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Injury Update: Round 17

Dr Jones & Partners Injury Update: R17 Crows GM of High Performance Matt Hass speaks about the Crows injury list heading into the Round 17 clash with Geelong.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: Daniel Talia of the Crows walks along the bench injured during the 2018 AFL round 16 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Adelaide Crows at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 06, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
Daniel Talia leaving the field against Richmond in Round 16
It depends on how he progresses this week through main training and captain’s run but we are hopeful he will get through and play
General Manager High Performance Matt Hass on Daniel Talia

Adelaide veteran Richard Douglas has been ruled out of the Club’s Round 17 clash with Geelong.

Douglas injured his ankle during the last quarter of Friday night’s game against Richmond.

Crows General Manager High Performance Matt Hass said he expected Douglas to be out for at least a fortnight.

“Unfortunately for Dougie he has a really minor syndesmosis injury,” Hass said.

“Obviously he will be out for this weekend but depending on how he progresses with his rehab he looks to be about two or three weeks.”

The news is better for Daniel Talia who suffered a foot injury during Friday night’s game but was able to play out the game.

“Tals left the ground during the first quarter with a mid-foot strain,” Hass said.

“Obviously the physios were able treat it and get him back out there and pleasingly he finished the match which is a really good sign.

“It depends on how he progresses this week through main training and captain’s run but we are hopeful he will get through and play.”

Eddie Betts (hamstring) and Cam Ellis-Yolmen (quad) are expected to be available for selection this week as long as they get through main training on Tuesday.

“Eddie has done really well in his rehab, he will train with the main group on Tuesday and should he get through that he will be available,” Hass said.

“'Curly' has progressed really well with his quad, he has increased his kicking and speed load which is really pleasing.”

Elliott Himmelberg was a late withdrawal from the Club’s State League game against Norwood with a calf injury and will be a test for this weekend.

Ruckman Paul Hunter has successfully completed his rehab from ankle surgery and is expected to return for the Club’s Round 14 SANFL game against Port Adelaide in Kadina on Sunday.

Forward Mitch McGovern is at least a further week away as he increases his training loads in a return from a syndesmosis injury. 

Injury list as of Monday, July 9
Daniel Talia (foot) – test
Eddie Betts (hamstring) – test
Cam Ellis-Yolmen (quad) – test
Paul Hunter (ankle) – test
Elliott Himmelberg (calf) - test
Mitch McGovern (ankle) – 1-2 weeks
Harry Dear (knee) – 2 weeks
Andy Otten (Achilles) – 2 weeks
Richard Douglas (ankle) – 2-3 weeks
David Mackay (ribs) – 3 weeks
Jackson Edwards (ankle) – 3 weeks
Brodie Smith (knee) – indefinite
Andrew McPherson (hamstring) – indefinite
Brad Crouch (groin) – indefinite
Reilly O’Brien (shoulder) - season