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Dream Team Medical Room: Round 16

A few key injuries headline this week’s injury report alongside further omission due to suspension. With more players out then in again this week looks like it will be MBR 16. Lance Franklin and Beau Waters lead the big injuries of this round. Read on to see what else Jakub has for us.

A few key injuries headline this week’s injury report alongside further omission due to suspension. With more players out then in again this week looks like it will be MBR 16. Lance Franklin is set to miss at least two weeks after scans revealed a small tear in his hamstring. Makes you wonder if lining up against GWS on the weekend was really a good idea? After being a late withdrawal Beau Waters has had surgery on his knee and is set to miss 3-5 weeks. Essentially only a clean out, Waters has had a portion of his medial meniscus removed and faces a standard recovery period. Unlike major reconstructive surgery a meniscectomy only requires minor healing and return to sport is most often prompt and trouble free. Simon Black is in doubt after his troublesome knee also saw him as last minute withdrawal. Black is unlikely to have surgery however as he has been conservatively managing his knee for some time. Still on the knee and Carlton’s Shaun Hampson will miss the remainder of the year after rupturing his ACL. Richmond’s Nathan Foley will also not take part in the remainder of season 2012 after rupturing his Achilles during a running drill at training. Foley has not played since round 10 with a heal complaint which would almost surely be related to his Achilles injury.

Collingwood fans will be keeping a close eye on the progress of Dale Thomas after he was seen wearing a moon boot Monday morning. Common practice only uses moon boots for the stabilization of fractures or grossly unstable ankles, so it will be interesting to see what eventuates here. Surely this week we will see Scott Pendlebury back up and running. After teetering on the edge for the past few weeks, it has been a far cry from the one week time period initially given. On that topic of poor time-frames,  Essendon have declared that David Zaharakis is at least another 4 weeks away after already missing 4 with a quad injury. If you’ve got the trades then cut him loose as his score on return will be affected. Still on Collingwood and rookie Marley Williams will be having surgery on his injured shoulder,  so don’t expect to see him named in the near future. Gold Coast Joel Wilkinson is having scans on his injured ankle and is most probably looking at multiple weeks dependent on the result. Luke Hodge has had another setback with his troublesome knee swelling up and limiting his training this week. Hawthorn are adamant that Hodge will be back for the business end of the season so he can’t be too far away. Steve Johnson should be back this week following some “Hamstring tightness” as should Luke Parker after 7 weeks out with a fractured collarbone. Young gun David Swallow is also a chance to return after his 7 week layoff with a PCL injury.

To the upper body now and Kurt Tippet suffered his second concussion in the space of three weeks in Adelaide’s win against port Adelaide. As successive concussions are bad news it is unlikely that he will be named to play this weekend. Team mate Shaun Mckernan sustained a broken Jaw as is set to miss, as is Carlton’s Kade Simpson  (also broken jaw). Simpson is looking at 3-4 weeks out and Mckernan is still TBA. Jaw fractures can vary from anything between 2 to 6-8 weeks plus so let’s hope their on the ball with this one.

And finally to the suspensions, with the likes of Walker, Goddard, Martin (club imposed), Crameri, Guerra and Jackson already out this week. Jimmy Bartel has accepted two weeks,  Sharrod Wellingham is out for three, Quinten Lynch is out for one week and Luke Shuey will miss two.  With this many players out this week it will take either a lot of luck or some crafty trading to stay ahead of the pack and avoid the dreaded donut.

And that rounds it up. The injury list below is from and the Herald Sun. Some timeframes may differ slightly to official individual club releases and people with inside knowledge. So do some research before pulling the trigger?


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Kurt Tippett (concussion) TBA
Shaun McKernan (jaw) TBA
Jarryd Lyons (knee) test
Ian Callinan (calf) test
Jared Petrenko (foot) test

Matthew Leuenberger (achilles) indefinite
Brent Staker (knee) season
Bryce Retzlaff (knee) season
Matt McGuire (shoulder/elbow) 3 weeks
Ash McGrath (hamstring) season
Simon Black (knee) TBA

Jarrad Waite (back) 1 week
Marc Murphy (shoulder) test
Lachie Henderson (groin) 2-3 weeks
Kade Simpson (jaw) 3-4 weeks
Jeremy Laidler (knee) season
Shaun Hampson (knee) season
Sam Rowe (testicular cancer) indefinite

