Adelaide Crows

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Tom Doedee ?Hamstring ?Season
?Jordan Gallucci ?Achilles ?Season
?Wayne Milera ?Foot ?Season
?Daniel Talia ?Knee ?Test
?Taylor Walker ?Leg ?Test
Updated: Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

Talia is expected to play his 200th game for the Crows this weekend when he returns from a knee injury to face the Tigers. Walker didn't travel to Queensland for last week's win over Carlton but is also expected to be available. -?Callum Twomey

Brisbane Lions

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Marcus Adams ?Foot ?Season
?Harris Andrews ?Hamstring ?3-4 weeks
?Jarrod Berry ?Shoulder ?Test
?Stefan Martin ?Back ?Test
?Lincoln McCarthy ?Corkie ?Test
?Connor McFadyen ?Knee ?Season
?Brandon Starcevich ?Concussion ?Test
?Updated: Thursday, September 17

Early prognosis

Starcevich ticked the boxes in the initial stages of his recovery and baring any late mishaps should be available to play Carlton on Saturday night. McCarthy copped his corkie over a week ago and is a strong chance, and don't rule out Berry?either. The club said he would be "available for finals" when first hurting his shoulder against Gold Coast, but he's progressed well and will be given every chance to prove his fitness. -?Michael Whiting

Carlton

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Charlie Curnow ?Knee ?Season
?Sam Docherty ?Calf ?Season
?Zac Fisher ?Shoulder ?Season
?Brodie Kemp ?Knee ?Season
?Matthew Kreuzer ?Foot ?Season
?Caleb Marchbank ?Leg ?Season
?Jack Martin ?Calf ?Test
?Nic Newman ?Knee ?Season
?Ben Silvagni ?Shoulder ?Season
?Jack Silvagni ?Knee ?Season
?Liam Stocker ?Personal ?Indefinite
?Updated: Wednesday, September 16

Early prognosis

The Blues have ruled Docherty and Fisher out for their final match of the season on Saturday night, having both sustained in-game injuries last weekend. However, Martin should return from a calf complaint. Time has run out for Marchbank, who will end the season without a senior appearance to his name after knee and leg injuries. -?Riley Beveridge

Collingwood

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Flynn Appleby? ?Hamstring ?2-3 weeks
?Dayne Beams ?Mental health ?Indefinite
?Jeremy Howe? ?Knee ?Season
?Will Kelly ?Elbow ?1 week
?Tom Langdon ?Knee ?Indefinite
?Chris Mayne ?Cheekbone ?Test
?Tom Phillips ?Hamstring ?2-3 weeks
?Ben Reid ?Hamstring ?1-2 weeks
?Trey Ruscoe? ?Hip ?Test
?Steele Sidebottom ?Personal ?Season
?Brayden Sier ?Quad ?Test
Updated:?Tuesday, September 22

Early prognosis

Collingwood has unfortunately had to rule a line through Howe's season, meaning he won't return as hoped for the finals following a nasty knee injury. A number of players could return for an elimination final against West Coast, though. They include Mayne, Ruscoe and Sier, but Phillips is another couple of weeks behind.?Riley Beveridge

Essendon Bombers

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Patrick Ambrose ?Foot ?Season
?Orazio Fantasia ?Calf ?Season
?Dyson Heppell ?Ankle ?Season
?Tom Hird ?Foot ?Season
?Michael Hurley ?Ankle? ?Test
?Lachlan Johnson ?Knee ?Season
?Irving Mosquito ?Knee ?Season
?David Zaharakis ?Quad ?Season
Updated: Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

Hurley is making a bid to play in the final game of the season for the Bombers on Saturday night against Melbourne after his ankle concern. Meanwhile Jayden Laverde (ankle), Aaron Francis (hamstring) and Ned Cahill (quad) all returned in the Bombers' scratch match last week and are available. -?Callum Twomey?

Fremantle

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Brett Bewley ?Groin ?Test
?Reece Conca ?Hamstring ?Test
?Joel Hamling ?Ankle ?Season
?Griffin Logue ?Toe ?Test
?Alex Pearce ?Ankle ?Season
?Sam Sturt ?Ankle ?Season
?Sam Switkowski ?Hamstring ?Season
?Darcy Tucker ?Hamstring ?Season
?Hayden Young ?Ankle ?Season
Updated: Tuesday, September 15

Early prognosis

There were no injury concerns out of the big win over North Melbourne and three players are a chance to return in the final game of the season against the Western Bulldogs. The Dockers will weigh up risking Logue given his long toe rehab, while Bewley is in the same boat after still battling groin awareness late last week. Conca should be available after a cautious approach with his hamstring injury. -?Chris Correia

Geelong Cats

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Tom Atkins ?Soreness ?Test
?Nakia Cockatoo ?Wrist ?Season
?Charlie Constable ?Tongue ?Test
?Nathan Kreuger ?Knee ?Season
?Sam Simpson ?Hamstring ?Test
?Rhys Stanley ?Groin ?Test
Updated: Thursday,?September 24

