Round 15 Injuries

The first week back after the byes, and I have come down with a spot of manflu. A great excuse to sit down, rest and watch some footy. Alas, it does mean this report will be a bit more zippy than normal. I have so much snot pouring out of my nose. So. Much. Snot. Charming I know.

 

Mid-week Madness!

Tom Papley the sneaky sneaky goal sneak, snuck past any reports and made it hard to find out what had happened. Tom was left out of the squad due to a Hammy. My feeling is this was precautionary in the lead up to the finals.

Prognosis – 1 week

Potential Waiver Pickup – No waiver

 

Caleb Daniel has been managing knee soreness for a few weeks, and the Dogs decided to give him a rest. Unfortunately for Caleb, the Dogs looked great without him. He will miss another week or so… but then is he even best 22 anymore?

Prognosis – 1-2 weeks

Potential Waiver Pickup – I’m a big rap for Ed Richards. He is bloody exciting to watch. As is Bailey Williams. Look for them both to be playing a similar role to what they did this week and keep their scoring in the high 70’s low 80s.

 

Tom Jonas has been battling a hammy whomp on and off for the last month, and was ruled out for this week. I would be surprised if he slots back in without a couple of weeks off. Port need him for finals, so may as well take the time now to get it right.

Prognosis – 2-3 weeks

Potential Waiver Pickup – Mark Hutchings or Jamie Cripps. Both should be working overtime in the next couple of weeks.

 

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Prognosis – 4-6 weeks

Potential Waiver Pickup – Mark Hutchings or Jamie Cripps. Both should be working overtime in the next couple of weeks.

 

Tom Lynch (good looking) had surgery through the week to fix is PCL, which has plagued most of his year. Season is a wrap, and probably career at the Suns.

Prognosis – Season

Potential Waiver Pickup – The Suns have the hardest run home fixture of the entire comp, so it is hard to recommend a replacement forward. Of the rest, maybe Aaron Young? But he is so inconsistent. Nick Holman needed a couple of goals to get to his 80.

 

The second really big name to go down in two weeks, Connor Blakely (aka the good freo player that isn’t Nat Fyfe) suffered a knee injury at training. After initially believing the injury to be a meniscus tear, it was revealed through surgery that the surrounding cartilage was also damaged and required a repair. They were able to fix everything up but it means he will miss the rest of the season. Spare a thought for the few unlucky people who drafted Treloar and Blakely. Please hit me up on Twitter if you are one of the unlucky few.

Prognosis – Season

Potential Waiver Pickup – SHILL is likely to move more into the mid which will see his score increase, and BHILL is likely to return to the side in the next couple of weeks after overcoming his injury, and playing his suspension game this weekend in the WAFL. The big winner though is Tommy Shelby err… Sheridan. Likely already snapped up off the waiver, but grab him if he is still there.

 

Tigers vs Swans

In the complete opposite to what happened with the Treloar injury, where it looked innocuous and instead destroyed the dreams of thousands of Fantasy coaches, Reece Conca had a bad fur day (surely no one gets that) when his ankle looked like it completely snapped in two. It looked awful. Reports are coming in that he actually dislocated the joint; the medical staff re-aligning it at the ground. This generally means a shorter time out of the game, however a lot more strapping required to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Prognosis – 4 weeks

Potential Waiver Pickup – Kamdyn Mac will come back in, not really Fantasy relevant though.

 

The greatest hair in the AFL spent 15 minutes on the pine in the first term after copping a knock to his knee. Reports state that his hair doesn’t even require product, and he was able to return and play out the game with no hair related issues.

Prognosis – No issue

Potential Waiver Pickup – No waiver

 

After receiving what looked to be his first tag, Heendog owners needed to play a game of Where’s Heeney, when he wasn’t seen late in the second quarter. The shifty bugger was hiding on the bench in a jacket, having copped a bit of a bump. He came back on for a little spurt, but suffered delayed concussion symptoms and was ruled out for the rest of the game. I am usually pretty conservative with concussions, though they have 8 days for him to recover. Should be fine.

Prognosis – No issue

Potential Waiver Pickup – No waiver

 

Luke Parker and Luke Parker owners will need to be assessed over the coming week, after a consistently disappointing 2018 may have continued with a knock to his elbow. He managed a respectable 106 AF after returning to the ground, however will need to be monitored over the coming week.

Prognosis – 1 week

Potential Waiver Pickup – Tom Papley to come back into the side.

 

Dogs vs Cats

After teasing his owners over, and over, and over this year Matt Suckling was due to come back in to the side. Fantasy owners were watching what impact his introduction would have on Hayden Crozier time down back and therefore scoring potential. Well. He teased again. Suckers was a late out with his troublesome achilles pulling up sore in the warm up.

Prognosis – 2 weeks

Potential Waiver Pickup – If he is still available, jump on the Crozier, otherwise expect Jordan Roughead to get a run after having a great game in the 2’s.