Dale Thomas (ankle) test
Marley Williams (shoulder) indefinite
Scott Pendlebury (leg) test
Alan Didak (torn groin/adductor) test
Ben Johnson (shoulder) Indefinite
Andrew Krakouer (knee) Indefinite
Brent Macaffer (knee) Indefinite
Josh Thomas (foot) Indefinite
Luke Ball (knee) Season
Lachie Keeffe (knee) Season

Stewart Crameri (suspension) 1 week
Angus Monfries (hamstring) 2 weeks
Heath Hocking (possible suspension) TBC
Michael Hurley (hamstring_ 3-4 weeks
David Zaharakis (quad) 5 weeks
Brent Prismall (knee/hamstring) indefinite

Zac Dawson (knee) test
Nathan Fyfe (shoulder) 3 weeks
Josh Mellington (hamstring) 1 week
Aaron Sandilands (toe) 7weeks
Hayden Crozier (illness) TBA
Anthony Morabito (concussion) 1 week
Antoni Grover (concussion) test

Steve Johnson (hamstring soreness) available
Harry Taylor (family reasons) available
Mitch Duncan (knee) test
James Podsiadly (ankle) test
James Bartel (possible suspension) TBC
Travis Varcoe (foot) indefinite
Nathan Vardy (hip) indefinite
Josh Cowan (achilles) indefinite
Daniel Menzel (knee) season
Tom Lynch (foot) test
Michael Coad (thumb) 1-2 weeks
Joel Wilkinson (ankle) TBA
Nathan Bock (leg) season
Daniel Gorringe (achilles) indefinite
Seb Tape (knee) season
Rory Thompson (ankle) season
Jaeger O’Meara (groin) season
Alex Sexton (hip) Season

Dylan Shiel (foot) 3 weeks
Luke Power (ribs) 1 week
Rhys Cooyou (groin) test
Josh Growden (leg) 1 week
Setanta O’hAilpin (knee) season
Liam Sumner (foot) 1 week
Jacob Townsend (jaw) 1 week
Dom Tyson (shin) 1 week
Jonathon Patton (soreness) TBA

Luke Hodge (knee) TBA
Brad Sewell (soreness) available
Will Langford (shoulder) test
Lance Franklin (corked buttock) 2 weeks
Max Bailey (wrist) 1-2 weeks
Xavier Ellis (knee) 2 weeks
Brent Guerra (suspension) 2 weeks
Michael Osborne (knee) season
Alex Woodward (knee) season

Mark Jamar (calf) test
James Sellar (thigh) test
Jai Sheahan (ankle) test
Tom McDonald (internal injuries) 1 week
Liam Jurrah (ankle) 1-2 weeks
Michael Evans (back) 1-2 weeks
Rory Taggert (back) indefinite
Clint Bartram (knee) season
Max Gawn (knee) season
Mitch Clark (foot) season

Hamish McIntosh (knee) 2-3 weeks
Scott Thompson (back) TBA

Chad Wingard (hand) TBA
Mitch Banner (knee) 1 week
Robbie Gray (knee) season
Hamish Hartlett (hamstring) 2 weeks
Steven Salopek (knee) test
Jay Schulz (abdomen) 4-6 weeks
Dom Cassisi (hip) test
Cameron Hitchcock (hamstring) 2 weeks
John Butcher (hip) TBA

Nathan Foley (heel) test
Brad Helbig (foot) 2 weeks
Jake King (knee) 4 weeks
Dylan Grimes (hamstring) indefinite
Dustin Martin (club suspension) 1 week
Daniel Jackson (suspension) 1 week
Matt White (suspension) 3 weeks
Ty Vickey (leg) season
Dan Connors (left the club)

Brendon Goddard (suspension) 1 week
Jack Steven (club suspension) 1 week
Rhys Stanley (hamstring) 3-5 weeks
Jason Blake (ankle) 5 weeks weeks
Warrick Andreoli (shoulder) 5-7 weeks

Mitch Morton (quad) 1-2 weeks
Luke Parker (collarbone) available
Gary Rohan (leg) season
Martin Mattner (hip) test

Andrew Embley (shoulder) 1 week
Josh Kennedy (ankle) 6 weeks
Mark LeCras (knee) season
Mark Nicoski (hamstring) season
Adam Selwood (arm) available
Scott Lycett (knee) 7 weeks
Beau Waters (knee) 3-5 weeks
Brad Sheppard (ankle) TBA

Robert Murphy (hamstring) test
Dylan Addison (jaw) 3 weeks
James Mulligan (achilles) TBA
Andrew Hooper (hamstring) 2 weeks
Daniel Giansiracusa (foot) 2 weeks
Dale Morris (leg) indefinite
Adam Cooney (knee soreness) test





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