Fantasy News Today: 14 May, 2019

Port Adelaide Half Forward/Midfielder Brad Ebert has been ruled out for Round 9 due to Concussion, his short term prospects appear to be doubtful.

“With something as serious as concussion we don’t take any risks so he will undergo some extra testing in Melbourne.” Head of Medical Services, Tim O’Leary.

Power small Forward/Midfielder Robbie Gray is Questionable for Round 9, he has missed the last 2 weeks due to a broken hand.

Confirmation from Port Adelaide today that Half-Back Ryan Burton will miss 3-4 weeks with Hamstring injury, based on the comments from Brett Montgomery & Ken Hinkley made in the last 2 days expect a few positional changes this week.

The weather forecast has slightly improved for Adelaide on Sunday, wet conditions are still likely for the game between Port Adelaide & Gold Coast.

Round 9 Weather Forecast

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Brad Ebert

Paul Seedsman & Richard Douglas are close to a return to football this week for the Crows, Midfielder Bryce Gibbs is a likely inclusion for Round 9 in Brisbane.

Adelaide Midfielder Matt Crouch (Hip) remains Questionable for Round 9, he has been medically cleared to play but the decision to play may be his.

“.. we really don’t know where that sits at this point, we expect him to play” Crows Assistant Coach, Michael Godden on Matt Crouch today.

Gold Coast Half-Back Pearce Hanley is sidelined due to thigh surgery, Sean Lemmens (Ankle syndesmosis) underwent surgery today & is expected to miss up to 8 weeks.

Suns Midfielder Brayden Fiorini is Probable for Round 9, he missed last week due to knee soreness.

Bet Lab: Round 9 Markets

Collingwood Midfielder Dayne Beams (Hip) is Probable to play in Round 9 against St Kilda, Jamie Elliott (Hamstring tightness) will miss Round 9 with Mason Cox (Leg/Ankle) unlikely.

Shaun Grigg announced his retirement today, this opens up a list position at Richmond for the upcoming mid-season draft.

Melbourne Defender Jake Lever will return to football this week via the VFL, Ruck Braydon Preuss could join Max Gawn in a dual Ruck set-up on Friday night against West Coast in Perth.

GWS Midfielder/Half-Back Lachie Whitfield is Probable for Round 9 after missing the last 2 weeks with a leg cork.

“He looks like he’ll get up & play” Giants GM of Football Wayne Campbell today.

AFL Fantasy Game Notes: Round 8

Ruck Shane Mumford is set for a return on Sunday against Carlton after a much needed rest after spending 12 months out of the game.

“He needs to get going & train this week but the week off has been good for his knee but also good for his whole body ” Giants GM of Football Wayne Campbell.

Key Forward Jeremy Cameron (Shoulder) appears likely to be available to play in Round 9, he has had several knocks to the same shoulder this season including last week.

2019 Late Changes: Round 8

Essendon Midfielder Devon Smith (Knee) is Doubtful for Round 9, he had an interrupted pre-season and knee concerns throughout the season so far.

“He’s got a new lesion within the knee, so he will be off for a specialist opinion this week & we’ll be able to update further once we’ve got more direction from the specialist.” Physical Performance Manager, Justin Crow today.

Essendon key Forward Joe Daniher (Soreness) is Probable for Round 9.

Fantasy News Today: 13 May, 2019

Hawthorn Defender Jack Scrimshaw is Probable for Round 9, he suffered a migraine & blurred vision in Round 8 limiting his game time.

Issac Smith is Questionable for Round 9 with a foot injury, he was a Late Withdrawal for the Hawks last week.

Hawthorn Midfielder Tom Mitchell has undergone scheduled surgery to remove screws & plates from his leg, he should resume running in the next couple of weeks and is on track to complete a full 2020 pre-season.

West Coast Ruck Tom Hickey is Probable for Round 9, he hasn’t played in the last 2 games due to a hamstring injury.

St Kilda Defender Jarryn Geary (Thigh) is on track to be playing again in 3-4 weeks, while Midfielder Dan Hannebery (Calf) is on the same time frame for a return to football.

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