Key defender Nick Murray will miss this weekend’s clash with Hawthorn under the AFL’s concussion protocol.
Murray was subbed out of Sunday’s loss to West Coast with suspected concussion after landing heavily in a marking contest in the final quarter.
He will be subject to ongoing clinical assessment and has entered the AFL’s 12-day concussion protocol which means he will miss Saturday’s game against the Hawks at Marvel Stadium.
“Early signs are really good and to this point he’s meeting all milestones related to the AFL’s concussion protocol,” Crows Head of Football Adam Kelly said.
Fellow defender Tom Doedee, who missed the West Coast loss due to concussion, is expected to be available for selection this weekend providing he gets through training this week.
Doedee has been under the AFL’s concussion protocol after a heavy collision in the Round 17 loss to Essendon and has made pleasing progress and is expected to train with the main group this week.
“Tom Doedee is progressing well in line with the milestones of the AFL’s concussion protocols after being subbed out of the game against the Bombers,” Kelly said.
“At this stage, all pending results of the next few days (he) will be available for selection.”
Mid-season draftee Patrick Parnell will be assessed this week after suffering a right AC Joint sprain in Saturday’s SANFL loss to North Adelaide.
Midfielder Matt Crouch successfully got through his first game for the season in the SANFL on Saturday. Crouch, who had groin surgery in May, had 28 disposals in modified game time.
“Pleasingly with Matt Crouch he got through the game against North Adelaide really positively on the weekend,” Kelly said.
“He’s recovered well and is making further progress."
Meanwhile, small defender Luke Brown underwent successful surgery on his Achilles on Monday.
The surgery involved the debridement of scar tissue around his Achilles which stemmed from an old ankle injury.
“Surgery was positive and Luke is now recovering at home,” Kelly said.
He will miss the rest of the season and is expected to be fit for the start of pre-season.
Injury list as of Wednesday, July 21:
Nick Murray (concussion protocol)
Tom Doedee (concussion protocol)
Patrick Parnell (AC Joint) test
Daniel Talia (foot) TBC
Luke Brown (Achilles) season
Wayne Milera (knee) season
Mitch Hinge (shoulder) season