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Murphy to miss again for Blues

CARLTON have ruled out skipper Marc Murphy for Saturday’s AFL clash with Geelong, and the Blues skipper could face several weeks on the sidelines as a result of his latest foot injury. Murphy missed five games with a plantar fasciitis injury and disrupted scar tissue in the same foot in his...

Bad break ends Swan’s season

Sydney defender Callum Mills will miss the rest of the AFL season after breaking his foot in a freak accident after training. The Swans say Mills was throwing an American football with teammates on the way back from a cafe on Thursday when he tripped and fell. “It was a really unfortunate...

Foot scan for Demon forward

MELBOURNE plan to take Tom McDonald to Alice Springs for their AFL clash with Adelaide despite soreness in the star swingman’s troublesome foot. The Demons sent McDonald for scans after he left the training track early in their Thursday morning session. The 25-year-old missed the opening five rounds of the season with a...

Beams steps down as Brisbane captain

DAYNE Beams has stood down as captain of the Brisbane Lions, citing a “bloody difficult” personal life following the death of his father earlier this year. The 28-year-old has relinquished the reins to Dayne Zorko as he prepares to welcome a son to his family, hoping it will relieve pressure. “I feel...

Key Bombers set to return

REJUVENTAED Essendon could welcome back a host of key players for their crunch AFL clash with Greater Western Sydney at Spotless Stadium on Saturday. Both sides are in a dogfight to keep their seasons alive with GWS (4-4-1) and Essendon (3-6) 11th and 14th on the ladder respectively heading into round...

Fasolo sidelined for seven

COLLINGWOOD forward Alex Fasolo will miss up to seven weeks with the ankle injury he sustained in the Pies’ win over St Kilda. In better news for the club, Ben Reid is a chance to face the Western Bulldogs on Friday night as he overcomes an Achilles injury. Fasolo escaped surgery on the...

Sloane sidelined for another month

STAR Adelaide midfielder Rory Sloane will miss another month of the AFL season because of a foot injury. The Crows initially hoped vice-captain Sloane would be fit after their Alice Springs fixture against Melbourne on Sunday. But the key onballer is now expected to miss three or four more weeks, according to...

Mixed news for Giants

GREATER Western Sydney star Josh Kelly is on track to return from injury this weekend, but co-captain Phil Davis may be forced to spend another week on the AFL sidelines because of concussion. Kelly hasn’t played since round three because of a groin injury, with GWS sorely missing his ball-winning talent. The...

Buddy in the clear

Sydney superstar Lance Franklin is free to play against Brisbane after he was been cleared of any wrongdoing over a collision that left Fremantle’s Joel Hamling concussed. Franklin’s swinging left elbow made contact with the defender’s jaw in the second quarter of the Swans’ win at the SCG. Hamling was unable to...

No bad blood with Crows: Lever

JAKE Lever insists there’s no bad blood with the Adelaide Crows from his “hasty” departure. The prized Melbourne signing fronts against the Crows for the first time since he left the AFL club after Adelaide’s grand final loss. “I think at the start it was always going to be pretty hasty in...