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Harry McKay
Reinjures knee in loss
FCarlton Blues
Knee
August 8, 2020
McKay re-aggravated his knee in the round 9 loss to the Hawks and will be out once again Sunday against the Eagles, Anthony Colangelo of The Age reports.
ANALYSIS
McKay is back on the shelf after experiencing some soreness in the same knee that forced him to miss Round 8 against the Kangaroos. The Blues' forward is averaging 1.2 goals and 0.7 behinds per game as he is a prominent member of the offense when he's on the field. With the likes of Charlie Curnow (knee), Mitch McGovern (hamstring) and others also unavailable, the Blues may have to go deep into their roster until more guys like McKay can return.
David Cuningham
Out for Sunday's contest
FCarlton Blues
Hamstring
August 8, 2020
Cunningham will miss Sunday's fixture against the Eagles as he is experiencing some calf tightness.
ANALYSIS
Cunningham did report some tightness in his hamstring after his Round 9 match and apparently the team's bye in the following week wasn't enough time for him to completely heal. The good news is that Andrew Russell, the team's Director of High Performance, did come out and say that Cunningham has a low-grade calf injury that he should most likely only miss one game, however, the absence should not surpass more than two.
Jeremy McGovern
Set to miss third straight game
DWest Coast Eagles
Thumb
August 8, 2020
McGovern (thumb) will not be available to play Sunday against the Blues, Ryan Daniels of Seven News reports.
ANALYSIS
McGovern will now have been inactive for three consecutive matches as the thumb he fractured in training a few weeks ago is still giving him some issues. He trained Saturday morning with the reserves and can hopefully ramp up his participation over the next week and be reinstated into the starting lineup for the Eagles' Round 12 matchup with the Hawks next Sunday.
Connor Rozee
Very late out
MPort Adelaide Power
Heel
August 7, 2020
Rozee was deemed a late out for Saturday's match versus the Tigers due to a heel injury, Fox Footy reports.
ANALYSIS
Rozee's exclusion came just before the opening bounce and leaves the Power down an unexpected body in the midfield. Cam Sutcliffe has entered the lineup in his place,
Jack Silvagni
Slated for surgery
FCarlton Blues
Thigh
August 7, 2020
Silvagni (thigh) will undergo surgery to help aid in his recovery process.
ANALYSIS
Silvagni has been sidelined since Round 8 as a result of a thigh issue, but he's expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks after undergoing surgery. He appeared in three games for the Blues this season and recorded two goals.
Alex Neal-Bullen
Cops four-match ban
MMelbourne Demons
Suspension
August 7, 2020
Neal-Bullen has been suspended for four matches for his sling tackle of Will Hamill in Wednesday's match, Fox Footy reports.
ANALYSIS
Neal-Bullen will presumably be sidelined through the end of August as a result. Barring an appeal, look for him to rejoin the action in the first week of September.
Jordan Ridley
Departs with ribs issue
DEssendon Bombers
Ribs
August 7, 2020
Ridley suffered a ribs injury during Thursday's match versus GWS, Riley Beveridge of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Per senior coach John Worsfold, the issue isn't believed to be overly serious, but it's worth monitoring his status ahead of next Wednesday's clash with the Suns.
Jacob Townsend
Suffers concussion
FEssendon Bombers
Concussion
August 7, 2020
Townsend exited Thursday's match versus GWS due to a concussion.
ANALYSIS
Townsend finished the game with minimal impact on the box score, racking up just one disposal and two tackles. It's unclear exactly how long he will require to get right for action.
Sam Mayes
Suspended for Saturday
MPort Adelaide Power
Suspension
August 7, 2020
Mayes is suspended for Saturday's match versus Richmond, Loukas Founten of the Power's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Mayes' suspension comes on the heels of a late bump on Western's Josh Dunkley in the previous match in what was graded as careless rough contact with medium and high impact, per Ben Waterworth of Fox Sports. He will thus sit out one contest and should be back in the mix for next Friday's match versus Geelong.
Trent Cotchin
Out for management purposes
MRichmond Tigers
Rest
August 7, 2020
Cotchin is being managed through the Tigers' condensed schedule and will miss Saturday's match versus Port Adelaide, Grace Kalac of the Tigers' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
It's a it surprising that this game is the one Cotchin will sit out for management purposes, especially with more than a week of rest on tap before the Tigers take the field again. In any even, Cotchin should be on hand for the Aug. 17 clash with Gold Coast.
Hayden Crozier
Sidelined 2-3 weeks
DWestern Bulldogs
Toe
August 6, 2020
Crozier will miss between two and three weeks after suffering a toe injury during Monday's match versus Port Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
Crozier's injury leaves the team down a significant piece on the back end with a tough match next up on the schedule. He will miss at least the next two contests as a result, pegging his return potentially in late August.
Shaun Burgoyne
Question mark for Monday
FHawthorn Hawks
Hamstring
August 6, 2020
Burgoyne is considered a question mark for Monday's match versus Fremantle due to a hamstring injury.
ANALYSIS
Burgoyne's injury occurred early in the fourth quarter of the July 31 clash with Carlton and leaves him in a race against time to avoid missing action. More information on his status should surface when the team releases its lineup for the clash.
