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Injury update: Round 18

Dr Jones & Partners Injury Update: R18 Matt Hass gives an update on all things injury ahead of Round 18.

Cam Ellis-Yolmen will miss Adelaide’s Friday night clash with Essendon at Adelaide Oval, while Tom Lynch continues to edge closer to a return to football.

Lynch – who injured the intramuscular tendon in his left calf last month - trained with the main group on the Gold Coast last Thursday.

“He completed the main training session and another 12 kilometre session on the weekend,” Crows General Manager of High Performance Matt Hass said.

“He’s edging closer each week and certainly impressing at training.”

Hass said Ellis-Yolmen was making steady progress in his rehabilitation after sustaining a low-level stress reaction to his right fibula before Round 15.

“He’s commenced running on the Alter-G (anti-gravity treadmill), and he’ll progress to overground running in the coming days,” Hass said.

“It just depends how the bone tolerates the transition to on ground running and then how quickly we can build his training loads.”

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Ned McHenry (back) and Patrick Wilson (concussion) will both be tested at Wednesday’s main training session in the hope of being cleared to play.

If he passes his fitness test, McHenry will play his first game back since aggravating his lower back prior to the bye week.

Wilson will need to pass the Club’s concussion protocol to be available this week after suffering a head knock in the first quarter of the SANFL Crows’ match on Saturday.

Shane McAdam will be assessed on Wednesday to determine how he is managed this weekend with hamstring symptoms.

“Shane had some hamstring soreness following a training session last week,” Hass said.

“Given Shane is in his first year of our program, we’ll take a conservative approach this week and reassess early next week.”

Injury list as of Tuesday, July 16

McHenry (Back) - Test
Wilson (Concussion) - Test
Lynch (Calf) - 1 week
McAdam (Hamstring) - 1 week
Ellis-Yolmen (Shin) 1-2 weeks
Poholke (Calf) - 2 weeks
Doedee (ACL) - Season