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Phil Davis
Hurts neck in loss
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
Neck
August 1, 2021
Davis suffered a neck injury during Sunday's 100-73 loss to Port Adelaide in Round 20, according to the AFL.com match report.
ANALYSIS
Davis has played in 10 games this season, averaging 10.2 disposals per appearance. It's not yet clear what he's dealing with, though there's only a few games left before the finals begin and his Giants aren't yet in that section of the ladder.
Jacob Hopper
Gets concussed in loss
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
Concussion
August 1, 2021
Hopper suffered a concussion during the Round 20 loss to Port Adelaide but was cleared of further structural damage after a kick to the head sent him to the hospital, according to his team.
ANALYSIS
Hopper is sure to miss at least one game due to the concussion and it remains to be seen how much longer after that it will take to seem return. A place just outside finals after 20 games means Hopper will be missed if he can't come back soon to help them make a late-season push.
Luke Breust
Hurts knee in win
MHawthorn Hawks
Knee
August 1, 2021
Breust scored three goals and suffered a knee injury during Sunday's 92-80 win over Brisbane in Round 20, according to the AFL.com match report.
ANALYSIS
Breust has scored seven goals over his last three starts but must now await word on his fitness after hurting himself in a fall.
Jayden Laverde
Shoulder injury sidelines Laverde
DEssendon Bombers
Shoulder
August 1, 2021
Laverde was substituted out of Sunday's 109-102 loss to Sydney at MCG after suffering a shoulder injury, ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Laverde did an excellent job of limiting Sydney's Lance Franklin in Saturday's match, but ultimately gave way to Brayden Ham after injuring his shoulder late in the game's final term. No word yet if the Bombers defender, who is enjoying a breakout year, will be available for a Round 21 match-up with Western.
Bailey Banfield
Suffers concussion on vicious hit
MFremantle Dockers
Concussion
August 1, 2021
Banfield exited Fremantle's 55-51 victory over Richmond after suffering a concussion on a hard tackle of the Tigers' David Astbury, PerthNow.com reports.
ANALYSIS
According to PerthNow.com, Saturday's contest was halted for six minutes while Banfield was treated and placed on a stretcher before being taken from the field. Dockers' coach Justin Longmuir confirmed in a post-match press conference that the 23 year-old had suffered a concussion and will likely miss a Round 21 match-up with Brisbane as a result.
Tom McDonald
Injured back, considered day-to-day
FMelbourne Demons
Back
August 1, 2021
McDonald suffered a back injury in Saturday's 98-point drumming of Gold Coast at Marvel Stadium and is considered "a day-by-day proposition" heading into a Round 21 match up with West Coast, AFL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin noted in a post-match press conference that McDonald is "pretty sore" and "was struggling there for a while," but the club remains hopeful that its star forward will be available against West Coast next week.
Tom McDonald
Subbed out Sunday
FMelbourne Demons
Back
July 31, 2021
McDonald (back) was subbed out of Sunday's Round 20 match versus Gold Coast, Mitch Cleary of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
McDonald suffered the injury during the third quarter. He had one goal, two behinds, 15 disposals and four marks prior to suffering the injury. James Jordon subbed in to replace McDonald.
Elliott Himmelberg
Hurts knee in loss
FAdelaide Crows
Knee
July 31, 2021
Himmelberg suffered a knee injury during the Round 20 loss to the Western Bulldogs, according to Jonathan Healy of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Himmelberg has only played six times this season and put up a top score of 87 fantasy points, so there's hopefully more to come from him when he's next fit. Depending on how serious this knock is, Himmelberg won't be able to play much over the rest of the season.
Chayce Jones
Suffers quadriceps injury
FAdelaide Crows
Quadriceps
July 30, 2021
Jones was removed from Saturday's match against Western with a corked quad.
ANALYSIS
Jones exited the game in the fourth quarter and was replaced by David Mackay. It's not yet clear whether his injury will impact his availability for the Round 21 matchup against Port Adelaide on Aug. 6.
Hunter Clark
Ruled out for Round 21
DSt Kilda Saints
Concussion
July 30, 2021
Clark (concussion) has been ruled out for Round 21 against Sydney, AFL Ratings reports.
ANALYSIS
Clark sustained a concussion in Friday's loss to Carlton, and he'll miss at least one week while he recovers. His next chance to return will be Aug. 13 against Geelong.
Tom Atkins
Late scratch Saturday
MGeelong Cats
Undisclosed
July 30, 2021
Atkins was a late scratch for Saturday's game against North Melbourne for an unspecified reason.
ANALYSIS
Atkins had appeared in every game to begin the year, and the Cats didn't give a reason for his removal from Saturday's lineup. Zach Guthrie will replace him against North Melbourne.
Tom De Koning
Leaves game with pectoral injury
RCarlton Blues
Pectoral
July 30, 2021
De Koning left Friday's 112-81 victory over St. Kilda with a suspected pectoral injury, The Age reports.
ANALYSIS
Carlton's star ruck was subbed out for midfielder Marc Murphy in Friday's match after accounting for five hitouts, two disposals and a single tackle. No word yet on De Koning's status heading into a Round 21 showdown with Gold Coast.
