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Bupa Recovery Report: R16 Check out the injury list after the huge win against the Pies over the weekend.

Josh Kelly, Michael Hurley, Tom McDonald, Eric Hipwood and more ... some big names have been added to the injury list ahead of round 16.

Who will be right and who is struggling? We find out when your wounded stars will be back. 

ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tom Doedee  Knee  Season
 Cam Ellis-Yolmen  Shin  1-2 weeks
 Jordan Galluci  Concussion  Test
 Alex Keath  Knee  Test
 Tom Lynch  Calf  2 weeks
 Ned McHenry  Back  1 week
 Myles Poholke  Calf  3 weeks
 Daniel Talia  Ankle  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

TaliaKeath and Gallucci are in doubt for Saturday night's clash with Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium. Talia injured his ankle in a marking contest in the Crows' 57-point loss to Port Adelaide, but finished the game. Keath was also able to return to play after sustaining bone bruising and swelling to his left knee in an aerial contest. Both will be tested at Thursday's main training session. Gallucci was concussed in the second quarter and has shown positive signs of improvement early this week. Lynch will miss another two weeks with his calf injury taking longer to heal than first expected. He injured his calf in the warm-up of the round 12 game against Greater Western Sydney. Ellis-Yolmen is still struggling with a low-level stress reaction to his right fibula. Poholke will miss three weeks with a calf tendon injury suffered in the Crows' round 11 SANFL game against Sturt on June 29. - Lee Gaskin

BRISBANE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Tom Cutler  Foot  Test
 Mitch Hinge  Hamstring  5-6 weeks
 Eric Hipwood  Knee  TBC
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

Hipwood is the major concern ahead of Sunday's away game against Port Adelaide. His right knee had a huge brace on it at Tuesday's training session. He'll be given every chance to play but has to be in serious doubt. - Michael Whiting 

CARLTON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Patrick Cripps  Foot  Test
 David Cuningham  Knee  1 week
 Charlie Curnow  Knee  2-3 weeks 
 Sam Docherty  Knee   Indefinite
 Caleb Marchbank  Neck  Season
 Harry McKay  Groin  1 week
 Liam Stocker  Foot  Test 
 Tom Williamson  Back  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

The Blues expect Cripps and McKay to return on Saturday, though Cuningham is another week away due to a knee problem. Marchbank will miss the remainder of the season with a neck injury, but the club expects Weitering to play despite a broken nose. - Riley Beveridge

COLLINGWOOD

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Taylor Adams  Groin  Test
 Dayne Beams  Hip/mental health  Indefinite
 Lynden Dunn  Knee  Season
 Tyson Goldsack  Groin/hip  Test
 Levi Greenwood  Shoulder  Test
 Jeremy Howe  Calf  1 week
 Will Kelly  Leg  2-3 weeks
 Tom Langdon  Knee  Indefinite
 Nathan Murphy  Back  Indefinite
 Sam Murray  Provisional ASADA suspension  TBC
 Ben Reid  Calf  TBC
 Jaidyn Stephenson  Suspended  7 weeks
 Josh Thomas  Hip  Test
 Daniel Wells   Knee  7 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

Experienced quartet Adams and Greenwood hope to return for the clash with reigning premier West Coast in Perth, while Thomas and Goldsackalso face fitness tests. Howe is at least another week away and Reid will miss multiple weeks. Langdon is making inroads, Murphy's recovery has also been slow and Kelly is also some time away. Stephenson will be available at finals time while Wells will race the clock to return before season's end. But the campaign seems over for veterans Dunn and Beams, with the latter now taking indefinite leave to deal with his mental issues. - Ben Collins

ESSENDON

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Patrick Ambrose  Quad  2-3 weeks
 Tom Bellchambers  Calf  5 weeks
 Joe Daniher  Groin  Season
 Sam Draper  Knee  Season
 Dyson Heppell  Foot  Test
 Michael Hurley  Hip  Test
 Irving Mosquito  Hamstring  3-4 weeks
 Kobe Mutch  Knee  TBC
 Devon Smith  Knee  Season
 James Stewart  Groin  TBC
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

