Hurt locker: your team's injuries

Cruelled by injury this season? Here are the facts.

Cruelled by injury this season? Here are the facts.

ADELAIDE 0 matches unfit (10 - 13th): Dangerfield, Reilly, Rutten, Sloane, Smith, Talia, S.Thompson, van Berlo, Walker, Wright.

1-3 matches unfit (9 - Eq 2nd): Callinan (2), Doughty (1), Jacobs (1), Johncock (3), Mackay (1), Petrenko (2), Porplyzia (1), Tippett (2), Vince (3).

4-6 matches unfit (1 - Eq 12th): Douglas (6).

SUMMARY: Has fared brilliantly, with its formidable midfield almost entirely unscathed. Tippett is clearly the biggest concern.

BRISBANE LIONS 0 (7 - Eq 5th): Hanley, Merrett, Patfull, Raines, Redden, Rich, Rockliff.

1-3 (9 - Eq 2nd): Adcock (1), Black (3), Brown (2), Drummond (1), Lester (1), Maguire (2), Polec (2), Polkinghorne (2), Zorko (3).

4-6 (2 - Eq 8th): Banfield (6), McGrath (4).

10 (2 - Eq 2nd): Leuenberger (14), Staker (17).

SUMMARY: The effect of long-term absences to Staker and Leuenberger, particularly on the ladder, have been underrated outside Queensland. Best players have been largely unaffected.

CARLTON 0 (4 - Eq 2nd): Betts, Garlett, Gibbs, Judd.

1-3 (9 - Eq 2nd): Armfield (1), Jamison (2), Kreuzer (2), Robinson (2), Scotland (1), Simpson (3), Tuohy (2), Warnock (2), Yarran (3).

4-6 (4 - Eq 1st): Duigan (4), Henderson (6), Murphy (6), Walker (6).

7-9 (1 - Eq 5th): Carrazzo (7).

10 (2 - Eq 2nd): Laidler (13), Waite (10).

SUMMARY: Waite's continued injury woes have undermined the Blues' strength across half-forward. Murphy's mid-season absence was significant, while Henderson's premature end to the season leaves the back line thin.

COLLINGWOOD 0 (4 - Eq 2nd): Beams, Cloke, Toovey, Wellingham.

1-3 (8 - 9th): Blair (1), Dawes (1), Fasolo (1), Maxwell (2), O'Brien (1), Shaw (2), Sidebottom (1), Swan (2).

4-6 (4 - Eq 1st): Jolly (4), Pendlebury (4), Reid (5), Thomas (5).

7-9 (2 - Eq 2nd): Tarrant (7), Didak (9).

10 (2 - Eq 2nd): Ball (14), Johnson (11).

SUMMARY: Horror start to the year, with Ball gone for most of it and all of its gun midfielders bar Beams being sidelined for at least a fortnight.

ESSENDON 0 (7 - Eq 5th): Bellchambers, Davey, Howlett, Jetta, Melksham, Stanton, Watson.

1-3 (9 - Eq 2nd): Carlisle (1), Crameri (3), Dempsey (2), Fletcher (1), Heppell (2), Hocking (1), Monfries (3), Pears (1), Ryder (3).

4-6 (2 - Eq 8th): Hooker (4), Hurley (6).

7-9 (1 - Eq 5th): Zaharakis (7).

10 (1 - Eq 9th): Winderlich (12).

SUMMARY: While the injuries have been plentiful the silver lining is that few have been long term. Zaharakis'absence has been significant, while Hurley's continued inability to stay on the ground is a concern.

FREMANTLE 0 (11 - Eq 14th): Ballantyne, Barlow, Crowley, de Boer, Duffield, Ibbotson, Johnson, McPharlin, Mzungu, Pavlich, Pearce.

1-3 (5 - 13th): Broughton (2), Hill (2), Mayne (1), McPhee (3), Mundy (2).

4-6 (1 - Eq 12th): Dawson (6).

7-9 (1 - Eq 5th): Sandilands (8).

10 (2 - Eq 2nd): Fyfe (12), Morabito (17).

