Injury Updates


#304

Not in the same week as each other?


#305

This is lost on me. Are they somehow related?


#306

Could have tried being dramatic and posting Judd doing his hamstring about 5 minutes into a comeback game from a hamstring


#307

It’s a matter of probability.
We’d be taking two guys in who are both at a higher risk of injury due to 1) previous injury and 2) loss of match conditioning


#308

ha - commentator said “he’s cooked”


#309

Haha I heard that and wondered if it was before or after his chicken wing incident with Leigh Adams.


#310

Shiel didn’t actually do a hammy. He had tightness and they took a conservative approach. Stringer had a minor tear. If he gets through training no worries i don’t see a problem.


#311

We do. What the ■■■■ was I looking at?


#312

Perhaps between chicken wings, l remember he also did it to Jack Ziebel.


#313

I desperately want him to succeed so we can prove that even in the area of GWS recycling, we are superior to Fark Carlton.

Because Fark Carlton.


#314

from the report above


#315

Crameri is the one who pushes him too…


#316

That’s worth life EFC membership, I reckon.


#317

Isnt that ASTERIX movie due out any time now


#318

Seems we are not that badly done by regarding injuries.

EVERY club cops injuries.

Strong teams absorb the pain, while the weak feel the hurt factor.

Greater Western Sydney and Richmond have been cruelled after losing stars, yet remain genuine flag contenders.

Carlton, on the other hand, has spiralled to a 1-10 start and former coach Brendon Bolton paid the heaviest of professional prices.

Meanwhile, feelgood story Brisbane has ridden a charmed run on the medical front to be pushing the top four.

Melbourne’s alibi as the most injury-hit side – compounding an off-season of surgeries – comes with a rider, and the Bulldogs’ season of mediocrity can’t be blamed on losing key players.

That’s all according to the mid-season injury ladder that comes with a twist.

Instead of simply ordering clubs on the amount of games lost to player unavailability, each team has also been ranked in terms of the quality of names stuck on the sidelines.

Applying a formula, the AFL’s official statisticians Champion Data have estimated a scoreboard impact to every team’s injury list – and the Giants have the unwanted pole position.

Leon Cameron’s men only rank 13th for total games lost, but their injury cost is No.1, equating to four goals per match (267 points in 11 rounds).

In another nightmare run on the injury front, A-graders Toby Greene (calf), Josh Kelly (hip), Callan Ward (knee), Phil Davis (ankle), Lachie Whitfield (thigh) and Stephen Coniglio (finger) have all battled ailments.

Ward won’t return this year after rupturing his ACL in round three, and Whitfield is now gone for at least a month with a broken collarbone.

The hits keep coming but, in an ominous sign for the competition, the Giants have powered their way to second spot on the ladder.

Before a shock loss to North Melbourne last Friday night, the Tigers had won six of seven and sat in fourth spot.

That’s despite leaders Trent Cotchin (hamstring), Alex Rance (ACL) and Jack Riewoldt (knee/wrist) being counted among the casualty ward.

Richmond has been three goals a game worse off (197 points this season) due to injuries, according to Champion Data , the same as Carlton.

The battling Blues just haven’t had the depth to cover the likes of co-captain Sam Docherty (ACL in pre-season), Matthew Kreuzer (knee), Kade Simpson (hamstring) and Liam Jones (concussion).

Carlton and Brisbane’s rebuilds have been poles apart, and right now Chris Fagan’s exciting Lions are also reaping the benefits of a healthy list.

They have lost just 44 games to injury – easily the fewest in the AFL – and their scoreboard cost is just 34 points in total , a whopping 233 points fewer than GWS.

The Lions are perfectly positioned to break their 10-year finals drought, with just four players currently sidelined.

Only Adelaide, which could be picking from a full squad except Tom Doedee (ACL) this weekend, is currently faring better.

At the other end of the spectrum, the Demons have been hammered by the League’s worst injury list.

However, it has only cost them roughly eight points per match (92 in 11 games) during a season from hell for Simon Goodwin’s men.

The AFL injury ladder after round 11


#319

Yep, it has only been forwards.

Our trouble is that it has not only been best 22 forwards but also our back ups which these stats don’t cover.


#320

SKINS Injury Update: Round 13

A trio of Bombers are set to return to the field this week should they recover well after getting through the club’s main training session strongly on Tuesday.

Essendon’s GM of football Dan Richardson says Dylan Shiel, Jake Stringer and Mitch Brown are all on track to put their hand up for selection this week for the club’s important clash with Hawthorn on Friday night.

“We had our main training session today and the players will get tomorrow off ahead of our final session on Thursday,” Richardson said on Tuesday.

"Dylan Shiel has looked good on the track ahead of the match, so we’re expecting him to be available.

“Jake Stringer trained fully and was back up to full-speed running today, so he is a strong chance to return.

“Mitch Brown is another who looks like he will put his hand up for selection following his wrist soreness. Keeping him out two weeks ago was a precaution and he has trained well since, so hopefully he will be back on the field this week.”

Mitch Brown is in the mix to return this weekend after overcoming wrist soreness. (Image: AFL Photos)

Dangerous forward Orazio Fantasia, who has been on the sidelines since injuring his quad in the club’s narrow loss to Sydney in round eight, is not yet a certainty to be available.

“Orazio Fantasia also trained today, but he still has a couple of boxes to tick to return from that quad injury. He is in the mix, so hopefully he will pull up well and be ready to take on the Hawks.”

Fantasia will get his chance to prove his fitness on Thursday, with the final team to be announced at 5pm that evening.


#321

Sounds like Raz is about a 7 per cent chance to play.


#322

When was the last time an Essendon player had ‘boxes to tick’ and actually farking ticked them?


#323

Doping forms?