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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattleherder View Post
    http://www.geelongcats.com.au/news/2...ld-and-stanley
    Dangerfield and Stanley both have low grade strains and are a chance to play rd 1.
    The plot thickens.

    I hadn't had Danger for a fortnight before the injury so nothing will be changing there for my team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattleherder View Post
    http://www.geelongcats.com.au/news/2...ld-and-stanley
    Dangerfield and Stanley both have low grade strains and are a chance to play rd 1.
    This is probably the most annoying type of news... "will he / wont he" play
    I've taken Danger out of my team and restructured... not sure I am inclined to put him back in now, even if he does get named Round 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattleherder View Post
    http://www.geelongcats.com.au/news/2...ld-and-stanley
    Dangerfield and Stanley both have low grade strains and are a chance to play rd 1.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ben's Beasts View Post
    The plot thickens.

    I hadn't had Danger for a fortnight before the injury so nothing will be changing there for my team.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Bobby View Post
    This is probably the most annoying type of news... "will he / wont he" play
    I've taken Danger out of my team and restructured... not sure I am inclined to put him back in now, even if he does get named Round 1
    How great is this right before the season starts

    I'm with you RB, don't think i'll start him even if named rd 1. I think there's enough justification not to now, in addition to all the playing fwd and Gaz stuff.
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    GWS, MEL, GEE, WCE & SYD all Sunday games...

    Going to be some fun on Friday night, hope the site is up to the task!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDIG View Post
    How great is this right before the season starts

    I'm with you RB, don't think i'll start him even if named rd 1. I think there's enough justification not to now, in addition to all the playing fwd and Gaz stuff.
    I'm undecided on Dangerfield, but the more Coaches that abandon him, the more I'm leaning to starting him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THCLT View Post
    GWS, MEL, GEE, WCE & SYD all Sunday games...

    Going to be some fun on Friday night, hope the site is up to the task!
    Garlett if picked for Carlton would have already played before we know about Ryan, Rioli, Venables, Keefe, Giles-Langdon, O'Connor, Kelly, Constable, O'Connor! Yikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freowho View Post
    Garlett if picked for Carlton would have already played before we know about Ryan, Rioli, Venables, Keefe, Giles-Langdon, O'Connor, Kelly, Constable, O'Connor! Yikes.
    Bird in the hand?
    Yep. I expect almost everybody to pick Garlett if he's named. I certainly will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freowho View Post
    Garlett if picked for Carlton would have already played before we know about Ryan, Rioli, Venables, Keefe, Giles-Langdon, O'Connor, Kelly, Constable, O'Connor! Yikes.
    Bird in the hand?
    If Garlett gets a berth, then I'm more than likely plonking him at M11. His scoring potential may not be the best, but if named means he's highly rated and will get games early on. His M/F status may come in handy later on.



    Edit: you missed Frissch amongst those names...
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDIG View Post
    How great is this right before the season starts


    I'm with you RB, don't think i'll start him even if named rd 1. I think there's enough justification not to now, in addition to all the playing fwd and Gaz stuff.
    Sounds like Danger will miss one game at most, possibly none. In that scenario I'll start him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THCLT View Post
    If Garlett gets a berth, then I'm more than likely plonking him at M11. His scoring potential may not be the best, but if named means he's highly rated and will get games early on. His M/F status may come in handy later on.

    Edit: you missed Frissch amongst those names...
    I'm aiming to start Garlett one way or the other. He's matured aged and the reports are they want him out there as part of their best 22.

    Even if I started him F8 he can be swung into the mids later.

