Jordan De Goey (illness) was a late withdrawal from last weekend’s Round Five clash against St Kilda. He has some minor lingering effects of that illness and is currently completing training off-site. He will join the group later in the week.

Daniel McStay (Finger) had a flexor tendon injury in his finger and was subsequently subbed out of the game in the first quarter against St Kilda. Scans confirmed a complete rupture and therefore, McStay has completed surgery. He will need to avoid ball work for six weeks but will quickly return to gym work and running in the near future.

Nathan Murphy (Concussion) is currently in the concussion protocol. He has completed 48 hours of being completely symptom free and is currently working through the relevant stages. Murphy completed some light running at today’s training session. A further update will be provided next week.

Jakob Ryan (Neck/Shoulder) was a late omission from Sunday’s VFL game against Box Hill after having symptoms of pain in his neck and shoulder. The Club’s High Performance team are currently undertaking some further investigation. Ryan is unlikely to be available for this weekend’s game but will be assessed later in the week.

Joe Richards (Hamstring) injured his hamstring at the start of the third quarter in Sunday’s VFL clash against Box Hill. The grading is medium, and it is expected that he’ll be available in four to six weeks.

Aiden Begg (Back) is tracking well and should be available for game time next week. He will participate in two weeks of full training before being considered for selection.

Arlo Draper (Concussion) is back into full training this week and has been symptom free. Draper will also need to participate in two weeks of full training before being available for selection.

Mason Cox (Spleen), Darcy Cameron (MCL), Jeremy Howe (Arm), Patrick Lipinski (Shoulder), and Charlie Dean (Foot) are all progressing well with their rehab. The Club will provide more information and narrowing of timeframes in due course.  

The full update from High Performance Manager, Jarrod Wade: