Patrick Dangerfield had a frustrating 2021 campaign but he and Brandon Parfitt are expected to have strong pre-seasons, as the Cats eye redemption next year.
- by Jon Pierik
Three sisters, three serious knee injuries. Data shows a steep rise in the number of women landing in hospital with sporting injuries as collision sports become more popular, prompting athletes and medical experts to demand “equal opportunity” to reduce the risks.
- by Damien Ractliffe and Craig Butt
Steven May asked Melbourne’s medicos not to tell him the extent of his hamstring injury from the preliminary final.
- by Jake Niall and Daniel Cherny
A fit and healthy Melbourne playing group will be put through their paces this weekend in competitive match simulation as the Demons try to stay hungry in the week off before the grand final in Perth.
- by Sam McClure
Concussion figures independently recorded through the AFL season have led to a call for greater protection for players, and prompted player agent Peter Jess to lobby the prime minster for an overview of the federal government’s policy.
- by Jon Pierik
Premiership player Zaine Cordy could be a hard-luck story this time around with the Western Bulldogs set for a grand final selection squeeze.
- by Peter Ryan and Daniel Cherny
Geelong coach Chris Scott has taken aim at veteran sports medico Peter Larkins over a tweet the doctor made surrounding the Cats’ handling of defender Tom Stewart.
- by Daniel Cherny
Jayden Hunt trained fully on Tuesday, adding a further selection headache for Melbourne, whose captain Max Gawn declared it would be a “massive call” for the Demons to make a change ahead of Friday night’s preliminary final against Geelong in Perth.
- by Daniel Cherny and Jon Pierik