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Dream Team Medical Room: Round 13

So we have come to the final bye round and hasn’t it been a nightmare. With the added pressures of extra players out, all plans have gone out of the window and coaches have been copping a lot more donuts then planned. This week it is the return of player that will have coaches looking ahead with hope.

So we have come to the final bye round and hasn’t it been a nightmare. With the added pressures of extra players out, all plans have gone out of the window and coaches have been copping a lot more donuts then planned. This week it is the return of player that will have coaches looking ahead with hope. Heath Shaw is set to return from his three week stint on the sidelines following a re-occurrence of this calf injury that had also seen him miss games earlier this year. Let’s hope that this time around he has done all the right rehab as you expect more than 17 games a year from one of you top price defenders. Reid is also a chance to play against West Coast on the weekend, however unfortunately one Scott Pendlebury is not expected to line-up as he is still listed as two weeks and has missed some training in the past week. Adam Goodes is a likely inclusion this week for Sydney following a quadriceps strain and Jordan Lewis (suspension) will be back after the bye opening up some nice POD’s in the forward department. Ryan Hargrave should have recovered from his general soreness/rest ready for this weekend and Beau Waters is also back and with good timing. With many of the top defenders having round 12 byes it will be all hands on deck this week if you are to avoid a defensive hiding.

David Hille is pushing for a start at Essendon this weekend and may be a wild card option for the ever growing “ruck department dramas”. With Sandliands out long-term the week before last, those coaches with Jonathan Giles would not have hesitated in playing the GWS big man as a main ruck. With a solid year to date Giles has been one of the more consistent rucks and just as we really needed him, he has gone and injured his calf. Listed as TBA I am thinking that the omission was precautionary as even just playing with a “tight” calf dramatically increases you likely hood of more significant soft tissue injury. If he does miss this week then I would expect him to be back soon after so hold back on the trading at this point. Interestingly the ruck curse has now also affected the player psychologically with Bulldogs Will Minson out for this week for sledging against ports Danyle Pearce.

Port Adelaide are making a late play for the most injured team this year with three of their players looking at lengthy stints on the sidelines following this week’s games. The round 12 bye will help but with Trengove having surgery on his finger, Hartlett tearing a hamstring and Schulz in hospital with internal bleeding following a sickening collision with a team mate. It will be at least 4 weeks before port’s stock start to rise. Gold Coast injury list has too grown yet again with promising young defender Seb Tape out for the rest of the year and looking down the barrel of a knee reconstruction after rupturing his anterior curciate  ligament (ACL). No. 1 draft pick David Swallow is recovering from a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury in his knee, but is set on missing at least another month after a slower than expected recovery period. Unlike the ACL which is essential for knee stability, hence the regular reconstructive surgeries. A player can go without a PCL if ruptured (surgeons will however reconstruct in younger individuals) or if injured can undergo an extensive 8-12 week rehabilitation period and can be good as new. Jarrod Harbrow is also on the cusp of a return following an elbow fracture that has seen him sidelined for 10 weeks.

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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Jarryd Lyons (foot) 2-3 weeks
Luke Brown (shoulder) test
Graham Johncock (back) test

Todd Banfield (leg) 1 week
Matthew Leuenberger (achilles) 1 week
Brent Staker (knee) season
Simon Black (knee strain) test
Ash McGrath (knee) test
Billy Longer (back) available
Aaron Cornelius (shoulder) test

Jarrad Waite (back) 2 weeks
Levi Casboult (knee) 2 weeks
Jeremy Laidler (knee) 2 weeks
Nick Heyne (hamstring) 3 weeks
Marcus Davies (shoulder) 3 weeks
Marc Murphy (shoulder) 6-8 weeks
Simon White (knee) 8 weeks
Sam Rowe (testicular cancer) indefinite

Luke Rounds (calf) test
Ben Reid (quad) test
Heath Shaw (calf) test
Alan Toovey (calf) test
Scott Pendlebury (leg) 2 weeks
Alan Didak (torn groin/adductor) 4-8 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

Pies were adamant Pendlebury was a shot to face West Coast. It doesn’t appear so. The superstar is still listed as two weeks away by the club and didn’t train today..

