Sean Darcy and Nat Fyfe have both been ruled out for the season, with Darcy going in for surgery on his ankle and Fyfe to miss the remaining games due to a stress fracture in his foot.
With Fyfe now out for the season, the midfielder will also go in for surgery to fix an issue with one of his fingers.
High Performance Manager Phil Merriman said Fyfe would have originally had the surgery on his finger after the season, but it was brought forward due to his foot injury.
“Nat’s foot recovery has been a little bit slower than first expected so we’ve taken the option of ruling him out for the rest of the season,” Merriman said.
“Nat will also go in and have a little bit of work done on one of his fingers, which was always the plan towards the end of the year.”
Darcy sustained his ankle injury in round 18 against Collingwood and will have surgery to repair ligament damage in his ankle.
“Sean’s gone through the specialist process and we’ve made the decision to take Sean out and put him into surgery, so he’ll be out for the rest of the season,” Merriman said.
Fremantle could have three players become available for selection ahead of Saturday’s clash with Geelong at GMHBA Stadium.
Bailey Banfield (knee laceration), James Aish (quad) and substitute Nathan O’Driscoll (calf) all came out of the 23 that played against Collingwood ahead of the round 19 Sydney clash.
“They’re progressing really well. They’ve got a few more boxes to tick towards the end of the week but we’re hoping they’ll be available,” Merriman said.
Merriman said Brennan Cox was recovering well from the ankle injury sustained against Carlton in round 17, with the defender listed as 1-2 weeks away.
“Coxy’s been great and he’s out of the moon boot,” Merriman said.
“He’s done two to three running sessions and we’re hoping to see more of Brennan in the next week or two.”
Midfielder Will Brodie (ankle) and defender Karl Worner (calf) are expected to be available for Fremantle’s round 21 clash against Brisbane, with the pair listed as a week away,
“Will’s been putting together some strong running sessions,” Merriman said.
“He’ll continue to do another running session this week and we’ll hopefully have him into footy training towards the end of the week.”
Bailey Banfield (knee laceration) – Test
James Aish (quad) – Test
Nathan O’Driscoll (calf) – Test
Will Brodie (ankle) – 1 week
Karl Worner (calf) – 1 week
Josh Draper (groin) – 1 week
Brennan Cox (ankle) – 1-2 weeks
Nat Fyfe (foot) – Season
Sean Darcy (ankle) – Season
Brandon Walker (knee) – Season
Sebit Kuek (knee) – Season