGrath (achilles) – 1 week
James Polkinghorne (hernia) – 1 week


Lachie Henderson (hip) – 4 weeks
Matthew Kreuzer (knee) – 8 weeks
Luke Mitchell (shoulder) – 6 weeks


Nathan Brown (shoulder) – test
Brad Dick (shoulder) – test
Alan Didak (shoulder) – test
Tyson Goldsack (virus) – test
Shae McNamara (soreness) – test


Darcy Daniher (hip) – 6-8 weeks
David Hille (knee) – 4 weeks
Anthony Long (hamstring) – 4 weeks
Tayte Pears (foot) – TBA


Hayden Ballantyne (foot) – TBA
Michael Barlow (broken leg) – 6-8 weeks
Roger Hayden (foot) – 5 months
Joel Houghton (broken arm) – 6-8 weeks
Anthony Morabito (knee) – season


Marcus Drum (ankle) – 6-8 weeks
Cameron Ling (hamstring) – 1-2 weeks
Matthew Scarlett (ankle) – TBA

Gold Coast

Gary Ablett (groin/hip) – TBA


Jarryd Morton (foot) – TBA
Shane Savage (ankle) – TBA


Robbie Campbell (achilles) – 2-3 weeks
James Frawley (pectoral) – 10-12 weeks
Michael Newton (broken wrist) – 6-8 weeks
Ricky Petterd (hamstring/back)— 1-2 weeks

North Melbourne

Ryan Bastinac (knee) – 14 weeks
Nathan Grima (back) – 6-8 weeks
Ed Lower (knee) – indefinite
Hamish McIntosh (achilles) – 6-8 weeks

Port Adelaide

Travis Boak (appendix) – 2-3 weeks
Jason Davenport (shoulder) – 2-3 weeks
Hamish Hartlett (hamstring) – 1-2 weeks
Ben Jacobs (glandular fever) – TBA
Matthew Lobbe (dislocated shoulder) – 10 weeks
Andrew Moore (groin) – ongoing assessment
Ben Newton (ankle) – ongoing assessment
Simon Phillips (shoulder) – 2 weeks
David Rodan (knee) – indefinite
Jay Schulz (hamstring) – 2-3 weeks
Jacob Surjan (knee) – 8 weeks
Daniel Jackson (hamstring tendonitis) – TBA

St Kilda

Michael Gardiner (knee) – TBA
Justin Koschitzke (Ankle) – TBA

Sydney Swans

Daniel Bradshaw (knee) – 4-5 weeks
Craig Bolton (achilles) – indefinite
Campbell Heath (knee) – 12-16 weeks
Tadhg Kennelly (knee) – 4-5 weeks
Shane Mumford (knee) – 3 weeks
Lewis Roberts-Thomson (sciatic nerve) – 4-5 weeks
Nick Smith (knee) – 3 weeks
Matt Spangher (quad) – 2 weeks

West Coast

Daniel Kerr (hamstring) – 2 weeks
Luke Shuey (broken finger) – 1 week
Beau Waters (knee) – 2 weeks

Western Bulldogs

Brian Lake (knee/hip/shoulder) – 8-10 weeks

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