North Melbourne defender Jamie MacMillan is set for a stint on the sidelines after hurting his calf in Friday night’s win over the Tigers. The 27-year-old iced up the injured tendon and was shut down at half time.
There are concerns for Giants utility Lachie Whitfield after he hurt his right collarbone in a tackle from Gold Coast’s David Swallow late in Saturday’s clash. He did not return to the game for precautionary reasons, while teammate Toby Greene also sat out the end of the game with a knee problem.
Giants coach Leon Cameron expects both players to make the trip to Adelaide to face the Crows, however, could be under some doubt.
Suns youngster Jack Bowes went down earlier in the first quarter after hurting his right quad while having a shot at goal. Early reports are that he could miss a month, not helped by the fact that the injury is on his kicking leg.
In-form Geelong ruckman Rhys Stanley was pulled out of his side’s win over Sydney due to an adductor issue. The Cats are as coy as anyone when it comes to injuries, so his availability for Friday night’s massive clash against Richmond is unknown.
Star Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy was hampered by an ankle injury in his side’s loss to Fremantle ahead of a blockbuster matchup with Melbourne’s Max Gawn on the Queen’s Birthday. This could be one to monitor throughout the week.
Melbourne duo Christian Salem (illness) and Marty Hore (calf soreness) were both late outs against the Crows but could be available to take on the Pies, along with Steven May and Jake Lever.
Adelaide co-captain Rory Sloane is a 50-50 to take on the Giants according to assistant coach Ben Hart. The tough nut hurt his hamstrung against the Dees on Saturday night and will undergo tests this week. Hart added that he is “confident” Matt Crouch will return from a three-game absence after dealing with a hip/abdominal strain.
Hawthorn recruit Chad Wingard is set to miss a few weeks after suffering another hamstring injury in Saturday night’s loss to Brisbane. The 25-year old was put on ice in the third quarter but is aided by the fact that the Hawks have the bye this week.
The Saints were struck with a sweep of sickness in the lead up to their clash with Port Adelaide in China. Defender Dan McKenzie and Jonathon Marsh were late scratches after failing to overcome the illness, while skipper Jarryn Geary added to their woes after suffering a broken leg late in the contest. The 30-year old is expected to miss the rest of the season.
West Coast skipper Shannon Hurn sat out the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win over the Bulldogs due to hamstring tightness. There is no word yet on the severity of the problem but he could be in doubt to face the Swans in Sydney on Sunday.