It was an evening of damage carnage at Giants Stadium, adopted by a graphic damage on the Gold Coast on Sunday.
Plus West Coast defender Jeremy McGovern has been taken to hospital after sustaining a nasty rib damage within the loss to Geelong.
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MELBOURNE backup ruckman Majak Daw will likely be unable to cowl for injured captain Max Gawn, with Daw struggling a torn pec.
Daw is predicted to overlook roughly a month with the damage, coach Simon Goodwin advised reporters on Monday.
It means Luke Jackson will probably shoulder a major quantity of the obligations within the ruck, because the 20-year-old continues contract negotiations for a deal past 2022.
GOLD COAST younger gun Wil Powell gained’t play once more in 2022 after struggling a horrific leg damage.
Powell was taken down awkwardly in a deal with close to the boundary line halfway via the third quarter.
His foot was bent utterly the mistaken means, with Powell seen to be in extreme ache instantly. He required the inexperienced stick for ache reduction.
The graphic nature of the damage meant it was solely proven as soon as on TV and play was ultimately stopped so the medi-cart may take away Powell from the bottom.
“Oh, NO! That’s horrific,” Dwayne Russell mentioned on Fox Footy.
“That’s an terrible damage,” Dermott Brereton added.
“That leg is turned at proper angles from the place it needs to be. That’s horrible.”
On Monday, scans revealed the substantial injury Powell suffered with a fractured and dislocated ankle.
“It was a fairly extreme damage,” Suns footy boss Wayne Campbell mentioned.
“He spent the evening in hospital final evening, will likely be operated on as we speak and can spend a pair extra nights in hospital.
“He’s powerful and he’s much-loved and we’re taking care of him as finest we are able to.
“We’ll put him via a rehab course of and are actually assured in our medical and excessive efficiency division to get him again, however he’ll sit out the remainder of the yr and we’ll get him up and going for pre-season subsequent yr.”
Similtaneously Powell’s damage, Connor Budarick suffered a hamstring damage which compelled him out of the sport.
On Saturday, it was an evening of carnage at Giants Stadium between the WESTERN BULLDOGS and GWS GIANTS with a number of damage blows.
Cody Weightman, who booted 5 objectives within the first half, dislocated his elbow within the third quarter after touchdown closely on the joint in ugly scenes.
The thrilling ahead then had his elbow strapped up and returned to the sphere, with Canines coach Luke Beveridge hopeful the setback wasn’t severe.
“It was a nasty damage. He was courageous and he got here again on. It’s fairly swollen,” Beveridge advised reporters.
“Hopefully it settles down shortly.
“He fought the great battle within the second half, and saved the legs ticking over for us. He was pivotal to us successful the sport.”
On Monday the membership confirmed Weightman had escaped bone injury and will nonetheless play this weekend.
“Scans have confirmed that he has broken some ligaments, however the bone construction of the joint is okay,” Chris Bell, head of sports activities medication, mentioned. “We’ll work via a course of with Cody this week to find out when he returns to play.”
Tim English gained’t function in opposition to Hawthorn after struggling delayed concussion signs.
English’s head slammed into the turf in a Braydon Preuss deal with – which resulted within the large Large copping his third ban for the season.
However the membership didn’t reveal if that deal with, or one other incident was in charge for English’s signs.
“Tim was concerned in some heavy affect incidents all through the sport,” Bell mentioned.
“He was high quality throughout the sport, however developed a headache afterwards. Yesterday, Tim developed some indicators and signs which can be per a delayed concussion.
“He’ll now enter our concussion protocols, and gained’t play this weekend.”
English missed a month of footy in 2021 after struggling a heavy concussion in a collision with teammate Aaron Naughton.
“All the time eager to be conservative on this area, Tim will work with our physician over the following couple of days to find out his return-to-play plan.”
Taylor Duryea exited the conflict with GWS within the early phases of the competition after struggling a knee damage.
The membership says he may miss as much as two months with an MCL damage.
In the identical sport Giants ruckman Braydon Preuss was subbed out within the first quarter with an ankle problem to proceed his troublesome run with accidents, whereas it got here after fellow large man Matt Flynn (quad) being a late withdrawal.
And two extra Giants didn’t see out the sport in James Peatling (hamstring tightness) and debutant Ryan Angwin (ankle).
Giants caretaker coach Mark McVeigh mentioned it was unlikely Preuss could be out there for subsequent week’s conflict in opposition to Collingwood.
“That‘s an enormous blow for him as a result of he was sick earlier than the mid-season break and he’s fought again, performed good footy within the VFL and for that to occur is de facto disappointing,” McVeigh mentioned of Preuss post-match.
“We don‘t know the place it’s going to land, however you’d must assume he’s unsure. He’ll be extraordinarily disenchanted as a result of he needs to present again to the footy membership who’ve proven quite a lot of religion in him and he was doing every thing proper.
