With clubs finalising their injury lists by Tuesday evening, we'll bring you all the latest news surrounding your club's casualty list ahead of Round 10.

A North Melbourne young gun is set to undergo scans on a foot issue, while Essendon will be without one of their ruckmen for an extended period following surgery.

GWS have confirmed a double injury blow ahead of their clash with the Bulldogs, while a young Saint has been moved to the inactive list.

Here's all the latest injury news across the AFL...

Roos rookie battling foot issue

North Melbourne's Colby McKercher is reportedly dealing with foot soreness and will undergo scans ahead of the club's clash with Essendon this weekend.

According to Fox Footy's Drew Jones, McKercher missed Tuesday's training session due to the ailment and is in some doubt for Round 10.

McKercher has been a shining light for the Roos so far this season, collecting 30 or more disposals in his past three matches before earning a Rising Star nomination this week.

Colby McKercher of the North Melbourne Kangaroos during the 2024 AFL season (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

The Kangaroos are hoping to have Callum Coleman-Jones (ankle) and Brayden George (shoulder) back in action over the coming weeks following recent setbacks.

Bombers big man facing spell on sidelines

Essendon ruckman Sam Draper is expected to be sidelined for close to two months after requiring knee surgery.

Draper has missed Essendon's past two matches due to knee soreness, with the club deciding to put their key big man under the knife.

Draper will miss the Bombers' next four matches and will be re-assessed following the club's Round 14 bye.

“Sam is an important player for us, both for our structure and for the energy he provides to the team, so we wanted to get on top of this issue as quickly as possible," Bombers football boss Daniel McPherson said in a club update.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Sam Draper of the Bombers warms up during the 2024 AFL Round 07 match between the Essendon Bombers and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 25, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

"After a couple of days of recovery post-operation, he will undertake a rehab program which we expect will have him available to return to play just after our mid-season bye.”

Veteran ruckman and recruit Todd Goldstein will continue to hold down the ruck workload in Draper's absence, with the former Kangaroos set to face his former side this weekend.

Essendon are close to having defender Jordan Ridley back from a serious quad strain, while small forward Jye Menzie made a successful return from a recent shoulder injury in the VFL against Williamstown over the weekend.

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GWS star, backman hit for six following calf injuries

GWS pair Josh Kelly and Lachie Ash will be sidelined for six weeks after the duo both suffered calf injuries in last week's loss to Essendon.

The club confirmed the double blow on Tuesday, with both players reporting the injuries issues in the days after the defeat.

“It's disappointing news for both Josh and Lachie,” GIANTS Head of Medical James Rahme said in a club update. 

“They played out the game on the weekend with their calf issues only becoming apparent in the days following.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: Josh Kelly of the Giants in action during the Greater Western Sydney Giants media session at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on March 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

“They're both the ultimate professionals and will attack their rehab to return after the bye.”

GWS has also revealed fringe defender Leek Aleer is continuing to progress through concussion protocols following a recent head knock.

Senior pair Bryadon Preuss and Isaac Cumming remain two and four weeks away respectively from returning from hamstring injuries.

Saints youngster moved to inactive list

Second-year St Kilda backman James Van Es has been moved to the club's long-term injury list after requiring ankle surgery.

The setback adds to an injury-riddled spell for the young Saint, who will now miss the remainder of the 2024 season.

“This is James' third operation on this ankle and we want to make sure it's the last one,” EGM Football David Misson said in a club update.

“By placing James on the inactive list, it allows his full focus to be on recovery without the pressure of any return to play timelines.”

The Saints will have Brad Crouch in the frame for a return this week, with the midfielder joined by young pair Matt Allison and Ollie Hotton in being listed as tests for Round 10.

Young backman Arie Schoenmaker is currently in concussion protocols, while forward Dan Butler is another week away from returning from a hamstring injury.

Port skipper remains a test 

Power star Connor Rozee will be assessed this week as he aims to return from a hamstring injury.

After missing last week's win over Geelong following a reaggravated injury, the Port Adelaide captain is now in contention to return for this week's bout with Hawthorn.

Wingman Jase Burgoyne is also a test following a groin complaint, while ruckman Jordon Sweet is available for selection following illness.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 26: Connor Rozee of the Power comes off injured during the 2024 AFL Round 07 match between the Port Adelaide Power and the St Kilda Saints at Adelaide Oval on April 26, 2024 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Quinton Narkle is nearing a return from a troublesome foot injury, while Lachie Jones is another week away from returning from a hamstring injury.

Trent Mckenzie faces a similar timeframe as he recovers from a quad injury.

Dockers provide latest on star ruckman

Fremantle tall Sean Darcy is expected to be available for selection after missing last week's loss to Sydney.

The Dockers took a cautious approach with the ruckman after a minor calf injury, with a return on the cards for Round 10.

"Sean missed (on the weekend), we didn't quite get him to the line,” Dockers high-performance manage Phil Merriman said. 

“He's had a running session since then and all is going well.  

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Sean Darcy of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the round 10 AFL match between Walyalup/Fremantle Dockers and Geelong Cats at Optus Stadium, on May 20, 2023, in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

“We plan to get him into main training and is a test to play this week.” 

Forward Sam Sturt is also a test this week as he overcomes a knee injury.

Defender Brennan Cox could return within a month following a serious hamstring strain sustained earlier this season.

Brisbane duo back in selection frame, young gun's return timeframe revealed

Lions pair Noah Answerth (concussion) and Deven Robertson (shoulder) are available for selection after recovering from respective setbacks.

The duo are in the mix to take on Richmond on Saturday, while gun Zac Bailey is nearing his own return from an ankle injury.

Bailey will require another week in rehabilitation before a likely return in Round 11 against Hawthorn.

Meanwhile, young star Will Ashcroft is set to return to training drills this week as he takes a step closer to a return from an ACL injury sustained last year.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 29: Will Ashcroft of the Lions celebrates a goal during the round seven AFL match between Brisbane Lions and Fremantle Dockers at The Gabba, on April 29, 2023, in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/AFL Photos/via Getty Images )

Ashcroft is continuing to build up his workloads, however the club is taking a cautious approach with the former top two draft selection.

The midfielder has been given a return timeframe of six to eight weeks.

Cats confirm move to manage Hawkins amid Cameron loss

Geelong will still manage veteran forward Tom Hawkins this week despite losing fellow attacker Jeremy Cameron to the AFL's concussion protocols.

The Cats revealed they were set to give Hawkins a rest for this week's trip to Darwin so that he could be managed and also surpass ex-captain Joel Selwood's club games record at Kardinia Park in Round 11 against GWS instead.

Cameron's delayed concussion concerns sparked some thought as to whether the Cats may decide to name Hawkins given his star forward partner's absence, however the club has stuck with their decision.

Meanwhile, young midfielder Tanner Bruhn is a test to play against the Suns following a shoulder injury that kept him out of last week's loss to Port Adelaide.

Captain Patrick Dangerfield remains 2-4 weeks away from a return following his recent hamstring strain.