Tarryn Thomas
Cleared of suspension
FNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
May 18, 2021
Thomas will be available for Round 10 against Essendon after a tribunal overturned his one-match suspension.
ANALYSIS
Thomas was cited for a rough hit on Hawthorn's Changkouth Jiath but because Jiath wasn't concussed, Thomas avoided a ban. It's been a decent-value season for Thomas with nine goals and 14.9 disposals per game in 2021.
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Headed for season-ending surgery
FNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
Ankle
July 22, 2020
Thomas (ankle) will undergo season-ending surgery, the Herald Sun reports.
ANALYSIS
Thomas was expected to miss time following the ankle issue suffered Saturday, but it turns out the problem is a worst-case scenario for him. The midfielder will head for the procedure and then begin his rehab to gear up for the 2021 campaign.
Slated to miss time
FNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
Ankle
July 14, 2020
Thomas suffered an ankle injury during Saturday's match versus Essendon and is scheduled to miss some time, Mark McGowan of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Thomas avoided missing time due to a concussion suffered the previous week, but that is set to change beginning in Round 7 following an ankle problem. The team has yet to verify the length of his expected absence, but that should be determined once the medical staff looks at his tests.
Makes Round Six lineup
FNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
July 9, 2020
Thomas is listed in the lineup for Saturday's match against Essendon.
ANALYSIS
Thomas evidently has cleared concussion protocol to be ready in time for this contest. He's scored three times this season.
Dealing with concussion
FNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
Concussion
July 4, 2020
Thomas suffered a concussion during Saturday's match with Western Bulldogs.
ANALYSIS
Thomas suffered a worrying blow after a bad landing on his right shoulder and head during an unsuccessful mark. With trainers surrounding him, it took time for Thomas to get off the pitch and halftime tests ruled him out for the rest of the match. More tests await Thomas during the week and all he can do is be optimistic.
Scores twice in win
FNorth Melbourne Kangaroos
June 15, 2020
Thomas scored two goals and made six disposals (four kicks, two handballs) during Sunday's 80-60 win over Greater Western Sydney.
ANALYSIS
Thomas didn't play as bug a role in disposals as is typical for a midfielder, but produced important plays to help his team get the result. In the end, this doesn't make him as reliable an option if he can't get his hands on the ball more often against Sydney Swans.