Cam Rayner
Out up to a month
FBrisbane Lions
Hamstring
August 6, 2020
Rayner (hamstring) could miss as much as a month.
ANALYSIS
Rayner's run of consecutive games since his debut will officially come to an end in Round 11 following a hamstring injury that will keep him sidelined for a while. His absence will certainly be felt up front, as MIA will be Rayner's eight goals over the five games prior to his early exit Tuesday.
Jarryn Geary
Late out Thursday
DSt Kilda Saints
Undisclosed
August 6, 2020
Geary was a late change out for St. Kilda ahead of Thursday's match versus Gold Coast.
ANALYSIS
Coach Brett Ratten indicated after the game that Geary was dealing with a little tightness and was pushing up until the end to make it. While he couldn't get up in time for Friday, Ratten indicated that he will be good to go for next Monday's clash with Geelong
Will Hoskin-Elliott
Night ends early due to bone bruise
FCollingwood Magpies
Knee
August 6, 2020
Hoskin-Elliott took studs to the knee early in the first quarter of Thursday's match and was unable to return, Marc McGowan of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Hoskin-Elliott's knee injury was the first of three significant injury blows for the Magpies on Thursday. Unfortunately, his came in his first contest of the night, leaving him with a zero in every column. It remains to be seen if he will get up in time for Tuesday's tilt versus Adelaide.
Isaac Quaynor
Takes shin to leg
DCollingwood Magpies
Shin
August 6, 2020
Quaynor had his shin cut open while making a tackle on Sam Wicks early in Thursday's match against Sydney, according to coach Nathan Buckley. He could miss a "couple of weeks"
ANALYSIS
Quaynor was unlucky to make the tackle on someone wearing metal studs, which isn't a common choice in order to prevent injuries like this. His production hasn't been all that impressive, so his absence should mean more for the team than anyone's lineup.
Adam Treloar
Dealing with hamstring injury
MCollingwood Magpies
Hamstring
August 6, 2020
Treolar could miss up to three weeks with a hamstring injury suffered Thursday against Sydney, according to coach Nathan Buckley. "'(Treolar) is, at this stage, a minor hammy, but you'd be looking at three weeks for that, and that could be 12 games, who knows, with the compressed fixture,"
ANALYSIS
Treolar has been one of the best in the league at collecting disposals all season, but he started the season out with calf problems and now he's back on the bench. Josh Daicos could help replace Treolar's production while he's out.
Travis Varcoe
Sitting for personal reasons
FCollingwood Magpies
Personal
August 5, 2020
Varcoe will not play in Thursday's match versus Sydney for personal reasons, Tom Robertson of the Magpies' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
The team didn't disclose any details surrounding Varcoe's absence, but it's best to consider him out until word of his return to action is announced.
Sebastian Ross
Sitting out Round 10
MSt Kilda Saints
Calf
August 5, 2020
Ross (calf) will not take the grounds in Thursday's match versus Gold Coast, Chris Nice of the Saints' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Ross was a late scratch last week because of the calf complaint and it was considered questionable whether or not he would be ready in time for Thursday's clash. It appears he will need at least one more match on the sidelines to recover, though it's unclear if he's a sure bet moving forward.
Will Hamill
Exits with head injury
DAdelaide Crows
Head
August 5, 2020
Hamill departed Wednesday's game in the first quarter after suffering a head injury.
ANALYSIS
Hamill was removed from play immediately after undergoing concussion assessment. He will undergo further testing and will be monitored closely in the week ahead. It remains to be seen if he will be in the mix for next Tuesday's game versus Collingwood.
Majak Daw
Suffers ankle injury
DNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
Ankle
August 5, 2020
Daw injured his ankle during Wednesday's game versus Geelong.
ANALYSIS
The extent of Daw's injury remains unclear, but it could put into question his availability for the Roos' next game Sunday versus Melbourne. More information should surface in the coming days.
Ben Brown
Goes down with knee injury
FNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
Knee
August 5, 2020
Brown suffered a knee injury during the first half of Wednesday's loss to Geelong and missed the rest of the game. The team is hopeful he has avoided significant damage, according to coach Rhyce Shaw.
ANALYSIS
Brown has barely made an impact all season, and in this match he ended up hurt despite just getting recalled to the lineup. It's unclear how long he could be out, but it's just as probable that could miss a couple of weeks or multiple months.
Brodie Smith
Ruled out Wednesday
MAdelaide Crows
Knee
August 5, 2020
Smith (knee) was ruled out of Wednesday clash with Melbourne after failing a fitness test.
ANALYSIS
Smith was unable to recover in time after suffering a knee injury in Saturday's game against the Kangaroos. The midfielder will be replaced by Ben Crocker in the starting lineup.
Kyle Hartigan
Will be managed
DAdelaide Crows
Rest
August 4, 2020
Hartigan will be managed for Wednesday night's clash against Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
Hartigan is one of four Crows that will be managed on Wednesday on the back of a four-day break. His next chance to return would be on August 11 against Collingwood.
Shane McAdam
Taking a rest Wednesday
FAdelaide Crows
Rest
August 4, 2020
McAdam will be managed for Wednesday's clash versus Melbourne, Kieron Turner of the Crows' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
McAdam is among four players sitting out the contest for management purposes. It comes with the Crows having just four days between games and it should freshen McAdam up for a return to the lineup in Round 11.
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