Forward Luke Pedlar is on track to return in the next fortnight after missing the Showdown win with a shoulder injury.

Pedlar dislocated his right shoulder in a tackle against North Melbourne in Round 7 and was subbed out of the game but has made a pleasing recovery.

He will continue to train and is expected to be available for selection in coming weeks.

“Luke went and got a couple of surgical opinions and he will improve his strength over the next couple of weeks and be available in about two to three weeks’ time,” Crows High Performance Manager Darren Burgess said.


“He’s presenting really well and done everything that we’ve asked, he’s got excellent power and excellent range so we’re looking forward to having him back available in a couple of weeks.

“He’s doing a lot of strength stuff to improve his shoulder but pleasingly it’s already back to pre-injury level so he just needs to tick a few more boxes and he’ll be available.”

Key forward Riley Thilthorpe is out of the knee brace and ramping up his rehabilitation following pre-season knee surgery.

“Riley is doing a lot more mobility work and a lot of work in the pool, so he’s progressing really, really well and improving his strength and flexibility,” Burgess said.


(As of Tuesday, May 7):

Luke Pedlar (shoulder) 2-3 weeks

Nick Murray (knee) 3-4 weeks

Riley Thilthorpe (knee) 7-9 weeks

Wayne Milera (knee) season

Patrick Parnell (shoulder) season