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Western Bulldogs Midfielder Marcus Bontempelli is questionable for Round 18 due to an ankle injury sustained on Sunday, as of today he was in a moon boot & will need to pass a fitness test on Friday to be made available.

“We’ll work through a process with Marcus this week and make a decision on his availability after the main training session on Friday.” Medical Services Manager, Chris Bell.

Toby McLean will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks for the Bulldogs with a hamstring injury, Mitch Wallis is likely done for the season after being scheduled for surgery this week while small defender Caleb Daniel (Hamstring) is nearing a return to football.

Fantasy News Today: 15 July, 2019

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Marcus Bontempelli

Essendon Defender Michael Hurley underwent surgery on Monday for his AC joint injury sustained last week, a time frame on his return has not been set by the Bombers.

Midfielder Dyson Heppell is questionable for Round 18 with his foot injury, he has missed the last 2 games for the Bombers.

St Kilda have installed Brett Ratten as interim coach after Alan Richardson departed the club today, with 6 weeks remaining in the H&A season a level of uncertainty has increased for playing roles at the Saints.

Anthony Miles & Jordan Dawson today accepted 1 week suspensions by the MRO & will miss Round 18.

AFL Fantasy Game Notes: Round 17

GWS Ruck Shane Mumford (Knee/Foot) is set to return in Round 18 after 2 weeks on the sidelines, young Ruck Matt Flynn will likely be sidelined for 12 months after rupturing his ACL in the NEAFL last weekend.

Giants Midfielder Stephen Coniglio underwent knee surgery today, if everything progresses smoothly he is expected to resume running in 5-6 weeks.

“He had surgery this morning and had some cartilage taken out so it’s been a pretty good result. It looks like about eight weeks, where it’s seven or nine will depend on how he’s going.” Giants GM of Football, Wayne Campbell.

Round 18 Weather Forecast

Port Adelaide has ruled out Brad Ebert for the immediate future after he sustained a PCL injury in Round 17, Ollie Wines remains in doubt for Round 18 after fracturing his thumb on Sunday.

Jack Gunston is available for Round 18 at Hawthorn after missing last week with a leg injury, Harrison Jones will miss the remainder of the season due to a PCL injury.

Ruck Nic Naitanui won’t undergo surgery for his ankle syndesmosis, the Eagles have not placed a time frame on his return but he is expected to miss several weeks.

Dan Venables will miss the remainder of the season with concussion symptoms, Jamie Cripps will be sidelines for at least 3 weeks with an adductor injury.

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