Crows defender Jordon Butts will miss Friday’s match against Essendon with a hamstring injury.

Butts suffered the injury against Carlton on Saturday night and although he was able to finish the game, will spend at least a week on the sidelines. 

“In the game against Carlton, Jordy tweaked his hamstring, he did a really good job to get back and play the game out however we had it scanned and it’s highlighted a low-grade hamstring strain,” Crows Head of Health Tim Parham said. 

“Unfortunately, with the six-day turn around it makes it a bit of a stretch for him to be available this week.

“He ran really well at training today, so we will wait and see how well he progresses next week.”


Fellow defender Patrick Parnell will undergo surgery today and miss the remainder of the season after he suffered a shoulder injury in Adelaide’s Round Five match against Melbourne.

“It’s a tough one for Paddy, he hurt his shoulder against Melbourne, and he had some pre-existing shoulder injuries before that,” Parham said.

“He is having some surgery to stabilise his right shoulder today and unfortunately that means his availability across the rest of the year is effectively compromised.” 

Harry Schoenberg is expected to make a return from an Achilles injury through the SANFL this weekend. 

“It’s probably one of the great good news stories, an Achilles rupture is a really severe injury and usually you look at that seven-to-12-month mark in terms of a return to play and Harry is right on seven months,” Parham said.

“He’s been fantastic with his diligence, his care and his attention to detail and his work ethic has blown everyone away.

“We are really excited for Harry, obviously it’s been a long haul for him and it’s a great uplift for the guys to have him back in training and playing SANFL this week.”

Injury List:

(As of Tuesday, April 16):

Harry Schoenberg (achilles) test

Rory Sloane (eye) TBC

Lachlan Murphy (knee) 1-2 weeks

Jordan Butts (hamstring) 1-3 weeks 

Nick Murray (knee) 5-7 weeks

Riley Thilthorpe (knee) 3 months

Patrick Parnell (shoulder) season

Wayne Milera (knee) season