Luckless Sun sweats on scans, Tigers stars ruled out as Crows gun set for break: Casualty Ward

The Tigers will be without star duo Tom Lynch and Kane Lambert for their clash with Sydney next Friday.

Adelaide will take a cautious approach with a young Crow while a Sydney veteran could be set for a lengthy stint on the sidelines.

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Adelaide are set to take a cautious approach with young Josh Rachele, who was subbed out of the loss to St Kilda on Saturday night.

Coach Matthew Nicks said Rachele suffered a “pretty bad corky” that forced him from the field.

“We’ll have a pretty close look with Josh,” he said.

“These young guys coming in, they’ve played limited footy the last couple of years as well with Covid and so on.

“We’ve got to be mindful with first year players.

“With him, we’ll really assess this one and have a good look. At some point we were going to look to manage Josh.”

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Damien Hardwick has confirmed Richmond will be without injured duo Tom Lynch and Kane Lambert for Round 11.

“Those boys won‘t play next week. We’ll assess the damage and go from there,” Hardwick said.

“It is concerning. Any other player wouldn’t be playing, to be perfectly honest. What he (Lambert) does to get up for games is incredible.

“We thought we would get one – at a maximum two games – he‘s played the last four. Probably shows you how important he is that we start winning our games.

“His leadership both on and off the field is really important. He does effectively get a two-week break as well with the bye coming up. He is tough this guy, really, really tough. The game means a lot to him in fairness, so that’s why he keeps pushing through.”

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Sydney veteran Josh Kennedy was distraught on the bench after he injured his hamstring in the loss to the Carlton on Friday night.

Kennedy landed awkwardly after a collision with Sam Docherty and had to be assisted from the field.

“They said it was a bad hamstring. I don‘t think there’s ever such thing as a good hamstring but if they say it’s a bad hamstring it’s going to be quite a few weeks you’d imagine,” Swans coach John Longmire said post-game.

The veteran is set for scans on Monday.

Essendon are set to send Matt Guelfi for scans after he was subbed off in the loss to Richmond.

Guelfi suffered a hamstring injury, with the grade yet to be determined.

The Demons are sweating on scans on injured winger Ed Langdon.

Langdon was subbed out of the match at quarter time after a heavy tackle by Roo Tarryn Thomas, reporting pain through his ribs.

“He’s just gone for scans, looking at a rib,” coach Simon Goodwin said.

“He was pretty sore so we subbed him out pretty quickly.”

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Geelong coach Chris Scott is hopeful Patrick Dangerfield can play in Round 11, despite being subbed out of the win over Port Adelaide.

Dangerfield appeared to twist his knee in a tackle in the opening quarter and later reported calf tightness, after battling illness all week.

“The game was iced (when Dangerfield was subbed),” Scott said.

“He was a bit tight in his calf. The only feedback we‘ve got at the moment was that it was tight and he shouldn’t go back on given the score.”

“My hope is it was just precautionary.”

Scott was full of praise for Dangerfield’s efforts considering his illness during the week.

“I actually thought he was good,” Scott said. “There‘s always a risk when a guy is bedridden during the week, you don’t know exactly how they’re going to go.”

“He was clearly good enough to play. I thought he had an impact on the game and was important.”

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Gold Coast will lose Jy Farrar for a mandatory 12 days after he suffered concussion in the loss to the Western Bulldogs.

Suns coach Stuart Dew is also hopeful defender Rory Thompson hasn’t suffered another ACL injury after the 31-year-old limped from the ground.

“We‘re not fearing the worst,” Dew said following the match.

“It‘s obviously a knee injury, but at this point we think it’s not the worst case. We’ll have to wait and see.

“We feel for Rory. He‘s been integral since he’s come back in and makes players better around him.”

Thompson had been one of the feel-good stories of 2022, after missing almost four full seasons with back-to-back ruptured ACLs.

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