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Marc Murphy
Tending to hip issue
MCarlton Blues
Hip
July 13, 2020
Murphy picked up an apparent hip injury Sunday in Carlton's 103-51 win over Western, Gabrielle Keegan of the Blues' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Murphy was sidelined late in the blowout victory with the calf issue, but not before he provided 13 disposals, three marks and two tackles. Coach David Teague wasn't overly concerned when asked about Murphy's injury after the match, so the 32-year-old midfielder can presumably be viewed as probable in advance of Saturday's Round 7 showdown with Port Adelaide.
Patrick Cripps
Injures shoulder in Round 6
MCarlton Blues
Shoulder
July 13, 2020
Cripps sustained a left shoulder injury Sunday in Carlton's 103-51 win over Western, Gabrielle Keegan of the Blues' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
The midfielder picked up the injury when he was on the receiving end of a tackle in the opening quarter. Cripps was cleared to return in the second half while donning a heavy strap on his shoulder, finishing the day with 13 disposals, four tackles and one mark. Carlton could limit Cripps' activity in training this week while he tends to the injury, but the early expectation is that he'll be ready to go in Round 7 for Saturday's match with Port Adelaide.
Conor McKenna
Breaks finger in Round 6 win
DEssendon Bombers
Finger
July 13, 2020
McKenna fractured his finger Saturday in Essendon's 67-53 win over North Melbourne in Round 6, Callum Twomey of the Bombers' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Essendon expects McKenna to require a procedure and miss time as a result of the injury, but until a determination on surgery is made, the 24-year-old should be viewed as doubtful for the Bombers' Round 7 match versus Western on Friday. McKenna, who had been sidelined earlier this season while recovering from COVID-19, made his 2020 debut in Round 6, totaling 18 disposals, four tackles and two marks.
Dylan Shiel
Appealing two-match ban
MEssendon Bombers
Suspension
July 13, 2020
Shiel received a two-match suspension for engaging in rough conduct in Saturday's 67-53 win over North Melbourne. He will appeal the ban Tuesday at the AFL tribunal, according to Shayne Hope of 7News.com.au.
ANALYSIS
The AFL levied the two-game suspension after it was determined that Shiel made a high-impact hit on North Melbourne's Curtis Taylor during Saturday's win. However, with Taylor being cleared of a potential face fracture following an MRI, Shiel and Essendon plan to argue that the suspension should be reduced. If Shiel's appeal is successful, he would still be forced to miss Essendon's Round 7 match versus Western on Friday before returning to action July 25 against Adelaide in Round 8.
Brad Ebert
Facing one-match ban
MPort Adelaide Power
Suspension
July 13, 2020
Ebert was offered a one-match suspension for engaging in rough conduct Sunday in Port Adelaide's 63-46 win over Greater Western Sydney, Matt Sampson of the Power's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Unless the 30-year-old decides to appeal the ban, he'll be unavailable for selection in this weekend's Round 7 matchup with Carlton. Ebert tallied 11 disposals, four tackles and one mark in the victory over Greater Western Sydney.
Willem Drew
Out 1-to-3 more weeks
FPort Adelaide Power
Foot
July 13, 2020
Drew (foot) is expected to miss 1-to-3 more weeks of game action, Loukas Founten of Port Adelaide's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
The Power estimated that Drew would be sidelined 6-to-8 weeks when he was diagnosed with the injury in early June, so the forward is seemingly progressing in his rehab as anticipated. Drew will remain out for Port Adelaide's Round 7 match versus Carlton before potentially returning to action for the July 25 match with St. Kilda in Round 8.
Xavier Duursma
Could return Saturday
FPort Adelaide Power
Hamstring
July 13, 2020
Duursma (hamstring) has resumed training with the Power and could be available Saturday in the team's Round 7 match versus Carlton, Loukas Founten of Port Adelaide's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
The wingman has yet to suit up for Port Adelaide since straining his hamstring in the Power's Round 3 win over Fremantle. The Power will assess Duursma during their next handful of training sessions before determining his status ahead of Saturday's match.