 

Suckers replacement, Lin Jong lasted all of 8 minutes, after getting absolutely crunched in a tackle by the Menagoolies. It is reported to be a broken collarbone, and that will see him miss more games, the guy just can’t catch a break.

Prognosis – 6 weeks

Potential Waiver Pickup – Mitch Honeychurch was the best of the onball brigade in the twos and will likely get the call up. If I’m Bevo though, I would be trying something different – give another young gun a run.

 

Final injury here to Everyone that asked if the dogs marking on the final kick was allowed. Seriously, all I saw was a team that had put in a great performance showing care about if they lose or not. Should always be allowed, great to see.

Prognosis – Get over it

Potential Waiver Pickup – Anyone that didn’t complain

 

Blues vs Power

The Blues celebrated the fantastic career of Kade Simpson, and his 300th game, in the only way they know how; losing.

 

Jasper Pittard left the contest with hammy tightness, and soon put on the tracky. Keep an eye on this one, the club have said it was precautionary but he hasn’t been the most durable guy over the last 2 years.

Prognosis – 2 weeks

Potential Waiver Pickup – DBJ to come back from suspension. Trenners stocks are rising. Grab him if you can.

 

Crows vs Eagles

David Mackay was the only injury to come out of this contest, suffering a rib injury late in the third quarter.

Prognosis – 1-2 weeks

Potential Waiver Pickup – Riley Knight or Rory Atkins to come in. Atkins has been stanky though and was dropped for a reason.

 

Suns vs Pies

Lynden Dunn, who has been constantly spruiked as one of the FA (the reals, not Fantasy) bargains couldn’t cope with the pressure, intentionally (may not have been intentional) injuring his knee. Bucks said after the game that he was “concerned” for him, and will have scans in the coming days.

Prognosis – 4-100000 weeks (pending scans)

Potential Waiver Pickup – Ben Reid and Darcy Moore set to return through the VFL. One or both will come in in two weeks’ time.

 

Giants vs Hawks

The Gunshow was a late out for the Hawks, failing to recover from a corked leg.

Prognosis – No issue

Potential Waiver Pickup – No waiver

 

Anyone that has ever played any type of ball sport has likely suffered a jarred finger. Where the ball hits the top of your finger and it feels like it shatters in 1000 pieces. So, empathise with Will Langford as he had this happen in the second quarter in a marking contest. He tried to play on with it, but eventually sat out the rest of the evening.

Prognosis – 3 weeks

Potential Waiver Pickup – Brendan Whitecross or Cousins will get the call up. Neither are worth grabbing for your bench

 

Dees vs Saints

Whomp whomp. 5 minutes into the third quarter, Nathan Brown whomped his way to the bench. It’s been a couple of weeks since I reported on Nathan, let’s check that average out. Yep, just as I thought, still under 30.

Prognosis – 3 weeks

Potential Waiver Pickup – Sam Gilbert, Hugh Goddard, Jimmy Webster all could come in.

 

Bombers vs Roos

Ben Jacobs again was a withdrawal with delayed concussion symptoms. Hopefully he can get right in the next few weeks. I copped a bit of a shellacking for saying Jacobs has been both a “ripper” and that he has been “serviceable” within the space of a few paragraphs last week. Allow me to set the record straight. Ben Jacobs is the best Ben Jacobs in the comp.

Prognosis – 1 week

Potential Waiver Pickup – should play next week, no waiver.

 

Mason Wood to no one’s surprise, spent the last part of the game getting ice applied to his hammy. After making his debut in 2014, he has played 1, 7, 8, 10, and finally 6 (this year) games. He has the talent, but is he worth it?

Prognosis – 3 weeks

Potential Waiver Pickup – Luke Davies-Uniacke should come back in the side.

 

Dockers vs Lions

Bond villain and the least picked player in Goldeneye N64, Aaron Sandilands was a late withdrawal with a calf complaint in the warm up. Jaws has a history of soft tissue injuries, specifically calf related. The Dockers will give him a couple of weeks. Freo aren’t going to play finals, so there is a small chance that this is the last we see of Sandi.

Prognosis – Facility, proxies – 3-5 weeks

Potential Waiver Pickup – Sean Darcy to come in. Has a great fantasy game, if you need a bench ruck… get on it

 

A mate of mine sent me a message on the old Facey saying that I was home and hosed in my match-up, barring any sort of injury. Nek minut, Fyfe, dead. Fyfe whomped a hammy, left the ground and immediately had it iced. He tweaked it in the first quarter before finally getting injured in the second. Scans will be done tomorrow.

Prognosis – 3-5 weeks (pending scans)

Potential Waiver Pickup – As mentioned, Brad Hill will likely return next week after a strong outing in the WAFL. Harley Bennell racked up 21 before sitting out the final term. But you couldn’t could ya? I could… and will.