Not so great news for Izak Rankine with the small forward facing an extended period on the sidelines, he suffered a hamstring injury in the final JLT Series game for Gold Coast on Sunday & is expected to miss at least 8 weeks.
Injury Update: Izak Rankine
Although Rankine wasn’t at the top of the list as a rookie selection in season long formats it does narrow the field just a little, he could be a downgrade target when he makes his debut later this season.
Nathan Fyfe has guaranteed his playing status for Round 1, he underwent minor elbow surgery 2 weeks ago & did not play in any JLT Series games.
“I don’t think I’m any worse off for not playing a JLT game.. My elbow is fine” Nat Fyfe.
Fyfe averaged 102.1pts in AFL Fantasy & 113.9pts in SuperCoach in 2018.
AFL Fantasy Game Notes: Fremantle v West Coast
Isaac Heeney looks set to be available for Round 1, he injured his ankle in the opening minute of the JLT game on Sunday.
“It’s not a major sprain so we expect him to train this week & be ready for Round 1” Swans Head of Football, Charlie Gardiner.
Heeney averaged 90.0pts in AFL Fantasy & 97.5pts in SuperCoach in 2018.
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Steven May will miss Round 1 of the H&A season after his appeal to the AFL Tribunal failed tonight, the suspension puts Marty Hore in a more favourable position to play Round 1 for the Demons.
Jay Kennedy-Harris will be sidelined for up to 12 weeks, he injured his knee during the final game of the JLT Series for Melbourne on Sunday.
AFL Fantasy Game Notes: Melbourne v Brisbane
Joe Daniher should be right to go after gaining some important minutes in the JLT Series, Dyson Heppell was confident in a radio interview on SEN today.
“I certainly see him lining up in Round 1” Dyson Heppell on Joe Daniher via @1116sen.
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Those considering Matthew Kreuzer will need to keep up to speed on his availability for Round 1, he is likely Questionable at this stage.
“His training loads are increasing.. we’ll obviously monitor that over the next week & a half” John Barker on Matthew Kreuzer playing Round 1 (Monday).
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Hayden McLean has been signed by Sydney via the Supplemental Selection Period (SSP), the Swans were in need of another key position player after the recent ACL injury to Jack Maibaum.
McLean averaged 13 Disposals for Sandringham Football Club (VFL) in 2018, he played as a key position player with time spent in the Ruck during the year.