Nathan Jones
MidfielderM
Set to retire
MMelbourne Demons
September 14, 2021
Jones has retired from the AFL.
ANALYSIS
The 33-year-old midfielder only got into six AFL matches this season, and none after April after he was sidelined by a calf injury. Jones will hang up his boots, presumably without appearing in the Grand Final versus Geelong on Sept. 25.
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Returns for Casey
MMelbourne Demons
July 27, 2021
Jones returned to match play over the weekend, according to Head of Strength and conditioning Selwyn Griffith.
ANALYSIS
Jones hasn't played since late-April but is now on track to play one the final month of the home-and-away season. Through six AFL games, Jones has averaged 13.5 disposals per appearance.
Listed as test
MMelbourne Demons
Calf
July 20, 2021
Jones (calf) is listed as a test to return in Round 19 against the Western Bulldogs, according to High Performance Manager Darren Burgess.
ANALYSIS
Jones hasn't played since late-April but now could be seen as early as the match against the 'Dogs. He's made just six appearances this season, scoring two goals.
Out for longer
MMelbourne Demons
Calf
July 13, 2021
Jones (calf) should return in one-two weeks, according to his club's injury report.
ANALYSIS
Jones hasn't played since April but isn't far off playing and should have plenty of time to get into shape before the season ends.
Set to miss Round 17
MMelbourne Demons
Calf
July 5, 2021
Jones (calf) won't play in Round 17 against Port Adelaide, the team announced.
ANALYSIS
Jones already missed the previous and while he's back in training and running, he's already been ruled out by the coaching staff. His next chance to feature will be in Round 18, which is likely to be the case unless he suffers any kind of setback.
Out with calf strain
MMelbourne Demons
Calf
July 1, 2021
Jones will miss Round 16 against GWS due to a minor calf strain.
ANALYSIS
Jones has been mostly playing in the VFL over the last month but is now out altogether due to this injury. He shouldn't be out log, though trying to break into a strong lineup will be a tougher task.