    I see him as a pretty important rookie pick for JS and DPP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THCLT View Post
    If Garlett gets a berth, then I'm more than likely plonking him at M11. His scoring potential may not be the best, but if named means he's highly rated and will get games early on. His M/F status may come in handy later on.
    His M/F status comes in handy immediately for first downgrade purposes.
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    https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/pat...ace87c94cdaba2

    Patrick Dangerfield suffers low-grade hamstring strain, Geelong refuses to rule him out of Round 1

    SUPERSTAR midfielder Patrick Dangerfield says he won’t push himself to play in Geelong’s season-opener against Melbourne, despite the club’s positive prognosis on the Brownlow Medallist’s hamstring injury.............Scans on Tuesday have revealed a “low-grade hamstring strain” for Dangerfield, who picked up the injury during Sunday’s JLT Community Series game against Essendon in Colac........A low-grade strain to the hamstring usually requires at least a 21-day break between the injury occurring and the return game...........Only 14 days separate Geelong’s pre-season clash with the Bombers and its Round 1 clash against the Demons at the MCG...........Speaking to awaiting media after the scans, Dangerfield wouldn’t rule himself out of Round 1 but said he and the club had to be realistic............“It depends on how it feels. They’re not going to push it — it’s Round 1, so we’ve got to be realistic from that perspective. But there’s still plenty of water to go under the bridge.”


    If you read in between the lines, it is highly unlikely that Dangerfield will play Rd1 and highly probable he will play Rd2.
    SuperCoaches who are playing for a league win won't be concerned with a Dangerfield missing Rd1, as the 18 team comp starts in Rd3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freowho View Post
    Garlett if picked for Carlton would have already played before we know about Ryan, Rioli, Venables, Keefe, Giles-Langdon, O'Connor, Kelly, Constable, O'Connor! Yikes.
    Bird in the hand?

    I'll take two in the bush anytime.

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    I agree with others that with the structure of Round 1 Garlett, Dow and Higgins each would have to be strongly considered if named, given the uncertainty on rookies to be named in squads of 22around 6.30pm on Thursday and the naming on Sunday teams around 5pm on Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freowho View Post
    Garlett if picked for Carlton would have already played before we know about Ryan, Rioli, Venables, Keefe, Giles-Langdon, O'Connor, Kelly, Constable, O'Connor! Yikes.
    Bird in the hand?
    Most Blues supporters seem to have Garlett outside the 22 anyway so I wouldn't get hopes up. I think you also noted he averaged mid 60s in the Wafl last year? Pass for me even if named.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber18 View Post
    Most Blues supporters seem to have Garlett outside the 22 anyway so I wouldn't get hopes up. I think you also noted he averaged mid 60s in the Wafl last year? Pass for me even if named.
    I agree but it's not hot competition for a forward spot. If he gets picked the coach must really like him. If Higgins somehow gets a game I'll jump on given his junior scoring.
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    All the latest injury news at your club ahead of Round 1
    CHRIS CAVANAGH AND KATE SALEMME, Herald Sun
    March 14, 2018 5:18pm
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    A HOST of clubs are battling injury concerns on the eve of Round 1 with reigning premiers Richmond, Collingwood and Gold Coast missing several key players.
    Geelong’s Round 1 team is perhaps most shrouded in mystery as star midfielders Patrick Dangerfield and Gary Ablett race the clock with hamstring complaints.
    The news is rosier for Adelaide as they look to overcome their Grand Final disappointment while St Kilda is also relatively injury free as they attempt to break their finals drought.
    A week out from Round 1, Chris Cavanagh looks at the health of AFL teams around the nation.

    ADELAIDE
    INJURY LIST
    Out - Riley Knight (ankle)
    Out – Brodie Smith (ACL)
    In doubt – Taylor Walker (foot)
    In doubt – Brad Crouch (abdominal strain)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: Captain Taylor Walker is hopeful he will be fit for Round 1 despite missing both JLT matches with a foot injury. The forward said last week he is a “good chance” to face the Bombers on March 23 but he will need to pull up well from training as he increases his load.
    Jordan Gallucci is still recovering from a foot strain that stalled his pre-season campaign after being pencilled in as the replacement for traded small forward Charlie Cameron.
    The good news is Daniel Talia got through the game unscathed after an ankle complaint and Hugh Greenwood also made a successful comeback after foot surgery.
    Brodie Smith will miss the 2018 season with a serious knee injury.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: Smith being out for most of the year is the big loss for the halfback line, compounded by the departure of Jake Lever to Melbourne. Skipper Walker has been wearing moon boots as often as the football variety and is right behind the eight ball after missing both the Crows’ pre-season matches.