Early prognosis

The biggest fitness concern ahead of Thursday's first final centres on Stanley's groin. Initially diagnosed as a one-week injury, the ruckman's recovery has been slower than expected. He last played on August 28 and will press his case for a return at training over the weekend. Atkins was managed out of the round 18 win over the Swans with soreness but is expected to be fit to play in the first final should he be selected. Constable required stitches after biting through his tongue in a nasty head clash with Josh Jenkins in Monday's scratch match against the Western Bulldogs. Jenkins had blood pouring out of his head but isn't expected to keep him out of any football. -?Mitch Cleary

Gold Coast Suns

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Connor Budarick ?Collarbone ?Season
?Nick Holman ?Finger ?Test
?Sean Lemmens ?Corked quad ?Test
?Mitch Riordan ?Knee ?Season
?Matt Rowell ?Shoulder ?Season
?Rory Thompson ?Knee ?Season
Updated: Thursday, September 17

Early prognosis

The only players under the microscope for the final round against Hawthorn are Lemmens and Holman. Lemmens left the field early against Collingwood on Monday night, while Holman played through a finger problem. Both will have to get through main training on Friday to prove their fitness. - Michael Whiting

GWS Giants

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Kieren Briggs ?Hip? ?Season
?Jack Buckley? ?Concussion ?Available
?Phil Davis ?Knee ?Season
?Tom Hutchesson ?Hamstring ?Season
?Sam Taylor ?Back ?Season
?Callan Ward ?Finger ?Test
Updated: Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

If the Giants make it through to the finals, Ward will be available to play, but he was overlooked for selection for Friday night's clash with St Kilda because of the finger injury. - Callum Twomey?

Hawthorn

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?James Frawley ?Back soreness ?Test
?Will Golds ?Knee ?Season
?Ricky Henderson ?Knee ?Season
?Jarman Impey ?Rib soreness ?Test
?Harry Jones ?Knee ?Season
?Tom Scully ?Illness ?Available
?James Sicily ?Knee ?Season
?Isaac Smith ?Shoulder ?Season
?Ben Stratton ?Ankle ?Available
?Mat Walker ?Back soreness ?Season
?James Worpel ?AC joint ?Season
Updated:?Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

Frawley and Scully were late withdrawals before Sunday's loss to the Western Bulldogs but could return for the Hawks' season finale. Jaeger O'Meara (hand) appeared to come through unscathed in his return. They opted not to pick Impey or Jon Patton (plantaris tendon), and they might both be done for the season. Worpel's surgery was a success and he is likely to be ready for the first day of pre-season. Injury-prone youngster Walker is the new addition to the list. -?Marc McGowan

Melbourne

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Angus Brayshaw ?Foot ?Season
?James Harmes ?Hamstring ?Test
?Michael Hibberd ?Ankle ?Test
?Luke Jackson ?Hamstring ?Test
?Nathan Jones ?Quad ?1 week
?James Jordon ?Finger ?1-2 weeks
?Kade Kolodjashnij ?Concussion ?Indefinite
?Aaron Nietschke ?Knee ?Season
?Harry Petty? ?Groin? ?Season
Updated: Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

Hibberd missed last week's win over Greater Western Sydney, but could return for Saturday's must-win clash with Essendon. Harmes and Jackson are both pushing to be available as well. Brayshaw has undergone successful surgery and is recuperating. Jones, who is keen to play on next season, may come into calculations if the Demons qualify for finals. -?Marc McGowan

North Melbourne

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Aiden Bonar ?AC joint ?Season
?Ben Brown ?Knee ?Season
?Charlie Comben ?Back ?Season
?Ben Cunnington ?Back ?Season
?Kyron Hayden ?Knee ?Season
?Ben Jacobs ?Head/neck ?Season
?Nick Larkey ?Shoulder ?TBC
?Jamie Macmillan ?Personal ?Season
?Jack Mahony ?Shoulder ?Season
?Curtis Taylor ?Knee ?Season
?Tarryn Thomas ?Ankle ?Season
?Kayne Turner ?Toe/Sesamoid ?Season
?Dom Tyson ?Calf ?Season
?Will Walker ?Hamstring ?Season
?Tristan Xerri ?Shoulder ?Season
Updated: Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

Larkey was the sole injury concern out of Thursday night's season-ending loss to West Coast. He copped a big bump from Shannon Hurn in the second quarter, but returned after half-time with strapping on his right shoulder. Bonar was back for just one game before going out again. -?Marc McGowan

Port Adelaide

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Ryan Burton ?Quad ?Test
?Tom Clurey? ?Hamstring ?Test
?Mitch Georgiades ?Hamstring ?Test
Updated: Tuesday, September 22

Early prognosis

Port Adelaide could have the luxury of a fully fit list to pick from ahead of its qualifying final against Geelong. Burton, Clurey and Georgiades will all undergo fitness tests, having missed round 18 with respective injury issues, but all three look likely to return.?-?Riley Beveridge

