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Injury Update: Round Two

Injury Update: March 28 Crows GM of High Performance Matt Hass gives an update on the health of the playing list.
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Mitch McGovern of the Crows leaves the ground injured during the 2017 AFL round 01 match between the Adelaide Crows and the GWS Giants at Adelaide Oval on March 26, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Mitch McGovern of the Crows leaves the ground injured during the 2017 AFL round 01 match between the Adelaide Crows and the GWS Giants at Adelaide Oval on March 26, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)
Mitch McGovern left the ground a few times. He’s a little bit sore and we’ll assess him during the week
Matt Hass, GM of High Performance

Adelaide’s forward line is set to receive a boost with Mitch McGovern and Taylor Walker both expected to be fit for Saturday’s clash with Hawthorn at the MCG.

McGovern came off the ground with an ankle injury during the Club’s 56-point win over the Greater Western Sydney, while Walker was a late withdrawal because of hamstring soreness.

General Manager of High Performance Matt Hass said the pair would be tested at the Club’s main training session.

“Mitch McGovern left the ground a few times. He’s a little bit sore and we’ll assess him during the week,” Hass said.

“Tex was touch and go and really close to playing. He will get through training this week and make himself available.”

SANFL co-captain Alex Keath will miss the start of the State League season after straining a hamstring in a trial game on Saturday.

“We’ve had scans and it looks to be about a 2 – 4 week injury. We will give updates along the way as his rehab progresses,” Hass said.

Defender Kyle Cheney has experienced a setback in his return to playing AFL, leaving Thursday’s training session early with a hamstring injury.

Hass said Cheney had already progressed in his rehabilitation.

“He’s commenced running. He’s run two times this week, we expect him to be couple of weeks away from returning to the SANFL,” Hass said.

Midfielder Brad Crouch has rejoined the main training group and is on track to return in Round One of the SANFL next weekend.

“Brad Crouch is tracking along really well from his hammy,” Hass said.

“We’d like to see two full weeks of solid training before he makes himself available so that’s more than likely going to be around SANFL Round One.”

Paul Seedsman is progressing a little bit slower than expected in his return from groin soreness.

“Paul Seedsman is still in rehab from his groins, we are trying to strengthen that area as much as we can before he returns to main training,” Hass said.

Draftee Ben Davis has undergone surgery after struggling to overcome an existing foot injury.

“It’s unfortunate news about Ben Davis,” Hass said.

“He arrived at the Club with some foot stress, which didn’t seem to heal across the few weeks that we had him the decision was made to send him in for surgery and have that repaired.”

Young backman Tom Doedee about a fortnight away from returning from knee soreness.

Injury list as of March 28
Taylor Walker (hamstring) – Test
Mitch McGovern (ankle) – Test
Brad Crouch (hamstring) – 1 week
Tom Doedee (knee) – 2 weeks
Kyle Cheney (hamstring) – 2 – 4 weeks
Alex Keath (hamstring) – 2 – 4 weeks
Paul Seedsman (groin) – TBC
Ben Davis (foot) – Indefinite
Cam Ellis-Yolmen (knee) – Season