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Official AFL Injury List: Ahead of Round 8

If your team is anything like mine, then this list of injuries will wreck your day. Get in there and start swearing at the ‘softies’ and the broken players of dream team.


INJURED: Patrick Dangerfield (concussion) test, Brad Moran (hamstring) test, Scott Thompson (corked calf) test, Daniel Talia (achilles) 1-2 weeks, James Craig (hamstring) 3-4 weeks, David Mackay (shoulder) 5-6 weeks, Matthew Wright (knee) tbc, Andy Otten (knee) indefinite, Jason Porplyzia (shoulder) indefinite, Scott Stevens (ill) indefinite, Phil Davis (shoulder) season.


INJURED: Xavier Clarke (hamstring) test, Andrew Raines (concussion) test, Jonathan Brown (face) 2 weeks, Niall McKeever (thigh) 3 weeks, Brent Staker (knee) 8 weeks, Callum Bartlett (knee) indefinite, Jamie Charman (achilles) indefinite, Ryan Lester (foot) indefinite


INJURED: Ed Curnow (AC joint) 3-4 weeks, Ryan Houlihan (calf) test, Matthew Kreuzer (knee) 2 weeks, Luke Mitchell (shoulder) 2 weeks, Andrew Collins (shoulder) 3 weeks, Mark Austin (arm) 4 weeks, Levi Casboult (knee) 5 weeks, Paul Bower (thigh) indefinite


INJURED: Ben Johnson (back) test, Darren Jolly (knee) 1 week, Josh Thomas (foot) 1 week, Ben Sinclair (leg) 1-2 weeks, Nathan Brown (knee) season, Tom Hunter (neck) retired


INJURED: Brent Stanton (test), Scott Gumbleton (hamstring) 1-2 weeks, Andrew Welsh (calf) 2-3 weeks, Tayte Pears (foot) TBC, Courtenay Dempsey (knee) season, Anthony Long (hamstring) season, Jason Winderlich (knee) season


INJURED: Hayden Ballantyne (hamstring) test, Zac Clarke (groin) test, Peter Faulks (calf) test, Michael Walters (ankle) 1 week, Tendai Mzungu (knee) 2 weeks, Justin Bollenhagen (hamstring) 2-3 weeks, Alex Silvagni (groin) 2-4 weeks, Tim Ruffles (knee) 4-5 weeks, Michael Barlow (leg) 4-6 weeks, Gavin Roberts (quad) 4-6 weeks
Roger Hayden (foot) 6-8 weeks, Joel Houghton (arm) 7 weeks, Nick Suban (leg) 8 weeks, Anthony Morabito (knee) season


INJURED: Cameron Ling (hamstring) test, Steve Johnson (shoulder) test, Brad Ottens (soreness) test, Shannon Byrnes (knee) 1 week, Taylor Hunt (knee) 1 week, Billie Smedts (hip surgery) season


INJURED: Joel Wilkinson (shoulder) available, Nathan Ablett (back) test, Charlie Dixon (calf) test, Josh Fraser (back) 1-2 weeks, Jeremy Taylor (groin) 2 weeks, Tom Hickey (knee) 3 weeks, Daniel Gorringe (hamstring) 3-4 weeks, Josh Caddy (foot) indefinite, Michael Coad (hamstring) indefinite, Piers Flannagan (hip) indefinite


INJURED: David Hale (test), Paul Johnson (1 week), Will Langford (1 week), Brent Renouf (hamstring) test
Cyril Rioli (hamstring) test, Matt Suckling (knee) test, Sam Menegola (wrist) tbc, Jarryd Morton (foot) 3 weeks
Cameron Bruce (knee) 4-6 weeks, Ben Stratton (knee) season


INJURED: Jack Grimes (season), Jordie McKenzie (test), Tom Scully (4 weeks), Robert Campbell (test) Jack Trengove (suspended, two weeks), Jake Spencer (year), Jack Fitzpatrick (TBA)


INJURED: Matt Campbell (hamstring) test, Lachlan Hansen (back) test, Ben Mabon (back) test, Ryan Bastinac (knee) indefinite, Ed Lower (knee) indefinite, Hamish McIntosh (achilles) indefinite, Marcus White (shoulder) indefinite, Ayden Kennedy (knee) season


INJURED: Matt Thomas (back) available, Cameron O’Shea (shoulder) test, Jarrad Redden (virus) test, Dom Cassisi (tibial fracture) 2-3 weeks, Nick Salter (foot stress fracture) 2-3 weeks, David Rodan (knee) 4-6 weeks


