There have been two early damage blows on Easter Monday, with combined information on Ned Reeves and Cam Guthrie.
For the Hawks, they had been already decimated within the ruck division with captain Ben McEvoy sidelined with a minor neck fracture and Max Lynch the one ruck left on their record.
Now they may very well be with out Reeves for an prolonged interval after he landed awkwardly making an attempt to intercept a Mitch Duncan kick within the opening quarter of Monday’s sport.
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The umpires had been fast to cease the sport, permitting for Reeves to be fastidiously taken off the sector the place he will probably be assessed additional by medical officers.
It appeared that Reeves dislocated his shoulder within the incident.
In an replace after the primary quarter, The Herald Sun’s Jon Ralph stated that Reeves’ shoulder ultimately popped again into the socket.
“It took some time there and that would be a real cause for concern,” he advised Fox Footy.
“The club will gauge that in coming weeks and consider whether it was a full dislocation. Of course it is early days. Football boss Rob McCarthy tells me pre-match Max Lynch is finally available and would be available for Anzac Day next Monday after two weeks out through concussion protocols and then needed a week as a close contact.”
Ralph although stated Jacob Koschitzke is another choice having performed rounds one and two of the VFL at ruck.
It adopted an earlier damage blow for Geelong, with Guthrie failing to complete the quarter and coming off with what seemed to be a leg situation.
“He hobbled off and looked in a world of pain,” Channel 7’s Abbey Holmes stated in sideline commentary.
Guthrie would find yourself returning to the sector within the second quarter, with Ralph telling Fox Footy it regarded like he suffered a cork.
“They are the kind of injuries you can dull the pain with pain-killing injections,” Ralph added.
BULLDOG GROUNDED AFTER SCANS CONFIRM KNEE INJURY
In different information, the Western Bulldogs have confirmed that Riley Garcia is ready for time on the sidelines after the complete extent of his knee damage was revealed.
The midfielder suffered the damage in Friday’s win over North Melbourne, with scans confirming he had broken some cartilage in his proper knee.
“This is the knee that Riley has had issues with in the past, including having an ACL reconstruction in 2019,” Bulldogs Head of Sports Medicine, Chris Bell, stated.
“We will progress Riley as symptoms allow over the next 3-4 weeks, and will work towards a definitive return to play timeline following this.”
PORT EXPECTING WINES TO RETURN
Port Adelaide fell wanting a miraculous comeback on Sunday however the Power seems set for an enormous increase in subsequent week’s sport with the West Coast Eagles.
Brownlow Medallist Ollie Wines is predicted to return to the sector in response to The Herald Sun’s Jon Ralph.
Wines was subbed out of final week’s loss to Melbourne after feeling unwell and complaining of coronary heart palpitations, later despatched to hospital, with a coronary heart irregularity detected.
Wines had already confirmed earlier within the week that he would miss the conflict with Carlton however Ralph says he’s set to make a much-needed return in opposition to West Coast.
“He says he will play against West Coast next week,” Ralph advised Fox Footy.
“He says as it stands we expect him to be available. A deep dark hole they’ve dug themselves, maybe this will be the catalyst.”
Ralph additionally revealed Essendon isn’t any nearer to figuring out whether or not Jake Stringer will return for subsequent week’s conflict with Collingwood.
Stringer missed the Bombers’ battle with the Dockers on Sunday — his second-straight sport on the sidelines with a hamstring situation.
Ralph stated Stringer is “no certainty” to return subsequent week, including that whereas he’s “desperate” to come back again, Essendon is “not sure” whether or not the 27-year-old will probably be prepared but.
ADELAIDE’S WORST FEARS REALISED
Adelaide’s worst damage fears for Rory Sloane have been confirmed, with the star skipper to be sidelined for the remainder of 2022 after rupturing his ACL.
The Crows’ 19-point victory over Richmond was soured late within the engrossing contest when Sloane hobbled from the sector within the fingers of trainers.
The captain’s proper knee appeared to buckle as he fought for a floor ball within the ultimate time period, with medical substitute James Rowe introduced on after Sloane underwent a short examination earlier than heading to the rooms.
Adelaide High Performance Manager Darren Burgess stated post-game the membership did “hold fears it could be serious” however would await scans and additional evaluation.
Burgess on Sunday then confirmed Sloane would miss the rest of the season after rupturing the ACL in his proper knee.
“Obviously it is bitterly disappointing for both Sloaney and the team, he is one of our most important players and as our captain his influence on what we do is obvious,” Burgess stated.
“But typical of his character he is already speaking positively about the challenge in front of him and I have no doubt he will attack his rehabilitation the same way he approaches his football – with the utmost professionalism and determination and we look forward to him returning to the field next year.”
Despite the numerous damage setback for the 32-year-old, he stated he was decided to return in high situation subsequent season.
“For me at 32 doing a knee is not ideal but it’s a great challenge to come back fitter and healthier, it’s a little reset on the body for me to go again,” Sloane stated.
“I’ve seen my sister Shae go through it before and I have been inspired by her positive attitude and diligent approach to her rehabilitation.
“Saturday night was an incredible result for us as a team, we’ve been building and that was a good, solid grind against a quality side, so while I’m obviously disappointed I won’t be on the field for the rest of the season I will be doing everything I can off it to help us keep improving.”
It continues a horror run for Sloane with accidents.
Sloane missed Adelaide’s Round 3 Showdown thriller after struggling a minor adductor damage within the Round 2 loss to Collingwood.
Last 12 months he missed time with an eye fixed situation then needed to have surgical procedure on his finger after a high-grade tendon damage.
“It has been a challenging period for him … it just seems to be one thing after the other,” Nicks stated.
“But he keeps fronting up … he just grinds his way through. He is exactly what we want to be as a footy team.”