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AFL Injury List 2024: Your club’s medical news, casualty ward, player return date | Sporting News Australia

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The AFL season is here, and clubs are already having to deal with injuries.

Which players are injured from your club?

The Sporting News has all the latest AFL injury news.

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Adelaide injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Wayne Milera Knee Season
Nick Murray Knee 6-8 weeks
Lachlan Murphy Knee 2-4 weeks
Harry Schoenberg Achilles 1 week
Rory Sloane Detached retina TBC
Riley Thilthorpe Knee 10-12 weeks
  • The Crows seemingly got through their win over Carlton unscathed

Updated: April 14

Brisbane injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Will Ashcroft Knee TBC
Keidean Coleman ACL 2025
Tom Doedee Knee TBC
Conor McKenna Hamstring 1 week
Carter Michael Knee 5 weeks
Zane Zakostelsky Groin 3-4 weeks
  • No new injuries out of Melbourne match

Updated: April 13

Carlton injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Matt Carroll Groin Indefinite
Adam Cerra Hamstring TBC
David Cuningham Calf 1-2 weeks
Sam Docherty ACL 2025
Lachie Fogarty Hand TBC
Elijah Hollands Adductor Test
Caleb Marchbank Back Test
Jack Martin Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Mitch McGovern Hamstring TBC
Alex Mirkov Conditioning Indefinite
Jesse Motlop Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Adam Saad Hamstring TBC
Jack Silvagni Knee 2025
Sam Walsh Back Test
  • Saad, McGovern picked up hamstring injuries against Adelaide, while Cerra was a late out with his own

Updated: April 14

Collingwood injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Harry DeMattia Finger 3-5 weeks
Josh Eyre Hamstring 3-5 weeks
Nathan Kreuger Calf 2-4 weeks
Daniel McStay Knee TBC
Nathan Murphy Concussion Retired
Scott Pendlebury Ribs Test for Round 6
Oscar Steene Concussion Test
  • Nathan Murphy has retired amid ongoing concussion issues

Updated: April 16

Essendon injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Kaine Baldwin Foot 9-10 weeks
Matt Guelfi Calf 2 weeks
Jaiden Hunter Knee 2025
Archie Perkins Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Zach Reid Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Jordan Ridley Quad 4-6 weeks
Will Setterfield Knee 2-3 weeks
Tex Wanganeen Foot Test
Peter Wright Foot Round 7
  • No new injuries out of Bulldogs match

Updated: April 13

Fremantle injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Josh Corbett Hip 2025
Brennan Cox Leg 9-11 weeks
Sean Darcy Knee Test
Sebit Kuek Knee 2025
Oscar McDonald Knee 15-19 weeks
Odin Jones Concussion TBC
Pat Voss Calf 1 week
Corey Wagner Calf 1 week
Conrad Williams Foot 2-3 weeks
Karl Worner Concussion Test
Sam Sturt Hamstring Test
Sam Switkowski Calf Test
Michael Frederick Hamstring 1 week
  • No fresh injury concerns for the Dockers following their loss to Port

Updated: April 14

Geelong injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Patrick Dangerfield Hamstring Test
Mitch Edwards Back 3 weeks
Joe Furphy Ankle 2 weeks
Cam Guthrie Quad 2-4 weeks
Tom Hawkins Managed TBC
Jake Koladjashnij Quad Test
Gary Rohan Back Available
Zach Tuohy Ankle Test
  • Hawkins was a late out against the Roos

Updated: April 14

Gold Coast Suns injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Sandy Brock Forearm 1 week
Jy Farrar Thumb 2 weeks
Lloyd Johnston Hamstring 2 weeks
Malcolm Rosas Hamstring TBC
Lachie Weller Knee 12-14 weeks
  • Rosas was subbed out with a hamstring injury in the win over Hawthorn

Updated: April 14

GWS Giants injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Keiran Briggs Shoulder TBC
Stephen Coniglio Knee 2 matches
Isaac Cumming Calf 3-4 weeks
Josh Kelly Ribs TBC
Adam Kennedy Knee Indefinite
James Leake Quad 3-5 weeks
Sam Taylor Concussions TBC
Callan Ward Shoulder Test
Nathan Wardius Shin 3-5 weeks
  • Taylor was taken to hospital following a scary concussion against St Kilda
  • Kelly and Briggs were also left sore in round 5
  • Coniglio set to miss a fortnight with MCL issue

