Fremantle captain Alex Pearce will be sidelined for the next 3-4 weeks after scans revealed the 29-year-old sustained a fracture to his left forearm during Sunday’s win over Gold Coast.

Pearce landed awkwardly in the third quarter on his left forearm following a marking contest with Suns key forward Sam Day, with the captain quickly making his way to the bench to be substituted out of the game soon after.
The 29-year-old underwent scans on Monday following the incident, which confirmed the extent of his injury.

Fremantle Executive General Manager of Football Joe Brierty said the Club will do everything they can to support Alex through his rehabilitation.

“Obviously, disappointing to lose Alex for the next few weeks, he has had a fantastic year down back to date and his leadership has been second to none,” Brierty said.
“Our performance health team will work closely with Alex to return to football as soon as possible and provide him with the best support possible following his surgery.
“With Alex unavailable it provides an opportunity for someone to fill that role.”
Pearce will undergo surgery this week and will then begin his rehabilitation process as he works his way back to playing senior football.