Written by AFL Online on 28th Apr 2008
SOME hard fought games over the Anzac Day weekend have left a few players worse for wear. Most noticeably was the broken finger to Power big man Chad Cornes, who could be out for up to four weeks. Cornes broke the finger after he slammed his hand into the turf during the first quarter of Port Adelaideâ€™s win over St Kilda. He showed some bravery by returning to the field after treatment to play out the rest of the game. Chad Cornes had surgery on the broken finger on Sunday and is expected to resume modified training later this week.
Ben Rutten looked to suffer a corked hip/buttocks against the Blues but should be alright to play next weekend.
Adam Harlett may have torn a hamstring but will have scans to determine the extent of the injury, while Bret Thornton should miss four to five weeks with a medial ligament strain.
Big Dustin Fletcher left the ground on Anzac Day and didn’t return. He has a suspected groin strain.
Antoni Grover suffered a corked thigh in the Dockers heart breaking one point loss to the Cats, although he should be right to play next week. Tests are likely to confirm the extent of Steven Dodd’s knee injury and Roger Hayden’s hamstring.
Cats captain Tom Harley may miss a week after straining a gluteal muscle.
Aaron Edwards will miss up to eight weeks after fracturing his leg in Sunday’s draw against the Swans.
As mentioned above Chad Cornes is expected to miss three to four weeks with a broken finger.
Dean Cox, Adam Hunter and Shannon Hurn all suffered minor injuries on the weekend but are expected to play.