The injury news for fantasy coaches wasn’t great today with popular rookie Jack Ross set to miss an extended period of time with Ankle syndesmosis, surgery is a possible outcome for the young Tiger.
Richmond Ruck Toby Nankervis will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks with an Adductor injury sustained in Round 8, Noah Balta was serviceable as a back-up Ruck against the Dockers but a longer term option is likely required with Ivan Soldo first choice to move into the No.1 Ruck spot.
AFL Fantasy Game Notes: Round 8
Port Adelaide Half-Forward/Midfielder Brad Ebert is Doubtful for Round 9 after suffering another concussion in Round 7, he missed last week & the Power are seeking outside medical assistance for the health & well-being of Ebert.
“We’re not sure if he’ll train this week” Brett Montgomery on Brad Ebert today.
Keep an eye on the weather forecast for Adelaide this week, heavy rain is possible & could impact the Port Adelaide/Gold Coast game on Sunday.
Essendon small Forward Orazio Fantasia will miss at least 2 weeks with a Quad injury, this likely enhances the job security for Brayden Ham.
Carlton Defender Nic Newman is Probable for Round 9 after having missed the last 2 games due to a Knee injury, Lachie Plowman will be sidelined in the short term as a result of a fractured cheekbone.
Gary Ablett & Nat Fyfe will be available after avoiding suspensions via the MRO, Sam Durdin has been suspended for 1 game.
Melbourne Half Forward Jake Melksham is sidelined for 4-5 weeks after sustaining a broken foot in Round 9, Michael Hibbered is out for at least 2 weeks with a collarbone injury while Jordan Lewis (Ankle) will be a test for Round 9.
Bet Lab: Round 8 Wrap
Sydney key Forward Lance Franklin is Questionable again for Round 9 with a hamstring injury, Swans coach John Longmire reiterated today that he won’t play Franklin unless he is fully fit.
“.. he ran last week.. & just felt a little bit tight.. we’re very clear that if he’s not quite right.. we won’t play him” John Longmire on Lance Franklin today.
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