SUMMARY: Has not had a lot of players go down but those who have - Fyfe and Sandilands - are, alongside Pavlich, undoubtedly in the top three. Fyfe put in a blinder in his return last week. The key will be whether he can keep the Dockers in finals contention by the time Sandilands returns.

GEELONG 0 (2 - 1st): Mackie, West.

1-3 (14 - 1st): Bartel (1), Chapman (1), Corey (1), Duncan (1), Enright (1), Hawkins (1), T.Hunt (1), Johnson (1), Kelly (3), Lonergan (1), Motlop (1), Scarlett (2), Selwood (1), Taylor (1).

4-6 (3 - Eq 4th): Christensen (5), J.Hunt (4), Podsiadly (4).

10 (1 - Eq 9th): Varcoe (17).

SUMMARY: On the surface looks to have struggled badly with continuity, with only Mackie and West fit every week, although that could be an extension of last year's successful strategy of not taking any chances on players who are borderline.

GOLD COAST 0 (9 - Eq 10th): Bennell, Brennan, Caddy, Day, Hunt, Shaw, Smith, Stanley, Warnock.

1-3 (4 - Eq 14th): Ablett (2), Brown (3), McKenzie (1), Russell (3).

4-6 (4 - Eq 1st): Dixon (5), Matera (5), Prestia (4), Rischitelli (4).

7-9 (2 - Eq 2nd): Harbrow (9), Swallow (7).

10 (1 - Eq 9th): Bock (13).

SUMMARY: The three long-term injury victims - Bock, Harbrow and Swallow - are arguably only exceeded in importance by captain Ablett. Bock has undoubtedly been the biggest blow.

GWS 0 (6 - 4th): Adams, Davis, McDonald, Mohr, Smith, Ward.

1-3 (9 - Eq 2nd): Bugg (1), Cameron (3), Cornes (3), Greene (1), Giles (2), Palmer (1), Power (2), Scully (2), Treloar (1).

4-6 (3 - Eq 4th): Coniglio (6), Patton (6), Shiel (5).

7-9 (1 - Eq 5th): Brogan (7).

10 (1 - Eq 9th): O'hAilpin (16).

SUMMARY: The recycled veterans have, unsurprisingly, struggled to play out the year without interruption, with Brogan's absence felt because of the absence of mature ruck alternatives.

HAWTHORN 0 (9 - Eq 10th): Lewis, Mitchell, Puopolo, Rioli, Roughead, Schoemakers, Sewell, Stratton, Suckling.

1-3 (9 - Eq 2nd): Birchall (2), Bruest (1), Burgoyne (1), Franklin (3), Gibson (2), Guerra (3), Hale (1), Smith (3), Whitecross (1).

10 (2 - Eq 2nd): Bailey (15), Hodge (11).

SUMMARY: Apart from Luke Hodge's frustrating year and, of late, Franklin's troublesome hamstring, 2012 has been great for the Hawks injury-wise. Roughead's return from a ruptured Achilles has been remarkable.

MELBOURNE 0 (8 - Eq 7th): Blease, Garland, Grimes, Gysberts, Howe, Martin, Rivers, Trengove.

1-3 (9 - Eq 2nd): Bail (3), Frawley (2), Jones (1), McDonald (1), McKenzie (1), Moloney (2), Sylvia (3), Tapscott (3), Watts (3).

4-6 (2 - Eq 8th): Clark (6), Jamar (4).

10 (1 - Eq 9th): Jurrah (15).

SUMMARY: The long-term absences of Clark and Jurrah have left the Demons with one of the competition's least imposing forward lines. Jamar's recurring injury has also exposed another area in which their depth is thin: ruck.

NORTH MELBOURNE 0 (16 - 18th): Adams, Anthony, Atley, Bastinac, Firrito, Goldstein, Harper, Harvey, Macmillan, Petrie, Swallow, Tarrant, Thomas, Wells, Wright, Ziebell.

1-3 (2 - 18th): Grima (3), Thompson (2).

4-6 (1 - Eq 12th): McMahon (5).

10 (1 - Eq 9th): McIntosh (10).