Richmond

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Jake Aarts ?Shoulder ?Test
?Shai Bolton ?Corked calf ?Test
?Josh Caddy ?Knee soreness ?Test
?Callum Coleman-Jones ?Suspension ?Eight matches
?Noah Cumberland ?ACL ?Season
?Jack Higgins ?Calf ?1-2 weeks
?Tom Lynch ?Hamstring ?1 week
?Bigoa Nyuon ?Shoulder ?Season
?Dion Prestia ?Ankle ?Test
?Ivan Soldo ?Knee ?Season
?Sydney Stack ?Suspension ?Eight matches
Updated: Monday, September 28

Early prognosis

Lynch has been ruled out, but the Tigers are confident Prestia will be available to make his return in Friday night's qualifying final. Aarts and Bolton have both recovered from minor knocks and will be available, while?Caddy will also put his hand up despite struggling with patella tendon soreness. Higgins suffered a minor calf strain in the scratch match against Brisbane, but could be available for week two of the finals. - Ben Sutton

St Kilda

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Josh Battle ?Ankle ?Test
?Nathan Brown ?Personal leave ?Indefinite
?Jade Gresham ?Back ?Season
?Zak Jones ?Hamstring ?Test
?Jack Lonie ?Knee ?Test
?Jack Mayo ?Knee? ?Season
Updated: Friday, September 24

Early prognosis

Outside of Gresham, the Saints are likely to have a full complement to pick from for the first final against the Dogs on October 3. Jones will ramp up his training on Friday and is expected to be cleared from a hamstring suffered on September 10. Lonie is dealing with bone bruising that is likely to restrict him at training, however he'll have a full week to prove his fitness alongside Battle. Both sat out of Wednesday's session on the Sunshine Coast. Hunter Clark and Jack Steele also missed training on Wednesday but are expected to complete the bulk of the session on Friday that will include some match practice with the Saints not playing a scratch match against opposition this weekend.?- Mitch Cleary

Sydney Swans

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Joel Amartey ?Ankle ?Test
?Jordan Dawson ?Concussion ?Test
?Lance Franklin ?Hamstring ?Season
?Isaac Heeney ?Ankle ?Season
?George Hewett ?Back ?Season
?Jack Maibaum ?Personal ?Season
?Hayden McLean ?Calf ?Test
?Sam Naismith ?Knee ?Season
?Dane Rampe ?Hand ?Season?
?Harry Reynolds ?Shoulder ?Season
?Ben Ronke ?Back ?Season
?Ryley Stoddart ?Back ?Season
?Elijah Taylor ?Suspension ?Season
?Lewis Taylor ?Foot ?Season
Updated: Friday, September 18

Early prognosis

Dawson is likely to return against Geelong after missing Sunday's loss to Brisbane. However, the news isn't good for Lewis Taylor, with scans showing he's sustained a crack in the fifth metatarsal in one of his feet. Taylor's flown to Brisbane to see a surgeon and may require an operation. Last week's debutant Amartey rolled an ankle in the third quarter against the Lions and will need to negotiate Friday's main session to play this weekend. - Marc McGowan

West Coast Eagles

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Jamie Cripps ?Personal ?First final
?Mark Hutchings ?Hamstring ?Test
?Lewis Jetta ?Calf ?Test
?Ben Johnson ?Groin ?Season
?Jamaine Jones ?Hamstring ?2-3 weeks
?Josh Kennedy ?Ankle ?Test
?Jeremy McGovern ?Hamstring ?Test
?Jack Redden ?Thumb ?Test
?Willie Rioli ?ASADA ban ?Indefinite
?Luke Shuey ?Hamstring ?Test
?Nathan Vardy ?Thigh ?Test
?Daniel Venables ?Concussion ?Season
?Francis Watson ?Knee ?Season
?Elliot Yeo ?Groin ?Season
Updated:?Thursday, September 24

Early prognosis

McGovern's progress has impressed the Eagles with the star defender firming to play in the first final on October 3. It's a game that will come 23 days after his hamstring strain in round round 17 that was initially diagnosed as a three-to-four-week setback. Shuey will be cherry ripe to return from a double hamstring blow sustained on September 1 and said this week he would've been fit to play even without a pre-finals bye. Kennedy has had a lighter week on the track but is seen as a certain starter to tackle the Pies. Yeo has been ruled out for the season, however Redden, Hutchings and Jetta are firming to play. Cripps?will be available for the first final after his partner gave birth last week.?-?Mitch Cleary

Western Bulldogs

PLAYER INJURY ESTIMATED RETURN
?Lin Jong ?Ankle ?Season
?Toby McLean ?Knee ?Season
?Aaron Naughton ?Cheek ?Test
?Callum Porter ?Groin ?Season
?Josh Schache ?Achilles ?1-3 weeks
?Matt Suckling ?Hamstring ?Test
?Laitham Vandermeer ?Hamstring ?Test
?Mitch Wallis ?Shoulder? ?Test
?Cody Weightman ?Ankle ?Season
?Rhylee West ?Groin ?Season
Updated: Wednesday, September 23

Early prognosis

Naughton, Suckling, Wallis and?Vandermeer could all be in for the elimination final against St Kilda. Weightman has been ruled out for the rest of the season after hurting himself in a scratch match against Geelong, while Schache is battling some Achilles tendon soreness. -?Jourdan Canil

*Placed on the club's long-term injury list?