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Ryan Gardner
Extends contract to 2023
DWestern Bulldogs
June 22, 2021
Garner signed a contract extension through 2023 with the Western Bulldogs on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Garner has only played five times at the AFL level this season but a shoulder injury has limited his chances so far. He still earned a new contract and should be worth watching if he can stay healthy.
Stefan Martin
Listed as test
RWestern Bulldogs
Shoulder
June 22, 2021
Martin (shoulder) is listed as a test for Round 15 against West Coast, according to head of sports medicine Chris Bell.
ANALYSIS
Martin was in a similar situation last week but didn't end up playing against Geelong. His value as a ruck isn't tremendously high with Timothy English also a regular starter.
Aaron Naughton
Slated to return
FWestern Bulldogs
Ribs
June 22, 2021
Naughton (ribs) is slated to play in Round 15 against West Coast, according to head of sports medicine Chris Bell. "We'll monitor Aaron this week but remain optimistic that he'll be available to play the Eagles."
ANALYSIS
Naughton took a blow to the side in the Round 14 loss to Geelong but he only needs to keep up his fitness in training to remain available against the Eagles. With over 100 points scored in two of his last three full matches, Naughton can be a major play at forward.
Bailey J. Williams
Off injury list
RWest Coast Eagles
June 22, 2021
Williams is no longer seen on his club's injury list ahead of Round 15 against the Western Bulldogs.
ANALYSIS
This doesn't mean Williams will play at the AFL level, but at least he's another name off the long injury list of the Eagles.
Bradley Sheppard
Nearing return
DWest Coast Eagles
Concussion
June 22, 2021
Sheppard (concussion) is on track to return in Round 15 against the Western Bulldogs if he can get through training.
ANALYSIS
Sheppard missed Round 13 with a concussion but had the bye to prevent any more absences. He offers decent value with 16.8 disposals and 6.2 marks recorded per game this season.
Tim Kelly
Can return this weekend
MWest Coast Eagles
Knee
June 22, 2021
Kelly (knee) needs to pass training tests in order to be available for selection in Round 15 against the Wetern Bulldogs.
ANALYSIS
Kelly is on track to return from his month-long absence if he stays sharp all week long. With four games of over 100 fantasy points this season, Kelly can be highly valuable if he's ready to go.
Jack Petruccelle
Should be fine
FWest Coast Eagles
Hamstring
June 22, 2021
Petruccelle (hamstring) will be available for selection if he gets through training ahead of Round 15 against the Western Bulldogs.
ANALYSIS
Petruccelle has scored 13 goals in nine games this season and like a few other Eagles, can make it to the team if he suffers no setbacks in training.
Jeremy McGovern
Listed as test
DWest Coast Eagles
Knee
June 22, 2021
McGovern (knee) will be available for selection if he gets through training ahead of Round 15 against the Western Bulldogs.
ANALYSIS
McGovern has been out for a month with a knee injury and should return if he suffers no setbacks this week. With at least 20 disposals and nine marks in three of his last four games, a healthy McGovern has plenty to offer.
Sam Naismith
Out indefinitely
RSydney Swans
Knee
June 22, 2021
Naismith has been ruled out indefinitely due to a failure in his ACL surgery, according to Martin Pegan of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Naismith tore his ACL in 2020 and has yet to play at the AFL level in 2021. It remains to be seen when he'll next get the opportunity to take the field.
Will Hayward
Should return in Round 15
FSydney Swans
Concussion
June 22, 2021
Hayward (concussion) is expected to return in Round 15 against Port Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
Hayward used the bye to get through concussion protocols and may not even miss a game. He's scored seven goals in his last four matches heading into the Port game.
Errol Gulden
Has chance to return
MSydney Swans
Shin
June 22, 2021
Gulden (shin) has a chance to return in Round 15 against Port Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
Gulden hasn't played since Round 8 and shouldn't be out much longer following this news. He began the season with three straight games over 90 fantasy points scored before regressing to a lower average.
Chad Warner
Remains out
MSydney Swans
Leg
June 22, 2021
Warner (leg) won't be available in Round 15 against Port Adelaide, according to coach John Longmire.
ANALYSIS
Warner had a stress reaction in his leg and won't be risked against the Power. At his best, Warner logged over 90 points in three of the four games in April.
