Brodie Smith and Ned McHenry have been on light training duties this week after entering the AFL’s concussion protocols.

Smith came from the ground in the third quarter against GWS after landing awkwardly in a marking contest and took no further part in the game.

McHenry also left the ground in the third term after a collision and was treated for a cut to the head. He also sat out the remainder of the game

“Brodie and Ned, following their concussions on the weekend, are back at the club which is pleasing to see,” Crows Head of Player Health and Performance Rehabilitation Tim Parham said.

“They’ve been closely monitored by medical staff and have started some light training, so three days post-concussion has been so far so good.”

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Dr Jones and Partners Injury Update: R8

Crows Head of Player Health & Performance Rehabilitation Tim Parhem gives the weekly injury update.

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Key forward Riley Thilthorpe is expected to return to the Club later this week after clearing the AFL’s health and safety protocols.

“Riley landed awkwardly against Central District in the SANFL (two weeks ago) and was cleared of any significant structural damage to his knee,” Parham said.

“Unfortunately he’s fallen under the AFL’s health and safety protocols and as we know, every player reacts differently to that, so he’s going to be back in the club later this week and we will be able to assess him and make a decision regarding his availability.”

Defender Andrew McPherson is set to return to football this weekend after overcoming a hamstring injury.

“Andrew has done incredibly well with his rehab, the decision last week to not play was we had a low threshold for risk, but pleasingly we couldn’t be more confident with him ahead of this week,” Parham said.

Injury list as of Tuesday, May 3

Ned McHenry (concussion protocol)
Brodie Smith (concussion protocol)
Zac Taylor (thumb) 1 week
Paul Seedsman (concussion) ongoing
Rory Sloane (knee) season