AFL Injury List 2022: Brisbane star struck down, Fremantle’s COVID-19 issues


Which players from your AFL club are currently out of action because of injury?

Who in your AFL Supercoach and Fantasy teams is on the sidelines?

When will the injured players return to match action?

Sporting News lists the injuries from every AFL club during the 2022 season.

For all of the injury news from each AFL club, read below.

Adelaide injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Ned McHenry Concussion TBC
Andrew McPherson Hamstring Test
Paul Seedsman Concussion Ongoing
Rory Sloane Knee Season
Brodie Smith Concussion TBC
Zac Taylor Thumb  1 week
Riley Thilthorpe Knee Test
  • Brodie Smith and Ned McHenry both suffered concussions in round 7 and will miss round 8 at least given concussion protocols.
  • Riley Thilthorpe was unable to play in the SANFL due to H&S protocols and will be in line to return there this weekend.

Updated: 4/5

Brisbane injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Joe Daniher Shoulder 4-6 weeks
Eric Hipwood Knee (ACL) 1-2 weeks
Kai Lohmann Ankle 5 weeks
Jaxon Prior Knee Test
  • Joe Daniher’s scans have revealed surgery isn’t required, which is a positive result for his shoulder injury.

Updated: 4/5

Carlton injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
David Cunningham Knee TBC
Ed Curnow Knee TBC
George Hewett Calf Test
Josh Honey Knee Test
Caleb Marchbank knee TBC
Oscar McDonald Back TBC
Mitch McGovern Hamstring TBC
Luke Parks Foot TBC
Marc Pittonet Knee 7-11 weeks
Liam Stocker Shoulder TBC
Zac Williams Achilles Test
  • George Hewett and Zac Williams should return from minor injuries.
  • Mitch McGovern has hurt his troublesome hamstring again and the prognosis is looking long-term.

Updated: 4/5

Collingwood injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Charlie Dean Foot 6 weeks
Jamie Elliott Shoulder 3-4 weeks
Brodie Grundy Knee 10-12 weeks
Ash Johnson Hamstring 5-6 weeks
Will Kelly Hip 3-4 weeks
Nathan Kreuger Shoulder Season
Nathan Murphy Ankle Available
Jordan Roughead Finger 2-3 weeks
Tom Wilson Back TBC
  • Jamie Elliott has recovered quicker than expected and could return in a few weeks instead of a couple of months.

Updated: 4/5

Jamie Elliott

Essendon injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Nik Cox Ankle TBC
Michael Hurley Hip Indefinite
Harrison Jones Ankle Test
Kyle Langford Hamstring 2-4 weeks
Andrew Phillips Hamstring Test
Will Snelling Calf 2-3 weeks
James Stewart Calf 1-2 weeks
Jake Stringer Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Patrick Voss Foot 4-6 weeks
Tex Wanganeen Ankle Test
  • Losing Jake Stringer to another hamstring injury is a huge blow.

Updated: 4/5

Fremantle injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Blake Acres H&S protocols TBC
Travis Colyer H&S protocols TBC
Sean Darcy Concussion Test
Neil Erasmus Concussion Test
Michael Frederick H&S protocols TBC
Nat Fyfe Back 3-5 weeks
Joel Hamling Knee Test
Matthew Johnson Ankle 3 weeks
Rory Lobb H&S protocols TBC
Griffin Logue H&S protocols TBC
Lloyd Meek H&S protocols TBC
Matt Taberner Hamstring 2-4 weeks
Joel Western Hamstring TBC
  • Sean Darcy, Neil Erasmus and Joel Hamling will be tested ahead of this week’s game
  • Heath Chapman and Hayden Young should return from H&S protocols
  • Blake Acres, Travis Colyer and Rory Lobb all unavailable due to H&S protocols.

Updated: 4/5

Geelong injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Jon Ceglar Foot 6-9 weeks
Toby Conway Hip TBC
Jack Henry Foot TBC
Max Holmes Ankle TBC
Sam Menegola Knee Test
Quinton Narkle Ankle TBC
Gary Rohan Back and hip TBC
Sam Simpson Concussion TBC
Rhys Stanley Ankle Test
  • Patrick Dangerfield is expected to return against GWS after missing two weeks due to a calf issue.
  • Sam Menegola and Rhys Stanley will be tested during the week as they both try overcome injuries
  • Max Holmes underwent surgery and will miss a big chunk of the season

Updated: 4/5

Gold Coast injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Connor Budarick Ankle Test
Ben King ACL Season
Will Powell Hamstring Test
Bodhi Uwland Back Indefinite
  • Will Powell’s hamstring issue is less serious than first thought and could return this week if he passes a fitness test.

Updated: 4/5

GWS injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Jack Buckley Knee (ACL) 12-14 weeks
Brent Daniels Lisfranc 1-2 weeks
Phil Davis Hamstring 7-8 weeks
Jacob Hopper Knee 7-8 weeks
Daniel Lloyd Shoulder 3-5 weeks

Updated: 4/5

Hawthorn injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Changkuoth Jiath Hamstring 1 week
Mitch Lewis Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Ben McEvoy Neck 10 weeks
Ned Reeves Shoulder TBC
Tom Phillips Ankle 8 weeks
  • Changkuoth Jiath and Mitch Lewis will both miss at least one more match.