SUMMARY: Few would begrudge North's elevatation into the top eight after successive ninth placings. But with its favourable draw and remarkable run with injury it should be improving at least as much as it has.

PORT ADELAIDE 0 (8 - Eq 7th): Broadbent, Carlile, Chaplin, Cornes, Brad Ebert, Pearce, P.Stewart, Westhoff.

1-3 (6 - 12th): Boak (3), Cassisi (3), McCarthy (1), Thomas (1), Trengove (2), Wingard (2).

4-6 (2 - Eq 8th): Hartlett (5), Surjan (4).

7-9 (2 - Eq 2nd): J.Butcher (8), Schulz (7).

10 (2 - Eq 2nd): Gray (15), Pittard (13).

SUMMARY: Scoring options cruelled by the long-term absences of Gray, Butcher and Schulz.

RICHMOND 0 (11 - Eq 14th): Cotchin, Deledio,

Grigg, Houli, Jackson, Martin, Nahas, Newman, Rance, Riewoldt, Tuck.

1-3 (4 - Eq 14th): Edwards (2), Griffiths (3), I.Maric (1), Morris (1).

4-6 (1 - Eq 12th): King (6).

7-9 (3 - 1st): Foley (7), Grimes (8), Vickery (8).

10 (1 - Eq 9th): Astbury (12).

SUMMARY: Long-term injuries to Grimes and Foley have hurt, but at least core leaders Cotchin, Deledio and Newman have been available throughout, as have bookends Riewoldt and Rance.

ST KILDA 0 (12 - 16th): Armitage, Dal Santo, Dempster, Gilbert, Goddard, Koschitzke, Hayes, Milne, Montagna, Riewoldt, Sipposs, Steven.

1-3 (4 - Eq 14th): Geary (2), Gwilt (3), Jones (1), Saad (1).

4-6 (3 - Eq 4th): Blake (4), Fisher (5), McEvoy (6).

7-9 (1 - Eq 5th): Stanley (8).

SUMMARY: Yes, the Saints are lower on the ladder than this time last year, but strategically their trajectory looks much more positive. Hayes' knee is robust, Riewoldt is again a hard-running threat and their young players have shone.

SYDNEY 0 (13 - 17th): Bird, Bolton, Grundy, Hannebery, Jack, Jetta, Johnson, Kennedy, Malceski, McGlynn, McVeigh, Reid, Richards.

1-3 (4 - Eq 14th): Mattner (1), O'Keefe (1), Roberts-Thomson (3), Shaw (1).

4-6 (1 - Eq 12th): Goodes (6).

7-9 (1 - Eq 5th): Mumford (8).

10 (1 - Eq 9th): Rohan (13).

SUMMARY: The Swans' top two players, Goodes and Mumford, have missed 14 matches between them but injury has hardly affected the middle to upper-core of the squad.

WEST COAST 0 (9 - Eq 10th): Cox, Darling, Gaff, Hurn, Kerr, Lynch, Masten, S.Selwood, Shuey.

1-3 (7 - Eq 10th): Glass (1), Mackenzie (1), Naitanui (2), Priddis (2), Rosa (1), Schofield (2), Waters (2).

10 (4 - 1st): Embley (14), Kennedy (12), LeCras (17), Nicoski (17).

SUMMARY: Among the core squad most have missed no more than two matches, but it has been saddled with four major long-termers, of which Embley is the only one whose return this season looks assured.

WESTERN BULLDOGS 0 (8 - Eq 7th): Boyd, Cross, Dahlhaus, Lake, Liberatore, Minson, Picken, Wallis.

1-3 (7 - Eq 10th): Cordy (2), Griffen (1), Hargrave (1), Higgins (1), Jones (1), Murphy (1), Roughead (1).

4-6 (3 - Eq 4th): Cooney (6), Giansiracusa (4), Wood (6).

10 (2 - Eq 2nd): Morris (17), Williams (13).

SUMMARY: There is not much for the Dogs to savour in an awful season, in which injuries cannot be blamed. Morris is no crowd-puller but is hugely under-rated as a negating defender, while Cooney's degenerative knee condition shows no signs of stabilising.

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