Heppell (foot) and Hurley (hip) will have to pass tests before playing North Melbourne on Saturday. Hurley has been managing hip issues for several years but required a scan this week and the Bombers are "hopeful" he will be available. Heppell seems more touch-and-go after missing last week's win over Sydney. Youngster Mutch is back on the injury list after suffering a fractured kneecap at VFL level and is expected to have an extended stint on the sidelines. - Callum Twomey

FREMANTLE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Harley Bennell  Calf  TBC
 Brennan Cox  Hip   3 weeks
 Stefan Giro  Knee  Season
 Stephen Hill  Hamstring  Test
 Jesse Hogan  Foot  TBC
 Shane Kersten  Foot  TBC
 Lloyd Meek  Foot  Season
 Alex Pearce  Ankle  Season
 Matt Taberner  Foot  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

Hogan was back running last weekend, three weeks after going down with a mid-foot sprain and the Dockers will hope he can get back soon with their finals hopes fading fast. Hill completed sprint work close to top speed during training last week and won't be far away from his latest attempted comeback, which might even be against Hawthorn in Launceston this Saturday. Cox apparently missed the Western Derby with a hip complaint. Travis King

GEELONG

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Nakia Cockatoo  Knee  2-3 weeks
 Charlie Constable  Toe  Test
 Jordan Cunico  Ankle  2-3 weeks
 Jake Kolodjashnij  Concussion  Test
 Nathan Kreuger  Concussion  Test
 Sam Menegola  Knee  Test
 Esava Ratugolea  Hamstring  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

Ratugolea will need to pass Wednesday's main session in order to put his hand up for a return. Kolodjashnij had mild symptoms early in the week with the Cats keen to see how he responds on Wednesday. Menegola is expected to come back either this week or next on restricted time in the VFL but has logged big running sessions in the past week. Constable has now missed two weeks with a toe complaint but should be back this week via the VFL, with Kreuger to be monitored after concussion kept him out last week. - Mitch Cleary

GOLD COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Callum Ah Chee  Ankle  Indefinite
 Ben Ainsworth  Foot  2 weeks
 Jack Bowes  Quad  2 weeks
 Sam Collins  Hip  Season
 Sam Fletcher  Quad  Test
 Nick Holman  Back  Indefinite
 Wil Powell  Knee  TBC
 Josh Schoenfeld  Knee  1-2 weeks
 Rory Thompson  Knee  Season
 Harrison Wigg  Knee  Season
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

No confirmation on Powell's injury yet, but following Saturday's loss to Richmond, coach Stuart Dew conceded the young wingman would likely miss the rest of the season. Ainsworth and Bowes are now only a fortnight away from returning. - Michael Whiting

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Stephen Coniglio  Knee  Test
 Aidan Corr  Calf  2-3 weeks
 Isaac Cumming  Hamstring  4 weeks
 Matt de Boer  Shoulder  5-7 weeks
 Lachlan Keeffe  Broken hand  Test
 Josh Kelly  Calf  3 weeks
 Shane Mumford  Soreness  Test
 Xavier O'Halloran  Knee  4 weeks
 Jonathon Patton  Knee  TBC
 Tommy Sheridan  Calf  TBC
 Callan Ward  Knee  Season
 Lachie Whitfield  Collarbone  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

Kelly is a massive loss after coming off in the final term against Brisbane on Sunday, but the good news for the Giants is the likely availability of Coniglio, Whitfield and Mumford against Richmond. Keeffe is also a chance to be available after recovering from a broken hand. - Adam Curley

