Rory Sloane
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Cleared for return
MAdelaide Crows
August 12, 2020
Sloane (hand) has been cleared to rejoin the lineup for Sunday's match versus the Bulldogs, Callum Twomey of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Sloane has been sidelined for a month with his hand injury but looks to be in a good spot to retake his spot in the Crows' midfield. While he hasn't posted a ton of major fantasy outputs, Sloane did manage to rack up a goal, 18 disposals and five marks in the game prior to his extended absence.
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Sidelined 4-6 weeks
MAdelaide Crows
Hand
July 13, 2020
Sloane (hand) will miss between four and six weeks due to a fracture suffered in the third quarter of Saturday's match versus West Coast, James Hetherington of the team's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Sloane's fracture occurred at the base of his left thumb and will require a procedure. He was in the midst of arguably his best game of the season prior to the issue, recording a goal, 18 disposals and a season-high five marks while only in the third quarter. The new timetable places a return in mid-August likely the earliest he could retake the field for Adelaide.
Dealing with hand problems
MAdelaide Crows
Hand
July 11, 2020
Sloane injured his thumb in the third quarter of Saturday's match against West Coast after falling from a marking contest and doctors will investigate for a suspected fractured hand, according to Head of Science and Medicine Steve Saunders.
ANALYSIS
Sloane was able to finish the match and put up one of his better efforts of the season with a goal, 18 disposals and five marks. He came into Round Six with an ankle injury, and he's managed to play in every Round so far, which suggests that it will take a serious issue to keep him out of Round Seven.
Ready for Sunday
MAdelaide Crows
July 4, 2020
Sloane (ankle) is in the starting lineup for Sunday's Round 5 game against Fremantle.
ANALYSIS
Sloane apparently cleared the fitness test and is ready to go for Round 5. He tweaked his ankle during last week's match with Brisbane and will play through the injury this week.
Included in round 5 lineup
MAdelaide Crows
Ankle
July 2, 2020
Sloane (ankle) has been named as part of the Crows' extended 26-man lineup for Sunday's match versus Fremantle.
ANALYSIS
While it appears as though Sloane is still not guaranteed to play in the contest, his initial inclusion is a good sign. The Crows medical staff will put him through a fitness test ahead of Sunday's tilt to ensure the veteran can serviceably play.
Good chance to play in Round 5
MAdelaide Crows
Ankle
June 30, 2020
Sloane injured his ankle during the second quarter of Sunday's match versus Brisbane but returned to the contest in the second half and played it out. He's is listed as a test but should have a good shot to play versus Fremantle on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Sloane's return to action Sunday is a good sign that the ankle issue is a relatively minor one. Still, the medical staff will likely evaluate him throughout the week before a final decision on his status for selection is made.