The news isn’t great for Essendon Midfielder Devon Smith who is currently dealing with a fresh injury to his knee, he sought specialist advice this week and could be headed for surgery which could see him miss extended playing time this season.
“It’s something that may require surgery.” John Worsfold on Devon Smith today.
Brisbane Midfielder Jarrod Berry is expected to be available this week after an eye concern coming out of Round 8, unfortunately Zac Bailey will be sidelined for 6 weeks with a hamstring injury which should enhance the job security for Noah Answerth.
2019 Injury Report: Round 9
Western Bulldogs Ruck Tim English is Questionable for Round 9, he was a late withdrawal in Round 8 due to soreness with the Bulldogs looking to have him as fresh as possible when he returns.
Jackson Trengove was No.1 Ruck for the Bulldogs last week, he recorded 21 Disposals & 27 Hit Outs for 99pts in AFL Fantasy & 124pts in SuperCoach.
“We’ll work through a process with Tim this week to determine his availability.” Bulldogs Medical Services Manager, Chris Bell on Tim English.
Rising Star Award: Round 8
Nth Melbourne Midfielder Jack Ziebell looks set to continue his role in the middle of the ground, after a role change in Round 6 Ziebell has averaged 21.0 Disposals & 6.3 Tackles.
“He’ll definitely play through the Midfield this week” Brad Scott on Jack Ziebell today.
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Lance Franklin is likely to miss another week with a Hamstring injury, the Sydney key Forward has not played since Round 5 and has kicked 11 Goals this season at an averaged of 2.2 Goals per game.
Sam Reid (Hip) is Probable for Round 9, he has averaged 9.6 Disposals, 3.6 Marks, 6.6 Hit Outs & 1.0 Goal without Franklin this season.
“He is getting lots of treatment & I think he will come up for this week’s game” Head of Football, Charlie Gardiner on Sam Reid today.
AFL Fantasy Game Notes: Round 8
Fremantle Coach Ross Lyon gave the strongest indication yet this season that Connor Blakely will play, Lyon described Blakely as “under serious consideration” for Round 9.
Harley Bennell is close to a return to football having put together a solid block of training, Bennell hasn’t played at AFL level since Round 23 in 2017.
Gold Coast have opened up 2 list spots moving Rory Thompson & Harrison Wigg to the inactive list, the Suns may use those available spots in the upcoming mid-season draft.
Fantasy News Today: 14 May, 2019
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