Jarryn Geary
Undergoes surgery on shoulder
DSt Kilda Saints
Shoulder
June 22, 2021
Geary underwent surgery on his dislocated shoulder, his club announced Monday.
ANALYSIS
Geary will be out indefinitely after picking up the injury in his third game of the season.
James Frawley
Listed as test
DSt Kilda Saints
Shoulder
June 22, 2021
Frawley (shoulder) is listed as a test for Round 1 against Richmond.
ANALYSIS
Frawley has only played twice this season and may not offer much fantasy value when he's finally fit enough to play.
Rowan Marshall
Listed as test
RSt Kilda Saints
Foot
June 22, 2021
Marshall (foot) is listed as a test for Round 15 against Richmond.
ANALYSIS
Marshall hasn't played in a month due to surgery on his plantar fascia and is now close to returning against the Tigers. At his best, he and Paddy Ryder greatly increase the Saints' chances of winning each week.
Jack Bytel
Out with concussion
MSt Kilda Saints
June 22, 2021
Bytel suffered a concussion during training and will now miss Round 15 against Richmond while in the league's 12-day concussion protocol.
ANALYSIS
Bytel hasn't played at the AFL level since mid-May and will now be forced out of at least one game. He's only logged more than 20 disposals in one of his seven appearances this season.
Patrick Naish
Plays at VFL level
MRichmond Tigers
June 22, 2021
Naish (hamstring) featured at the VFL level on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Naish missed a couple of weeks with a hamstring injury but is now off the injury list after playing in this game. He's made just two AFL appearances this season.
Todd Marshall
Expected to return
FPort Adelaide Power
June 22, 2021
Marshall (concussion) is expected to return in Round 15 against Sydney, his club announced Monday.
ANALYSIS
Marshall missed one game with a concussion but has stayed on track after completing the 12-day league protocol. He hasn't offered much fantasy production in recent weeks with three goals scored in his last three full games.
Kyron Hayden
Appears in VFL
MNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
June 22, 2021
Hayden (hamstring) appeared at the VFL last weekend, according to Riley Beveridge of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Hayden has only played twice this season at the AFL level but shouldn't be far off from a third now that he's featured for the reserves.
Taylor Garner
Listed as test
FNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
Ankle
June 22, 2021
Garner (ankle) is listed as a test heading into Round 15 against Gold Coast, according to Riley Beveridge of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Garner has played just four times this season but he did score six goals in his first two games. Any returning player for the Kangaroos would be a boost as they try to climb off the bottom of the ladder.
Jack Viney
Taken off injury list
MMelbourne Demons
June 22, 2021
Viney (toe) has been declared fit enough to play in Round 15 against Essendon.
ANALYSIS
Viney hasn't played since Round 5 due to a toe injury but looks to be ready to face the Bombers after coming off the injury list. If he does end up playing, Viney has performed well with three games over 100 fantasy points in his five appearances this season.
Bailey Laurie
Ready to play
DMelbourne Demons
June 22, 2021
Laurie (fractured eye socket) has been declared fit for selection ahead of Round 15 against Essendon.
ANALYSIS
Laurie fractured his eye socket in April and could make his season debut against the Bombers.
Joel Smith
Fit enough to play
DMelbourne Demons
June 22, 2021
Smith (knee) has been declared fit for selection ahead of Round 15 against Essendon.
ANALYSIS
Smith has yet to play this season but could be in line to make his debut against the Bombers. The knee injury that kept him out until now was first picked up in April.
Mitch Lewis
Listed as test
FHawthorn Hawks
Concussion
June 22, 2021
Lewis (concussion) is listed as a test ahead of Round 15 against GWS, according to Physical Performance Manager Luke Boyd.
ANALYSIS
Lewis has yet to play in June due to a concussion but has passed through the time protocols and now just needs to pass the fitness tests as well. He's scored 12 goals in eight games this season, but his 9.3 disposals recorded per game put a damper on his fantasy value.
Harry Morrison
Out five-six weeks
MHawthorn Hawks
Hamstring
June 22, 2021
Morrison is expected to miss the next five-to-six weeks with a hamstring injury, his club announced Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Morrison picked up the injury in Round 13 against Sydney and will now be out until late-July. With 17.1 disposals per game this season, Morrison remains a less-valuable option when healthy enough to play.
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