Melbourne are unsure when youngster Angus Brayshaw will return to football after suffering another concussion in Casey’s match against the Northern Blues in the VFL on Sunday.
The 21-year-old missed rounds six and seven through concussion, and also missed six matches in 2016 with the same injury.
“Angus had another incident in the game on the weekend. Once we let that resolve and we think that’s going to resolve reasonably quickly, and then it’s a matter of him getting back to training and getting a bit of confidence back,” Elite performance manager Dave Misson told Melbourne TV.
“We’re not putting a timeline on it, at this stage, and we want Angus to come back, feeling well and feeling like we’ve prepared him really well to play footy again.
“[I’m] not quite sure how long that will take.”
In other injury news from the weekend, defender Jayden Hunt was concussed on Saturday night during the Demons’ 41-point win over Adelaide, after running into the shoulder of Crows ruckman Sam Jacobs.
“Jayden was really lucid straight after the incident, once he got back to the rooms,” Misson added.
“On Saturday night, after the game, back at the hotel, he was really good and he’s been sleeping well and he hasn’t got any symptoms. He had his first run today (Tuesday) and it depends on how he pulls up from that and then we’ll get him to training on Thursday.
“At this stage, he’s ticking most of the boxes, so we’d hope he’d play.”
Misson also provided updates on Max Gawn and Joel Smith, who are both 5-6 weeks away, and ruckman Jake Spencer, who will still need another month on the sidelines before returning.