Hunter Clark
Suffers concussion in loss to Blues
DSt Kilda Saints
Concussion
July 30, 2021
Clark suffered a concussion in Friday's 112-81 loss to Carlton at Marvel Stadium, The Age reports.
ANALYSIS
St. Kilda head coach Brett Ratten told reporters in a post-game press conference that Clark "got a knock to the head" after falling to the ground and would likely miss the next week or two while recovering. The 22 year-old closed out Friday's match having accounted for 13 disposals, four marks and three tackles and supporting a 72.6 fantasy point-per-game average through 13 appearances.
Dougal Howard
Suffers hamstring injury in loss
DSt Kilda Saints
Hamstring
July 30, 2021
Howard suffered a hamstring injury in Friday's 112-81 loss to Carlton at Marvel Stadium, The Age reports.
ANALYSIS
St. Kilda head coach Brett Ratten said in a post-match press conference that he believes Howard's injury could sideline the defender for the better part of two to three weeks, which, in the end, "might be the season for him." The 25 year-old exited Friday's game having combined for six disposals, two marks and a single clearance and ranked the AFL's No. 3 in total time on ground percentage (1812).
Marlion Pickett
Managed for Round 20
MRichmond Tigers
Coach's Decision
July 29, 2021
Pickett has been managed and will miss out on Round 20 against Fremantle.
ANALYSIS
Pickett has only managed 21 disposals over his last two games and may just need a short rest before the end of the season.
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
Toe
July 29, 2021
Coniglio (toe) will miss Round 20 against Port Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
Coniglio has had recurring pain related to an operation on his toe from earlier in the season and it prevents him from playing in this match. The club captain for the Giants will hope to return before the season ends with full strength.
Taylor Duryea
Managed for Crows match
DWestern Bulldogs
Coach's Decision
July 29, 2021
Duryea has been managed and will miss Round 20 against Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
Duryea averages a solid 18.3 disposals and 5.8 marks per game, so a solid fantasy defender won't be available for selection in this round.
Mitch McGovern
Should be back soon
FCarlton Blues
Hamstring
July 29, 2021
McGovern (hamstring) didn't make the lineup for Round 20 against St Kilda.
ANALYSIS
McGovern was expected to return in this game and could very well be healthy, but nothing is official until his name is picked for the game. He's only played three times all season.
Cameron Zurhaar
Out with shoulder injury
FNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
Shoulder
July 29, 2021
Zurhaar (shoulder) will miss Round 20 against Geelong.
ANALYSIS
Zurhaar had picked up a shoulder knock that rules him out of this match against the Cats. He's scored 24 goals this season, which have all come since Round 6 and scored in consecutive games.
Rory Lobb
Season over
FFremantle Dockers
Ankle
July 28, 2021
Lobb (ankle) had surgery Wednesday and will be out for the remainder of the season.
ANALYSIS
Lobb initially hurt his ankle in Round 18 versus Geelong. With the surgery, he won't be back on the pitch until 2022. He averaged 1.5 goals, 12.9 disposals and 5.7 marks per game in 13 matches this season.
Cameron Zurhaar
In doubt for Round 20
FNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
Shoulder
July 28, 2021
Zurhaar (shoulder) is questionable for Round 20 versus Geelong, Riley Beveridge of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Zurhaar picked up the shoulder injury versus Carlton last weekend, and it appears to have cast doubt on his availability going forward. It's unclear how long the forward might be out if he isn't good to go against the Cats.
Tarryn Thomas
Out with concussion
FNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
Concussion
July 28, 2021
Thomas will miss Round 20 against Geelong due to a delayed concussion, according to Ben Sutton of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Thomas has played well with seven goals over his last four games, including four in the Round 19 rout of Carlton. His absence will be notable against a tough Cats team, though for now Thomas is only expected to miss one week.
Jack Petruccelle
Could play against Collingwood
FWest Coast Eagles
Hamstring
July 28, 2021
Petrucelle missed Round 19 with a hamstring injury and is listed as a test for Round 20 against Collingwood, according to club physiotherapist Mark Finucane.
ANALYSIS
Petrucelle scored 97 fantasy points in his last start against Adelaide and would be a helpful inclusion for the final weeks of the season, if he can stay fit and find his rhythm.
Liam Ryan
Out two weeks
FWest Coast Eagles
Hamstring
July 28, 2021
Ryan is expected to miss two weeks with his hamstring injury, according to club physiotherapist Mark Finucane. "Scans have showed it looks like a standard couple of week hamstring is what we're planning for at this stage."
ANALYSIS
Ryan had scored five goals in his previous two starts before picking up a fresh issue in Round 19 against St Kilda. He'll now work on returning well before the finals begin.
Jack Redden
Test to return
MWest Coast Eagles
Knee
July 28, 2021
Redden (knee) is listed as a test to return in Round 20 against Collingwood, according to club physiotherapist Mark Finucane.
ANALYSIS
Redden's return would be helpful as Liam Ryan picked up a new hamstring issue in his last game. Until picking up a fracture above his knee three weeks ago, Redden had scored at least 100 fantasy points in three straight games.
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