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Players’ anxious wait

Players’ anxious wait
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Written by Danielle on 24th Jun 2013

After an exhilarating weekend of football in Round 13, many teams are now feeling the aftermath in the form of injuries and possible suspensions. Here’s the team by team injury lists and the players whose behaviour will be under scrutiny by the Match Review Panel this week.

Injury list (by team)

Fremantle
Michael Barlow – knock to the face and hospitalised, being monitored.
Stephen Hill – shoulder injury, but is expected to play this weekend against Geelong.
Daniel Mundy – calf injury, but is expected to play this weekend against Geelong.

Hawthorn
Grant Birchall – knee, to be confirmed
Luke Breust – ankle, to be confirmed
Josh Gibson – ankle, to be confirmed
Paul Puopolo – tightness, to be confirmed

North Melbourne
Lindsay Thomas – left hamstring, to be confirmed

Richmond
David Astbury – left hamstring, to be confirmed
Troy Chaplin – left knee injured. He’s in doubt for Sunday’s match against St Kilda.

Sydney
Adam Goodes – right knee injured. He’s in doubt for Friday night’s match against Carlton.

West Coast
Shannon Hurn -right ankle, to be confirmed
Nic Naitanui – knock to the head, to be confirmed
Scott Selwood – hand, to be confirmed
Luke Shuey – shoulder, to be confirmed

The AFL website reported the Eagles are expected to issue an update on its players’ injuries on Monday afternoon.

Players to face the MRP

Geelong
Steve Johnson – Facing possible suspension after a heavy bump on Lion Peace Hanley. He’s in doubt for Saturday’s match against Fremantle.

Melbourne
Jake Spencer – Facing possible suspension after a head-high frontal contact with Saint Ben McEvoy which resulted in McEvoy experiencing a concussion.

St Kilda
Tom Simpkin – Facing possible suspension after an off-the-ball incident, his fist to the jaw of Demon Chris Dawes.

Source: AFL, ‘Goodes, Stevie J head list of stars in doubt’, http://www.afl.com.au/news/2013-06-24/injury-mrp-doubt-for-stars, Accessed 24th June 2013