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 27 June.
Tim Broomhead (ankle)
We have good news on his ankle. He’s been training pretty well and he’ll almost certainly play, probably in the VFL this week to give himself a run. We’re happy to see Tim back.
Ben Crocker (knee)
Ben Crocker has knee tendonitis and missed last week. He got a bit sore towards the end of the week. We’re pretty confident that he’ll get through this week and be available. There’s no certainty. He’ll be tested.
Darcy Moore (collarbone)
He trained pretty well last week and was even pressing for selection, but didn’t quite make it. We’re pretty confident that he’ll get up for this week. Naturally he’ll have to get through training, but we’re fairly confident that he will get there.
Taylor Adams (hamstring)
Taylor Adams is going fairly well also. He’s been pressing as well, but I think we’ll make him do a little bit more work. I don’t think he’ll play this week. But certainly he’ll be back either next week or the week after, he’s going pretty well.
Alex Fasolo (shoulder)
Alex Fasolo is in a similar boat with that shoulder. He’s feeling pretty good and working pretty hard. He probably won’t get up for this week but there’s got to be some chance for next week. He’s not completely out of the question for this week but I would predict not, but a fairly good chance for the week after.
Brayden Sier (hand)
Brayden Sier has recovered. He’s got the all clear to play after his wrist injury. I’m pretty sure we’ll train him for a full week and probably won’t play this week, probably will (return) the week after, just to get him back into the right knick.
Tom Langdon (knee)
Unfortunately Tommy Langdon, who’s had a similar ankle injury (to Broomhead), don’t have quite as good news. That knee that he’s had has been giving him some troubles. He went and saw the surgeon last week and they decided to have an arthroscopic surgery last Friday. They had to fix some problem with his medial meniscus. He’ll miss something, at least medium term, maybe even long term so he can recover from that. We’re pretty happy with the outcome of it, but unfortunately he won’t play for a little while.
Jamie Elliott (back)
Jamie Elliott had surgery today on his back. It all seems to be as expected. We didn’t expect any complications with it. He’s likely to be off his feet for five or six weeks until he recovers from that surgery, and then he’ll be able to get going again. He’s very much long term still. - Monday 30 June
Jackson Ramsay (knee)
Jackson Ramsay is now back at the club. He’s had his surgery and is recovering from that. He’s going okay but he’s very much long term as well. - Tuesday 26 April
Matthew Scharenberg (knee)
Matt Scharenberg is very much long term obviously. He’s doing a fair bit of work kicking the footy and a few things, but he’s very much long term still. - Tuesday 26 April
Dane Swan (foot)
Dane has his boot on and off again. He’s learning how to walk again. He’s certainly on the improve and he was doing some weights freely as well. We’re very positive about the way Swanny is going but he’ll still be a while of course.
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."