Both Western Bulldogs and St Kilda are set to be without key defenders in the coming weeks after both Marcus Adams and Nathan Brown suffered injuries during Round 12.
Adams suffered a tear in Lisfranc ligaments in his foot in last Thursday’s clash with Sydney and while he won’t require surgery, he will be a moon boot for the next six weeks and will miss at least two months
Adams, who missed the Bulldogs 2016 premiership with a foot injury, had become an important key defender for the Dogs this year after Joel Hamling’s off-season departure playing every game since his return in Round 2.
Brown suffered a hamstring injury late in the Saints’ loss to Adelaide on Friday and looks likely to be sidelined for 2-3 weeks.
The off-season recruit has a history of hamstring problems and the Saints are likely to be cautious with his recovery.
It’s better news for fellow Saints defender Jake Carlisle, who will be assessed after receiving a knock to his hamstring, but the club are confident he should be right to face North Melbourne on Friday night. It’s a similar story for Mav Weller, who injured an ankle against the rows but played out the game. Read more…