Injury wrap

Well folks, there’s a few notable injuries to take into account at the moment.

Firstly, Chris Judd won’t play this week against Adelaide, and a rumour on BigFooty suggests he’ll miss 4 weeks (although that seems far-fetched). Brett Burton will miss another game for the Crows, and as this AAP story says, Simon Goodwin is also highly doubtful:

Burton (knee) has already been ruled out of Adelaide’s side to tackle the reigning premier at AAMI Stadium on Sunday, with influential midfielder Simon Goodwin (knee) also likely to be sidelined.

Brett Peake broke his collarbone for the second time this year in the WAFL last weekend, which means he should be a handy choice in Dream Team ’08 after a bad start to this year left him with a season average of 47.

And while there’s been some speculation that Barry Hall will be “rested” (ie dropped), this article from Rohan Connolly indicates it’s all a bit of bluff. It was always looking unlikely, since Nick Davis and Michael O’Loughlin are uncertain starters for the Swans in their huge game against Geelong.

Dean Polo‘s year is finished – he’ll need a shoulder reconstruction after Friday night’s game.

Elsewhere, Daniel Wells and Lance Franklin are good chances of playing, while Rhyce Shaw, James Clement and Adem Yze won’t. David Neitz is 50-50.

Edit: Justin Koschitzke has done a hamstring at training, and will miss this weekend’s match against Richmond. Will it be one week, or will Kosi’s usual luck with injuries persist, leaving the second-most-popular Dream Team player into fantasy wasteland?

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