The AFL News for Wednesday 14/4/1993.
Hello again. Sorry about not having sent the weekends results in detail but I
have busy. They will come soon. Anyway, todays news is all about reports and
injuries. Last night three players went before the tribunal on charges sustained
over the weekend. Footscray's Steve Kretiuk received a three-week suspension
after being found guilty of striking Michael Gale of Fitzroy with an elbow to
the head . Carlton's Craig Bradley and Hawthorn's Anthony Condon were both found
not guilty. Bradley allegedly struck Hawthorn's Jason Dunstall and Condon alleg-
edly charged Matthew Hogg of Carlton.
Today four more charges have been made after the AFL Investigations Officer
viewed video of the weekend's matches. St.Kilda's Tony Lockett has been charged
with striking Sydney's Tony Malakellis with a forearm to the head. Malakellis
was charged for misconduct after he instigated a wrestle with Lockett. Barry
Young of Richmond was charged with strking West Coast's Chris Lewis. Matthew
Febey of Melbourne was charged with striking Brisbane's Danny Noonan. Melb-
will also have Haydn Robins before the tribunal.
The big injury news for the week has been Peter Daicos' injury to his knee.
Daicos underwent knee surgery last night and will be available in about 3 weeks.
Geelong's Ken Hinkley suffered broken ribs after a heavy clash in the last quar-
ter of the match with North Melbourne. He will miss 2-3 weeks. In other injury
- Adelaide has 10 players on the injured list. Anthony Ingerson (groin) and
Bruce Lindner (knee) will be out for 1 more week, whilst Mark Mickan (broken
jaw), Adam Saliba (shin splints), and Stuart Wigney (thigh) will be out for
about 3 weeks. Jonathon Ross (knee) will be out for a further 5 weeks. Shaun
Rehn and Scott Hodges should be available to play this week
- Brisbane should regain Paul Spargo and Michael McLean this week after strong
showings in the Queesland League. Matthew Campbell injured his knee last week
and should be out for 4 weeks. Campbell is one of the few original Bears
still playing for Brisbane. Shane Hamilton (foot stress fracture) and Matthew
Clarke (ankle) should resume in a week, but Scott McIvor is still about 3
weeks away from playing. The Bears should regain big men Jason Millar and
Daryl White this week.
- Carlton will be without David Kernahan (hamstring) for about 1-2 weeks. Luke
O'Sullivan will possibly be back for the finals after injuring his knee in
the Foster's Cup competition.
- Collingwood's injury list is still fairly large. Tony Woods (broken leg)
looks like missing another 2 weeks, whilst Tony Shaw (thigh) and Mick Gayfer
(groin) will be unavailable for another week. Gavin Crosisca, Ian McMullin
(knee) and Troy Lehmann (virus) are all a possibility of playing on Saturday
- Essendon is the only team that does not have any injury worries.
- Fitzroy will regain Paul Abbott this week but David Donato has injured his
knee again and will be out for 2 weeks.
- Footscray will regain Chris Grant in the reserves this week. The only injury
worries are Ricky Jackson who will miss another 3 weeks with a broken leg and
Jon Ballantyne who has an ankle injury.
- Geelong has a few players out. Mark Bairstow has a broken foot and may still
be out for 1-2 more weeks. David Mensch has injured his knee and will be out
for about 10 weeks. Gary Ablett has still 1 week of his suspension to serve.
- Hawthorn has heaps of players to be tested. Gary Ayres (hip), Darren Baxter
(hamstring), Paul Dear (knee), Jason Dunstall (knee), Richy Nixon (stomach)
and John Platten (virus) all face tests this week. Jason Taylor will miss at
4 weeks with a broken collarbone.
- Melbourne's Allan Jakovich (hamstring) and Garry Lyon (bruised chest) may
play this week. Sean Charles (fractured cheekbone) will miss 2 weeks, and
Phil Gilbert (hamstring) will miss another 1-2 weeks.
- North Melbourne only has Brad Sholl injured with a shoulder injury and he
will miss another week. Anthony Rock (thigh) will be tested.
- Richmond has lost Stven Jackson for a few weeks with an eye injury. Stuart
Edwards is recovering from a knee injury also and should return in about
6 weeks. Ty Esler will miss 1 week with a hamstring injury. Ian Herman
(hamstring) and Robert Schaefer (thigh) will be tested.
- St.Kilda has lost David Grant with a broken thumb for 2 weeks. Players to
be tested for Saturday's match include Kain Taylor (hamstring) and Chris
Wittman (thigh). Brodie Atkinson (broken arm) will be out for 6 weeks. Lazar
Vidovic (quadricep) will miss 1 more week.
- Sydney has lost Simon Minton-Connell for about 2 weeks with a hamstring pull
Captain Paul Kelly broke his hand on Saturday and will miss 3-4 weeks. Paul
Burton has stress fractures of the foot and will miss 4 weeks. Leon Higgins
(knee) will return in 2 weeks.
- West Coast's Chris Mainwaring (knee) will be out for 2 more weeks. Karl
Langdon (groin) will miss up to 8 weeks. Chris Lewis will miss 4 weeks with a
fractured cheekbone. Craig Turley will miss 4 weeks with a knee injury.
That's enough for now.
- John Marinopoulos -
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