Gold Coast’s Sam Day leads the competition in an unfortunate statistic.
For eleven of the first twelve rounds, Day has been named as an emergency for the Suns.
After suffering some extreme injuries in recent times, Day’s luck finally turned after he was selected to play against St Kilda in round 13.
Suns coach Stuart Dew didn’t understate the effort Day has put in to turn his fortunes around.
“He’s worked his backside off to get back in the side, and it was good to have him back,” Dew said after the clash against the Saints.
Brisbane’s Archie Smith, West Coast’s Josh Smith, Geelong’s James Parsons, Collingwood’s Ben Crocker and Fremantle’s Mitchell Crowden all sit one behind Day’s tally, after being selected as an emergency ten times this season.
The Power have named the most unique emergencies, with 22 players selected in the first 13 rounds.
The Giants have named the fewest, with only eleven selected in the same amount of time.
Here is every side’s player who has been named emergency the most times, courtesy of AFL.com.au.
Brisbane: Archie Smith (10)
Collingwood: Ben Crocker (10)
Fremantle: Mitchell Crowden (10)
Geelong: James Parsons (10)
Gold Coast: Sam Day (11)
GWS: Jackson Hatley, Dawson Simpson (9)
Hawthorn: Kaiden Brand (8)
Port Adelaide: Sam Mayes (9)
Richmond: Connor Menadue (8)
St Kilda: Nick Hind (7)
Sydney: James Rowbottom (8)
West Coast: Josh Smith (10)
Western Bulldogs: Patrick Lipinski (8)