INJURED: Daniel Connors (hamstring) test, Shane Tuck (ribs) test, Matt Dea (leg) 1 week, Will Thursfield (leg) 1 week, Jamie O’Reilly (foot) 2 weeks, Kel Moore (hip) TBA


INJURED: Tom Ledger (1-2 weeks), Will Johnson (test), Jarryn Geary (fibula) 2-3 weeks, Paul Cahill (quad) to be confirmed, Robert Eddy (arm) tbc, Jackson Ferguson (shoulder) tbc, Michael Gardiner (knee) tbc, Lenny Hayes (knee) season


INJURED: Campbell Heath (knee) test, Nick Malceski (knee) test-1 week, Jed Lamb (hamstring) 1 week, Matt Spangher (hamstring) 1-2 weeks, Kieren Jack (ankle) 3-4 weeks, Mike Pyke (quad) 4 weeks, Daniel Bradshaw (knee) indefinite, Gary Rohan (knee) indefinite


INJURED: Eric Mackenzie (foot) 1-2 weeks, Ryan Neates (abdomen) 2 weeks, Brett Jones (arm) 2-3 weeks, Mitchell Brown (thumb) 6-8 weeks, Beau Waters (elbow tendon) 9 weeks


INJURED: Barry Hall (1 week), Tom Liberatore (test), Easton Wood (2 weeks), Patrick Veszpremi (1-2 weeks), Shaun Higgins (1 week), Tom Williams (1 week)

 For more injury information… head here at the list at the AFL Website or here for the Herald Sun list.



  1. TeeTee

    May 11, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Andy Otten’s ‘indefinite’ out for his rebuilt knee means it’s definitely time to cash him out.

    Eski’s return might see him being a good upgrade target after a couple of games back. At the very least, it’ll boost the available stock of lean premo defenders.

  2. Shane_o_85

    May 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    So many spot fires. Grimes…gone, Curnow, 3-4 but will prob be played through the VFL so 5-6. Otten indefinate, eeeee! Then I got Prestia, Bewick and richardson who aren’t getting a game. Shite!

    • cunyclan

      May 12, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      surely prestia will play this week

  3. Ronaldo

    May 11, 2011 at 9:16 am


    • Disco DB

      May 11, 2011 at 9:48 am

      Because you don’t need $183k profit…!?!

    • swans2011

      May 11, 2011 at 10:55 am

      You just missed out on the most profitable rookie this season…

      • cunyclan

        May 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm

        heppel is mate sorry

    • Avan

      May 11, 2011 at 11:18 am

      Haha idiot… so you missed out on his massive scores and giant price rise… wouldn’t go bragging too much about it.

    • dt_tragic

      May 11, 2011 at 11:54 am

      i havnt had curnow or grimes all season and im ranked 144! very happy that they both got injured and everyone will use trades

      • imofm

        May 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm

        we’re all happy you didn’t have them otherwise you’d probably be number one with extra cash to spend.

  4. laine

    May 11, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Does anyone know about R. Berwick from Brissy? Just not getting picked?

    • enjay

      May 11, 2011 at 9:49 am

      Voss is being an idiot, says he’s got a youth policy but isnt picking youth. Bewick and Polec are future stars but he is giving games to hacks like cheynee stiller and collier…

      • cunyclan

        May 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm

        i agree

    • Disco DB

      May 11, 2011 at 9:50 am

      Had a bruised arse from the last time he played. I imagine he’s working his way back into it now, my guess this week or the next – as a guess.

      • Innocent Criminals

        May 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

        Good Morning All

        I would be surprised if neither Polec or Bewick got a game this weekend, given how atrocious the Lions midfield was on Saturday night. I believe both are available.

        I’ve been patiently keeping Bewick on the pine for the past month so fingers crossed.

        Does anyone know why Jake Batchelor has a bandaid next to his name? He’s not listed as injured yet yet has a bandaid next to him. Any Richmond supporters know what’s going on?

        Not that I’m planning on starting him although may need to with Gibbsy and Duigan on the bye.

        I just don’t like bandaids. Especially when I see them floating at the local swimming pool.

        • Kuruki

          May 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm

          Just ignore it he had one on last week aswell and still played.

          • horse

            May 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm

            he had it from two weeks ago, nothing wrong with him
            looked very good last week, cosidering him over poo and thompson for my 7th defender this week

  5. Frankie Muniz

    May 11, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Batchelor is fine, no need for a bandaid. Copped no serious knocks last week on the way to his best game for the season. Lock to play this week.

