Injuries

Sydney Swans Josh Kennedy, Craig Bird cleared of having serious injuries

Andrew Wu Sydney have dodged a bullet as premiership-winning duo Josh Kennedy and Craig Bird are likely to return before the finals after injury scares during the weekend.

Tony Armstrong doubles up as Collingwood struck by injuries

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Michael Gleeson In the most extraordinary scenes at the MCG, Collingwood's Tony Armstrong has been required to play two games in a day, after the Magpies lost captain Scott Pendlebury and Ben Reid to injuries...

Injuries end seasons for Collingwood's Dayne Beams, Travis Cloke, Ben Reid

Dayne Beams is helped from the ground.

Liam Mannix Collingwood’s injury woes appear every bit as bad as feared with Dayne Beams, Travis Cloke and Ben Reid all facing suspected season-ending injuries.

Bob Murphy: Adrift on a sea of swells and troughs

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Bob Murphy Like a fishing boat on the open seas, a footy season lifts and falls over and over and over again. Even from week to week, the physical and mental state of teams and individual players has a rhythmic...

Saints flag 'significant changes' to list with several players under spotlight

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Jon Pierik St Kilda has flagged "significant changes" to its playing list, while declaring it would be surprised if the AFL Commission awarded Melbourne a priority pick.

Dyson Heppell suffers broken hand

Dyson Heppell: curse of the Brownlow fancies?

Jake Niall Dyson Heppell has a broken bone in his hand and will likely miss this weekend's game against Gold Coast.

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Tom Derickx ready to spread wings at Sydney Swans after shaking injuries

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Tom Derickx takes a mark during a Sydney Swans AFL pre-season training session at Lakeside Oval on January 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

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David Sygall For most of the Swans playing in the pre-season challenge match in Canberra on Thursday, the aim will be to get reacquainted with team structures and build fitness.

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LeCras out 'for weeks' as injuries mar Eagles win

Mark LeCras taken off after an injury last year.

Brad Elborough West Coast’s unbeaten start to the season has been marred by injuries to key players.Mark LeCras has re-injured the arm he broke at the start of last season and “will miss weeks”...

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Fremantle Docker injuries open the door for Colin Sylvia

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Former Demon in line to make his Fremantle debut as the club deals with its first injury crisis of 2014.

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Spate of injuries stings struggling Saints

Jarryn Geary comes off with an injured arm during the game against Hawthorn.

Jesse Hogan St Kilda's horror result at the weekend was not limited to its losing margin against Hawthorn: 145 points. It also continued a deluge of long-term injuries that have emerged over the past month.

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Fremantle Dockers sweat on key AFL injuries

Zac Dawson riles James Podsiadly,

Key defenders amongst those who could miss crunch game against Port Adelaide.

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Hawthorn loses Mitchell and Lake to long-term injuries, as Buddy (maybe) awaits

Shaun Burgoyne and Sam Mitchell lead the Hawks out for the round seven game against St Kilda on Saturday, the 250th game for both.

Emma Quayle Luke Hodge knew "the Buddy question" was coming but before the Hawthorn captain could talk about playing against his premiership teammate for the first time this week he had other things to discuss,...

Alastair Clarkson backs Hawks to overcome injuries

Adrian Warren, Sydney Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is adamant the premiers can cope with a mounting injury toll.

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Injuries, tribunal to have impact on first week of play-offs

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 01:  Paul Chapman of the Cats runs with the ball during the round 23 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans at Simonds Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Geelong, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Roger Vaughan Between the match review panel and club medical reports, the opening week of the AFL finals series will test some players' nerves.

After a season full of injuries, no major changes for Bombers

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Adam Cooper Essendon coach James Hird wants his players to increase aerobic capacity for 2013.

Dockers downplay injuries in practice match loss

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Fremantle aren't concerned by game-ending injuries to Stephen Hill and Michael Walters in their five-point loss to Adelaide in Saturday's AFL trial match.

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Head injuries and CTE not linked, says expert

Dual Brownlow medallist Greg Williams (left) reopened the debate on chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Jon Pierik Call for all major sports to adopt a consistent approach to treating head injuries.

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Dockers say key injuries no excuse

Fremantle's Luke McPharlin.

Perth Fremantle midfielder David Mundy says injuries won't be used as an excuse as the AFL club attempts to snap a two-game losing streak.

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Tigers let injuries dominate poor game play

Sydney's Tim Barrett, Queanbeyan's Kade Klemke and Matt Cavedon and Sydney's Tom Elkington.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan coach Kade Klemke thinks his team is guilty of waiting for their injured stars to return and expecting them to turn the Tigers' season around rather than do it themselves.

Injuries build the pressure as Eagles' form lifts

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Brad Elborough, Perth Shannon Hurn and Scott Selwood set to spend extended stints on sidelines.