Dream Team Medical Room: Round 15

Finally back to full teams last weekend and didn’t those score go down well. This week however most will be playing a few men down with some of the key competition heavy weights going down with either injury, suspension or stupidity. Firstly on the injury front Lance Franklin faces a test this week after tweaking his hamstring late in the fourth quarter. Hawthorn have said that the injury is not as bad as initially expected however I think 1-2 weeks rest should cover it.  Paul Chapman was a late omission last week, but can anyone really say that they are surprised? We all knew the big man would have some down time this year, but let’s hope it just the one game. In saying so groins are particularly tricky so Geelong may err on the side of caution if there is an actual problem there especially as they are playing Gold Coast. Alan Didak is still a mystery to me as he should still have a few weeks of healing time ahead of him, but again reports say he is a possibility to play. Luke Power took a nasty nock to the ribs on the weekend and is out for two as is Melbournes Tom Mcdonald who was coughing up blood after sustaining internal bleeding.

Suspension wise Brendan Goddard will miss two week leaving a hole in most defensive units and Adelaides Tex Walker will miss three for yet another sling tackle. Injury clouds surrounded Stewart Crameri after Essendons win over the weekend as the forward was subbed off with a calf complain. Not to worry however as he will have plenty of healing time as he too has two weeks on the sideline via suspension. Maybe just maybe in the next two weeks David Zaharakis will be back? Seeing a quad injury is usually 4-6 timeframe wise he surely can’t be too far away.

And finally to stupidity. Daniel Conners (fired) and Dustin Martin are in trouble again for a yet another off-field behavior related incident. The latter of the two is more significant DT wise but with Conners sidelined for 6 weeks over his last incident everyone will be watching very closely to see what happened here. Still on stupidity and Taylor Adams should be back this week (form permitting) after serving his one week club imposed band for his night club scuffle.

The rookie stocks are taking a bit of a battering as well this year as the young bodies are starting to tire. With the injury lists of both GWS and GC steadily growing, just goes to show what a few years does in terms of strength and conditioning. Dylan Sheils heads GWS recent additions and is looking at 4 weeks with an ankle injury. He joins the likes of Stephen Coniglio and Jacob Townsend who too have at least a few weeks off ahead of them. Promising GC forward Alex Sexton has been ruled out for the year after playing only 6 games. Sexton will have surgery on his problematic hip in hopes for being right for season 2013. Team mate Jaeger O’Meara will too go under the knife and miss the rest of the year with a groin complaint.

Last but most definitely not least fingers crossed Scott Pendlebury will be back this week to face Carlton. Collingwood have done all the right things in allowing the superstar to fully re-coop from his fractured tibia and it seems like a green light from now in. Carlton have also hinted that Marc Murphy is not far away and is a possibility for next week. Given most people would have traded him, he could make a handy POD if his price drops nicely and his form is right.

And that rounds it up. The injury list below is from afl.com 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?


Remember for all your Perth Physiotherapy needs : Contact Jakub at Mount Pleasant Physiotherapy on (08) 9315 3855 or email Jakub@mtpp.com.au.

Bookings with Jakub

Jarryd Lyons (foot) 1 week
Nathan van Berlo (concussion) test

Matthew Leuenberger (achilles) indefinite
Brent Staker (knee) season
Bryce Retzlaff (knee) season
Matt McGuire (shoulder/elbow) 4 weeks
Ash McGrath (hamstring) TBA


Levi Casboult (knee) test
Nick Heyne (hamstring) test
Jarrad Waite (back) 1 week
Marcus Davies (shoulder) 2 weeks
Simon White (knee) 2 weeks
Marc Murphy (shoulder) 1-3 weeks
Lachie Henderson (groin) 3-4 weeks
Michael Jamison (shoulder) TBC
Jeremy Laidler (knee) season
Sam Rowe (testicular cancer) indefinite

Scott Pendlebury (leg) test
Ben Sinclair (ankle) test
Alan Didak (torn groin/adductor) 2-4 weeks
Ben Johnson (shoulder) Indefinite
Andrew Krakouer (knee) Indefinite
Brent Macaffer (knee) Indefinite
Josh Thomas (foot) Indefinite
Luke Ball (knee) Season
Lachie Keeffe (knee) Season


Alwyn Davey (suspension) available
Scott Gumbleton (concussion) available
Angus Monfries (hamstring) 2 weeks
Stewart Crameri (suspension) 2 weeks
David Zaharakis (quad) 3 weeks
Brent Prismall (knee) indefinite

Zac Dawson (knee) test
Nathan Fyfe (shoulder) 3-4 weeks
Stephen Hill (ankle) test
Josh Mellington (hamstring) 1-2 weeks
Viv Michie (foot) TBA
Aaron Sandilands (toe) 8 weeks
Lachie Neale (ankle) test
Hayden Crozier (illness) available
Anthony Morabito (concussion) test


Paul Chapman (groin) available
Josh Hunt (toe) available
Travis Varcoe (foot) indefinite
Nathan Vardy (hip) indefinite
Josh Cowan (achilles) indefinite
Daniel Menzel (knee) season