Steven Motlop
Picks up concussion in Round 6
FPort Adelaide Power
Concussion
July 13, 2020
Motlop was diagnosed with a concussion after the Power's 63-46 win over Greater Western Sydney in Round 6, leaving his status uncertain for Saturday's Round 7 match versus Carlton, Loukas Founten of Port Adelaide's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Motlop picked up the head injury when he collided with teammate Kane Farrell in the final quarter. He'll need to pass the AFL's concussion protocol before being cleared for this weekend's matchup with Carlton. The 29-year-old turned in a productive outing against Greater Western Sydney before sustaining the concussion, tallying 24 disposals, five marks and two goals.
Cam Sutcliffe
Likely out two weeks
FPort Adelaide Power
Hamstring
July 13, 2020
Sutcliffe is expected to be sidelined for a "couple weeks" after straining his right hamstring in the second quarter of Saturday's 63-46 win over Greater Western Sydney, Loukas Founten of Port Adelaide's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
The Power plan to hold Sutcliffe out for at least their Round 7 match versus Carlton, but he'll have a chance to make it back to the field in Port Adelaide's Round 8 match versus St. Kilda on July 25. The 28-year-old recorded six disposals in the win over Greater Western Sydney.
Stefan Giro
Still 3-to-4 weeks away
MFremantle Dockers
Knee - ACL
July 13, 2020
Fremantle listed Giro (knee) as out for 3-to-4 weeks after updating its injury report Monday.
ANALYSIS
The Dockers ruled Giro out for 3-to-5 weeks back on June 30, but it appears that timeline has now been pushed back a bit. At this stage, Giro can probably be ruled out through the remainder of July, and he'll need to demonstrate some progress during training sessions to be a realistic lineup option in early August.
Jesse Hogan
Facing 2-to-3-week absence
FFremantle Dockers
Calf
July 13, 2020
Fremantle expects Hogan to miss 2-to-3 more weeks while he nurses a calf strain.
ANALYSIS
Hogan apparently tested well after having his calf evaluated Monday, but the Dockers are still planning on holding him out for their Round 7 match versus West Coast and their Round 8 match versus Geelong before bringing him back into the lineup. The midfielder hasn't played since July 5 due to the injury.
Reece Conca
Out for Round 7
DFremantle Dockers
Hamstring
July 13, 2020
Fremantle ruled Conca (hamstring) out for Sunday's Round 7 match versus West Coast.
ANALYSIS
Though Conca is dealing with a low-grade left hamstring strain and is expected to train this week in some capacity, the Dockers aren't eager to rush him back into action due to his history of lower-body injuries. Fremantle is hopeful that Conca will be ready to go for its Round 8 match July 27 versus Geelong.
Sam Sturt
Out two weeks with ankle issue
MFremantle Dockers
Ankle
July 13, 2020
Fremantle announced Monday that Sturt will be sidelined for at least two weeks with an ankle injury.
ANALYSIS
Sturt picked up the injury while training last week and was ruled out ahead of Saturday's 79-73 win over St. Kilda. The midfielder may be able to resume training in some fashion over the next few days, but the Dockers are expected to hold him out through the end of July before clearing him to rejoin the lineup.
Josh P. Kennedy
Sidelined at least six weeks
MSydney Swans
Knee
July 12, 2020
Kennedy is expected to miss at least six weeks as he recovers from a strained medical ligament in his knee, AFLRatings reports.
ANALYSIS
The team co-captain's loss is a significant blow for the Swans, who have also lost Isaac Heeney (ankle) for the rest of the season. Across six games in 2020 thus far, Kennedy has averaged 18.7 disposals, 0.3 goals and 2.7 marks.
Isaac Heeney
Done for the season
FSydney Swans
Ankle
July 12, 2020
Heeney will miss the remainder of the season due to an ankle injury, AFLRatings reports.
ANALYSIS
The forward appeared in five games for the Swans this season, averaging 1.4 goals, 14 disposals and 4.8 marks per contest. He'll now be forced to focus on his recovery and returning to full health for the 2021 campaign.
