AFL Injury List 2024

Ben H / 20 February 2023

Last Updated on 22 May 2024

2024 AFL Injury List Updates

The 2024 AFL season will have a tonne of injuries for most teams (some worse off than others), and gearing up for the start of the season injuries are more important than ever. While sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of all AFL team football injuries, it shouldn’t be. We have curated this page for you to ensure that all the most up-to-date AFL injury list information can be found easily on one page.

 

AFL Injuries This Week

Adelaide Crows

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Elliot HimmelbergCheekboneTBC
Wayne MileraKneeSeason
Nick MurrayKnee1-2 Weeks
Patrick ParnellShoulderSeason
Luke PedlarShoulderTest
Izak RankineHamstring3 Weeks
Riley ThilthorpeKnee5-7 Weeks
Josh WorrellArm8-12 Weeks
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Izak Rankine: Out for three weeks with a hamstring strain.
  • Elliott Himmelberg: Undergone surgery for a fractured cheekbone, unavailable this week.
  • Luke Pedlar: Completed contact training, pending final clearance at main training.
  • Riley Thilthorpe: Out of knee brace, progressing well.

 

Brisbane Lions

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Will AshcroftKnee6-7 Weeks
Keidan ColemanKneeSeason
Tom DoedeeKneeSeason
Darcy GardinerKneeSeason
Eric HipwoodSuspensionRound 13
Lincoln McCarthyKneeSeason
Carter MichaelKnee1 Week
Brandon StarcevichCalf2-3 Weeks
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Lincoln McCarthy, Keidan Coleman, Tom Doedee, Darcy Gardiner: Out for season.
  • Zac Bailey: Cleared and available for selection.
  • Brandon Starcevich: Expected to return after the round 12 bye.

 

Carlton Blues

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Matt CarrollGroin2-3 Weeks
Adam CerraHamstring2-3 Weeks
Matt CottrellFoot3-4 Weeks
David CuninghamCalf2-3 Weeks
Sam DochertyKneeSeason
Sam DurdinConcussionTest
Lachie FogartyWristTest
Jack MartinCalfTBC
Jesse MotlopHamstringTest
Hudson O'KeefeHamstring7-11 Weeks
Marc PittonetFingerTBC
Adam SaadHamstringTest
Jack SilvagniKneeSeason
Jacob WeiteringQuadTest
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Marc Pittonet: Unavailable this week due to injury.
  • Jacob Weitering: 50/50 chance as he battles a cork injury.
  • Lachie Fogarty, Jesse Motlop, Adam Saad: Facing fitness tests later this week.

 

Collingwood Magpies

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Aiden BeggKneeSeason
Jack BytelConcussion1 Week
Josh CarmichaelConcussionTBC
Jordan De GoeyAbdomenTBC
Jamie ElliottVascularTBC
Josh EyreHamstring3-4 Weeks
Will Hoskin-ElliottHamstring2 Weeks
Jeremy HoweGroin1-2 Weeks
Beau McCreeryConcussionTest
Reef McInnesConcussion1-2 Weeks
Dan McStayKneeTBC
Brodie MihocekHamstringTest
Tom MitchellFoot2-5 Weeks
Oscar SteeneToe8+ Weeks
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Jordan De Goey: Out with an abdominal strain, recently returned from a groin injury.
  • Will Hoskin-Elliott, Reef McInnes: Ruled out.
  • Kane Mitchell: Not expected back before King’s Birthday.
  • Brody Mihocek, Beau McCreery: May return for the game against the Dockers.

 

Essendon Bombers

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Kaine BaldwinFoot5 Weeks
Sam DraperKnee6-8 Weeks
Sam DurhamAnkleTest
Xavier DuursmaQuad5 Weeks
Jaiden HunterKneeSeason
Harry JonesSuspensionRound 12
Darcy ParishCalf3 Weeks
Will SetterfieldKnee2 Weeks
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Darcy Parish: Out until after the round 14 bye.
  • Sam Durham: Expected to play against the Tigers; ankle scans showed no structural damage.
  • Harrison Jones: Suspended this week.
  • Jordan Ridley: Made a return in the VFL last week.

