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Tom Hutchesson
Delisted Friday
FFree Agent
Hamstring
September 16, 2021
Hutchesson (hamstring) won't be offered a contract from the Giants for the 2022 season.
ANALYSIS
Hutchesson wasn't able to get into an AFL match in 2021, but the 26-year-old should be able to find a new team heading into next season.
Laitham Vandermeer
Hurts hamstring in win
DWestern Bulldogs
Hamstring
September 11, 2021
Vandermeer suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's Preliminary Final win over Port Adelaide, according to the AFL.com match report.
ANALYSIS
Vandermeer also scored one goal in this game but picked up another injury. With a longer window until the Grand Final, he'll have more time to return if his injury is minor.
Steven May
Picks up hamstring injury
DMelbourne Demons
Hamstring
September 10, 2021
May subbed out in the third quarter of Friday's Preliminary Final win over Geelong due to hamstring tightness, according to coach Simon Goodwin. "We'll assess that over the next few days, but we're quietly confident that he'll be okay. It is back-related type of tightness in his hamstring, so we'll have to assess that and see what it looks like over the next few days."
ANALYSIS
May has plenty of time to return after Melbourne's advancement to the Grand Final, so he'll hope his injury remains a minor one. Though his value hasn't been great recently, he has something to offer if he's able to log 20 disposals if he returns this season.
Sam Simpson
Out of Friday's game
MGeelong Cats
Concussion
September 9, 2021
Simpson (concussion) will not play Friday versus Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
Simpson was withdrawn from the lineup just hours before the preliminary finals match. Quinton Narkle entered the lineup as an emergency, but it's unclear if he'll be named in the 22 for the match. Should the Cats win Friday, Simpson should have at least a chance to be available for the Grand Final.
Alex Keath
Will miss Prelim Final
DWestern Bulldogs
Hamstring
September 9, 2021
Keath will miss Saturday's Preliminary Final against Port Adelaide due to hamstring tightness.
ANALYSIS
Keath doesn't add much fantasy value with an average of 12 disposals per game but he's still an absence in what will be a tough game. With any luck, he'll get another chance to play if the 'Dogs stay alive in the finals.
Joel Smith
Out for Prelim Final
DMelbourne Demons
Hamstring
September 9, 2021
Smith (hamstring) will miss Friday's Preliminary Final.
ANALYSIS
Smith has only played three times all season and managed to pick up a hamstring issue in training just before this game. His absence shouldn't change much for one of the healthiest teams in the league and he'll hope the Dees survive another round so he has a chance to get back before the end of the season.
Mitch Georgiades
Ruled out for Saturday
FPort Adelaide Power
Hamstring
September 8, 2021
Georgiades (hamstring) has been ruled out of Saturday's preliminary final versus the Bulldogs.
ANALYSIS
Georgiades was able to play in an SANFL match last weekend, but he's apparently not yet ready to play at the AFL level with a lingering hamstring injury.
Joel Smith
Dealing with hamstring injury
DMelbourne Demons
Hamstring
September 7, 2021
Smith suffered a hamstring injury at training Tuesday, 7 AFL reports.
ANALYSIS
Smith will be evaluated by the team's medical staff in the coming days to determine the extent of his injury. However, it's not yet clear whether the issue will impact his availability for Friday's matchup against Geelong.
Brandan Parfitt
Out for finals
MGeelong Cats
Hamstring
September 7, 2021
Parfitt will miss the rest of the finals after suffering a high-grade tear of his left hamstring, his club announced Monday. He's expected to be ready in time for the preseason.
ANALYSIS
Parfitt went down early into the semi-final win over GWS but he won't play a further part in the end of the campaign. Fortunately, the Cats haven't dealt with many long-term injuries this season, though the timing is poor on this one. With 18.8 disposals and 5.6 tackles per game in 2021, Parfitt has plenty to offer on his day.
Marcus Bontempelli
Questionable Saturday
MWestern Bulldogs
Knee
September 5, 2021
Bontempelli (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game against Port Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
Bontempelli sustained a knee injury in Saturday's win over Brisbane and underwent further tests that revealed no structural damage. He'll continue to be examined throughout the week and is labeled a test ahead of the Preliminary Final.
Cody Weightman
Ruled out Saturday
FWestern Bulldogs
Concussion
September 5, 2021
Weightman (concussion) has been ruled out for Saturday's contest against Port Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
Weightman suffered a concussion in Saturday's win over Brisbane and will be unavailable in the Preliminary Final. It's not yet clear when he could return.
Marcus Bontempelli
Hurts knee in win
MWestern Bulldogs
Knee
September 4, 2021
Bontempelli suffered a knee injury and logged 29 disposals (16 kicks, 13 handballs) to go with seven marks made during Saturday's 79-78 win over Brisbane.
ANALYSIS
Bontempelli is usually one of the top disposal-getters for his club and that usually doesn't change even with an injury. His all-around performances haven't been as stellar as they were earlier in the season, and an injury won't help things out over the rest of the finals.