Nathan Bock (leg) season
Michael Coad (thumb) 2-3 weeks
Daniel Gorringe (achilles) indefinite
Tom Lynch (foot) 1-2 weeks
David Swallow (knee) test
Seb Tape (knee) season
Rory Thompson (ankle) season
Dion Prestia (hamstring) 1-2 weeks
Jaeger O’Meara (groin) season
Alex Sexton (hip) Season

Dylan Shiel (foot) 4 weeks
Luke Power (ribs) 2 weeks

Stephen Coniglio (thumb) 2 weeks
Rhys Cooyou (groin) test
Josh Growden (leg) 2 weeks
Anthony Miles (knee) test
Setanta O’hAilpin (knee) season
Liam Sumner (foot) 2 weeks
Jacob Townsend (jaw) 2 weeks
Dom Tyson (shin) 1 week


Luke Hodge (knee) available
Broc McCauley (elbow) test
Will Langford (shoulder) test
Lance Franklin (hamstring) test
Max Bailey (wrist) 1-2 weeks
Xavier Ellis (knee) 2-3 weeks
Brent Guerra (suspension) 3 weeks
Michael Osborne (knee) season
Alex Woodward (knee) season

Nathan Jones (calf) TBC
Mark Jamar (calf) TBC
Tom McDonald (internal injuries) TBC
Neville Jetta (ankle) test
Aaron Davey (hamstring) 1-2 weeks
Brad Green (hip) 2 weeks
Liam Jurrah (ankle) 2-4 weeks
Michael Evans (back) 2-4 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

Nathan Foley (heel) test
Ty Vickey (leg) test
Jake King (knee) 6 weeks
Brad Helbig (foot) indefinite

Mitch Banner (knee) 1-2 weeks
Travis Boak (foot) test
Robbie Gray (knee) season
Hamish Hartlett (hamstring) 3 weeks
Steven Salopek (knee) 1 week
Jay Schulz (abdomen) 4-6 weeks
Paul Stewart (thigh) 1 week
Jacob Surjan (hip) test
Jackson Trengove (finger) 1-2 weeks
Dom Cassisi (hip) test
Cameron Hitchcock (hamstring) 3 weeks

Rhys Stanley (hamstring) 4-6 weeks
Jason Blake (ankle) 4-6 weeks
Jack Newnes (quad) test
Brendon Goddard (suspension) 2 weeks
Warrick Andreoli (shoulder) 5-7 weeks

Jordan Lockyer (hamstring) 3-4 weeks
Luke Parker (collarbone) 4 weeks
Gary Rohan (leg) season
Jed Lamb (shin) test
Martin Mattner (hip) TBA

Tom Williams (shoulder) available
Robert Murphy (hamstring) test
Ryan Griffen (calf) test
Dylan Addison (jaw) TBC
James Mulligan (achilles) 2 weeks
Andrew Hooper (hamstring) 2 weeks
Daniel Giansiracusa (foot) 3 weeks
Dale Morris (leg) indefinite

Andrew Embley (shoulder) 2 weeks
Josh Kennedy (ankle) 7 weeks
Mark LeCras (knee) season
Mark Nicoski (hamstring) 5 weeks
Will Schofield (hamstring) test
Adam Selwood (arm) test
Ashley Smith (ankle) test
Scott Lycett (knee) 8 weeks
Erik Mackenzie (ankle) test


  • Mark Nicoski seasons over after suffering a hamstring complaint during a light training session the other day, feel for the bloke

  • Always a good article Jakub, thank you. Here’s hoping Pendles isn’t ‘defiant’ and definitely plays.

  • Can someone please explain Hayden Croziers situation? Yesterday in the papers they were saying he has Glandular Fever and tests would show that late yesterday??

  • well done mate good write and thanks;)

  • Good info, hope Buddy plays this week.

    Who would you pick?
    Priddis and Howard on ground with Darley and Spurr back-ups OR
    Van Berlo and Nicholson on ground with Howard and Spurr on bench.

    Swaying towards option 2 caus’ I’ll feel better with better bench cover in defence with low trades.


  • ok… who should I get?

    I already have Ablett, Jobe, Thompson, Lids, Sidey, Beams.

    I don’t like Selwood so I’m not gonna get him.

    Money’s not a problem as well.

    Swan or Pendles?

    This trade is for next week by the way.


  • who should i start on the field instead of franklin……murdoch or dell’olio???

  • since Mark Lecras won’t have played any games this season, will he be at a rookie price next season????

  • Dusty is out for 2 weeks isn’t he?

  • I think Buddy will play.

    Firstly hes only 2 goals off his 500th goal, should kick at least 6 (realistically) against GWS. My thinking is Clarkson wouldn’t risk him if he was that bad, all this talk of him playing isn’t to throw off the line of GWS defenders. Hawks are just getting rolling and keeping them all hungry is what he’s after.

    Hope he plays because with Martin out I would have a zero.


  • update on richmond we got: martin jackson and connors either suspended or sacked …… FML