Injury Update

Injury Update – Experienced Legs poised to return

NORWOOD could recall livewire forward Paul Puopolo for this Saturday’s clash with Adelaide at Coopers Stadium.

Puopolo missed the Round six win against Centrals at the Ponderosa due to general soreness, however, the 33-year-old is confident he will be right for this weekend.

Pressure forward Peter Bampton will return to full contact training this week and is expected to be available for selection this week following a rib injury sustained against Centrals in Round six.

Inside midfielder Josh Richards will also return after missing the Reserves last outing against the Dogs. Richards suffered a strained adductor and is expected to be available for this weekend.

Norwood also expects running defender Emmanuel Irra to be fit for this weekend. The former Panther has been managing a hamstring injury over the past three weeks and will yet be another welcome addition at either League or Reserve level.

Midfielder Sam Buckham is listed as a 2–3-week proposition after suffering a knee injury three weeks ago.

James Warton is progressing well from an ankle injury suffered three weeks ago and will train fully this week, with the aim off playing this weekend.

Young ruckman Ned Carey is making strong progress from his ankle injury and will build up his loads with aim of playing in approximately 3-4 weeks.

Fellow ruckman Henry Crauford is listed as TBC as starts to recover from a back injury sustained a fortnight ago.

Midfielder Cooper Murley is making some strong progress as he recovers from an ankle injury, while Matthew Panos and Brad Ficken are still weeks away with MCL and ACL injuries.

Norwood faces Adelaide in Round seven of the SANFL Statewide Super League on the 22nd of May.

Injury List as of 19 May 2021

Paul Puopolo – Hip (Available)
James Warton – Ankle (Test)
Josh Richards – Adductor (Test)
Emmanuel Irra – Hamstring (Test)
Peter Bampton – Ribs (Test)
Billy Haebich – Ankle (1-2 Weeks)
Jonty Patrick – Abdominal (2-3 Weeks)
Cooper Murley – Ankle (1-2 Weeks)
Mitchell Carroll – Hamstring (2-3 Weeks)
Ned Carey – Ankle (2-3 Weeks)
Henry Crauford – Back (TBC)
Sam Buckham – Knee (2-3 Weeks)
Matthew Panos – Knee (Indefinite)
Brad Ficken – Knee (Round 11)
Sam Duke – Shoulder (Indefinite)