 

Fremantle Dockers

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Josh CorbettHipSeason
Brennan CoxHamstring3-4 Weeks
Sean DarcyCalfTest
Michael FrederickConcussion1 Week
Sebit KuekKneeSeason
Oscar McDonaldKnee10-12 Weeks
Nathan O'DriscollKneeTBC
Ethan StanleyAnkle3 Weeks
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Sean Darcy: Needs to pass a fitness test to play this week.
  • Michael Frederick: Out for one week in concussion protocols.
  • Nathan O’Driscoll: Return timeline undecided.

 

Geelong Cats

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Jeremy CameronConcussionTBC
Patrick DangerfieldHamstring1-3 Weeks
Sam De KoningHamstringTest
Mitch EdwardsBack2 Weeks
Joe FurphyAnkle1 Week
Oli WiltshireThumb2 Weeks
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Jeremy Cameron: On track to play against GWS but pending final clearances.
  • Sam De Koning: Might return after withdrawing last week.
  • Patrick Dangerfield: Still a week away, resumed training with the main group.

 

Gold Coast Suns

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Oskar FaulkheadAnkle4 Weeks
Wil PowellSuspensionRound 15
Malcolm Rosas JnrHamstring1 Week
Lachie WellerKnee8 Weeks
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Malcolm Rosas Jr.: Recovering well, two weeks ahead of schedule, training strongly.
  • Lachie Weller: Anticipated to be a crucial late-season addition.

GWS Giants

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Leek AleerConcussionTest
Lachie AshCalf5 Weeks
Callum BrownSuspensionRound 13
Jack BuckleyCalf2-3 Weeks
Isaac CummingHamstring3 Weeks
Josh FaheyFoot12-16 Weeks
Darcy JonesHamstring6-8 Weeks
Josh KellyCalf5 Weeks
Adam KennedyHamstringIndefinite
James LeakeQuadIndefinite
Braydon PreussHamstring2 Weeks
Nathan WardiusShinIndefinite
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Brent Buckley: Out for at least two weeks.
  • Harry Jones: Could be sidelined for two months.
  • Josh Fahey: Suffered a Lisfranc injury, likely out for four months.
  • Nick Ash, Isaac Cumming, Josh Kelly: Remain sidelined.
  • Aleer Aleer: Expected to clear AFL concussion protocols.

 

Hawthorn Hawks

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
James BlanckKneeSeason
Sam ButlerLegSeason
Henry HustwaiteConcussionTest
Mitch LewisKneeTBC
Will McCabeBack3-5 Weeks
Ned ReevesHandTest
Jack O'SullivanHamstring1-2 Weeks
James SicilyShoulder/AnkleTest
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • James Sicily: Possible return this Sunday, needs to confirm shoulder readiness.
  • Chad Wingard: Close to AFL selection after three VFL games.
  • Mitch Lewis: Continues to be out with a knee cartilage injury.

 

Melbourne Demons

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Jake BoweyAnkleTest
Marty HoreCalf3-5 Weeks
Jake LeverKnee4-6 Weeks
Jake MelkshamKnee4-6 Weeks
Josh SchacheFoot4-6 Weeks
Joel SmithSuspensionSeason
Charlie SpargoAchilles2-3 Weeks
Daniel TurnerCalf2-3 Weeks
Jacob van RooyenConcussionTest
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Jake Lever: Undergone surgery on a knee issue, extended recovery expected.
  • Jake Bowey: Suffered ligament damage to his ankle, hopeful for a quick recovery.
  • Jacob van Rooyen: Under concussion protocols, pending final clearance.

 

North Melbourne Kangaroos

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Jackson ArcherAnkleTest
Miller BergmanHamstring4 Weeks
Callum Coleman-JonesAchillesSeason
Josh GoaterAchillesSeason
Hugh GreenwoodAchillesTest
Griffin LogueKnee5 Weeks
Colby McKercherFootPost-Bye
Jy SimpkinQuad2 Weeks
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Liam McKercher: Recovery from a bone stress injury, reassessment around the bye.
  • Jy Simpkin: Out for two more weeks with a quad injury.
  • Miles Bergman: Hamstring injury sidelines him for a month.
  • Aaron Archer, Hugh Greenwood: Pending fitness tests later this week.
  • Kallan Dawson: Cleared to play after an ankle injury.

