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Sport More injuries for luckless Saints in AFL

08:50  08 april  2021
08:50  08 april  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

Six talking points from Round 4 of the AFL

  Six talking points from Round 4 of the AFL It was a wild weekend of footy – how many tips did you get right on Saturday? Let’s get into the big talking points. The Swans keep on keepin’ on You just know there’s going to be a point where Sydney staggers a little. It’s more or less inevitable, and there was a thought Thursday night’s clash against Essendon would be that game. Seven of the last ten games between the two clubs have ended in wins under a goal, and Essendon – albeit against weak opposition – had bounced back last week to earn their first win of the season. For a while, it looked like the Bombers might score the upset.

Injury List. Dylan Shiel after hurting his knee against Port Adelaide in round two. Picture: AFL Photos. More terrible news for the Suns with the season-ending ACL for Budarick, while Day will see a specialist on Wednesday to discuss the best course of action for his knee injury . Townsend will also see a specialist on the same day and will require surgery for a facial fracture he suffered in Saturday's VFL practice match.

The Saints are bullish that Dunstan is making strong progress from his torn pectoral muscle and could play late in the home and away season or the first week or finals. Webster is being eased back into main training after a frustrating injury run. Hannebery has started running in recent weeks and is aiming to be on the last AFL flight bound for Queensland on September 1 before joining teammates on September 15 after quarantine. Hunter Clark is expected to return after he was managed against the Lions.

St Kilda's rotten run with injury has continued with veteran midfielder Dan Hannebery and co-captain Jarryn Geary suffering setbacks.

a person holding a football ball: St Kilda's Dan Hannebery suffered another injury setback after straining his calf this week. © Dave Hunt/AAP PHOTOS St Kilda's Dan Hannebery suffered another injury setback after straining his calf this week.

After losing ace midfielder Jade Gresham to a season-ending Achilles injury last Saturday, the Saints on Thursday confirmed the extended lay-offs for the experienced duo.

Hannebery, who has played just 13 games since arriving from Sydney ahead of the 2019 season, strained his calf on Tuesday and will miss at least four weeks of training with the main group.

Hasenhuttl urges Ings to focus on Saints and forget call-up for Euros

  Hasenhuttl urges Ings to focus on Saints and forget call-up for Euros Ings marked his return from a recent injury lay-off to inspire Saints' fightback from 2-0 down to beat Burnley 3-2 last weekend, but the 28-year-old has not featured for England since October.Ings marked his return from a recent injury lay-off to inspire Saints' fightback from 2-0 down to beat Burnley 3-2 last weekend.

MEDICAL ROOM The full AFL injury list. West Coast is at a loss to explain the spate of Shuey's soft-tissue injuries and they will search far and wide for answers. The Eagles initially hoped Shuey would only miss between three to four weeks with his latest setback. But with scans showing the injury is a "We're still investigating it all and we'll get a bit more clarity by the end of the week." With COVID-19 restrictions in place all around the world, West Coast don't have the option of sending Shuey to Europe to seek answers from world-famous doctors. Simpson is hopeful the club's medical team can come up

Rowan Marshall adds to Saints ' AFL injury woes. Rowan Marshall celebrates a big goal for the Saints . Photo by Matt Roberts/ AFL Photos/via Getty Images. St Kilda have suffered a significant blow with ruckman Rowan Marshall set to miss the start of the AFL season after scans revealed a foot stress injury .

He has endured an injury-plagued run at Moorabbin after 208 games with the Swans.

Geary fractured his left leg in January, but now needs surgery to clear scar tissue and will be sidelined for an additional six weeks.


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It is the last thing the Saints need after they were left reeling from a disastrous 75-point capitulation to Essendon.

But they will receive a much-needed boost ahead of battling West Coast on Saturday, with ruckman Rowan Marshall to play his first game of the year.

Marshall has been sidelined with a foot injury since February, with fellow big man Paddy Ryder having been away from the club on personal leave.

St Kilda's big man stocks have been thin in the pair's absence, with journeyman Shaun McKernan and defender Jake Carlisle forced to compete in ruck contests during the embarrassing defeat to the Bombers.

Marshall is going to have to step-up immediately with Eagles star Nic Naitanui playing just as well, if not better, than last season when he earned All-Australian honours for the second time.

Kade Simpson comeback could work: Riewoldt .
Former Carlton star Kade Simpson is keen to make an AFL comeback, with the 36-year-old saying he's in shape and ready to be picked up in the mid-season draft.Simpson hung up the boots at the end of last season following 342 games for Carlton over 18 seasons.

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