Alwyn Davey (suspension) 2 weeks
David Zaharakis (quad) 4 weeks
Jason Winderlich (hamstring) unavailable
Brent Prismall (knee) indefinite
Nat Fyfe (shoulder) 5 weeks
Josh Mellington (hamstring) 3 weeks
Antoni Grover (knee) 1 week
Aaron Sandilands (toe) 9 weeks
Stephen Hill (ankle) test
Zac Dawson (knee) 1-2 weeks

Allen Christensen (concussion) test
Travis Varcoe (foot) TBC
Jordan Murdoch (finger) indefinite
Nathan Vardy (hip) indefinite
Josh Cowan (achilles) indefinite
Daniel Menzel (knee) season

Jack Hutchins (quad) test
Jarrod Harbrow (fractured elbow) 3 weeks
Charlie Dixon (cheekbone) 1-2 weeks
David Swallow (knee) 3-4 weeks
Dan Gorringe (Achilles) indefinite
Nathan Bock (leg) season
Campbell Brown (knee) test
Rory Thompson (calf) TBA
Seb Tape (knee) season

Josh Bruce (back) test
Stephen Clifton (knee) 1 week
Israel Folau (hamstring) test
Josh Growden (leg) 3 weeks
Adam Kennedy (shoulder) test
Anthony Miles (knee) 1 week
Setanta O’hAilpin (knee) season
Liam Sumner (foot) 3 weeks
Jonathan Giles (calf) TBA
Jacob Townsend (jaw) TBA
Sam Reid (shoulder) TBA
Stephen Coniglio (hand) 4 weeks

Jordan Lewis (suspension) available
Jarrad Boumann (appendix) available
Chance Bateman (shoulder) 1 week
Luke Hodge (knee) 2 weeks
Will Langford (shoulder) 2-3 weeks
Broc McCauley (elbow) 4-5 weeks
Max Bailey (wrist) TBC
Xavier Ellis (knee) 6-8 weeks
Michael Osborne (knee) season
Alex Woodward (knee) season

Rohan Bail (concussion) test
Brad Green (groin) test
Clint Bartram (knee) test
Ricky Petterd (hamstring) test
Luke Tapscott (suspension) 1 week
Liam Jurrah (ankle) 2-4 weeks
Neville Jetta (ankle) 3-6 weeks
Michael Evans (back) 5-7 weeks
Rory Taggert (back) indefinite
Max Gawn (knee) season
Hamish McIntosh (knee) 5 weeks

Travis Boak (foot) 3 weeks
Robbie Gray (knee) season
Jay Schulz (ribs) indefinite
Nick Salter (foot) 2 week
Hamish Hartlett (hamstring) TBA
Paul Stewart (back) TBA


Dylan Grimes (hamstring) 1-2 weeks
Brad Helbig (foot) indefinite

Ahmed Saad (concussion) test
Rhys Stanley (hamstring) 1-2 weeks

Adam Goodes (torn quad) test
Gary Rohan (leg) season
Daniel Hannebery (concussion) test
Luke Parker (collarbone) 6 weeks
Tom Mitchell (knee) 2 weeks

Bradd Dalziell (knee) 1 week
Andrew Embley (shoulder) 4 weeks
Josh Kennedy (ankle) 6 weeks
Mark LeCras (knee) season
Mark Nicoski (hamstring) 3 weeks
Sam Butler (late withdrawal) test
Will Schofield (leg) test

Ryan Hargrave (general soreness) test
Tom Williams (shoulder) 1-2 weeks
Dale Morris (leg) indefinite



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    June 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Lost all faith in this article when you said Scotland out for 3-4 weeks, only to miss 1!!!!!!

    Traded him to Didak and the rest us history.

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      June 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      Thats right, blame everyone else for your own bad decision captain hindsight.

    • Warnie


      June 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      Some people commenting on this site shit me. I think Jakub has been on the money with his stuff so far.

