We're about to risk it.
Maybe we didn't ask the AFL. Maybe we're just going to do it. I like that. (Apologise rather than be refused permission.)
There's no need to apologise, it's technically within the rules. Nothing stops the injured player playing the week after, and (as far as I know) there are no limits on how many times the same player can be subbed in a season. But they'll change the rules mid season if we do this often enough.