 

Port Adelaide Power

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Lachie CharlsonKnee4-6 Weeks
Hugh JacksonHip3-5 Weeks
Tom McCallumHip FlexorTest
Sam Powell-PepperKneeSeason
Josh SinnCollarbone6 Weeks
Ivan SoldoKnee1-2 Weeks
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Connor Rozee, Lachie Jones, Quinton Narkle, Trent McKenzie: Cleared to play this weekend.
  • Josh Sinn: Late injury could impact immediate playing chances.

 

Richmond Tigers

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Liam BakerSorenessTest
Sam BanksConcussionTest
Jacob BauerQuadTest
Seth CampbellKneeTest
Judson ClarkeACLSeason
Mate ColinaBackTBC - Long Term
Liam FawcettBackTBC - Long Term
Josh GibcusACLSeason
Jack GrahamHamstring1 Week
Dylan GrimesBackTBC
Jacob HopperHamstring1-2 Weeks
Tom LynchHamstring3-4 Weeks
Rhyan MansellConcussion1 Week
Sam NaismithACLSeason
Maurice Rioli Jnr.Ankle8-10 Weeks
Jack RossFoot6-8 Weeks
Tim TarantoWrist2-3 Weeks
James TreziseConcussionTest
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Baker, Trezise, Banks, Campbell, possibly Bauer: Should be available this week.
  • Dylan Grimes: Back issue persists, no timeline for return.
  • Tom Lynch: Aiming for a return before the round 15 bye.
  • Jack Graham: Held back another week due to hamstring concerns.
  • Jacob Hopper: More likely return against Adelaide than Geelong.
  • Mykelti Lefau: Cleared of a jaw fracture, monitored for this week.

 

St Kilda Saints

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Arie SchoenmakerConcussionTest
James Van EsAnkleSeason
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Dan Butler: Available again after a hamstring injury.
  • James Schoenmaker: Could return after missing two weeks with concussion.
  • Jack Van Es: Long-term ankle injury, placed on the inactive list.

 

Sydney Swans

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Harry ArnoldBack4-5 Weeks
Will EdwardsLeg1 Week
Robbie FoxShoulder2-3 Weeks
Peter LadhamsConcussion1 Week
Lachlan McAndrewConcussionTest
Tom McCartinConcussion1 Week
Callum MillsShoulder/Calf4-5 Weeks
Luke ParkerSuspensionRound 18
Sam ReidFootTBC
Corey WarnerAnkle1 Week
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Tom McCartin: Continues recovery from concussion, expected back post-bye.
  • Robbie Fox: Out for three weeks with an AC joint injury.
  • Callum Mills: Increasing running, nearing full fitness.
  • Luke Parker: Suspension extends wait for a 2024 senior game.

 

West Coast Eagles

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Oscar AllenKnee3 Weeks
Harry BarnettShin1-2 Weeks
Rhett BazzoGroin4-5 Weeks
Elijah HewettFootPost-bye
Callum JameisonHamstring1 Week
Noah LongKneeSeason
Jack PetruccelleAnkle1-2 Weeks
Elliot YeoGroinTest
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Elliot Yeo: Pain-free and pending a fitness test.
  • Matt Flynn: Returning to match play after a hamstring tendon recovery.
  • Jack Petruccelle: Needs another week for a low-grade syndesmosis injury recovery.
  • Oscar Allen: Increasing training loads, joining some drills this week.

 

Western Bulldogs

PLAYERINJURYEXPECTED RETURN
Nick CoffieldShoulder3-5 Weeks
Ryan GardnerWrist3+ Months
Jason JohannisenHamstring4-5 Weeks
Tom LiberatoreConcussion2-3 Weeks
Bailey SmithKneeSeason
Cody WeightmanElbow5-6 Weeks
Updated Friday, May 22, 2024
  • Jason Johannisen: Out until post-mid-season bye with a hamstring strain.
  • Ryan Gardner: Ruptured wrist ligament, out for three months.
  • Tom Liberatore: Could return in a few weeks post-concussion.

 

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