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Surgery for Sandilands

Aaron Sandilands injured his hamstring against St Kilda on Sunday at Domain Stadium. Chris Bond runs through the latest on Freo's injury front.

Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands will undergo surgery after scans on his right hamstring confirmed some tendon damage.

Sandilands suffered the injury in the first quarter of Fremantle’s clash with St Kilda at Domain Stadium on Sunday. 

He left the ground and took no further part in the game.

Sandilands had scans on Monday, which were reviewed on Tuesday by a specialist who advised that surgery was the best course of action.

“At this stage the medical advice is that Aaron will require a rehabilitation phase of eight to 10 weeks, ruling him out for the remainder of this season,” general manager of football operations Chris Bond said today. 

“Once the rehabilitation process is completed, we expect Aaron to be fully fit and available to start the 2018 pre-season on schedule.

“Aaron had a similar operation on his left leg in early 2013 and made a full recovery.”

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