    BRISBANE LIONS
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Marco Paparone (back)
    Out – Sam Skinner (ACL)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: It was a tough hitout for Brisbane against Gold Coast on Sunday with their final pre-season match in wet conditions, but they did get through unscathed.
    The Lions have just two players on the injury list — Marco Paparone (back) and Sam Skinner (knee).
    Paparone will miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his sciatic nerve, while Skinner tore his ACL last year.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: These two only played seven games between them last season, meaning the young Lions are likely to field their best 22 against St Kilda.

    CARLTON
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Sam Docherty (knee)
    In doubt – Sam Rowe (knee)
    In doubt – Matthew Kreuzer (ankle)
    In doubt – Darcy Lang (ankle)
    In doubt – Jarrod Garlett (shoulder)
    In doubt – Tom Williamson (back)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: The Blues completed the perfect pre-season with a win over Hawthorn in Tasmania on Saturday night but unfortunately didn’t get through the match unscathed. Matthew Kreuzer suffered an ankle injury early and didn’t return to the field and despite the Blues being confident he will be OK for Round 1, they will be cautious given his injury history.
    Exciting recruit Jarrod Garlett didn’t play against the Hawks because of a shoulder injury but should be fit for Round 1, as will Darcy Lang who has battled an ankle injury over the pre-season. Sam Rowe should be available for selection for Round 1 but given he is returning from a knee reconstruction he will likely need several matches in the VFL before he is considered for selection.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: Last year’s best-and-fairest runner-up Docherty is out for the season in a major blow but the Blues should otherwise have close to a full list to pick from for their season opener with the reigning premier Richmond.

    COLLINGWOOD
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Jamie Elliott (ankle)
    Out – Daniel Wells (Achilles soreness)
    Out – Jordan De Goey (hamstring)
    Out – Levi Greenwood (knee)
    Out – Tyson Goldsack (ACL)
    Out – James Aish (calf)
    In doubt – Alex Fasolo (shoulder)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: More bad news on the injury front for Collingwood with news Tyson Goldsack requires a knee reconstruction after secondary scans confirmed he ruptured his ACL against the Bulldogs in Moe on Saturday. The Pies were shocked to see damage to Goldsack’s ACL after he had an MRI for knee soreness he was experiencing after the win. He will likely miss the 2018 season.
    Jamie Elliott (ankle) and Daniel Wells (achilles) have both been ruled out of Round 1 against Hawthorn but are a chance to feature in a VFL practice match as they work towards a return in either Round 2 or 3. Jordan De Goey had firmed to play in Round 1 despite being indefinitely banned for drink driving but suffered a hamstring injury while training with the VFL squad last week and will now miss the opening game.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: Disaster for Collingwood, with so many best-22 players set to miss a Round 1 clash against Hawthorn. Most of them, outside of Goldsack, should be back soon but the list leaves some gaping holes to fill.

    ESSENDON
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Marty Gleeson (ankle)
    Out – Travis Colyer (foot)
    Out – Jayden Laverde (hamstring)
    In doubt – Orazio Fantasia (knee)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: Disappointing news from the Bombers out of their win over the Cats on Sunday with news Marty Gleeson has suffered a serious ankle injury and will miss more than three months. Gleeson has broken a bone in his ankle and will have surgery to repair the injury, which will see him miss 12-14 weeks.
    There was some concern over David Zaharakis and Michael Hurley after both copped knocks but coach John Worsfold said both are fine and will be available for Round 1. Orazio Fantasia will miss the start of the season, however, after undergoing knee surgery last week. He will miss the nest 3-4 weeks.
    Aaron Francis remains on personal leave away from the club.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: Gleeson will be a big loss across the first half of the season at half-back but recruit Adam Saad will add some spice back there. Fantasia has had a far from ideal pre-season and missed both of the Bombers JLT Community Series games.

