Jye Amiss is set for a long stint on the sidelines after sustaining a serious impact injury representing Peel in the WAFL, while Nat Fyfe and Joel Western both have a timeline for their returns from injury.
In the latest Perth Radiological Clinic Injury Update, Executive General Manager of Football Peter Bell gave the unfortunate news about Amiss, who suffered a kidney injury in a contest against South Fremantle on Saturday at Fremantle Oval and has since been receiving treatment in hospital.
“Jye sustained a pretty heavy impact injury to his kidney in the game against South Fremantle. He had to go to hospital, he’s had some surgery on that kidney,” Bell said.
“He’s doing well at the moment and we’re just getting all the opinions as to what it means for his football, but he’ll be out for a period of time.”
In more positive news, Fyfe could return to football as soon as next week, making the captain a chance to play in one or both of Fremantle’s back-to-back home games against Brisbane and Hawthorn in rounds 12 and 13.
“We’re hoping to get Nat back in the next week or two, he’s been training really well and we’re looking forward to building his football,” Bell said.
“He might be available as soon as next week.”
Western sustained a significant hamstring injury playing for Peel against East Fremantle in mid April and is a month away from a return.
“Joel’s been attacking his reconditioning really professionally. He’s going well and he’ll be available hopefully, sometime in the next month,” Bell said.
Nathan O’Driscoll has missed the past two weeks with a foot injury and is progressing in his recovery.
“Nathan is out of the moon boot, he’s got a scan just under two weeks away and we’re expecting that to be all clear,” Bell said.
“If it is all clear, we can begin to ramp him up and he can get back to playing football soon thereafter.”
Bell was pleased with how Matthew Johnson (foot) and Joel Hamling (knee) fared in their returns from injury via the WAFL for Peel.
“Both pulled up well, they both need a bit of continuity in their football now,” Bell said.
“We’re really pleased to see Johnno make his debut for Peel on the weekend, he showed some really good signs. We’re also looking for Joel to build some continuity and we’re sure to see the best of him really soon.”
INJURY LIST – ROUND 11
Nat Fyfe (back) – 1-2 weeks
Joel Western (hamstring) – 3-4 weeks
Nathan O’Driscoll (foot) – TBA
Jye Amiss (kidney) - TBA