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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?


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

Bookings with Jakub

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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    July 11, 2012 at 4:50 pm


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      July 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      do you have ED’s ?

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      July 11, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Ah that’s right it is school holidays… i foresee alot of posts with these “first” comments and then the slagging off to follow JOY

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    The Croweater

    July 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    So Jakub, are you saying Waters should be back on schedule within the 3-5 weeks?

    I’m planning on keeping him so as long as he’s back in 5 weeks time and only misses one final max, I can sleep safely. Cheers for the article Jakub, let’s hope you’re spot on once again.

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      July 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      Baring any set-backs / complications he should be back within the 5 week period.

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      July 11, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      still to risky to keep though… as you would assume if he is back in 5-6weeks max that his scores wont be up to par to what they were before…

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        July 12, 2012 at 10:24 am

        Too risky? What if he’s back in 3? Which is highly possible as it’s is only a menisectomy. WC cannot afford to drop any more games. Beau Waters will be back as soon as he’s ready to go. Personally, I can’t see how a minor knee op is going to affect his game too much when he returns. If you have the trades, well done & trade away.

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    July 11, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Hampson did his PCL not ACL.

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    July 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    DEF: Lake, Mackie, Davis, Carazzo, Scotland, Morris, Ellis (Schoenmakers, Wilkes)

    MID: Watson, Thompson, S. Selwood, Deledio, Ablett, Boyd (Gibson, Crozier)

    RUC: Cox, Giles (Redden, Campbell)

    FWD: Sidebottom, Dangerfield, Beams, Cloke, McGlynn, Zorko, Pfeiffer (Franklin, Kennedy)

    4 trades left with 80k in the bank.

    Next week I want to downgrade Redden > another cheap rookie ruckman freeing up some cash. Then the week after upgrade another one of my defenders to another gun, not sure who though?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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      July 11, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      bircbbirchall, suckling, grimes and hanley has proved himself as a unique big scorer

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    July 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    which of my forwards should i look to upgrade to adam goodes, i have porps, dickson and clancee pearce

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      July 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm


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        July 12, 2012 at 9:43 am

        Completely disagree. Dickson has been very consistent since his reintroduction to the Dogs; with scores between 70-90. He has great JS now as a result in a faltering team. He is a good benchman. I would upgrade Porpylzia or Pearce (in that order). Porpylzia could breakdown at any time, & Pearce is too inconsistent.

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    July 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Is it worth Upgrading Bootsma to Yarran to cover for Waters who may be out for 4/5 weeks?
    2×94’s in a row and cheap as chips…

    • Slappers


      July 11, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      if you have a few trades up your sleeve

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        July 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm

        Only have 3 is my problem..and I’m sitting about 5th with 2 hard games coming up..

        Waters, Lids, Scotland, Goddard, Bugg, Drummond (Shaw, Bootsma)

        Watson, Rockliff, Mitchell, Shuey, Pendles, Priddis (Horsley, M.Williams)

        Cox, NicNat (Orren, Redden)

        Franklin, Sidebottom, Tippet, Hawkins, Martin, Robinson (Didak, T.Walsh)

        So I’ll be looking at 1 donut in the backline and 1 or 2 in the forward line (depending on whether Tippet plays and whether Didak is named)
        Only good thing is that my matchup this week has Waters, Goddard & Franklin too…My win could depend on whether Tippet and Didak get up…..sigh

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    July 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Backs are Deledio, Goddard, Waters, Suckling, Birchall, Heppell, Carrazo, Darley, Shaw

    Do i hold Waters or trade?
    If so who to get? Thinking Hanley???

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      July 11, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      M.johnson ?

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    July 11, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    DEF: Lids, goddard, Birch, suckling, Carrots, Heater, M.johnson (,L.spurr)
    MID: M.Boyd, Pendles, S.mitchell, S.thompson, GAJ (A.kennedy, S.gibson)
    RUCK: Cox, Jacobs (Redden, campbell)
    FWD: Chappy, Sidebum, Beams, Franklin, Robo, martin, Zorko ( J.cameron, C.hampton)

    1 trade left and 28k

    Thoughts ??

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      Just Go Bang!

      July 11, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      Thoughts? Any thoughts you may have about using that 1 trade left, unless for replacing a LTI premium, is pure madness. Other than that, your squad looks very strong.

      Also, you’ve only named 5 mids on the field… who’s the other?

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        July 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm

        sorry Brent stanton

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      July 11, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      good starting team but you are missing a midfielder..over all i give it an 8 1/2 out of 10. your starting line up is a little stronger than mine…main differences are…
      Beams v Dangerfield,
      Thompson v J Selwood
      M Johnson v Adcock
      Pendles v Barlow
      Jacobs v Kruzer
      you edge me out with most match ups….my remaining midfielder is Swan, if you have Swan aswell its a better team than mine.

      i have Ellis v Spurr, Giles v Campbell, Dickson v Cameron and T Adams v Hampton on the bench so IMO i edge you out in that area.

      good luck with that last trade remaining. an LTI is your enemy for the rest of the season

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      July 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      You’re screwed. Start planning for 2013. You’re 8 bench players are terrible for only having 1 trade left.

      Just my thoughts.

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    July 11, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    what’s everyone’s thoughts on waters? i have 5 trades left and 100k in the bank.
    my backline is done once goddard and waters come back (only thing i’m missing is scotland)

    however my forward line is 2 upgrades away from being complete:
    FWDS: treloar, smedts, zorko, beams, franklin, sidebottom, robinson (martin, walsh)

    i want to go the treloar>goodes tradem what do people thing?

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      July 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm


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      Archer 77

      July 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      This is the perfect time to bring in Goodes.

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        July 12, 2012 at 9:53 am

        Treloar needs to go & Goodes will not come any cheaper.

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    July 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Is waters considered an LTI?

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      July 12, 2012 at 9:52 am

      No. Depends how long it actually takes for him to return. I’m hoping it will be sooner rather than later, as WC can’t really afford to lose another player of his calibre for too long. I’m holding him as I have cover (for now…)

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        July 12, 2012 at 10:21 am

        he’s definitely one tough nut, hopefully big beau can come back firing in about 3 weeks (hoping!)

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    July 12, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Ok Here is my team guys.

    Goddard, Waters, Heppell, Shaw, Deledio, Birchall, Hargrave, (Clarke, Shaw)

    Pendles, Ablett, Mitchell, Priddis, Selwood, Sloane (Gibson, Sexton)

    Cox, Giles, (Redden, Campbell)

    Sidey, Beams, Chappy, Johnson, Martin, Franklin, Robinson, (Zorko, DSmith)

    5 Trades & $273K remaining.

    Was thinking of upgrading Hargrave as worried about his JS. Should I Trade Waters instead?

    Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    July 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    What happened with Golby last week? was he injured or dropped?..
    I never had Waters because I had a feeling he’d get injured…he is injury prone

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