Michael Frederick has been ruled out of this Friday’s AAMI Community Series fixture against Port Adelaide following scans on a minor hamstring complaint.  

Frederick sustained the injury in Fremantle’s pre-season match simulation against West Coast on the weekend, confirmed Executive General Manager of Football Joe Brierty. 

“Unfortunately, Freddy will miss this Friday night, he’s got a minor hamstring that will see him miss Port Adelaide so that gives someone else an opportunity to come into that role,” Brierty told SEN WA Mornings. 

“It has been great to see the competition for smaller half-forward spots down there.” 

Meanwhile, young defender Heath Chapman will travel to Qatar later this week to further continue his rehabilitation for his hamstring injury. 

The 22-year-old is due to spend five days at Qatar’s Aspetar Sports Medical Clinic as he recovers from a moderate-grade hamstring strain sustained in an intraclub clash earlier this month. 

Brierty also gave positive updates on forward pair Michael Walters and Jye Amiss after slight knee and ankle concerns respectively at the weekend. 

“Both of them are fine - Sonny had a knock to his knee which was a little bit sore, but he pulled up alright,” Brierty said.  

“Jye just had a little jarring with his ankle, but he’s pulled up well so they’ll both be ready to go today (at training) and in their preparation for Port Adelaide on Friday night.” 

Brennan Cox’s trajectory to round one availability is also tracking smoothly, set to hit another important milestone at training on Tuesday.  

“Brennan’s going really well, he’s going to complete on-field running today and he’s progressing the way that we were hoping he would,” Brierty said. 

“He’s looking good at this point in time to be available.”