Get the latest from the medical room at the Holden Centre thanks to Blackmores. Director of Football Neil Balme last discussed the health of the list on Monday 22 August.
Brayden Sier (back)
Brayden Sier he thought might be back for this week. His back is progressing pretty well. He just hasn’t done enough running for us to play him. We won’t play him this week and we’ll see how we go. He’s some chance of playing in the VFL finals, but unless he gets some work into his legs, he may not. We may look after him.
Taylor Adams (ankle/hip)
Taylor Adams missed the game with an ankle and has also had some hip injuries. He’s had an arthroscope of the hip. It’s only been done today, so I’m not sure of the outcome. But I expect that to be a quick recovery.
Ben Reid (knee)
Ben has had surgery on his knee. He had his PCL repaired. They’re very confident that he’ll get through. There’s obviously quite a significant recovery period but he’ll have a decent preseason and should be able to play at the start of next season.
Tyson Goldsack (foot/ankle)
Tyson Goldsack was a late withdrawal from the game. He had a foot/ankle injury. He was pretty sore. The docs have looked at it today and we’re pretty confident that he’ll get up for this week. As long as he can get through the weeks and get through the tests, he’s short term. We’re hopeful that he’ll be able to play in the last game.
Alex Fasolo and Tim Broomhead (shoulder)
They’ve both had their surgery and they’re pretty sore. We’re pretty confident that the surgery will work well. They’ll certainly be three or four months before they get back to square one, but obviously they’ve got the whole preseason for that. Let’s hope they come back 100 per cent. - 15 August
Ben Sinclair (concussion)
He’s recovered really quite well. He’s training but we don’t think we’ll take a risk for the rest of the year with his concussions. We need to get to the bottom of it and give him a decent chance of being able to put some games together. He’s very keen to play, as we are. But naturally there’ll have to be a bit of testing for him to go through to ensure that he’s okay. Other things we need to look at is how this keeps happening to him. Is he putting his head in the wrong place etc. We’ll see how we go. He’s obviously missing and we’re keen for him to come back. With all those concussion things, we’re very concerned about his future. We’ll do everything we can to see that he’s okay. - 15 August
Tom Langdon (knee)
Tommy Langdon has had a tough year with ankle, knee – the whole thing. He’s had his knee re-done. He’s certainly still very much medium term, probably long term. I don’t think we’ll be expecting to get much out of him this year. He’s going okay, but we just want him to settle down. - 18 July
Jamie Elliott (back)
Jamie Elliott’s back is similar. He’s in pretty good shape now. He’s progressing, but he’s certainly very much long term still. - 18 July
Jackson Ramsay (knee)
Jackson Ramsay’s knee is the same. He’s very much long term. He’s going pretty well but he won’t play this year. - 18 July
Matthew Scharenberg (knee)
Matthew Scharenberg is a bit in front of Jackson. He’s going along very well. I don’t think we’ll put any pressure on him to try and play this year either. He’s very much long term also, but he is going well and should have a full pre-season in front of him one would hope. - 18 July
Dane Swan (foot)
Swanny is actually improving. He’s weight-bearing. He’s got a long way to go with that so he’s certainly very much long term. We’ll keep you informed with how he goes, but we won’t know for some time. He’s up and about and we’re hoping he comes through pretty well. - 18 July
The Blackmores injury update explained
A short-term injury indicates that there is some chance a player will play in the VFL or AFL on the coming weekend, but it is more likely that they won't.
If a player has sustained a medium-term injury, it is considered that he will require more than a two weeks to return to the VFL or the AFL, but the club is unsure exactly how long it will be.
If a player has sustained a long-term injury, that means it will be more than six weeks until they play football at either VFL or AFL level.
"We normally talk about how many weeks players are going to miss, but we never know for sure," Director of Football Neil Balme explained.
"It’s always a bit of a guess. This stops us from saying two-to-three weeks, which then turns into 18 weeks, which can quite often happen."