Port Adelaide AFL captain Travis Boak has suffered a hand injury at pre-season training.
Australia concedes it may have blundered by not making England follow-on in the second Ashes Test.
Adelaide's prized recruit Bryce Gibbs says family, not an AFL flag, was the main reason for his defection from Carlton.
Graham Arnold should be appointed as Australia's next coach as soon as possible, former Socceroos captain Paul Wade says.
Minor injuries to a pair of AFL stars took the gloss off Australia's 10-point triumph against Ireland in yesterday's International Rules game in Adelaide.
England's Ashes squad are maintaining brave faces as they await a firm diagnosis on yet another injury to a fast bowler.