Crows' injury cover

Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)” title=”AFL 2018 Round 03 – St Kilda v Adelaide”/>

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 7: Paul Seedsman of the Crows (right) celebrates a goal with Kyle Hartigan of the Crows during the 2018 AFL round 03 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

Andy Otten and Kyle Hartigan are both in the mix to replace injured defender Tom Doedee, senior assistant coach Scott Camporeale has revealed.

Doedee ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in Adelaide’s Round One loss to Hawthorn on Saturday and will miss the remainder of the season.

At a media conference on Monday, Camporeale was asked who would come in for the 2018 Rising Star runner-up.

“Any of those three (Otten, Hartigan and Darcy Fogarty) could go back there,” Camporeale said.

“It’s probably just a bit opposition specific as to whether or not we need another tall.

“It will be a week to week proposition, but certainly Andy and Kyle are next in line for that spot.”

Fogarty missed selection in Round One, but has been flagged to play in the backline if required.

“Darcy is a talented player,” Camporeale said.

“He played a lot of back in his draft year and has the flexibility to do it.”

Adelaide will also miss Richard Douglas in Round Two after the veteran midfielder suffered an ankle injury late in the game against Hawthorn.

Douglas will have scans later this week to determine the extent of the injury.

Despite the loss, Camporeale said there were positives to take away.

“We had 58 inside 50s, our contested ball numbers were strong,” he said.

“We don’t need to change things, a lot of the key indicators were really good.

“Credit to Hawthorn, their pressure was really good and our efficiency forward wasn’t good enough.”

Source: Adelaide Crows website

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