Cody Weightman
Suffers concussion in win
FWestern Bulldogs
Concussion
September 4, 2021
Weightman suffered a concussion during Saturday's 79-78 win over Brisbane, according to Michael Whiting of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Weightman was a casualty of a tightly-contested match but he still managed to contribute one goal and one behind. He should be able to return for the Grand Final at the least if Western advance that far.
Tom Hawkins
Game-breaker in win
FGeelong Cats
Quadriceps
September 4, 2021
Hawkins scored five goals and one behind to go with eight marks made and suffered a corked quad during Friday's 103-68 win over GWS, according to Nathan Schmook of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Hawkins was the key to another successful game in the finals as the Cats now have another tough matchup with Melbourne. He's scored at least three goals in three of the last four games and will be a good player to watch if he's fit over the rest of the season.
Brandan Parfitt
Hurts hamstring in win
MGeelong Cats
Hamstring
September 4, 2021
Parfitt suffered a left hamstring injury during Friday's semi-final win over GWS, according to Nathan Schmook of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Parfitt had logged at least 20 disposals in three of his last four starts before departing early against the Giants. He'll need to be hopeful of continued advancement in the postseason, as a minor issue could put him out for at least one game.
Hayden Crozier
Still out for semi-final
DWestern Bulldogs
Concussion
September 2, 2021
Crozier (concussion) is not in the lineup for Saturday's semi-final versus the Lions.
ANALYSIS
Crozier hasn't appeared in an AFL match since July 17 and doesn't seem likely to do so during the Bulldogs' Finals run either. He did have a few solid fantasy showings when available but seems unlikely to make the lineup even if he's healthy.
Callum Ah Chee
Listed as emergency
MBrisbane Lions
Groin
September 2, 2021
Ah Chee (groin) is listed as an emergency for Saturday's semi-final versus the Bulldogs.
ANALYSIS
Ah Chee doesn't seem likely to take the field unless things go south for some of the other Lions ahead of the match. The fact that he's listed as an emergency could bode well for his chances of returning next round, should they advance.
Adam Kennedy
Still unavailable
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
Hamstring
September 2, 2021
ANALYSIS
Kennedy was considered a test for the match after suffering a hamstring injury in training last week but was unable to get right in time to make it back into action. He'll look to make it back in time for next week should the Giants move on.
Sam J. Reid
Sitting out semi-final
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
Hamstring
September 2, 2021
Reid will not play in Friday's semi-final match versus the Cats.
ANALYSIS
Reis was deemed a test for the contest due to an injured hamstring but won't get up in time to make an appearance in the contest. He will instead rest up and hope his team can advance without him.
Callum Ah Chee
Could return for semi-final
MBrisbane Lions
Groin
August 31, 2021
After missing last week's elimination final due to a groin issue, Ah Chee is considered a test for Saturday's semi-final versus Western, Michael Whiting of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Ah Chee looked to be doing well in the early stages of training Tuesday, which bodes well for his chances of making it back for Friday's semi-final. A final word on his status should come later in the week.
Xavier O'Halloran
Remains sidelined for semi-final
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
Calf
August 31, 2021
O'Halloran (calf) continues to be sidelined for the semi-final versus Geelong.
ANALYSIS
O'Halloran is working his way back from calf tightness and hasn't recovered to the point of being available for the Giants. His absence shouldn't concern many from a fantasy perspective given that he doesn't rack up a ton of points among the midfielder ranks.
Adam Kennedy
Test for semi-final
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
Hamstring
August 31, 2021
Kennedy is considered a test for the semi-final after missing out on the elimination final last week due to a low-grade hamstring injury.
ANALYSIS
Kennedy injured his hamstring in training last week and sat out the contest as a result. A determination of his status for Friday should come later in the week.
Sam J. Reid
Test for semi-final
DGreater Western Sydney Giants
Hamstring
August 31, 2021
Reid is considered a test for the semi-final due to a hamstring injury suffered d late in the game versus Sydney.
ANALYSIS
Reid isn't typically a huge fantasy asset, but his absence would still be a noticeable one for the Giants if he's unable to get up in time for Friday's clash. The lineup release should provide a bit more clarity on his status.
Tom Green
Done for season
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
Wrist
August 31, 2021
Green will undergo surgery for a broken arm and will miss the rest of the 2021 season.
ANALYSIS
Green was dealing with what was thought to be a sore wrist initially following the one-point over Sydney but it turns out a broken arm was the culprit. He will begin his rehab of the issue following surgery and should be healthy for the start of the 2022 season.
Mark O'Connor
Out for 2-4 weeks
DGeelong Cats
Hamstring
August 31, 2021
O'Connor will be sidelined for at least two weeks due to a hamstring injury, Mitch Cleary of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
O'Connor logged just three disposals (all kicks), a mark and a free kick prior to his departure from the team's loss to Port Adelaide last week. Unfortunately, the hamstring could prevent him from playing again this season, though a return for the grand final could still be on the table.
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