    • Innocent Criminals

      May 11, 2011 at 11:00 am

      Thanks Frank

      Perhaps the bandaid officer on the DT website meant to put the bandaid on Grimes but accidentally put it on Jake.

      Do you have him in your side? I’m really pleased with him and Danny Stanley – trucking along nicely.

      • Zan

        May 11, 2011 at 11:11 am

        I’m happy with Stanley too

        • Innocent Criminals

          May 11, 2011 at 11:18 am

          Yeah he’s good cover Zano and there aren’t a lot of DEF downgrade options available.

          I stuck with Duigan and he beat his BE (just), and I agree that Higgins is a keeper.

          God knows who I’m going to trade in for Grimes – maybe Suckling, but no one really appeals.

          I already have God, Delids, Enright, Gibbsy, Heppell, etc.

          ps. Note that Sam Gilbert has dropped nearly $100k.

          • imofm

            May 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm

            Any Hawk supporter out there with a comment on Xavier Ellis as a possible replacement for Grimes?


    May 11, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Daniel Pratt (North Melb) looks like a smokey to cover for Grimey. Priced at $294K, not bad.

    • worldcuppa

      May 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      I’m considering Grima for Grimes but fear that both are simply plural for Grim and/or Grime – in one language or another

  7. AFFEL

    May 11, 2011 at 11:43 am

    @RONALDO you were being sarcastic right ? . I see on the afl site “in the mix” it has Higgins test and i also remember Eade saying after the last game in press conference that Higgins would definatley be back this week, not that you can beleive anything they say. So i think ill have to put him on the ground and use my crappy emergency Krakouer if needed doh

    • Blue boys

      May 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      Mate, dont put too much faith in to “In the Mix” column, look at the top as to who is the author……….”staff writers”. WTF??!!
      Was an article attached to one of the DT Talk threads earlier in the week which stated Hall & Higgins would be having another week off………so have a good look for him thursday night but be prepared for him to miss.

  8. swazza

    May 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    So many injuries!!! Dion Prestia isnt injured.. does any1 know whats wrong with him then?

  9. buck

    May 11, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    does curnow’s 3-4 include the bye?

    • Zan

      May 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm

      I would say so ;)

  10. Tex

    May 11, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Any inside word on Steve Johnson & Libba being more than likely likely to be fit? Really need both of them to be playing.

  11. AFFEL

    May 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    @blueboys dont worry i have no faith at all. What gave me hope was the fact Eade said he will definitely play this week in his after game jibber. Like i said if you beleive that your kidding yourself but as i only have Krakouer i may aswell start girly Higgins and have Krak emerg. Did you just sell him PMSL.

  12. AFFEL

    May 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I see the freako says Eade has already ruled him out where is the news article ? More likely to beleive Freako than anyone else.Missy Higgins will have to go very very soon i think.The laugh is on me Blueboys i sit corrected.

    • Blue boys

      May 11, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      Nah mate i haven’t had him, but have an important cash league game this weekend and opponent has him!!!

      Try this:

      • Blue boys

        May 11, 2011 at 8:19 pm

        Sorry mate, just tried that link and doesn’t work anymore, not sure why.

        These links and comments were in the article:
        Feeling (baby) Blue round 7 review. Post time of 1:31pm on 10/5/2011 if you want to read.

    • dools

      May 12, 2011 at 1:50 am

      I couldn’t care less if he runs out there in a pink skirt and pigtails! If Higgins is maximum 1 week away, he’s a keeper in my team. He’s one of the best performed and underpriced forwards going round plus is a DPP as well.

  13. Billz


    May 11, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Last night when i was listening to sports central here in perth they mentioned that Jamar had injured his knee and would now miss the next month. Unsure how reliable they are but just a warning to his owners dont be suprised if hes out this weekend.

  14. TheColonel

    May 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    eric mackenzie is out. fmdt

  15. briby

    May 12, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Grimes out, Curnow Out and to top it all off!!!!!!!
    Jamar Out for a month with a PC. FMDT

  16. Shane_o_85

    May 12, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Im going to bed now. hopefully when I wake up Suckling is back from injury and Prestia, Richardson have been named after performance-related runs in the seconds…..I wish!

  17. Sherin Bandito

    May 12, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Higgins higgins higgins what is going on!!! Becoming a bit unreliable now. Is trading him a viable option or should i keep him a bit longer. Missed two games now. Any thoughts and who should i trade to if trade recommended. I have 86K. Also thinking of getting rid of Goddard hes been terrible this year and has lost about 100k of his original value. who should i trade him for if i was to dump him

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