Rory Sloane
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Expected to play
MAdelaide Crows
Finger
June 30, 2021
Sloane (finger) is expected to play in Round 16 versus Brisbane. The midfielder is also likely to need surgery after the season, per AFL Ratings.
ANALYSIS
While Sloane isn't officially confirmed to play, this is an encouraging prognosis for his ability to stay in the lineup. The high-grade tendon injury in his left hand may limit his effectiveness going forward. It's unclear if offseason surgery will affect his timeline for next season.
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Dealing with high-grade injury
MAdelaide Crows
Finger
June 29, 2021
Sloane has likely suffered a high-grade tendon injury in his left hand and a timeline should be established in the coming days, Senior Coach Matthew Nicks disclosed over the weekend. "We are not exactly sure yet and we will have to get scans done and have it checked out, but there's a possibility we will miss (Sloane) for a while."
ANALYSIS
Sloane's status should become clear by Round 16 against Hawthorn, though it's entirely possible that he could miss the rest of the season. For now, consider his status as doubtful until more is known.
Suffers finger injury in loss
MAdelaide Crows
Finger
June 27, 2021
Sloane suffered a finger injury during Sunday's 83-73 loss to Carlton in Round 15, according to the AFL.com match report.
ANALYSIS
Sloane was held to his lowest fantasy score in four games after suffering this injury. He hasn't topped 100 points since Round 4 and will need to prevent this knock from limiting him in the coming weeks.
29 disposals, two goal assists
MAdelaide Crows
May 30, 2021
Sloane carried 29 disposals, four tackles, three marks and a pair of goal assists and clearances Sunday as Adelaide fell to Richmond 111-83 at Giants Stadium.
ANALYSIS
Sloane's season-high 16 kicks and 13 handballs fell two short of matching teammate Ben Keays' 31 disposals on Saturday, but leaves him still sporting an impressive 23.57 median through seven appearances. Meanwhile, his six tackles on the day were second-best amongst Adelaide players. Those numbers weren't enough to earn the 31 year-old his first 100-point fantasy performance in three rounds, yet find him currently averaging 92.0 points per game as the Crows No. 4 in fantasy scoring.
Strong effort in return
MAdelaide Crows
May 9, 2021
Sloane (eye) delivered one goal, 20 disposals (13 kicks seven handballs), 10 tackles, four marks, three clearances and two behinds in Adelaide's loss to Port Adelaide on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Sloane's return and very well-balanced effort was one of the few bright spots for the Crows in the lopsided loss. The midfielder missed more than one month with his eye injury, and fantasy-friendly return Friday included his first goal and a season-high figure in tackles.
Good to go
MAdelaide Crows
May 7, 2021
Sloane (eye) will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's Port Adelaide clash, James Hetherington of the Crows' official site reports
ANALYSIS
Sloane's eye injury was expected to cost him up to a month and he has missed just about that much to date. His inclusion is big for an Adelaide looking to pull off an upset against the Power, considering his last outing versus the Sun produced 34 disposals, seven marks and three tackles to help produce a season0high 115 fantasy points.