    FREMANTLE
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Stephen Hill (leg)
    Out – Harley Bennell (calf)
    In doubt – Bradley Hill (quad)
    In doubt – Griffin Logue (foot)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: Fremantle has ruled Stephen Hill out of Round 1, while his brother and reigning best-and-fairest Bradley Hill is racing the clock to be fit.
    Stephen has battled a calf injury during pre-season and did not play a JLT game after also having some issues with his quad. Coach Ross Lyon said it would be too risky for him to play. Bradley, meanwhile injured his quad at training last week and is in extreme doubt.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: Bennell still can’t get his body right after managing just two games at the end of last season. Given the Dockers lack a little depth and speed, missing at least one Hill against Port Adelaide is not ideal.

    GEELONG
    INJURY LIST
    In doubt – Patrick Dangerfield (hamstring)
    In doubt – Gary Ablett (hamstring)
    In doubt – Rhys Stanley (calf)
    In doubt – Nakia Cockatoo (calf)
    In doubt – Stewart Crameri (knee)
    In doubt – Scott Selwood (ankle)
    In doubt – Lachie Henderson (knee)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: Patrick Dangerfield is in serious doubt for Round 1 after injuring his hamstring against Essendon in Colac on Sunday. The star immediately left the field and the Cats won’t take any risks.
    The Cats could be without two of their star midfield trio with Gary Ablett racing the clock to be fit for the clash against Melbourne with his own hamstring issue. The Cats said initially Ablett’s hamstring was only minor but he didn’t feature at all in the JLT Series and given he has a recent history of hamstring problems, it is a concern.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: Ablett’s manager Liam Pickering says the returning Cats hero will “100 per cent” take on Melbourne in Round 1 but there is some mixed messaging coming out of the Cats. Dangerfield was said by the club to have a low-grade hamstring strain and along with Stanley remained “a chance” to run out on to the MCG on Sunday week.

    GOLD COAST
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Pearce Hanley (shoulder)
    Out – Callum Ah Chee (hamstring)
    In doubt – Peter Wright (calf)
    In doubt – Harrison Wigg (ankle)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: Playmaker Pearce Hanley will miss the next 4-6 weeks after the Irishman’s shoulder popped out and then back in against Brisbane on Sunday.
    Peter Wright is racing the clock to be fit for Round 1 after suffering a slight calf strain at training but the Suns are confident he will be available.
    Callum Ah Chee will miss the start of the season with his hamstring injury, which is more serious than that of Lemmens, while recruit Harrison Wigg will also have a delayed start to the season as he continues his return from a broken ankle.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: Was shaping as a big year for former Lion Hanley, who managed just 13 games in his first season for the Suns last year but could be sidelined for up to six weeks after dislocating his shoulder at the weekend.

    GWS GIANTS
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Zac Williams (Achilles)
    Out – Will Setterfield (knee)
    Out – Matt Buntine (knee)
    Out – Adam Kennedy (knee)
    In doubt – Ryan Griffen (ankle)
    In doubt – Tom Scully (knee)
    In doubt – Jacob Hopper (groin)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: The Giants have conceded Ryan Griffen is likely to miss the start of the season after he injured his ankle in a scratch match against the Swans last month.
    Midfielders Tom Scully and Jacob Hopper played no part in the JLT Series but the Giants are hopeful of their availability against the Western Bulldogs.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: Not where the Giants would have liked to have been on the injury front after also having a lengthy list for much of last year. Some big shoes to fill with gun defender Williams likely to miss the season. Dylan Shiel had a training mishap this week in which he appeared to hurt his neck, but the club says he’ll be fine for Round 1.

