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Casualty Ward, injury update, Cody Weightman dislocated elbow, Braydon Preuss, Jeremy McGovern, Andy McGrath, Zak Butters, Brynn Teakle, debut, injury list, injury news


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It was a night of injury carnage at Giants Stadium.

Plus West Coast defender Jeremy McGovern has been taken to hospital after sustaining a nasty rib injury in the loss to Geelong.

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It was a night of carnage at Giants Stadium between the WESTERN BULLDOGS and GWS GIANTS with several injury blows.

Cody Weightman, who booted five goals in the first half, dislocated his elbow in the third quarter after landing heavily on the joint in thick scenes.

The exciting forward then had his elbow strapped up and returned to the field, with Dogs coach Luke Beveridge hoping the setback wasn’t serious.

“It was a nasty injury. He was brave and he came back on. It’s pretty swollen,” Beveridge told reporters.

“Hopefully it settles down quickly. I’d imaging our guys will scan it and see what’s happened. Hopefully it’s not too bad, other than the trauma of dislocating it.

“He fought the good fight in the second half, and kept the legs ticking over for us. He was pivotal to us winning the game.”

it came after taylor duryea exited the game in the early stages of the contest after suffering a knee injury.

There were fears that Duryea may have suffered a devastating ACL blow, although Beveridge revealed the early prognosis was an MCL setback.

“The report coming out of our medical crew is he’s hurt his MCL. To what extent they’ll confirm later on after a scan,” Beveridge said.

“I think it will still be a significant injury. It’s not just a grade one type strain… he’s really damaged it. I think he’s going to be out for a little while.”

In the same game Giants ruckman Braydon Preuss was subbed out in the first quarter with an ankle issue to continue his troublesome run with injuries, while it came after fellow big man Matt Flynn (quad) being a late withdrawal.

And two more Giants failed to see out the game in james pedestrian (hamstring tightness) and debutant ryan angwin (ankle).

Giants caretaker coach Mark McVeigh said it was unlikely Preuss would be available for next week’s clash against Collingwood.

“That’sa big blow for him because he was ill before the mid-season break and he’s fought back, played good footy in the VFL and for that to happen is really disappointing,” McVeigh said of Preuss post-match.

“We don’t know where it will land, but you’d have to think he’s in doubt. He’ll be extremely disappointed because he wants to give back to the footy club who have shown a lot of faith in him and he was doing everything right.

“As a footballer these things happen but you’ve got to find a way to get through them and we’ll support him and he’ll be OK. Let’s hope it’s on the lesser lend.”

WEST COAST defend Jeremy McGovern was left lying in “serious pain” on the Optus Stadium turf, struggling to stand after a heavy collision with Geelong’s Jeremy Cameron.

Trainers immediately rushed to McGovern’s aid before he was assisted from the ground in the second term.

The club confirmed McGovern was taken to hospital for scans on his injured ribs after being subbed out of the match.

“It’s precautionary, we’ll get a scan to see how bad it is,” coach Adam Simpson said.

“Looks like it’s a pretty big knock to the ribs. You go to hospital, they’re probably broken. Broken, fractured, there’s not a lot of difference to be honest.

“They’re bloody sore.”

Despite McGovern being taken to hospital, Simpson was still hopeful his star defender could face Essendon in six days’ time.

“He’s had plenty of knocks over his time, he’s pretty brave. He plays hurt all the time,” Simpson said.

“For him not to get up like that, he’s pretty sore.

“A lot of guys play with broken ribs and fractured ribs. He’s done it plenty of times before. But that looked like a pretty bad one.”

Jeremy McGovern struggled to get to his feet. Picture: Daniel CarsonSource: Getty Images

ESSENDON‘s andy mcgrath won’t head west to face West Coast next week after scans revealed the extent of his adductor injury.

McGrath returned for the win over St Kilda, after missing the loss to Carlton with the same injury, but experienced tightness late in the contest.

“He had some adductor tightness and awareness late in the game, in the similar area to what he has recently been experiencing which is why he got scanned on Saturday morning,” Bombers general manager of football Josh Mahoney said.

“He won’t be available for next week’s game against West Coast, but we will closely monitor his recovery before making an assessment on his availability for the following week.”

PORT ADELAIDE youngster Brynn Teakle will be sidelined for a number of weeks after breaking his collarbone in the win over Sydney.

Teakle, the Power’s Mid Season draftee from WA, certainly made an impression on debut before his bump on Swan Justin McInerney went wrong.

“We should acknowledge that Brynn in his first game in 14 days has the impact that he does. He plays tough and hard and cops a broken collarbone,” coach Ken Hinkley said.

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“He’s got enough spunk about him that he’s coming off at halftime (injured with his arm in a sling) saying ‘that was the best 35 minutes ever’.”

Hinkley also confirmed Zak Butters would be sidelined with a knee injury.

“We all understand how good Zak can be… but he’ll miss some time no doubt with his knee,” Hinkley conceded.

“It looked like a medial (but scans will confirm).”

RICHMOND will be without Noah Baltha in Round 15 after the big man suffered a hamstring injury in the win over Carlton.

The Blues will have to find another defender after mid-season recruit Sam Durdin suffered a knee injury in that same match.

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