Injury update: Who's in your club's medical room

RICHMOND ruck recruit Poppy Kelly will miss at least the next few weeks after suffering a "medium-term" knee injury against St Kilda.

She won't be the only Tiger sidelined, with Sophie Molan (leg) and Emelia Yassir (concussion) also out of action with short-term injuries.

Akec Makur Chuot had revealed on her Instagram account she had tested positive to COVID-19, but is expected to be in the mix for selection if her health allows.

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Former No.1 pick Ellie McKenzie remains as a "medium-term" proposition with her calf injury.

Coach Ryan Ferguson said the last few weeks had been promising, but there was still some way to go.

Ellie McKenzie at Richmond pre-season training. Picture: AFL Photos

"Making some progress in recent times, which is great. Still hard to get a read on exactly when she might be ready," he said.

"We are hopeful that she'll get some good footy this year, but we'll just wait and see."

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Geelong has confirmed skipper Meg McDonald suffered cramp in the dying stages of the loss to North Melbourne but the defender, along with forward Chloe Scheer (head knock), has been cleared to play against the Western Bulldogs.

Recruit Chloe Dalton is a test for GWS this week, having bruised her shoulder against Gold Coast. Teammate Tarni Evans (foot) remains a couple of weeks away.

Collingwood skipper Brianna Davey (ACL) was ruled out for the season earlier this week, and in the short-term, Tarni Brown and Bella Smith (both concussion) will join her on the sidelines.

Bella Smith and Tarni Brown run laps at Collingwood training after being concussed in round one, 2022. Picture: AFGL Photos

Premiership defender Dayna Cox is the primary injury concern at Adelaide, set to miss another 3-4 weeks after undergoing an arthroscope on her knee.

Fremantle and West Coast will cross the Nullarbor with healthy squads ahead of their stint in Victoria.

The Dockers have lost defender/midfielder Philipa Seth to a 6-8 week syndesmosis injury and Roxy Roux requires more time to build match fitness, while the Eagles are injury-free.

An injured Philipa Seth in December, 2021. Picture: Getty Images

Melbourne has a host of players now available after missing last week due to AFL health and safety protocols: Eliza McNamara, Sinead Goldrick, Lauren Magee and Gabby Colvin.

First-year pair Tahlia Gillard and Maeve Chaplin will sit this week out due to the protocols, while a timeline of 4-6 weeks has been put on recruit Liv Purcell's return from a torn ACL.

There will be at least one change made at Gold Coast, with Claudia Whitfort suffering a concussion. Lucy Single (ankle) is a test, while Jacqui Yorston (ACL) is 2-4 weeks away.

Claudia Whitfort gets a kick away in round one, 2022. Picture: Getty Images

St Kilda is hoping to regain important trio Kate Shierlaw, Nicola Xenos and Molly McDonald, after they missed the round one loss to Richmond due to health and safety protocols.

North Melbourne will welcome back skipper Emma Kearney, but recruit Kim Rennie will sit out this week due to concussion after hitting her head on the ground in a marking attempt.

As previously reported, Carlton will lose Grace Egan (punctured lung) for 4-6 weeks, Brisbane will be without Dakota Davidson (foot) for 4-5 weeks and Kate Lutkins (ACL) for the season.

Blue Grace Egan leaves the field against Collingwood in round one, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

The Western Bulldogs have a host players sidelined through a combination of AFL health and safety protocols and injury, with further clarity on the club's situation expected in the coming days.

Deanna Berry (ACL) and Ellyse Gamble (ankle) are expected back in around three weeks, while Katie Lynch (quad) and Sarah Hartwig (health and safety) are tests for this round.

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