HAWTHORN

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Changkuoth Jiath                Broken jaw  Test
 Tom Mitchell  Broken leg  Indefinite
 Tim Mohr  Dislocated knee/ACL  Season
 Dylan Moore  Groin  Test
 Ryan Schoenmakers  Calf  2-3 weeks
 Jack Scrimshaw  Knee  Test
 Chad Wingard  Hamstring  Test
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

Scrimshaw needs only to get through training to play at AFL or VFL level this weekend after last playing on May 25, while Wingard is also edging closer following four games out. Jiath was considered as much as a month away last week, but is back doing some training and could be back playing on Sunday. Moore's injury kept him out of Friday night's clash with Collingwood, but was only minor. Marc Pittonet (concussion) has missed the past fortnight, and another ruckman, Ned Reeves, was absent from the VFL last weekend as well. - Marc McGowan

MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jeff Garlett  Shoulder  Season
 Max Gawn  Ankle  Test
 Marty Hore  Collarbone  TBC
 Kade Kolodjashnij  Head  TBC
 Tom McDonald  Knee  Season
 Jake Melksham   Foot   3-4 weeks
 Aaron Nietschke  Knee  Season
 Harrison Petty  Concussion  Test
 Joel Smith  Groin  Season
 Tim Smith  Calf   TBC
 Tom Sparrow  Knee  4-5 weeks
 Billy Stretch  Foot  TBC
 Aaron vandenBerg  Ankle  TBC
 Guy Walker  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

Melbourne fans will once again be on "Gawn watch" after the star ruckman was a late withdrawal to face Carlton, failing to overcome a rolled ankle. Hore will face several weeks on the sidelines after breaking his collarbone, while McDonald's season is over after tearing his meniscus. In better news for the Demons, Jake Lever and Neville Jetta are closing in on returns after playing in the VFL. – Sarah Black

NORTH MELBOURNE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Taylor Garner  Club suspension  Round 19
 Aaron Hall  Personal leave  Indefinite
 Kyron Hayden  Achilles  Season
 Shaun Higgins  AC joint  1-2 weeks
 Ben Jacobs  Head/neck  Indefinite
 Tom McKenzie   Back  TBC
 Tom Murphy  Ankle  2 weeks
 Bailey Scott  Foot  Indefinite
 Dom Tyson  Calf  TBC
 Ed Vickers-Willis  Knee  Season
 Will Walker  Knee  Season
 Tom Wilkinson  Ankle  Test
 Mason Wood  Quad  Test
 Updated: Monday, July 8

Early prognosis

Majak Daw (pelvis/hips) played three separate stints in the first quarter of his VFL return on Sunday and an announcement is still to be made on whether he backs up this weekend. There were no major fresh injuries, although second-year defender Murphy's tough season continued with an ankle setback. Wood was off and on the ground with his quad complaint against the Saints, but completed the match and may not miss a game. Luke McDonald (shoulder) and Sam Durdin (calf) are fine. Higgins is edging closer to being back and Wilkinson could play his first match since April 20, but Tyson's season now seems in doubt. - Marc McGowan

PORT ADELAIDE

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Travis Boak  Back  Test
 Tobin Cox  Kidney  Indefinite
 Riley Grundy  Finger  Test
 Jake Patmore  Knee  Season
 Jack Trengove  Leg  2-3 weeks
 Jack Watts  Leg  Indefinite
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

Boak is expected to return for Sunday's crucial encounter against Brisbane at Adelaide Oval. The former captain was a late withdrawl from the Power side for last Saturday's Showdown win against Adelaide after he suffered back spasms in the warm-up. Cox lacerated his kidney during a contest in Port's 77-point win against West Adelaide in the SANFL, and he will be out in the short term. Grundy broke his finger in the same game, and will be assessed this week. - Lee Gaskin

