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Harry Perryman
Hurts hamstring in loss
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
Hamstring
May 15, 2021
Perryman suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's Round 9 loss to Richmond, according to AFL.com's match report.
ANALYSIS
Perryman has been productive with averages of 22.7 disposals and 5.3 marks per game this season, so his absence is worth making note of if he's forced to miss substantial time.
Jack Bowes
Hurts hamstring in loss
DGold Coast Suns
Hamstring
May 15, 2021
Bowes suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's Round 9 loss to Brisbane, according to the AFL.com match report.
ANALYSIS
Bowes will probably be out for a couple of weeks at the least and would be another major loss to a Suns club depleted by injuries to its best players. In his absence, Charlie Ballard could step up to be the key fantasy option from Gold Coast's defense.
Darcy Gardiner
Hurts shoulder in win
DBrisbane Lions
Shoulder
May 15, 2021
Gardiner suffered a shoulder injury during Saturday's Round 9 win over Gold Coast, according to the AFL.com match report.
ANALYSIS
Gardiner has played just five times this season due to other injury issues and he'll hope that this new problem doesn't knock him out for long. His season-high of 74 fantasy points in a game isn't enough to make him a substantially important loss.
Ryan Lester
Injures hamstring in win
DBrisbane Lions
Hamstring
May 15, 2021
Lester suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's Round 9 win over Gold Coast, according to the AFL.com match report.
ANALYSIS
Lester is no stranger to hamstring issues and went down in his 150th game for the Lions. Depending on how serious this injury is, Lester could miss as few as two weeks or as much as a month.
Alex Pearce
Out for Round 9
DFremantle Dockers
Knee
May 15, 2021
Pearce (knee) will miss Round 9 against Essendon.
ANALYSIS
Pearce had the chance to return for the first time since Round 1 but his name didn't appear on the team sheet. He should still be back soon.
Ryan Gardner
Out against Power
DWestern Bulldogs
Shoulder - AC Joint
May 14, 2021
Gardner (shoulder) isn't available for Round 9 against Port Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
Gardner was hoping to return this week but won't be available just yet. He'll be a low-value option once able to rejoin the starting lineup.
RWestern Bulldogs
Concussion
May 14, 2021
English (concussion) will miss Round 9 against Port Adelaide.
ANALYSIS
English had the chance to play this week but needs a little longer to overcome his concussion. With him and Stefan Martin (Achilles) also out, Jordon Sweet will make a second consecutive start and third of the season.
Shaun Burgoyne
Out for Round 9
FHawthorn Hawks
Ankle
May 14, 2021
Burgoyne (ankle) didn't make the team sheet for Round 9 against North Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
Burgoyne hasn't played in three weeks and should be close to returning, though that's been the case for a few weeks now.
Errol Gulden
Out against Collingwood
MSydney Swans
Foot
May 14, 2021
Gulden will miss Round 9 against Collingwood with a foot injury, and is not expected to play before the Round 14 bye in a month.
ANALYSIS
Gulden has been an important player for the Swans but his production has declined since putting up 98 points in Round 3. He's now expected to be out until late-June at the earliest.
Jack Gunston
Out through bye
FHawthorn Hawks
Back
May 14, 2021
Gunston (back) will be sidelined through Hawthorn's Round 12 bye. The Age reports.
ANALYSIS
He made his season debut Round 7 but will now be sidelined for at least the next month due to a reoccurrence of back spasms. Gunston could be back for Round 13 in mid-June if he avoids any additional back issues.
Rowan Marshall
Injures foot in loss
RSt Kilda Saints
Foot
May 14, 2021
Marshall was taken out in the third quarter of Friday's Round 9 loss to Geelong with a foot injury, according to the AFL.com match report.
ANALYSIS
Marshall's absence would be a big loss for the Saints as his partnership with paddy Ryder is crucial to their chances of winning each week. For fantasy, Marshall tends to be one of the more reliable targets with a level price point as he's scored no fewer than 72 points when healthy. Now, he'll need to await further scans on his injury in the coming week.
Dan Houston
Ruled out for Round 9
DPort Adelaide Power
Shoulder
May 13, 2021
Houston (shoulder) will not return for Port Adelaide's Round 9 game against the Western Bulldogs.
ANALYSIS
Houston apparently re-aggravated his AC joint injury earlier in the week and won't be available to play in the squad's Round 9 matchup against the Bulldogs. He was initially considered to be a late call but now the team plans to rest him for another week or two to manage his shoulder and see how he recovers from that.
Jarrod Berry
Return date unknown
MBrisbane Lions
Groin
May 13, 2021
Berry (groin) is "a little way off" from returning and no timetable has been set for his return, according to coach Chris Fagan.
ANALYSIS
Berry has played just three times this season and will likely need a couple of weeks to play in the VFL before he's able to play for the senior team. So far, he's collected just 41 disposals and made nine tackles.