      “Scotlands 3-4 weeks Injury indicates a significant amount of damage, but as he played out the game on the weekend I would not be surprised to see him back sooner rather then later.”

      “…but again unfortunately I think Pendlebury will be warming our benches for a few more games (expected return round 14/15)”.

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        June 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm

        If people including the mediators of this site are going to get precious about peeps thoughts, you have 2 options. Either:

        1. Ban them


        2. Suck it up princesses and accept this is a forum for opinions that you may or may not agree with

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          June 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm

          can you not read what warnie just posted. I think you should suck it up and take the blame for your own actions

        • Warnie


          June 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm

          But your thoughts were wrong, to the point of disrespecting this article and the contributor because of your trade based on ‘advice’ you thought you got from the article. Did you even read my comment? I went to the effort of copying and pasting exactly what Jakub wrote regarding the Scotland injury. You were factually incorrect.

          Not being precious… just sick of morons who think they know better when all your comment proves is that you can’t read.

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            June 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm


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            June 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm

            I agree with you Brendan…….option 2……this is a forum where I do not agree with everyone’s opinion (this time you) and option 1….we should ban you.

            Thanks for coming………..


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          June 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm

          The Scotland call could have gone either way considering his age it was “safer,” to trade him, especially with the MBRs.
          I’ve noticed around my leagues, that many traded him, but many also kept him.
          At the end of the day, it was your decision, (which turned sour,) – perhaps you need to toughen up or “suck it up.” as you put it? ;)

          I was set in keeping Pendles until I read Jakub’s article…..especially the, “weight bearing,” bit, and as a result traded him.

          You win some & you lose some!

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          June 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm

          Here’s some options for you:

          1) Accept that what you posted shits other people.

          2) STFU.

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            Archer 77

            June 20, 2012 at 7:40 pm

            Or just follow Dr Dreamteam for pro advice :P

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      June 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      read the last two articles closely. both of these outline my point of view on scotland missing significantly less then the 3-4 week initial outlook given by carlton.

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        June 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm

        +1 I was just thinking myself when I openned this article how correct it had been regarding a few injuries over the last couple of weeks. The low and behold, some clown, who appears not to have even read the articles, manages to bag them out. Unbelievable how many whingers who can’t take responsibility for their own actions play DT. I guess a lot of school kids are playing.

        Thanks to the administrators and all contributors to this site, I may not always agree with everything written , but it doesn’t change the fact that I enjoy reading it. Without sites like this, the DT experience wouldn’t be near as good.

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    June 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Good article Jakub, we all know that injuries are difficult to analyse as well can only go by the information listed by the club. But its good value in risk assessment for injured players.

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    June 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Change Boaks injury to “home sickness”

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    June 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    funny how you say lewis is back when hawthorn have a bye

    • Warnie


      June 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      It says he’ll be back after the bye.

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      June 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      read over it again “Jordan Lewis (suspension) will be back after the bye”

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        June 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm

        Great write up but just watched 360 and Morris is out with a broken leg.

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    June 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Thanx Jakub…I love this article.
    You’ve done very well with your opinions, and backed them up with common sense reasoning.

    Good Job! :)

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    June 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    nice article once again
    does anyone know about jack crisp at brisbane is he injured??

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    June 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Great article thanks mate. Any update on Whitecross and H-Mac?

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    the sandgroper

    June 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    nice read Jakub,
    what to do with Zaharakas and Didak, that is a good chunk of $$$$ sitting on the bench and helping me accumilate donuts.
    Do you think its worth trading or holding

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      Albert Lloyd

      June 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      ow many you gut up yer sleeve

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    June 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I love how all the criticism of Jakub’s work is demonstrably wrong.

    I for one was going to trade Scotland UNTIL I read his article a couple of weeks back, which changed my mind. Thanks for the advice. Currently thinking about whether to trade Zaha – I have pretty good bench cover in Zorko, but also a pretty tempting upgrade in Beams.Do you reckon the quad will keep him out another 4 weeks, and once he’s back is it likely to restrict him?

