It could have been a lot worse for Carlton’s Heath Scotland and other premium players who picked up knocks this week, as injury lists shorten.
Colin Garland: Minded Varcoe… 5 marks and 10 disposals plus 3 tackles… left knee knock in Q4 and shut down
Cameron Hitchcock: 1.1 from 2 touches on Farmer… sprained left AC joint in Q2
Ben Griffiths: First game… 5 disposals on Chaplin… injured his thigh in Q3 and did not return
James Polkinghorne: Forward tag on Shaw… 9 touches… corked thigh and mothballed
Nathan Bock: Had Goddard at CHB… 25 possessions and 9 marks with 4 tackles… tweaked his groin in Q4
Campbell Brown: 13 disposals and 4 marks… knock to a knee in Q3 and it’s his PCL… 4-6 weeks out
Heath Scotland: 26 possessions and 6 marks plus 1.1… injured left ankle/knee in Q4
Brent Harvey: Tagged by van Berlo… 10 touches and 1.1… knock on the right elbow in Q3 and iced up at 3QT
Lance Franklin: Kicked 3.2 from 15 possessions and 3 grabs on Grundy… also 5 tackles… reported for bumping Mattner in Q4
Ryan Griffen: 27 possessions and 3 FA with 2 marks and 1.0… cork in the right buttock in Q1 as he did last week but played on
Steven Salopek: Right shoulder dislocated in Q2… 14 possessions and 4 tackles… returned in Q3
Jonathan Brown: Booted 4.4 from 10 grabs and 15 touches on Reid then Maxwell then Prestiagiacomo
Garrick Ibbotson: Played up forward on Hansen… 1.0 from 23 disposals with 5 tackles… sore right shoulder flared up again in Q3 but he played on
Luke McGuane: Ran his knee into the goalpost in Q1 but returned… 6 possessions and 4 tackles
Zac Dawson: On Tippett… 11 possessions and 5 marks… left ankle injury in Q1
Rhan Hooper: First goal… 1.3 from 10 disposals on Heath then Rohan… struggled with sore left hamstring in the second half
Xavier Ellis: Tagged McVeigh… 10 touches… had his nose rearranged in Q1 and returned late in Q2
Brock McLean: 19 touches and 9 tackles with 4 marks and 0.1… rolled left ankle in Q4
Joe Anderson: 14 disposals and 8 marks… knock to the head in Q1
Aaron Joseph: Had Waters on a HBF… 7 possessions and 4 tackles… corkie in the right quad in Q3
Matt Priddis: Tagged by Hadley… 23 touches and 8 tackles… kicked in the calf in Q3 and bruised immediately
Patrick McGinnity: Minded Betts… 13 touches including 7 kicks… sore neck in Q3
Paul Hasleby: Tagged Swallow… 9 possessions and 3 tackles plus 1.1… knee in the back in Q1 but played on
Brett Ebert: Kicked 1.1 on Moore… smashed by McGuane’s shoulder to the megahead in a marking contest in Q1 and stretchered off… returned in Q2
Josh P. Kennedy: Matched up on Sewell… 18 disposals and 6 tackles… copped Skipper’s knee in his head in Q4 and came off looking very groggy
Harvey is expected to play next week.
Scotland’s injury was a “corked shin” and he should also be fine.
Garland’s knee was said to have only been “jarred”.
Tom Scully and Jack Trengove will be straight back in this week to join Jordan Gysberts.
Matthew Scarlett will be out until at least round 13.
Darren Glass is a chance for the Geelong game this week at Subi.
Paul Medhurst is pushing for selection in the VFL.
Robbie Gray is out for another 2-3 weeks with his back-related hamstring.