RICHMOND

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Noah Balta  Quad  1-2 weeks
 Josh Caddy  Leg  Test
 Luke English  Shoulder  Test
 Callum Moore  Ankle  3-4 weeks
 Toby Nankervis  Adductor  1-2 weeks
 Marlion Pickett  Finger  2-3 weeks
 Alex Rance  Knee  Season
 Jack Riewoldt  PCL  Test
 Jack Ross  Ankle  3-4 weeks
 Fraser Turner  Leg  3-4 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

All eyes will be on Riewoldt this week as he presses his case to make a return from his PCL injury, while Caddy is also a chance to come back. Balta picked up a minor quad injury in the VFL and will face a few weeks on the sidelines, while Nankervis is edging closer to a return. - Sarah Black

ST KILDA

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Logan Austin  Shoulder  Indefinite
 Josh Battle  Hip/knee  3-4 weeks
 Jack Bytel  Back  Season
 Jarryn Geary  Leg  4-6 weeks
 Dan Hannebery  Hamstring  Test
 Dean Kent  Quad  Season
 Max King  Ankle  Season
 Billy Longer  Concussion  Indefinite
 Paddy McCartin  Concussion  Season
 Ed Phillips  Hamstring  Test
 Lewis Pierce  Concussion  Indefinite
 Dylan Roberton  Heart  Season
 Jack Steven  Mental health  Indefinite
 Jimmy Webster  Hand  1-2 weeks
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

It's unlikely Hannebery will be right for Saturday night's clash with Geelong after reporting with hamstring awareness. Battle hurt his right knee, along with his hip, early on against North Melbourne. - Dinny Navaratnam

SYDNEY

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Darcy Cameron  Quad  Test
 Lance Franklin  Hamstring  2-3 weeks
 Matthew Ling  Achilles  3-4 weeks
 Jack Maibaum  Knee  Season
 Jarrad McVeigh  Hamstring  Test
 Sam Naismith  Knee  3-4 weeks
 Callum Sinclair  Shoulder  2-3 weeks
 Nick Smith  Hamstring   Season
 Durak Tucker  Knee  TBC
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

 Early prognosis

Cameron could be included to face Carlton this week if he can train strongly, while McVeigh is expected to be available, and is likely to play in the NEAFL.Franklinhas started running but is still at least three weeks away, whileNaismithis working hard on his conditioning, and could play in the final month of the year. The lucklessLinghurt his Achilles a couple of weeks ago but is expected back in the next month. - Adam Curley

WEST COAST

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Jarrod Brander  Calf  Test
 Patrick Bines  Hernia  2-3 weeks
 Liam Duggan  Ankle  5-6 weeks
 Harry Edwards  Foot  2-3 weeks
 Mark Hutchings  Hamstring  2 weeks
 Josh Kennedy  Illness  Test
 Jack Petruccelle  Hamstring  Test
 Nathan Vardy  Ankle/Knee  3 weeks
 Daniel Venables  Concussion  TBC
 Updated: Tuesday, July 9

Early prognosis

Kennedy is expected to return for Friday night's home game against Collingwood, while Brander and Petruccelle both ran laps and got through a light skills session on Monday ahead of likely WAFL comebacks this Sunday against West Perth. Travis King

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Player

Injury

Estimated Return

 Caleb Daniel  Hamstring  1-2 weeks
 Ryan Gardner  Knee  7-9 weeks
 Billy Gowers  Ankle  Test
 Fergus Greene  Shoulder  Season
 Tom Liberatore  Knee  Test
 Lukas Webb  Ankle  3-4 weeks
 Lewis Young  Ribs  1-2 weeks
 Updated: Monday, July 8

Early prognosis

Liberatore will resume full training this week and could return to the AFL sooner than expected after his knee  injury in round 13. Gowers will also rejoin the main group but might have to return via the VFL. Versatile tall Gardner hobbled off during the fourth quarter for Footscray after injuring his knee in a ruck contest. Mitch Wallis made a successful return in the VFL and is available for senior selection. - Josh Schonafinger

*Placed on the club's long-term injury list 

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