Richmond will be without two stars in Friday night’s blockbuster against Fremantle.
The Saints are sweating on the Patriots’ fitness, while there is some good news for the hapless center.
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Richmond It would be a duo without a star. Dustin Martin And Tom Lynch Friday night in a blockbuster clash against Fremantle.
Both players are battling injuries and have been ruled out in the round of 18.
Some good news for the club Ivan Soldo (thumb) Sydney Stack (cheek bone) and Jack Ross (Labor) must be available for selection pending final fitness tests.
Protector Josh Gibbs It is also a chance to keep his place despite being sidelined by a shoulder injury at North Melbourne.
ST KILDA Ruckman Paddy RyderHis season could be over with a calf complaint confirming he will be sidelined.
The veteran was bought out of Friday night’s loss to the Western Bulldogs.
Coach Brett Ratten told the Raiders after the game that they hoped it would be “touch and go.”
But the striker is now expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks, possibly ending the 2022 campaign.
Dan McKenzie He was also sidelined after overcoming a lingering concussion a few weeks ago.
McKenzie left the training ground early last week after tests revealed he was suffering from calf strain.
Dan Hanbury He returned to competitive footy last weekend, making 29 disposals for Sandringham in the VFL.
Earlier this year, Hanbury headed to Munich hoping to address ongoing soft tissue problems that ended his AFL career.
Injuries have limited Hanbury to just 15 appearances for the Saints since being cut from Sydney in a lucrative deal at the end of 2018.
But his successful VFL return is a big step for the 31-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
Dougal Howard At least another week to go after knee surgery.
of Western Bulldogs They are a reliable defender. Alex Kate He will compete against Melbourne this weekend.
Keith was clearly hampered by Quad Bush in his win over St Kilda.
The defender was injured early in the game but managed to play the game.
Aaron Naughton, Josh Schache, Lachie hunter And Zayn Cordy In accordance with the AFL’s health and safety protocols, they may return from their time in the side.
Coach Luke Beveridge said after the game: “We need all three (Naughton, Jamara Ugle-Hagan, Josh Bruce) to play together – it could be a chance next week.”
“Zayn was a bit of a curmudgeon earlier.
“Naughts had symptoms… and Lachie, I think it’s okay.”
Bulldogs head of sports medicine Chris Bell was confident the four would be given the green light to return.
“They will all be joining our program this week, and we expect them all to be there this weekend,” he said.
Anthony Scott He is making progress in recovering from the shock.
“He will be evaluated in the coming days to determine his return to action,” Bell said.
Stephen Martin He is set to return through the VFL this week.
Geelong The damaged center must be replaced Sam Mengola For the match against Port Adelaide.
Menegola suffered a concussion when the back of his head hit the MCG turf in a Will Hayes tackle.
This is not the first time Menegola has been sidelined by AFL concussion protocols this year after suffering an injury in the VFL in April.
Caregiver North Melbourne Coach Leigh Adams is hopeful. Nick LarkeyHeel pain is “not a long-term thing.”
Larkey was ruled out of the win over Richmond in the final quarter after battling injury earlier in the game.
“It looks like a layer of fat on the heel,” Adams said.
“He went again in the second half and was fine.
As the game went on, he felt like he couldn’t give us what he wanted.
West coast A big man hopes Nick Naitanui He returns to St Kilda on Sunday.
Naitanui Guizo Eastern Guizo face Hawthorn with a knee injury.
The ruckman missed 12 rounds earlier this year with a knee injury and played back-to-back games before being rested.
The Eagles should replace Ruckman with youth Callum Jamieson He fell to the Hawks due to injury.
Connor West He could return from an Achilles injury after missing the last two weeks.
Eliot Yew. And Jack Petruccelle Both could be another week away from returning from home leg injuries.
Fremantle They are sweating on future fitness Rory Loeb.
Lobb is having a very good year for the Dockers when he is out of contract.
The big forward/ruck is attracting a lot of interest from clubs interstate and is yet to figure out his future.
He was injured by a hard tackle by Tom Hickey early in the clash with Sydney.
Lobb’s shoulder bore the brunt of the problem as it hit the ground.
The 29-year-old was sidelined for most of the match with an injured shoulder and took three-quarters of the session to seek treatment.
But he played the game and finished with 1.4 from 13 – just one touch as Sydney mounted the fightback.
“We talked about it at one point (lobbing out), but we needed him there and he was happy to continue,” coach Justin Longmuir said after the game.
“We’ll get him a bit more down the track, he finished the game, he had a great performance so hopefully it’s not too bad.”
Adelaide It does not pose any danger to young people Josh Rachel As the end of the season approaches.
Rachel has not played since round 16 due to a hip complaint.
“He might be tight this week, he’s still in the rehab group,” Crows assistant coach James Rahilly said.
“He’s hitting the ground running… we’re just careful about that.
“When it’s ready to go, we make sure it’s right to go.”
Rachel has been one of the bright flashes for the Crows in a difficult season, with the 18-year-old standing tall in his first year in the AFL.