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THE LATEST on Taylor Adams, Dylan Grimes, Zac Bailey and more.

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PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN Luke Brown Knee Test Tom Doedee Shoulder/finger Test Andrew McPherson Knee Season Paul Seedsman Concussion Season Rory Sloane Knee Season Riley Thilthorpe Ankle TestUpdated: August 2, 2022
Early prognosis
Doedee
is battling multiple issues late in the season but will train this week and be assessed ahead of the trip to face West Coast. He has progressed well through some modified sessions. Brown's knee is responding well to conditioning work and he will also be assessed. Thilthorpe trained fully on Monday and is expected to be available. – Nathan Schmook


PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN Zac Bailey Sternum Test Jarrod Berry Ankle Test Tom Berry Shoulder Season Carter Michael Shoulder Season Daniel Rich Concussion Test Brandon Starcevich Quad TestUpdated: August 2, 2022
Early prognosis
Bailey
and Jarrod Berry jogged slow laps at training on Tuesday morning, with Berry looking particularly proppy. Not playing until Sunday gives them both a good chance to be available though. Rich just needs to tick off the final stages of his protocols, while Starcevich looked free and is expected to play. Michael Whiting


PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN Jordan Boyd Foot 3-7 weeks David Cuningham Knee TBC Ed Curnow Hamstring 1-3 weeks Corey Durdin Shoulder TBC George Hewett Back Test Matt Kennedy Concussion 1-2 weeks Oscar McDonald Back Season Nic Newman Knee TBC Luke Parks Foot Season Sam Philp Foot Season Zac Williams Calf 2-3 weeksUpdated: August 2, 2022
Early prognosis

The Blues are still waiting on a diagnosis for Durdin and Newman, who exited last week's loss to the Crows through injury. Kennedy will miss this week after entering the AFL's concussion protocols. Jack Carroll (soreness) and Jack Martin (calf) returned through the VFL last weekend, while Will Hayes is back from suspension. Riley Beveridge


PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN Taylor Adams Groin TBC Charlie Dean Foot Season Jeremy Howe Leg Test Nathan Kreuger Shoulder Season Reef McInnes Shoulder Season Brody Mihocek Hip Test Tom Wilson Back SeasonUpdated: August 2, 2022
Early prognosis
Adams
will miss the rest of the home and away season after straining his groin in the first half of Saturday’s win over Port Adelaide. The club will assess his recovery in the coming weeks to determine if the midfielder will be available in the first week of September. Howe has a corked buttock and will need to prove his fitness at Thursday’s captain’s run. Mihocek will also need to pass a fitness test after missing the game against the Power due to a hip problem. – Josh Gabelich


PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN Jye Caldwell Calf TBC Nik Cox Ankle Season Darcy Parish Calf Test Dylan Shiel Hamstring TBC Devon Smith Knee Indefinite Tex Wanganeen Foot SeasonUpdated: August 2, 2022
Early prognosis
Parish
could be back for the Bombers after missing four games due to a calf injury. Shiel (hamstring) was a late withdrawal from the win over North Melbourne and Caldwell hurt his calf and was substituted out of that victory. Andrew McGrath is set to be available after missing the Kangaroos clash due to health and safety protocols. – Dejan Kalinic


PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN Jye Amiss Kidney Inactive Nat Fyfe Hamstring 2-3 weeks Sebit Kuek Calf Test Sam Switkowski Back 1 weekUpdated: August 1, 2022
Early prognosis
Fyfe
has identified round 23 as his target to return from a hamstring injury after starting some light running. Switkowski finally has a timeline to return and it is a short one, targeting the round 22 Western Derby after seven weeks sidelined. Josh Treacy has been cleared to play this week after missing in the WAFL due to illness. – Nathan Schmook


PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN Shaun Higgins Knee TBC Flynn Kroeger Knee Season Sam Menegola Knee Test Shannon Neale Concussion 1-2 weeks Gary Rohan Concussion 1-2 weeks Rhys Stanley Knee Test Cooper Whyte Groin TBCUpdated: August 2, 2022
Early prognosis
Zach Tuohy
will be available for Saturday night’s game against St Kilda after missing the win over the Western Bulldogs due to health and safety protocols. Rohan won’t be available after suffering a concussion. Menegola missed on the weekend due to knee soreness after exiting concussion protocols and will need to prove his fitness later in the week. Stanley is yet to be ruled out for this weekend after injuring his knee against Port Adelaide. – Josh Gabelich


PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN Charlie Ballard Knee Season Connor Budarick Knee Season Brandon Ellis Shoulder Test Joel Jeffrey Knee Season Ben King Knee Season Wil Powell Ankle Season Bodhi Uwland Back Season Lachie Weller Knee SeasonUpdated: August 2, 2022
Early prognosis

The main watch is on Ellis after he was a late withdrawal against West Coast following a training mishap last week. The injury is not serious and he'll be tested later this week. Michael Whiting


PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN Ryan Angwin Leg Season Jarrod Brander Hamstring Season Jack Buckley Knee Season Finn Callaghan Foot 1 week Stephen Coniglio Soreness Test Brent Daniels Hamstring Season Phil Davis Hamstring Season Matt de Boer Concussion TBC Josh Fahey Shoulder Season Matt Flynn Ankle Test Bobby Hill Cancer treatment Indefinite Connor Idun Foot Season Conor Stone Hamstring Test Jacob Wehr Calf 2-3 weeksUpdated: August 2, 2022
Early prognosis
Brander
has been ruled out for the season after hurting his hamstring in the VFL at the weekend, while Wehr has a slight chance of getting back for the final round from his calf niggle. Stone and Flynn will have to pass tests later this week. – Michael Whiting


PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN Lachlan Bramble Back Season Tyler Brockman Shoulder Season Sam Frost Knee Season Changkuoth Jiath Suspension Round 22 Jacob Koschitzke Corked leg Test Mitch Lewis Knee 1 week Seamus Mitchell Ankle Season Josh Morris Shoulder TBC Ned Reeves Shoulder Season Liam Shiels Concussion Test Chad Wingard Hamstring Season James Worpel Shoulder SeasonUpdated: August 2, 2022
Early prognosis
Reeves
has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to the shoulder injury he has nursed since Easter Monday. Lewis ended the game early after suffering a knee injury and will miss this weekend. Morris won’t face the Suns and is still being assessed after being substituted out of Saturday night’s loss to St Kilda with a shoulder injury. Koschitzke is a chance to be available this weekend after copping a corked leg. – Josh Gabelich


PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN Ben Brown Knee Test James Harmes Concussion Test Tom McDonald Ankle 4-6 weeks Fraser Rosman Hamstring 3-5 weeks Deakyn Smith Jaw TestUpdated: August 2, 2022
Early prognosis

The Demons hope that Brown and Harmes will return for Friday night's blockbuster against the Pies, while McDonald could also make his comeback ahead of the club's finals campaign. Joel Smith (ankle) returned through the VFL last week. Riley Beveridge

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Season over? Huge blows for Pies, Tigers stars

Collingwood star ruckman Brodie Grundy may miss the rest of the regular season with an ankle injury which is worse than first thought.

The gun big man will have more assessments on Thursday but could be sidelined for the next few weeks as Collingwood strongly considers trying to trade him at season’s end.

Greater Western Sydney and Port Adelaide have shown interest in Grundy, 28, who remains contracted at Collingwood for five more years and could yet elect to stay at the Magpies.

Other clubs are also expected to emerge in the race for Grundy post-season, with Collingwood open to moving Grundy on after signing him to a seven-year deal worth about $950,000 a season.

Grundy, who is one of the most damaging players in the competition at his best, reported ankle soreness after his comeback game in the VFL at the weekend.

The two-time Copeland Trophy winner trained on Tuesday but again pulled up sore and has since consulted specialists on the best course of action.

Collingwood coach Craig McRae said Grundy would not play at any level this week but could potentially press for selection the following week.

However, the next 48 hours will be significant as Grundy discusses his recovery options with medicos.


Brodie Grundy pulled up sore after his comeback game in the VFL. Picture: David Crosling
The damage in his ankle is believed to be worse than first thought, putting him in doubt to play in Collingwood’s run home to the finals against Sydney Swans and Carlton in the final two rounds.

It means Darcy Cameron and Mason Cox will remain in the box seat to spearhead the club’s big man division in finals, with the cloud hanging over Grundy’s fitness.

Collingwood will take no risks with the jet big man and dual All-Australian, who has not played AFL since hurting his knee against Essendon in round 6.
 
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