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by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Andrew McLeod, knee surgery**
Chris Knights, plantar fasciitis (foot), indefinite
Trent Hentschel, knee, 1-2 weeks
James Craig, hamstring, 2 weeks
Will Young, knee, 5 weeks
Brad Moran, knee, indefinite
Brodie Martin, knee, indefinite
Andy Otten, knee, season

**Depending on the results of the surgery, the best case scenario is that McLeod could return in several weeks. The worst case scenario is that he would miss the rest of the season which could spell the end of his career as he was not expected to play beyond 2010

Source: David Burtenshaw, Club Media Release and

James Polkinghorne, thigh, 1-2 weeks
Xavier Clarke, knee, 4 weeks
Jamie Charman, ankle, indefinite
Jed Adcock, foot, indefinite
Josh Drummond, knee, indefinite
Matt Maguire, tendinitis (foot), 2-4 weeks
Callum Bartlett, ACL rupture, knee reconstruction, season
Ashley McGrath, hamstring tear, 4-6 weeks

Source: Sam Lord, Club Media Release

Chris Johnson, wrist, 3 weeks
Rhys O’Keeffe, back, indefinite, long term injury list
Simon White, knee, 1-2 weeks

Source: Stephen Wilson, Club Media Release

John McCarthy, hamstring, 1 week
Sean Rusling, calf, 1 week
Anthony Corrie, knee, 1-2 weeks

Source: Nick Hulett, Club Media Release

Jason Laycock, broken bone in foot, season
Angus Monfries, hamstring, 2 weeks
David Hille, hamstring, 2 weeks
Cale Hooker, hamstring, 1 week

Source: Cara Pelchen, Club Media Release

Greg Broughton, foot, 1-3 weeks
Des Headland, knee, 3 weeks
Luke McPharlin, knee, 5-7 weeks
Brock O'Brien, quad, 5 weeks


Joel Corey, knee, 1-2 weeks
Marcus Drum, achilles, 4-6 weeks
Tom Hawkins, hot spot (foot - suspected stress fracture, ongoing assessment)
Steven Motlop, shoulder, indefinite
Brad Ottens, foot, 2-3 weeks
Max Rooke, knee, indefinite
Matthew Scarlett, hamstring, 1-2 weeks


Max Bailey, knee, indefinite
Campbell Brown, knee, 3-4 weeks
Josh Gibson, hamstring, 3-4 weeks
Simon Taylor, broken leg, indefinite


Sam Blease, leg, 2 weeks
Jake Spencer, knee, 3 weeks
Rohan Bail, fractured cheekbone, 3-4 weeks
Liam Jurrah, shoulder, 3 weeks
Luke Tapscott, hip, 4 weeks
Max Gawn, knee, 5 weeks
John Meesen, ankle, indefinite
Ricky Petterd, shoulder, season

Source: Ryan Larkin, Club Media Release

Liam Anthony, shoulder, indefinite
Aaron Black, hip, indefinite
Luke Delaney, wrist, 3 weeks
Ayden Kennedy, foot, 4 weeks
Drew Petrie, foot, indefinite
Ben Ross, hip/groin, indefinite


John Butcher, back, indefinite
Robbie Gray, back/hamstring, 1 week
Nathan Krakouer, groin, 3-4 weeks
Andrew Moore, groin, 4-5 weeks
Marlon Motlop, fractured foot, indefinite
Michael Pettigrew, patella tendon, 8-10 weeks
Warren Tredrea, ankle, 10-11 weeks**

**Tredrea underwent the procedure, which uses synthetic fibers to replace damaged ligament tissue. Sydney's Nick Malceski was the first player to undergo the procedure in 2008. Hawthorn's David Rodan and Carlton's Brad Fisher also underwent the procedure in 2009.

Source:Daniel Norton, Club Media Releae and ed. note

Mat Dea, foot, season

Source: Judith Donnelly, Club Media Release

David Armitage, medial ligament strain (knee), 4 weeks
Jason Gram, groin/hamstring
Steven King, hamstring
Luke Miles, stress fracture (leg)
Nick Riewoldt, torn hamstring, 3-4 weeks

Source: Felicity George, Club Media Release

Craig Bolton (Achilles) - 4 weeks
Daniel Bradshaw (knee) - 1-2 weeks
Tadhg Kennelly (knee) - test/1 week
Jake Orreal (back) - season
Mark Seaby (ankle) - 7 weeks


Jordan Jones, ankle, 7 weeks, long term injury list
Daniel Kerr, hamstring, 7 weeks
Chris Masten, knee, 2 weeks
Adam Selwood, AC joint (shoulder), 2 weeks
Sam Butler, ankle, 2 weeks
Luke Shuey, virus, indefinite

Source: Anna-Carew Reid, Club Media Release

Injury Update:
Jason Akermanis, hamstring, 1-2 weeks**
Ayce Cordy, shoulder, season
Shaun Higgins, ankle, 2-3 weeks
Brad Johnson, achilles, 1-2 weeks
Shane Thorne, knee, 9 weeks

**after he recovers from his injury, Akermanis will still miss two weeks on a club suspension for a controversial column he wrote without submitting it to the club for approval, He wrote in the column that gay players should stay "in the closet" because he believed that teammates of an openly gay player would find the situation uncomfortable. He was widely criticized in the media and by the gay community and footy fans.

Source:David McNamara, Club Media Release

Article last changed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 12:08 AM EST

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