Updated: April 14

Hawthorn injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
James Blanck ACL 2025
Luke Breust Groin 1-2 weeks
Will Day Foot fracture 2 weeks
Denver Grainger-Barras Toe 5-6 weeks
Changkuoth Jiath Hamstring 1 week
Mitch Lewis Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Will McCabe Back 9-11 weeks
Nick Watson Ankle 3-5 weeks
Chad Wingard Achilles 3 weeks
  • The injury-hit Hawks didn’t pick up any fresh medical concerns in the loss to the Gold Coast

Updated: April 14

Melbourne injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Jake Bowey Collarbone 5-6 weeks
Marty Hore Thumb 2-3 weeks
Shane McAdam Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Jake Melksham Knee 10-12 weeks
Christian Salem Hamstring TBC
Joel Smith Misconduct Indefinite
Charlie Spargo Achilles 4 weeks
  • Christian Salem was subbed out in the first quarter with a hamstring injury

Updated: April 13

North Melbourne injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Miller Bergman Jaw 2 weeks
Callum Coleman-Jones Achilles 2025
Josh Goater Achilles 2025
Riley Hardeman Concussion Test
Cooper Harvey Syndesmosis 4 weeks
Griffin Logue Knee 9-10 weeks
Colby McKercher Ribs TBC
  • McKercher was subbed out and taken to hospital with a knock to the ribs against the Cats

Updated: April 14

Port Adelaide injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Travis Boak Back Test
Hugh Jackson Hip 9-11 weeks
Ollie Lord Knee/tibia 4-6 weeks
Tom McCallum Ankle 2-3 weeks
  • Zerk-Thatcher picked up a right shoulder injury against Fremantle

Updated: April 14

Richmond injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Noah Balta MCL 4-6 weeks
Jacob Bauer Hamstring 4-6 weeks
Judson Clarke ACL 2025
Mate Colina Back Long term
Thomson Dow Ankle Test
Liam Fawcett Back Long term
Josh Gibcus ACL 2025
Jack Graham Quad Test
Dylan Grimes Wrist Test
Jacob Hopper Knee 2-3 weeks
Tom Lynch Hamstring 10-12 weeks
Kane McAuliffe Ankle Test
Dion Prestia Hamstring 3 weeks
Jack Ross Foot 8 weeks
Jayden Short Calf TBC
Tim Taranto Wrist TBC
James Trezise Ankle 3-5 weeks
  • Jack Ross and Tim Taranto are set for extended stints on the sidelines
  • Clarke tore his ACL in the VFL and will miss the rest of the season
  • Short subbed out with a calf issue against the Eagles

Updated: April 14

St Kilda injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Matt Allison Knee 3 weeks
Hunter Clark Calf 2-3 weeks
Brad Crouch Knee 4-5 weeks
Paddy Dow Knee 1 week
Liam Henry Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Dougal Howard Hamstring Test
Max King Knee TBC
Ben Paton Pectoral 3-4 weeks
Mason Wood Concussion/collarbone 3-4 weeks
James Van Es Ankle 2 weeks
Jimmy Webster Suspension Round 8
  • Max King injured his knee against GWS but has been cleared of serious damage

Updated: April 14

Sydney injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Harry Arnold Back 8-9 weeks
Callum Mills Shoulder 8-9 weeks
Luke Parker Arm Test
Dane Rampe Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Angus Sheldrick Finger Test

Updated: April 10

West Coast injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Oscar Allen Knee 7-8 weeks
Rhett Bazzo Groin 5-6 weeks
Coby Burgiel Appendix 1-2 weeks
Luke Edwards Hamstring Test
Matt Flynn Knee 5-6 weeks
Elijah Hewett Foot Mid-season
Callum Jamieson Hamstring TBC
Ryan Maric Ribs/Lung Test
Archer Reid Knee 1-2 weeks
  • Callum Jamieson was a late out on Sunday with a hamstring injury

Updated: April 14

Western Bulldogs injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Nick Coffield Shoulder 10-12 weeks
Ryan Gardner Foot Test
Tom Liberatore Concussion TBC
Aiden O’Driscoll Concussion Indefinite
Bailey Smith Knee 2025
Lachie Smith Knee 2-3 weeks
  • Liberatore stumbled and collapsed in the last quarter, likely to be in concussion protocols

Updated: April 13


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Kieran Francis is a senior editor at Sporting News Australia.