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Dream Team Medical Room: Round 20

Finals DT are what it’s all about. After a crazy injury plagued year the final 8 has been finalized and its knockout elimination finals time. Things where looking acceptable in terms of player availability and form leading into the finals.

Finals DT are what it’s all about. After a crazy injury plagued year the final 8 has been finalized and its knockout elimination finals time. Things where looking acceptable in terms of player availability and form leading into the finals. Until the king himself Dane Swan had a drink on a Sunday night and will miss the next two games. Swan will miss two, but an argument may stand to hold him if your team if you’ve finished in the top 4 of your respective leagues. Swan could be vital come the final games of the finals series, but does anyone have the luxury of playing a mid gun down or using 2 trades?

Sydney has been sweating on the results of Jude Bolton’s knee MRI after a stellar run of form. With experts predicting an ACL injury to the star swan, result’s brought good news as Bolton has been cleared of significant injury and will only be out for 4 weeks. Essendon’s poor run of injuries continues with Jason Winderlich and Ben Howlett ruled out for 3 and 4 weeks respectively. Both with Hamstring injuries, Essendon are going to have to have a long hard look at their training program come season 2013. Gold Coast are going to struggle to field a team this weekend with Dion Presita, Luke Russell, Michael Rischitelli, and Zac Smith all going down last week (time frames yet to be confirmed). Almost matching GC’s outs is GWS who will loose Captain Callan Ward, Toby Greene and Jonathan Patton heading into the blockbuster GWS vs. GC game this weekend. Callan Wards is the most concerning with the captain showing the early signs of Osteitis Pubis. Also referred to as “pubic stress injury”, this is a real concern for GWS as it has the potential to sideline the leader for a considerable amount of time is not dealt with appropriately.  Collingwood Tyson goldsack will miss with an ankle injury as will Geelong’s Trent West. Concerns surround West’s injury, as unconfirmed reports are that he may his the remainder of the home and away season.

Putting an end of Hamish McIntosh’s season, HMac has opted to have surgery on his troublesome right knee with hopes it will get him right for next year. HMac has been without a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) for the past four years and will undergo LARS surgery this week in order to stabilize his knee.  Melbourne’s Cale Morton will also not take part in the remainder of the 2012 season after aggravating his injured shoulder on the weekend. Morton too will have surgery in the hopes of having an injury free 2013 campaign.

The forward lines will be getting a boost this week with expected return of Buddy Franklin and Mitch Robinson. Buddy will be aiming to kick a bag full against port this weekend as the looks to take back top spot on the Coleman rankings. The only cause for concern would be how much does Hawthorn want to risk playing a bottom 3 side? Joining Robinson will be Andrew Walker who also returns from a calf related injury. Adelaide forward Kurt Tippet should be ok to play after his concussion related rest. Lets hope for no more head collisions or he could be in some serious trouble.

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

Ricky Henderson (ankle) 4 weeks
Brodie Martin (hamstring) TBC
Kurt Tippett (concussion) TBC
Andy Otten (knee) 4 weeks
Jason Porplyzia (shoulder) test
David McKay (toe) test

Matthew Leuenberger (achilles) indefinite
Brent Staker (knee) season
Bryce Retzlaff (knee) season
Ash McGrath (hamstring) season
Mitch Golby (foot) test
Matt McGuire (ankle) test

Mitch Robinson (calf) test
Andrew Walker (calf) test
Michael Jamison (hamstring) TBC
Rob Warnock (shoulder) test
Jeremy Laidler (knee) season
Lachie Henderson (groin) season
Shaun Hampson (knee) season
Sam Rowe (testicular cancer) indefinite

Tyson Goldsack (ankle) TBA
Ben Johnson (shoulder) 1 weeks
Caolan Mooney (hamstring) 1 week
Trent Stubbs (shoulder) 1-2 weeks
Marley Williams (shoulder) season
Luke Ball (knee) season
Lachie Keeffe (knee) season
Ricky Dyson (ankle) test
David Myers (calf) test
Stewie Crameri (hamstring) test
Angus Monfries (ankle) test
Ben Howlett (hamstring) TBC
Jason Winderlich (hamstring) TBC
Brent Stanton (hamstring) 1 week
Kyle Reimers (hamstring) 1 week
Paddy Ryder (calf) 1 week
Michael Hibberd (quad) 2 weeks
David Zaharakis (quad) 2 weeks

Josh Mellington (hamstring) test
Aaron Sandilands (toe) 3 weeks
Hayden Crozier (illness) TBA
Anthony Morabito (knee) season
Greg Broughton (finger) season

