Taylor Walker is progressing well in his recovery from a neck strain and a decision on his availability for Friday’s clash with Essendon will be made in coming days.

Initial scans have cleared Walker of significant damage but he will have further assessment before being cleared to play.

The 31-year-old key forward was involved in a collision with Brisbane’s Daniel Rich in the second quarter at Adelaide Oval on Saturday and subbed out of the game.

He was cleared of concussion but suffered stiffness and soreness in his neck.

Crows Head of Football Adam Kelly said Walker remained a chance to play against the Bombers.

“After what was a visually distressing incident, we are relieved by the results of the initial scans and the way in which Taylor has recovered since Saturday, so much so, that he is a chance to be available for selection this weekend,” Kelly said.

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Dr Jones and Partners Injury Update: Round 17

Crows Head of Football Adam Kelly gives his weekly injury update.

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Luke Brown reported Achilles soreness during the loss to Brisbane and will consequently have his training loads modified this week. Brown has battled soreness throughout the season and will be tested this week ahead of selection to play Essendon on Friday night.

Forward Tom Lynch made a successful return to football via the SANFL on Saturday.

Lynch, who had toe surgery in May, kicked three goals against Glenelg and got through the game strongly.

“It was a pleasing return to football for Tom in what was a strong performance by our SANFL team and a credit to his professionalism to be able to perform in that way after 10 weeks on the sidelines,” Kelly said.

Injury list as of Tuesday, July 6:

Taylor Walker (neck) Test
Luke Brown (Achilles) Test
Matt Crouch (groin) 4 weeks
Daniel Talia (foot) TBC
Mitch Hinge (shoulder) Season
Wayne Milera (knee) Season