Adelaide has made two changes for its Round 22 clash against North Melbourne at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.
Defend Tom Doedee returns to the side after spending the past two weeks on the sidelines, as I have addressed niggling injury concerns.
young-forward Riley Thilthorpe has also been named in the team after missing the past two AFL games while recovering from a rolled ankle.
backman Will Hamill comes out of the side under the AFL’s concussion protocols, while forward Elliott Himmelberg you have been omitted.
“Doedee will come into the side refreshed after two weeks out recovering from various ailments,” Crows Head of Football Adam Kelly said.
“In what was a tough decision, especially given our team performance over the past couple of weeks, we have opted for Riley Thilthorpe, who was in good AFL form before being a late withdrawal for the Carlton game due to an ankle injury.”
Kelly also said Hamill would be ruled out for the remainder of the season, given he would not qualify to play in the upcoming SANFL finals.
“We have actually made the decision to rule Will out for next week as well,” Kelly said.
“While Will is recovering well, we need to acknowledge his concussion history and take every care with his management.
“It’s a disappointing end to what was another year of positive progression for Will.”
Matt Crouch, ben davis, james rowe and Himmelberg have been named on the emergency list, with one to be confirmed as the medical substitute an hour before the game.
Adelaide will celebrate RAA Member’s Round during its last home game this Saturday against the Kangaroos, with the first bounce at 1.40pm.
Hamill (injured), Himmelberg (omitted)