Updated: 4/5

Melbourne injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Michael Hibberd Calf TBC
Blake Howes Foot 10-12 weeks
Christian Salem Knee 3 weeks
Joel Smith Ankle 8-10 weeks
Daniel Turner Foot Test
Taj Woewodin Concussion 1-2 weeks
  • Melbourne will have six players available after they entered H&S protocols, including Luke Jackson, Harrison Petty, Kysaiah Pickett, Alex Neal-Bullen and Tom Sparrow.

Updated: 4/5

Christian Salem

North Melbourne injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Miller Bergman Shoulder TBC
Aidan Corr Illness Test
Ben Cunnington Testicular cancer Indefinite
Eddie Ford Ankle 3-4 weeks
Josh Goater Concussion 1-2 weeks
Aaron Hall Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Nick Larkey Suspension Round 9
Jared Polec Foot 3-4 weeks
Phoenix Spicer Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Tristan Xerri Foot 3 weeks
  • Aidan Corr should return from illness, while Jed Anderson played in the VFL last week.

Updated: 4/5

Port Adelaide injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Miles Bergman Virus 2 weeks
Charlie Dixon Ankle Assess
Orazio Fantasia Knee 2-3 weeks
Mitch Georgiades Calf Assess
Scott Lycett Shoulder 12 weeks
Trent McKenzie Knee  6-8 weeks
Josh Sinn Groin TBC
  • Charlie Dixon looks set to return to footy this weekend, playing in the SANFL.
  • Mitch Georgiades seems likely to miss round 9 after some calf tightness.
  • Orazio Fantasia is closer to return as he increases workloads.

Updated: 4/5

Richmond injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Tom Brown Calf Test
Josh Caddy Hamstring 3-5 weeks
Thomson Dow Thigh Test
Dustin Martin Personal Test
Marlion Pickett Hamstring Test
Dion Prestia Calf/Achilles Test
Hugo Ralphsmith Ribs Test
Samson Ryan Achilles 1-2 weeks
  • Dustin Martin could return this weekend against the Pies.
  • Dion Prestia is unlikely to overcome a calf niggle to play in round 9.

Updated: 4/5

St Kilda injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Jack Bytel Knee TBC
Hunter Clark Shoulder Test
Nick Coffield ACL Season
Dan Hannebery Calf 6 weeks
Jack Hayes ACL Season
Rowan Marshall Quad Test
  • Jack Billings and Zach Jones made successful returns in the VFL and could put up their hand for senior selection.
  • Rowan Marshall is expected to return against Melbourne after overcoming a corked quad.
  • Hunter Clark looks set to return through the twos after recovering from shoulder surgery earlier in the year.

Updated: 4/5

Sydney injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Harry Cunningham Abdominal Test
Robbie Fox Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Tom Hickey Medial strain Test
Lachlan McAndrew Hamstring Test
Paddy McCartin Concussion Test
Logan McDonald Concussion Test
Sam Naismith ACL Season
Angus Sheldrick Knee 6 weeks
  • Tom Hickey could make a surprise early retun.
  • Paddy McCartin and Logan McDonald need to pass concussion tests to prove their availability.

Updated: 4/5

West Coast injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Oscar Allen Foot TBC
Tom Barass Hamstring Test
Campbell Chesser Ankle Inactive
Tom Cole Ankle Inactive
Luke Edwards Groin TBA
Brady Hough Back Test
Tom Joyce Ankle TBC
Zac Langdon Ankle TBC
Nic Naitanui Knee 9-11 weeks
Jackson Nelson H&S protocols TBC
Xavier O’Neil Knee TBC
Willie Rioli Hamstring Test
Dom Sheed Ankle 3 weeks
Alex Witherden H&S protocols TBC
Bailey Williams Hamstring 1 week
Elliot Yeo Concussion TBC
  • Jackson Nelson and Alex Witherden are the latest to join H&S protcols and are likely to miss this week’s game.
  • Elliot Yeo is also due to miss given concussion protocols.
  • Tom Barrass should be named for the round 9 team after overcoming a minor hamstring issue.

Updated: 4/5

Western Bulldogs injury list

Name Injury Estimated Return
Josh Bruce Knee (ACL) 4-5 weeks
Sam Darcy Foot 1-2 weeks
Tim English Hamstring 1 week
Riley Garcia Knee TBC
Mitch Hannan Concussion Test
Lachie Hunter Personal TBC
Jason Johannisen Calf 2-3 weeks
Alex Keath Hamstring Test
Toby McLean Knee (ACL) 5-6 weeks
Mitch Wallis Foot TBC
  • Mitch Wallis was subbed out in the win against Essendon, as the Bulldogs wait on the verdict.
  • Tim English isn’t far away but will need another week to overcome hamstring strain.

Updated: 4/5

Josh Bruce

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