Melbourne skipper Max Gawn is under an injury cloud.
Plus Brisbane’s big win over West Coast has been soured by news Dan McStay was taken to hospital post-match.
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Melbourne skipper Max Gawn will undergo scans on his knee ahead of Sunday’s clash with West Coast, according to 10 News’ Lachy Reid.
The star demons ruckman, who was wearing a compression band around the area, confirmed on Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Brown on Monday that he suffered the setback against St Kilda in Sunday’s clash.
“I hurt myself in the second quarter in a rough contest with Paddy Ryder and then played out the game so it’s not that bad, I managed to play out the game,” he said.
“I did sit forward a lot, Luke Jackson did a lot of the run work in the second half, but I think I’m ok.”
the Western bulldogs are counting the cost of a “night of carnage” in the loss to Port Adelaide.
It’s been confirmed Cody Weightman broke his collarbone when he tried to lay a bump on Sam Hayes in the last quarter.
Laitham Vandermeer will also miss at least three weeks after suffering a “high grade” hamstring injury.
defense Tim O’Brien was the third casualty of the night with a calf complaint before three quarter time.
Brisbane‘s Dan McStay will miss up to a month of football after scans confirmed lateral ligament damage in his ankle.
The 26-year-old headed to hospital in “enormous discomfort” after the win over West Coast, where he was subbed out after a marking contest in the first term.
He was later discharged when X-rays cleared the forward of a break in his left ankle.
The Lion had attempted to launch for a pack mark when he stepped on an Eagles’ opponent’s foot and rolled his ankle.
In a statement, the club confirmed McStay would be off his feet for the remainder of the week.
“We had a scan, obviously he’s got a bit of ankle damage there which is an ankle sprain, so we’ll give him about 3 weeks,” Lions High Performance Manager Damian Austin said.
“We’ll hopefully get him up and moving by the end of the week.”
Joe Daniher remains sidelined after suffering a shoulder injury in Round 7.
“Joe’s going well, we’ve got him running and have upped his running loads and he’s just spending time in the gym rehabbing that shoulder,” Austin said.
Port Adelaide have confirmed Riley Bonner will miss Round 9 after he was subbed out of the win over the Western Bulldogs.
Bonner injured his ankle in the third quarter and will miss at least one week.
“Hopefully it’s a 1-2 week injury and he comes back quickly,” coach Ken Hinkley said post-game.
Fremantle will be without small forward Sam Switkowski for the clash with the Gold Coast.
Switkowski was concussed when Kangaroos opponent Jason Horne-Francis accidentally kneed the Docker in the back of the head flying for a mark.
Switkowski was subbed out of the match after failing his concussion test.
He’ll now be sidelined for 12 days under the AFL’s health and safety protocols.
Luke Ryan has been cleared of a serious ankle injury after he went down in the win over North Melbourne. Ryan was able to return to the match after having his foot re-strapped.
North Melbourne are sweating on scans on defender Ben McKay.
McKay was subbed out of the match with Fremantle after injuring his knee in a marking contest.
The Roos big man was sandwiched between two players before one of the Dockers fell across his leg on landing.
Coach David Noble fears McKay has suffered an MCL injury, which could see him sidelined for up to six weeks.
Jack Lucasius could still back up for Gold Coast in Round 9, despite being subbed out of the win over Sydney.
The big forward injured his knee at the SCG.
But coach Stuart Dew remains hopeful the injury is not serious.
“I think he’s tweaked the injury from a couple weeks ago. He will be an assess,” Dew said post-match.
geelong won’t have Jed Bews available for the big clash with St Kilda after the defender was concussed in the win over GWS.
Bews was collected by Giant Jesse Hogan late in the first term, and was immediately assisted from the ground.
He failed a concussion test and was subbed out of the game at quarter time.
Under the AFL’s rules, Bews will now be sidelined for at least 12 days.
Rhys Stanley is also in doubt after being a late withdrawal for the Giants match.