    HAWTHORN
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Grant Birchall (knee)
    Out – Jonathan Ceglar (back)
    In doubt – Cyril Rioli (fitness)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: The club is being coy on the availability of Cyril Rioli for Round 1, unwilling to rule him out or in for the clash against Collingwood. Rioli missed a lot of pre-season while he was back home caring for his ill father but has been tearing up the training track in recent weeks, coach Alastair Clarkson says.
    Fitness boss Andrew Russell said the Hawks are building up Rioli’s training and we will be available “around Round 1” but will still be cautious with him given his history of hamstring injuries.
    Grant Birchall (knee) and Jonathon Ceglar (back) have both been ruled out of the clash against Collingwood on March 24.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: Having missed the pre-season series, Birchall still needs to get match-fit and is targeting an early-season return. Rioli is in a similar boat but has been training strongly to push his case for selection against Collingwood.

    MELBOURNE
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Jack Viney (foot)
    In doubt – Tom McDonald (foot)
    In doubt – Jordan Lewis (calf)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: The Demons have conceded co-captain Jack Viney won’t be fit for their season-opener against Geelong. Viney, who has battled a persistent foot injury, could still line-up for Casey in a VFL practice match against Box Hill but the Dees have already ruled him out for Round 1.
    “We have decided that to give Jack the best preparation for the full year, he will not be available for selection for Round 1,” football manager Josh Mahoney said last week.
    The Dees, however, are optimistic Jordan Lewis will recover from calf tightness in time for the Cats clash after the ex-Hawk missed Melbourne’s second JLT match.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: The Demons say Viney has not had any setbacks but they will not be taking any risks with him in Round 1 given his lack of match practice. Should field an otherwise full-strength side against Geelong.

    NORTH MELBOURNE
    INJURY LIST
    In doubt – Robbie Tarrant (kidney)
    In doubt – Sam Wright (ankle)
    In doubt – Jed Anderson (thumb)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: Defender Robbie Tarrant was taken to hospital after the Kangaroos’ JLT clash against Richmond after suffering a knock to the kidney during the first quarter. Tarrant played out the match and the Roos are hopeful he will heal before their season-opener.
    It is still unclear when Jed Anderson will be back after pre-Christmas surgery on his left thumb.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: The Kangaroos had a lengthy injury list late last year but have almost fully cleared it, leaving coach Brad Scott with some selection headaches for a Round 1 clash with Gold Coast.

    PORT ADELAIDE
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Jasper Pittard (hamstring)
    Out – Matthew Broadbent (ankle)
    Out – Robbie Gray (suspended)
    In doubt – Travis Boak (hamstring)
    In doubt – Sam Powell-Pepper (shoulder)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: The only injury concern to come out of the final JLT match against Adelaide was Jasper Pittard suffering a hamstring injury, ruling him out of Round 1.
    The good news is Chad Wingard and Jared Polec both made successful returns from hamstring injuries and Tom Rockliff has declared himself a certain starter for Round 1.
    Steven Motlop should also be available despite missing Saturday’s final tune-up after copping a knock in the Power’s opening pre-season game.
    Matthew Broadbent is out long-term after undergoing ankle surgery in mid-February.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: Gray’s failed tribunal appeal during pre-season hurt, but the new-look Power side otherwise should not be too far off their strongest line-up for a Round 1 clash against Fremantle. Will former Demon Dom Barry make the cut?

    RICHMOND
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Daniel Rioli (foot)
    Out – Nathan Broad (club suspension)
    In doubt – Dion Prestia (hamstring)
    In doubt – Bachar Houli (Achilles/calf)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: Bachar Houli and Dion Prestia are in doubt for Round 1. The Tigers have already ruled out Daniel Rioli and Nathan Broad for the clash against Carlton.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: The foot Rioli broke in last year’s Grand Final still isn’t quite right but the Tigers appear to have a ready-made replacement in Shai Bolton for Round 1. Nathan Broad will be available in Round 4.

