Adelaide wingman Rory Atkins will miss four to six weeks following a high-grade AC joint (shoulder) injury against Gold Coast.

Atkins, who lined up for his 100th AFL game on Sunday, was removed from the game in the second quarter following a heavy tackle to the ground.

Crows Head of Science and Medicine Steve Saunders had more positive news to deliver on Brad Crouch.

“Brad will definitely be right (for Round Four),” Saunders said.

“He had a laceration to the eyelid, it required two or three sutures… but he’ll be fine.”

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Dr Jones & Partners Injury Update: R4

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

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On Friday, Saunders confirmed Wayne Milera would undergo surgery after scans revealed a stress fracture in his left foot.

“Wayne was a really interesting one,” Saunders said.

“Literally in the last minute of the main skills (session) last week, he came off the ground and reported some low-level symptoms on the outside of the foot.

“It was suspicious enough to warrant a scan, which revealed a stress fracture to the fifth metatarsal.

“He was in surgery the very next day and we anticipate a seven to eight week turnaround before we have Wayne back playing again.”

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Riley Knight (achilles) and Patrick Wilson (shoulder) are both progressing well and could return in the next week or so.

“The guys are in good nick,” Saunders said.

“We have Riley Knight potentially and most likely returning for a dose of game time this weekend.

“It’s looking like Patrick Wilson will get some game time next weekend.

“They’ve both made really good inroads and should be able to play in the next week or two.”