Injury Injuries 2022

Remove this Banner Ad

dogwatch

Premium Platinum
Jun 17, 2009
25,051
40,146
Canberra
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Arsenal
[Couldn't find a thread on this so I'm starting one. Mods please merge if one already exists.]

Seems like a good idea to keep all our injury news and summaries in one place.

1651904554069.png


Last night's injuries are yet to be officially classified (in orange) and with any luck Dunkley and Gardner may be OK but there has to be a question mark over them based on the TV coverage.

So that's 16 - over a third of our list - who are either injured or just transitioning back to full availability.

And they're just the ones we know about.
 

Log in to remove this ad.

ThePhreshOne

Premiership Player
Apr 5, 2016
4,592
10,175
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Boston Celtics
Sam Darcy (foot) - test
Marcus Bontempelli (managed) – test
Tim English (hamstring) – test
Alex Keath (hamstring) – test
Tim O’Brien (calf) – 1-2 weeks
Cody Weightman (collarbone) – 2-3 weeks
Jason Johannisen (calf) – 2-3 weeks
Riley Garcia (knee) – 2-3 weeks
Mitch Wallis (foot) – 2-3 weeks
Josh Bruce (knee) – 4-5 weeks
Toby McLean (knee) – 4-5 weeks
Laitham Vandermeer (hamstring) – 7-8 weeks
Mitch Hannan (concussion) – indefinite
Lachie Hunter (personal) – indefinite
 

Dog 36

Premiership Player
Oct 4, 2004
3,739
5,304
Essendon
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
MAN U/BROOKLYN NETS
Sam Darcy (foot) - test
Marcus Bontempelli (managed) – test
Tim English (hamstring) – test
Alex Keath (hamstring) – test
Tim O’Brien (calf) – 1-2 weeks
Cody Weightman (collarbone) – 2-3 weeks
Jason Johannisen (calf) – 2-3 weeks
Riley Garcia (knee) – 2-3 weeks
Mitch Wallis (foot) – 2-3 weeks
Josh Bruce (knee) – 4-5 weeks
Toby McLean (knee) – 4-5 weeks
Laitham Vandermeer (hamstring) – 7-8 weeks
Mitch Hannan (concussion) – indefinite
Lachie Hunter (personal) – indefinite

You could mount an argument that at least 12 of the above 14 players are in our best 22.
 

Golden_6

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 15, 2014
7,391
13,888
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Chicago Bulls
They are absolutely taking the piss with JJ now. Not one official club mention regarding his injury and he’s been listed 2-3 weeks for at least 3 weeks now.
 

dogwatch

Premium Platinum
Jun 17, 2009
25,051
40,146
Canberra
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Arsenal
So ...

Mitch Wallis has gone from a possibility to play last Friday (as reported earlier in that week) to 2-3 weeks
English and Keath have gone from available last week to "test" this week
JJ has gone from 2-3 weeks to 2-3 weeks
Bruce has gone from 4-5 weeks to 4-5 weeks
Hannan and Hunter remain indefinite
And we have now added O'Brien, Weightman and Vandermeer

I can understand the abundance of caution necessary from the club but gee it's frustrating as a supporter.
 

dergert

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 17, 2014
10,474
12,449
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
A bad enough tear can. Think Matty Lloyd, missed the rest of 2006 after tearing his Hammy against us in round 3.
They've listed VDM for 8 weeks. So LTI is unlikely.

I really want a selection in the mid year period
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

dergert

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 17, 2014
10,474
12,449
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
I'd imagine English would be unlikely for next week.
Apparently he was hospitalised with the flu this week.
 

Doggy

Brownlow Medallist
May 20, 2006
11,071
8,019
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Jason Johannisen (Calf): test
Aaron Naughton (Knee): test
Tim O’Brien (Calf): test
Stefan Martin (General soreness): test
Tim English (Illness): 1-2 weeks
Cody Weightman (Collarbone): 1-2
 weeks
Riley Garcia (Knee): 1-2 weeks
Mitch Wallis (Foot): 1-2 weeks

Josh Bruce (Knee): 4-5 weeks

Toby McLean (Knee): 4-5 weeks
Laitham Vandermeer (Hamstring); 6-7 weeks

Mitch Hannan (Concussion): indefinite

Lachie Hunter (Personal): indefinite
 

doggies ftw

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 22, 2008
18,969
20,306
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Disappointing Bruce’s timeline hasn’t moved
I think I heard 2-3 weeks somewhere the other day, I don’t think they’re really that detailed down to the week with these updates tbh - seems to be usually they’re weeks away and then all of sudden they’ve ticked all the boxes and they’re a test or a playing 2s on the weekend etc
 

Doggy

Brownlow Medallist
May 20, 2006
11,071
8,019
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
I think I heard 2-3 weeks somewhere the other day, I don’t think they’re really that detailed down to the week with these updates tbh - seems to be usually they’re weeks away and then all of sudden they’ve ticked all the boxes and they’re a test or a playing 2s on the weekend etc
Yeah JJ was 2-3 weeks last week and we hadn't heard anything in a long time. Suddenly he's right
 

ThePhreshOne

Premiership Player
Apr 5, 2016
4,592
10,175
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Boston Celtics
Yeah JJ was 2-3 weeks last week and we hadn't heard anything in a long time. Suddenly he's right
Because it was tightness, and tightness can subside, they can only give a rough prognosis.
 

Doggy

Brownlow Medallist
May 20, 2006
11,071
8,019
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Because it was tightness, and tightness can subside, they can only give a rough prognosis.
I'm just saying that the weeks out probably won't be accurate for a number of players.

That's been true in the past and will be again
 
Last edited:

ossie_21

Brownlow Medallist
May 28, 2010
13,557
18,552
Melbourne (ex-Perth)
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Everton
Disappointing Bruce’s timeline hasn’t moved

Hipwood did his ACL in round 17 last year and just came back, Bruce did his in round 21. 4-5 weeks would be spot on, although as he’s a bit older and heavier than Hipwood we may be a bit more cautious, kind of like they’ve done with McLean as he’s had 2 in a row
 

X_box_X

The Opportunist
Mar 15, 2001
21,553
32,079
DogLands
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Chelsea
Tim English suddenly a chance to play this week too, despite what the injury list says.
 

Remove this Banner Ad

Remove this Banner Ad