Selection decisions on Adelaide captain Rory Sloane and defender Jake Kelly will be made later this week ahead of Sunday’s Round Three clash with Gold Coast.

Against the Power on Saturday, Sloane suffered a severe cork to his right thigh and Kelly was ruled out due to concussion.

Crows Head of Science and Medicine Steve Saunders said early signs for Sloane were good. 

“Rory sustained a high-grade contusion to the right thigh,” Saunders said.

“We tried to put him back out there and see how he’d go, but he wasn’t able to function at the level.

“There was a clear early bleed that we needed to manage in an attempt to get him up for this week.

“The early signs for Rory are good, but he won’t be doing much until late in the week when we get a better feel for how he’s doing.”

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Head of science and medicine Steve Saunders gives his weekly injury update.

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Regarding Kelly, Saunders said standard concussion protocols were already underway.

“He’s assessed well in the first couple of days,” Saunders said.

“We’re hopeful, but we can’t really tell you much more about Jake until later in the week.”

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Midfielder Patrick Wilson didn't complete the reserves scratch match on Saturday due to a dislocated shoulder.

He is expected to miss four weeks.

“Patty, early in the game, while falling from an aerial contest, had an opposing player fall across his outstretched arm,” Saunders said

“Early signs, based on clinical examination and scans, have us aiming at a four-week return with Patty, following an intensive conservative management program.”


Injury list as of Tuesday, June 16

Sloane (Corked Thigh) - Test
Kelly (Concussion) - Test
Knight (Ankle) - 2-3 weeks
Wilson (Shoulder) - 4 weeks