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    June 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    second that! good article! keep them coming

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    June 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    so you reckon hargrave was more likely just a rest lastw eek? im even more pissed now haha

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    June 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    So do we keep Pendles then or jump on Swan or Boyd or is it all too late and just keep him?

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    June 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    What’s everyones thoughts on Pendles? got 8 trades left and cant really afford to burn them but a cracked tibia isnt necessarily a short term injury.

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      June 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      He’s out for 1-2 more weeks, if you kept him you’d be an idiot to trade now

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        June 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm

        i disagree i think it depends on where ur sitting in ur leauge and overall and also how many donuts ur comfortable taking this week. i was looking at 6 so i thought getting swan or tompson in now was a good thing rather than having another donut and watching my rank fall from 1600 odd to where ever. each teams different.

      • The Butcher

        The Butcher

        June 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

        I am 999 with $200k and 8 trades left. Im trading Pendle to Swan otherwise i miss 100+ points. Need to keep the momentum up. Rather regret doing than not doing and what could have been.

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    Chuck Norris

    June 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Wow, didn’t realise Pendles still has 1 or 2 more weeks on the sideline.
    Was hoping he’ll be back this week so I can trade him in as planned in rd 15.

    Do you guys think stick with 5 premium mids til rd 17 and then bring in Pendles
    Trade in Mitchell/Jelwood/Redden in rd 15 to have completed midfield earlier

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      June 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      I’m in the same position chuck. Looking at bringing in gun mid now and was looking at either Thompson or pendles. Looks as though it will be Thompson now. I think you should bite the bullet and get some one else scoring more then the rookie on field.

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    June 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Great article!!

    Heres my team have 7 trades left and $402,800 in the bank!

    DEF: Scotland, Delidio, Goddard, Waters, Birchall, Hargrave, Darley (S.Shaw, Spurr)

    MID: Swan, Pendles, Ablett, Thompson, Boyd, Zorko (Shiel, Williams)

    RUCK: Maric, Giles (Redden, Big O)

    FWDS: Buddy, Sidebottom, Robbo, Dangerfield, Martin, Zaha, Treloar (Dickson, Pfieffer)

    any ideas?

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      June 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      Here are some thoughts…

      Backline is good – perhaps wait two weeks and go Darly>Carrots when he is cheap.

      Mids – perhaps go Shiel>Kennedy with Zorko as your floating M7/F8.

      Rucks – maybe Giles>Ryder if Giles is going to be rested any more times.

      Forwards – Treloar to Chappy or Beams.

      Even Zaha to Chappy/Beams if you are happy with 5fer, Treloar or Dickson as F7.

      N.b Not sure if you will be able to afford it….you can figure it out! ;)

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    June 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Def: Goddard, Delidio, Heppell, Birchall, Waters, Hargrave, Ellis (Bootsma, Darley)

    Mid: Pendles, Boyd, Ablett, Thompson, Mitchell, Swan (Shiel, Zorko)

    Ruc: Goldstein, Giles (Stephenson,Redden)

    Fwd: Sidey, Buddy, Robinson, Zaharakis, Martin, Sexton, Dangerfield (Hall, Trealor)

    45,000 in the bank 8 trades left

    I was looking at getting in Beams, Carrots and Cox as my last upgrades and leave the team as is with 3 trades left.
    I have to keep Hargrave and Zaha on the back of other injuries this year.

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    June 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Read in the injury list in the paper today, and it had 2-4 for Didak.

    I really hope he comes back this season and drops that average even further.

    Nothing I like more than being made a fool of by selecting the pricks on my “Never again” list.

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    June 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Get the fuck around Jakub

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    June 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    so tom mitchell has suffered another injury, thats disappointing

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    June 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    McIntosh 5 weeks, WTF? When did that happen, glad i got rid of him for Goldy then.

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    June 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Love the read jakub!

    Does anyone know the word on

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    June 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Will Townsend / Giles play this week

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    June 20, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks mate nice write up

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      June 20, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      Also what are your thoughts on Mumford? Is his injury one which is likely to re-occur?

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    The Goat

    June 21, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Cheers Jakub!! Awesome article mate

    Will Schofield likely to play this weekend?

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