Luke Jackson
Has finger problem
RMelbourne Demons
Finger
May 13, 2021
Jackson suffered a broken finger and will miss at least one game, according to AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Jackson plays a dual ruck and forward role that gives him decent scoring potential on his best days. However, he won't get that opportunity this weekend with Sam Weideman expected to start Sunday in his place. Jackson isn't expected to miss more than a couple of weeks at the most.
Nathan Jones
Avoids major injury
MMelbourne Demons
Hamstring
May 13, 2021
Jones suffered a hamstring injury in training but scans have revealed that he shouldn't be out for more than a week.
ANALYSIS
Jones hasn't played in either of the last two rounds and isn't expected to be out for more than one or two more at the most. He's not the most valuable player for fantasy with an average of 13.5 disposals and 3 marks recorded per game through six appearances.
Zak Jones
Out two months
MSt Kilda Saints
Quadriceps
May 13, 2021
Jones is expected to miss at least eight weeks after suffering a ruptured right quad, his club announced Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Jones is a big blow for the Saints on the field and in fantasy after scoring at least 123 points over the last two weeks. The return of Sebastian Ross will help to fill the gap left by Jones over the next two months.
Taylor Walker
Out Round 9
FAdelaide Crows
Undisclosed
May 12, 2021
Walker won't play in Round 9, AFL Ratings reports.
ANALYSIS
Walker won't appear in Round 9 after playing in the first eight rounds. Walker is currently averaging 14.3 disposals and 5.6 marks per matchup.
Laitham Vandermeer
Out 4-6 weeks
DWestern Bulldogs
Knee
May 11, 2021
Vandermeer "suffered some innocuous knee pain. Scans have confirmed he did suffer some cartilage damage in his knee," per head of sports medicine Chris Bell. He's expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
ANALYSIS
Vandermeer doesn't have as much fantasy value to add with no more than 14 disposals recorded in a single game this season but injuries are never a great omen. He'll hope to return in a month at the earliest.
Lachlan Hunter
Suffers fractured hand
FWestern Bulldogs
Hand
May 11, 2021
Hunter suffered a fractured hand and will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery, per head of sports medicine Chris Bell.
ANALYSIS
Hunter isn't the top name in a crowded Bulldogs roster, but he's put up good numbers with at least 74 fantasy points scored in all but one round this season. He'll hope to return at some point in June at the earliest, though no timetable is set yet.
Timothy English
Could be back in Round 9
RWestern Bulldogs
Concussion
May 11, 2021
English (concussion) is in line for selection if he can pass his tests for Round 9 against Port Adelaide, according to head of sports medicine, Chris Bell.
ANALYSIS
English has missed the last two rounds with this injury and will hope to return for a major match between two flag contenders. His return may be a little more cautious than others who could play this weekend, but if available English has scored as many as 105 fantasy points in a game when healthy.
Ryan Gardner
Could return in Round 9
DWestern Bulldogs
Shoulder - AC Joint
May 11, 2021
Gardner (shoulder) is in line to return for Round 9 against Port Adelaide, according to head of sports medicine Chris Bell.
ANALYSIS
Gardner missed well over a month with a sprained join in his shoulder and is close to making a full return. When healthy, Gardner recorded no more than 54 points through two appearances this season.
Bailey Williams
In line for selection
DWestern Bulldogs
Collarbone
May 11, 2021
Williams (collarbone) has the chance to play in Round 9 against Port Adelaide, according to head of sports medicine Chris Bell.
ANALYSIS
Williams is almost over his rehab period and will likely be available for selection if he makes it through the week. This will bring him back just under a month from his initial injury issue due to a fractured collarbone, and he'll hold more value if able to log close to 20 disposals as he did through the first three rounds in 2021.
Liam Duggan
Out five-six weeks
MWest Coast Eagles
Knee
May 11, 2021
Duggan (knee) is listed as out for the next five-six weeks, per his club's injury report.
ANALYSIS
Duggan missed Round 8 with a knee issue and it's been decided that he'll be out for at least a month and a half. When healthy, Duggan put up good performances as he recorded 148 fantasy points in a win over Collingwood.
Nathan Vardy
Out another week
RWest Coast Eagles
Foot
May 11, 2021
Vardy (foot) needs another week to recover, according to his club's injury report.
ANALYSIS
Vardy hasn't scored more than 51 fantasy points in a game this Eason as the backup ruck to Nic Naitanui, and he'll hope to come back at some point before the end of May.
Jeremy McGovern
May return against Adelaide
DWest Coast Eagles
Groin
May 11, 2021
McGovern (groin) is listed as a test for Round 9 against Adelaide, according to GM Craig Vozzo. "'Gov' (McGovern) is going well. He's in his third week of recovery from that strain and he's doing more and more training, more and more loading, and looking more and more confident."
ANALYSIS
McGovern missed the last two rounds but the management of his club seems optimistic about his return. Before the injury, McGovern was playing quite well with at least 18 disposals and nine marks per round over a three week span.
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