Walyalup High Performance Manager Phil Merriman says despite the heavy knock, forward speedster Michael Frederick has pulled up well from his collision with Euro-Yroke’s Jimmy Webster.  

Frederick has been ruled out of Walyalup’s Sir Doug Nicholls Round clash with Collingwood on Friday night under the AFL’s concussion protocols but is only expected to miss one week.

“Freddy has actually recovered quite well from the knock,” Merriman said. 

“He has no ongoing (concussion) symptoms.  

“It was a pretty nasty looking knock, but he’s come out of it reasonably well which is encouraging.” 

Merriman confirmed the Club have taken a no-risk approach with ruckman Sean Darcy after he missed last weekend’s clash with Euro-Yroke.

“Sean was very close (to playing),” Merriman said. 

“We are on a no risk policy with Sean so he’s going to be another test to play this week. 

“We want to see him get through main training.” 

A return to the field is yet to be determined for young winger Nathan O’Driscoll following a procedure on his knee.  

“None yet (return date),” Merriman said.  

 “He’s immobilised at the moment, non-weight bearing on that leg so we will be getting back to the Freo fans when we know more.” 


 Meanwhile, Ethan Stanley (ankle) and Brennan Cox (hamstring) remain on track for their expected returns to football.

“All is going to plan, Ethan is due to run on field later on this week,” Merriman said.

“Coxy is getting closer and closer. 

“He is running up to 80 per cent at around eight or nine kilometres this week so we should see him in the footy program pretty soon.”

Darcy (calf) - test
Frederick (concussion) – 1 week
Stanley (ankle) – 3 weeks
Cox (hamstring) – 3-4 weeks
McDonald (knee) – 10-12 weeks
O’Driscoll (knee) - TBC
Kuek (knee) - Season
Corbett (hip) – Season