Aliir Aliir
Late scratch Sunday
DSydney Swans
Undisclosed
July 11, 2020
Aliir is a late scratch from Sunday's lineup against Richmond.
ANALYSIS
Aliir will be replaced by Robbie Fox in the lineup. The reason for Aliir's lack of availability remains undisclosed, so it remains to be seen whether an injury is to blame. He had posted double-digit disposals in four straight games leading up to July 4's lost against West Coast, in which he was limited to seven disposals.
Daniel Lloyd
Suffers concussion
FGreater Western Sydney Giants
Concussion
July 11, 2020
Lloyd is ruled out to return to Saturday's game against Port Adelaide due to a concussion.
ANALYSIS
Lloyd was forced to leave the game midway through the third quarter, with the Giants up 32-28. He'll work to recover in time for a July 17 showdown against Brisbane in Round 7.
Cam Sutcliffe
Leaves with hamstring injury
FPort Adelaide Power
Hamstring
July 11, 2020
Sutcliffe exited Saturday's contest against the Giants early due to a hamstring injury.
ANALYSIS
Sutcliffe exited midway through the third quarter. His next chance to see game-time action will come July 18 against Carlton.
Jonathon Patton
Set to miss one month
FHawthorn Hawks
Hamstring
July 11, 2020
Patton (hamstring) is expected to miss the next four weeks, The Agereports.
ANALYSIS
Patton was forced out of Friday's loss to Collingwood due to a hamstring injury, which further scans diagnosed as a strain which carries a four-week recovery timetable. The 27-year-old has a significant injury history, including three ACL tears, so it's somewhat encouraging to see that he'll be able to rejoin the Hawks in a month. He also battled a foot injury earlier this season.
Charlie Spargo
Misses Suns match
FMelbourne Demons
Ankle
July 11, 2020
Spargo (ankle) didn't make the lineup for Saturday's win over Gold Coast Suns.
ANALYSIS
Spargo rolled his ankle in a scratch match and it resulted in him missing the match altogether after finishing off a COVID-19 suspension. It remains to be seen how healthy he is and what kind of roll he'll play when ready.
Dylan Shiel
Could be suspended
MEssendon Bombers
Suspension
July 11, 2020
Shiel will face a Match Review after laying out a high hit on Curtis Taylor during Saturday's match against North Melbourne, and could face a suspension.
ANALYSIS
Shiel, whether intentionally or not, will face an inquiry into his action after some questionable use of his shoulder to try and collect the loose footy. After a huge game with 29 disposals against Collingwood, Shiel only managed 12 disposals in the win.
Curtis Taylor
Passes concussion test
FNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
Head
July 11, 2020
Taylor took a hit to the head during Saturday's match with Essendon but passed his concussion test, according to coach Rhyce Shaw.
ANALYSIS
Taylor suffered a high hit from Dylan Shiel that left him on the turf and could land Shiel in a suspension after the match review. Since Taylor didn't seem to suffer too poorly from the hit, it will be interesting to see if he misses any time.
Nick Holman
Suffers rib injury
FGold Coast Suns
Ribs
July 11, 2020
Holman suffered a rib injury during Saturday's loss to Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
Holman has scored just once this season but makes up for it with reasonable tallies of marks and tackles. It remains to be seen if this injury will limit his play going forward.
Tom McDonald
Gets poked in eye
FMelbourne Demons
Eye
July 11, 2020
McDonald was poked in the eye during the first quarter of Saturday's match against Gold Coast.
ANALYSIS
McDonald, though not the most productive of players, still held an important place in the lineup and had scored in the previous two Rounds. Sam Wiedeman scored twice in his absence and McDonald will await scans to determine the severity of the injury,
Will Kelly
Needs surgery
FCollingwood Magpies
Elbow
July 11, 2020
Kelly will need to undergo surgery to repair a fractured elbow suffered during Friday's match against Hawthorn, his team announced Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Kelly was in the midst of an impressive debut when he dislocated his elbow after falling from a mark, and further scans have revealed that the damage is too serious to let heal on its own. He could miss up to three months while recovering, and the club will send Kelly to specialists to confirm a more precise timeline.
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