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Injury Update: Round Four

Dr Jones & Partners Injury Update: R4 GM of High Performance Matt Hass updates us on this week's injuries.
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23:  Sam Jacobs of the Crows and Jonathon Ceglar of the Hawks compete in a ruck contest during the 2019 AFL round 01 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Hawthorn Hawks at Adelaide Oval on March 23, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Photos)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Sam Jacobs of the Crows and Jonathon Ceglar of the Hawks compete in a ruck contest during the 2019 AFL round 01 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Hawthorn Hawks at Adelaide Oval on March 23, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Photos)

Crows ruckman Sam Jacobs (knee) faces a test ahead of Adelaide’s Round Four clash with North Melbourne this Saturday night.

Jacobs, who sustained a knee injury in Round Two, will be re-assessed following the Club’s main training session on Wednesday.

“Sam’s progressing nicely. He will still need to do a healthy amount of training tomorrow [Wednesday] to make himself available,” Crows General Manager of High Performance Matt Hass told AFC Media on Tuesday.

“The decision will be made in conjunction with the doctor and the surgeon. He’s probably 50/50 for this week.”

Hass confirmed an encouraging diagnosis for Paul Seedsman, with scans clearing the wingman of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.

The 27-year-old has commenced rehab, with further assessment required before a return date is set.

“Great news for Seedo, his meniscus, ACL, PCL [posterior cruciate ligament] are all clear, which is fantastic,” Hass said.

“The most significant issue he’s got in there is quite extensive bone bruising so that’s what we’re dealing with at the moment and what we need to work through from a rehab point of view.

“It’s an interesting one with bone bruising, it’s hard to put a definitive number on – we will reassess his situation weekly over the next four weeks and be guided by his response to a variety of load progressions.”

Defender Andrew McPherson is expected to miss one to two weeks after sustaining a minor hamstring injury in the first quarter of Friday night’s SANFL match.

Injury List as of Tuesday, April 9

Jacobs (Knee) – Test
McPherson (Hamstring) – 1-2 weeks
McAdam (Calf) – 2-3 weeks
Brown (Ankle) – 3-5 weeks
Seedsman (Knee) – 4-8 weeks
Douglas (Syndesmosis) – 6-8 weeks
Doedee (ACL) – Season