“As a footballer these items occur however you‘ve received to discover a strategy to get via them and we’ll help him and he’ll be OK. Let’s hope it’s on the lesser lend.”
WEST COAST defender Jeremy McGovern stays in Royal Perth Hospital after a heavy collision with Geelong’ Jeremy Cameron left him mendacity in “severe ache” on the Optus Stadium turf.
McGovern was taken to hospital earlier than the match ended, with scans later confirming he suffered damaged ribs within the contest.
“McGovern is receiving the most effective care and is in a secure situation,” the membership mentioned in a press release.
Trainers had rushed to McGovern’s help as he struggled to get to his ft, earlier than he was assisted from the bottom within the second time period and subbed out.
“Seems to be prefer it’s a fairly large knock to the ribs. You go to hospital, they’re most likely damaged. Damaged, fractured, there’s not quite a lot of distinction to be trustworthy,” coach Adam Simpson mentioned post-match.
“They’re bloody sore.”
Regardless of McGovern being taken to hospital, Simpson was nonetheless hopeful his star defender may face Essendon in six days’ time.
“He’s had loads of knocks over his time, he’s fairly courageous. He performs damage on a regular basis,” Simpson mentioned.
“For him to not stand up like that, he’s fairly sore.
“A number of guys play with damaged ribs and fractured ribs. He’s executed it loads of instances earlier than. However that seemed like a fairly unhealthy one.”
RICHMOND will likely be with out Noah Balta and Trent Cotchin in Spherical 15, whereas defender Robbie Tarrant is in a race to show his health after having a plate put in to his hand.
Tarrant cracked a knuckle in his hand within the opening minutes of the win over Carlton and battled on.
He’s since had “minor surgical procedure” to have the plate put in to bolster the knuckle.
“He’s an opportunity to play this week as a result of we do have an extended week given the nine-day break. We’ll make an evaluation later within the week as to his availability, nevertheless it’s wanting extra optimistic by the day and Robbie’s fairly powerful,” Tigers bodily efficiency supervisor Peter Burge mentioned.
However Cotchin will miss after scans revealed a crack in his collarbone.
The membership mentioned the midfielder suffered the damage attempting to put a deal with, with Cotchin now needing surgical procedure.
“It’s confirmed he has a little bit crack in there which wants surgical restore and a plate put in there. So, he’s having that executed within the subsequent day or so,” Burge mentioned.
“He’ll miss this week and we’ll reassess past this week as to what meaning. It’s a little bit bit unlucky, however we’ll get him again as quickly as we are able to.”
The membership listed Balta’s hamstring damage as “very minor” and mentioned the massive man was already again operating at coaching on Monday.
However a timeframe was not placed on his return, given his historical past of hamstring points.
“It’s to the identical leg as his earlier damage a number of weeks in the past, however it’s in a special spot. So, it’s fairly irritating for him and for us,” Burge mentioned.
“There’s most likely some hyperlink there someplace along with his reconditioning, so we’re going to have to return and perform a little bit extra work within the gymnasium along with his strength-specific work and his hamstring conditioning in addition to the purposeful actions.”
The Blues must discover one other defender after mid-season recruit Sam Durdin suffered a knee damage in that very same match.
ESSENDON’s Andy McGrath gained’t head west to face West Coast this week after scans revealed the extent of his adductor damage.
McGrath returned for the win over St Kilda, after lacking the loss to Carlton with the identical damage, however skilled tightness late within the contest.
“He had some adductor tightness and consciousness late within the sport, in the same space to what he has just lately been experiencing which is why he received scanned on Saturday morning,” Bombers normal supervisor of soccer Josh Mahoney mentioned.
“He gained’t be out there for subsequent week’s sport in opposition to West Coast, however we’ll carefully monitor his restoration earlier than making an evaluation on his availability for the week following.”
PORT ADELAIDE teen Brynn Teakle will likely be sidelined for not less than six weeks after breaking his collarbone within the win over Sydney.
Teakle, the Energy’s Mid Season draftee from WA, actually made an impression on debut earlier than his bump on Swan Justin McInerney went mistaken.
“We must always acknowledge that Brynn in his first sport in 14 days has the affect that he does. He performs powerful and exhausting and cops a damaged collarbone,” coach Ken Hinkley mentioned.
“He’s received sufficient spunk about him that he’s coming off at halftime (injured along with his arm in a sling) saying ‘that was the most effective 35 minutes ever’.”
The membership confirmed Teakle spent Saturday evening in hospital earlier than surgical procedure on Sunday to restore his collarbone.
“Brynn Teakle is recovering nicely after having surgical procedure to restore his collarbone,” the assertion learn.
“He’s anticipated to be sidelined for six to eight weeks.”
Hinkley additionally confirmed Zak Butters could be sidelined with a knee damage.
“All of us perceive how good Zak could be … however he’ll miss a while little doubt along with his knee,” Hinkley conceded.
“It seemed like a medial (however scans will verify).”