They could face longer on the sidelines with Queensland Government directives say the players and officials must quarantine for 14 days.
“Each of these players and staff members, currently located in Queensland and under Queensland Department of Health requirements must isolate until notified by the Department,” the AFL said in a statement.
GWS coach Leon Cameron said he’s “heard whispers” the AFL could pause the competition to get on top of the quarantine and bubble situation.
“I’ve heard some whispers about that. Whatever the AFL put in front of us, it’s in the best interest of everyone,” he said.
The sharp spike in Covid cases and exposure sites in Victoria has posed a serious challenge for league chiefs who are determined to get through the season but will likely need to switch-up some of the match-ups on the run home.
Clubs have been told they will play the same five teams they were originally scheduled to play, but the order of those games could change.