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Zero Hanger’s round nine injury wrap

The team at ZeroHanger have the latest injury news.

A trio of Demons – Christian Salem, Alex Neal-Bullen and Tim Smith, all suffered concussions in their loss to the Eagles in Perth on Friday night, adding to a long list of casualties at the club. All three could be considered in doubt for Melbourne’s clash with the Giants at the MCG on Sunday.

Collingwood face their own injury crisis ahead of Friday night’s meeting with the Swans at the SCG. Darcy Moore (ankle) and Jordan De Goey (ankle) were late scratches for the Pies on the weekend and Tom Langdon sat out the second half with a knee problem. The availability of all three is currently unknown, however, Mason Cox is expected to be available after missing the last three games with an ankle issue.

The return of Cox could present Nathan Buckley with selection headaches, given the strong form of Ben Reid in his absence. A forward line containing both Reid and Cox could prove to be too slow and a defensive liability.

The Swans could be missing some key players too, with Josh Kennedy pulling out of their win over North Melbourne on Saturday with a quad problem. Zak Jones is set for a stint on the sidelines after hurting his hamstring, but Buddy Franklin will be firming to return.

Patrick Dangerfield looks set for a week off after rolling his ankle in Geelong’s win over the Bulldogs. It is the same ankle that the superstar midfielder recently hurt against the Bombers.

Cats coach Chris Scott confirmed that the injury was more severe this time round.

“He has rolled that same ankle previously, I think it was a few weeks ago when he hurt his knee as well,” Scott told reporters post-match.

“The feedback we’ve got is that it’s a slightly more severe roll of that ankle, but nothing dire … it seems if he’ll miss, it’ll be on the minor side.”

The Hawks’ depth is set be tested, with Ben McEvoy (leg), James Frawley (hamstring) and Mitchell Lewis (concussion) all in doubt to take on Port Adelaide this week. It could open the door for Jarryd Roughead to return to the senior side, who only booted one goal in the VFL on the weekend.

The Blues will be sweating on scans for veteran midfielder Marc Murphy after he suffered a suspected broken rib in Sunday’s 93-point loss to GWS. Giants defender Zac Williams sat out the second half of the clash with hamstring tightness and looks set for a stint on the sidelines.

6 Comments

6 Comments

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    Shan Shan

    May 20, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    I only have Parker and Drew to cover Danger, the Saints play Carlton so that could be a reprieve for Parker if he doesn’t get dropped. Please come back in Drew…I need to trade Williams to Whitfield

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    Pendles4Brownlow

    May 20, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    I still reckon Dramafield is just sooking it for the cameras and will be back to play the Suns. Williams is a big concern for a lot of teams, but he has topped out, so I will be trading him up to Hurn.

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    Tyran

    May 20, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Dangerfield will not miss indigenous round he just won’t do it
    Big week big stage all danger

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    Andy

    May 20, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    I’m surprised Mummy wasn’t charged, but he’s on the pine for me now anyway. O’Brien is going better and has an easier opponent this week. I’ll probably trade Mummy the week after, depending if Jacobs is still out.

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    mick

    May 21, 2019 at 9:03 am

    mumfords only intention was to hurt murphy I thought that’s reportable when a player ends up with broken ribs.what a joke

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      Andy

      May 21, 2019 at 10:38 am

      The replay would seem to indicate that. It looked he purposely lined Murphy up with his knee. It would have been a suspension in rugby league.

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