Josh Hunt (quad) test
Trent West (knee) 1-2 weeks
Joel Corey (hamstring) 1 week
Josh Cowan (achilles) indefinite
Daniel Menzel (knee) season
Travis Varcoe (foot) indefinite

Dion Prestia (hamstring) Won’t play
Karmichael Hunt (shoulder) Won’t play
Luke Russell (shoulder) Won’t play
Michael Rischitelli (knee) Won’t play
Zac Smith (ankle) Won’t play
Sam Iles (hamstring) Won’t play
David Swallow (knee) test
Sam Day (foot) test
Joel Wilkinson (ankle) 1-2 weeks
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

Setanta O’hAilpin (knee) season
Dylan Shiel (foot) 1 week
Liam Sumner (foot) test
Tim Mohr (groin) test
Sam Reid (hand) season
Dom Tyson (foot) test


Max Bailey (illness) available
Lance Franklin (hamstring) test
Amos Frank (calf) 1 week
Mitch Hallahan (VFL suspension) 1 week
Liam Shiels (suspension) 1 week
Sam Grimley (finger) 1 week
Jarrad Boumann (hand) TBC
Luke Lowden (wrist) season
Michael Osborne (knee) season
Alex Woodward (knee) season
Andrew Boseley (shoulder) season.

Cale Morton (shoulder) season
Jack Watts (ankle) test
Jordie McKenzie (shoulder) test
Kelvin Lawrence (calf) test
Jai Sheahan (ankle) test
Mark Jamar (calf) 1-2 weeks
Clint Bartram (knee) season
Jamie Bennell (knee) season
Mitch Clark (foot) season
Aaron Davey (foot) season
Max Gawn (knee) season
Rory Taggert (back) indefinite

Leigh Adams (shoulder) test
Hamish McIntosh (knee) season


John Butcher (hip) 1 week
Robbie Gray (knee) season
Cam O’Shea (foot) 4 weeks
Jasper Pittard (rib/lung) 1 weeks
Brett Renouf (knee) TBA
Brendon Ah Chee (knee) season

Jake Batchelor (knee) test
Mat Arnot (hamstring) 2 weeks
Nathan Foley (heel) season
Dylan Grimes (hamstring) indefinite
Ty Vickery (shoulder) season

Seb Ross (soreness) available
Adam Schneider (hamstring) test
Rhys Stanley (hamstring) test
Warrick Andreoli (shoulder) 1 week
Jason Blake (ankle) 2-3 weeks
Darren Minchington (hip) season

Mark Seaby (calf) test
Gary Rohan (leg) season
Sam Reid (knee) 2 weeks
Tom Mitchell (foot) test
Jude Bolton (knee) 3-4 weeks

Andrew Embley (shoulder) available
Josh Kennedy (ankle) 3 weeks
Mark LeCras (knee) season
Mark Nicoski (hamstring) season
Ryan Neates (foot) 2 weeks
Koby Stevens (shoulder) test
Nic Naitanui (back) test
Matt Rosa (jaw) 2 weeks

Lindsay Gilbee (soreness) available
Justin Sherman (illness) available
Tom Williams (ankle) available
Jack Redpath (broken arm) season
Adam Cooney (knee soreness) doubtful
Easton Wood (hamstring) 1 week
Shaun Higgins (hamstring) test
Dale Morris (leg) season
James Mulligan (achilles) season
Mark Austin (wrist) season
Daniel Cross (shoulder) season
Tom Liberatore (suspension) season
Luke Dahlhaus (ankle) season



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    August 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Nice work mate, but that Saints injury is well and truly off the mark. Should be:

    Rhys Stanley – Hamstring – 1-2 weeks
    Adam Schneider – Hamstring – 1 week
    Darren Minchington – Hip – Season

    All others are playing VFL or AFL this week

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    August 9, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    robinson better be back…

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      August 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      Just read on article in “The Australian” online, where Ratten stated that Robinson and Walker will play this weekend.

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    August 10, 2012 at 12:51 am


    James McDonald – Foot – 1 week
    Toby Greene – groin- 1-2 weeks
    Rhys Palmer – hip flexor – 1 -2 weeks
    Dylan Shiel – Foot – 1-2 weeks
    Callan Ward – Osteitis Pubis (early stages) – 2 – 4 weeks
    Taylor Adams – back – test
    Jon Patton – shoulder – season
    Sam Frost – hips – season
    Sam Reid – Shoulder – Season
    Setanta O’hAilpin – ACL – Season
    Tim Segrave – Back – Season
    Tim Mohr – Hips – Season

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    August 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    i am pissed off with porp beacause now i have to reverse my trades and do different trades

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