    ST KILDA
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Nathan Freeman (hamstring)
    Out – Darren Minchington (knee)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: The Saints breathed a sigh of relief when Jack Steven’s ankle injury wasn’t as bad as first feared. The star midfielder had to be helped off the field after hurting his left ankle in the Saints’ JLT loss to Melbourne but Steven is confident he’ll shake off the injury before Round 1 against Brisbane.
    “Yeah I’ll be right, I think I played it up a bit so I’m a little bit embarrassed. I should be right. It’s just a rolled ankle so I’ll be sweet,” Steven said after the game.
    Luckless midfielder Nathan Freeman suffered another hamstring setback and will be sidelined for another two months. Small forward Darren Minchington injured his knee in a VFL practice match against Sandringham and will be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: These two played just five games between them last year so as far as the Saints’ best-22 goes the side should be pretty much at full strength for its clash with Brisbane.

    SYDNEY
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Sam Naismith (knee)
    In doubt – Dan Hannebery (calf)
    In doubt – Jarrad McVeigh (calf)
    In doubt – Heath Grundy (calf)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: Sydney’s ruck stock are depleted following Sam Naismith’s season-ending knee injury. Callum Sinclair is likely to fill the void but needs to prove his fitness for Round 1 after missing Sydney’s JLT2 game with an ankle injury.
    Aliir Aliir will push for selection after also hurting his ankle in the Swans’ first JLT game. Dan Hannebery, Jarrad McVeigh and Heath Grundy are still under a cloud for Sydney’s season-opener against West Coast.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: Naismith is out of for the season in a blow to the Swans’ big-man stocks but the club is hopeful the others will get up in time for the trip to Perth to face West Coast.
    Josh Kennedy has ruled himself out of Round 1.

    WEST COAST
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Josh Kennedy (ankle)
    Out – Nathan Vardy (groin)
    Out – Eric Mackenzie (toe)
    In doubt – Nic Naitanui (knee)
    In doubt – Brendon Ah Chee
    INJURY ANALYSIS: Key forward Josh Kennedy has ruled himself out of Round 1 with an ankle injury. The Coleman Medallist had surgery in December and isn’t rushing back, declaring he hopes he’ll be back in Round 2 but Round 3 might be more realistic.
    “We’re probably looking at around Round 3, I think, which is on target at the moment,” Kennedy told Fox Footy. “We’ve just got to get through training, it’s been pulling up really well.”
    The good news for the Eagles is Nic Naitanui made a successful return from a serious knee injury in the WAFL and has Round 1 in his sights. Naitanui played 54 minutes in his return and was impressive, picking up 14 disposals and 33 hit-outs in that time.
    Willie Rioli hurt his ankle in the opening quarter of the loss to Fremantle on Sunday and didn’t return.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH: All the intrigue surrounds Naitanui, who made a successful comeback for East Perth in the WAFL last weekend but will be treated cautiously having not played for the Eagles since 2016. Kennedy missing is significant for a tough first-up game against the Swans.

    WESTERN BULLDOGS
    INJURY LIST
    Out – Dale Morris (knee)
    Out – Jack Redpath (suspended)
    In doubt – Jordan Roughead (groin)
    INJURY ANALYSIS: Jordan Roughead sent a major scare through the Bulldogs camp on Saturday when he appeared to hurt his hip/groin against Collingwood in a marking contest. He didn’t play after half time, with the Dogs opting to take no risks given he is such an important player. The club is confident he will be OK for Round 1.
    Dale Morris is out for an extended period, however, as he works on his strength and rehabilitation program in a bid to avoid surgery on his damaged ACL.
    Morris didn’t suffer a full tear of the ligament, so the Dogs are hopeful this approach will be enough to fix the injury and allow him to return in the second half of the season.
    Jack Redpath will miss Round 1 due to suspension.
    CHRIS CAVANAGH SAYS: Will be interesting to see what forward line the Dogs role out with Redpath unavailable, Tom Boyd having not played a pre-season game and Josh Schache having struggled to impact his two JLT Community Series matches at his new club.
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    I'd be guessing that some numpty at the HS has got their Josh Kennedy's mixed up..
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    I'd be guessing that some numpty at the HS has got their Josh Kennedy's mixed up..
    There's another Josh Kennedy...?
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