Jake needs that extra leg: Round 9 injuries

Essendon’s Jake Melksham was one of a number of fantasy-relevant players to succumb to multi-week injuries on the weekend.

AFL Rd 9 - Bombers v Tigers

injured INJURIES

Tadhg Kennelly: On McPhee… knee problem in Q1 and mothballed in Q2 with no stats… yes the zero does count for your DT/SC score and it will also affect his price
Simon White: 4 marks and 9 touches… left knee knock in Q2 and did not return
Chris Johnson: 5 possessions and 2 marks… right wrist injury in Q2 and mothballed
Chris Yarran: Left quad problem in Q1 which caused back spasms but did return… 5 disposals… eventually shut down in Q4

in REPORTS

Scott D. Thompson: Had Hall… 14 possessions and 3 tackles plus 3 marks… reported for headbutting Hall in Q2
Scott McMahon: 5 handballs among 12 possessions with 4 marks and 1.0… reported for kneeing Picken in the head in Q4 but there’s nothing in it
Barry Hall: Booted 3.2 from 3 grabs and 9 possessions on Thompson… got aggro towards the end of Q2 showing his frustration and got reported for misconduct
Brent Moloney: Tagged Rodan… 20 touches including 13 handballs… reported in Q4 fur bumping Logan in the head

sore SORE PLAYERS

Dane Swan: First goal… 1.1 from 25 touches and 6 marks with 1 FA… heavily strapped right knee obviously bothering him
Ryan Griffen: Cork in the lower back in Q1… 14 handballs among 29 disposals with 9 marks and 1.1
Daniel Giansiracusa: 1.0 from 16 disposals with 6 marks and 4 tackles… got stapled in the head after a headclash with Addison in Q1… got a knock in Q4 and looked woozy
Jed Adcock: 20 disposals and 8 marks with 4 tackles… rolled his previously-injured left ankle in Q2
Dale Thomas: Head to head with Kelly on a wing… 20 touches and 4 tackles… rolled an ankle in Q4
Dylan Addison: Cut on a cheek in Q1 and it kept bleeding all game… 16 possessions and 6 marks
Heath Hocking: Tagged Cotchin… 18 disposals and 8 marks… right groin tweaked in Q2
Jake Melksham: 2.0 from 10 touches… left ankle knock in Q1 and carried off… returned in Q2
Matt Maguire: Stood Tippett… 13 possessions and 6 tackles… cut above the left eye in Q4
Jonathan Brown: Bock on him… 12 disposals… the jab in his injured torso isn’t working today
Brent Renouf: 22 hit outs and 5 disposals… injured right wrist running into an umpire in Q2

POST-MATCH

Reports on Thompson, Hall and McMahon were thrown out by the MRP.
Moloney won at the tribunal and his his charge downgraded to a reprimand.
Jason Davennport can accept a week for striking Colin Garland.
Kennelly will miss four weeks with his knee.
Daniel Bradshaw will miss three with his knee.
Adcock will be out indefinitely after fracturing his left metatarsal and undergoing surgery.
White will be out for 3-4 weeks with his knee. Yarran and Johnson have not been assessed.
Melksham is out for 1-2 weeks with an ankle.
Daniel Motlop was suspended by his club for one match for missing curfew.
Brock McLean will return this week, though Andrew Walker and Brad Fisher still have to play some VFL.
Darren Glass will again miss in round 10.

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