Dockers blow with Fyfe season likely over
Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe’s AFL season is almost certainly over after again injuring his right shoulder in the 40-point loss to Sydney on Sunday.
Two-time medalist Brownlow fell awkwardly as he competed for the ball shortly before half-time at Metricon Stadium and did not return for the second half.
Fyfe underwent preseason surgery before dislocating his shoulder in a scoring contest against the West Bulldogs early last month.
Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe’s AFL season is almost certainly over after again injuring his right shoulder in the 40-point loss to Sydney on Sunday
The 29-year-old returned against Carlton earlier in July, but after dislocating the joint for the second time, Dockers coach Justin Longmuir expects his superstar midfielder to have to pass again. under the surgeon’s knife.
“It’s the same injury he’s suffered this year and is playing with, so we’ll have to look at what we’re doing now,” said Longmuir.
“It’s likely he’ll probably go for the surgery, I imagine, now he’s got injured again so his season could be over.”
The Dockers also lost star forward Michael Walters in the third quarter to a hamstring injury.
Longmuir said that too looked serious and with just four games to go, the 30-year-old’s campaign could be over and dusted off as well.
The reverse of the double injury crowns a year of horror for the Dockers who occupy the 10th place after their loss to the Swans and whose final hopes are hanging by a thread.
Key forward Matt Taberner (calf) and ruck Sean Darcy both played against the Swans, although Darcy looked very decent on his left knee as he injured himself against Geelong last weekend.
Meanwhile, midfielder Stephen Hill’s return from a hamstring injury to the WAFL last Saturday ended when the 31-year-old suffered a recurrence of the injury midway through his match. return.
That leaves Longmuir scrambling to find bodies ahead of a clash with reigning prime ministers Richmond next weekend.