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Injury update: Hamling ruled out

Jason Weber provides an injury update to Docker TV. Jason Weber takes us through the injury update leading into round 21

Fremantle defender Joel Hamling could miss up to a fortnight of football due to a minor calf injury, according to Fremantle high performance manager Jason Weber. 

Hamling injured his calf at training last week and was given every chance to play against West Coast on Sunday but was a late withdrawal for the clash. 

“Joel unfortunately pulled up with a small calf strain,” Weber said.

“At this stage he’s progressing well. We’ll have a look at his training KPI’s this week and progress him as fast as possible.”

Weber said Stephen Hill will miss at least two games due to a recurring quad injury.

“Stephen had a small quad strain that was a re-strain from an injury earlier this year,” Weber said.

“He’s pulled up pretty well this morning and we’ll get him back to training as soon as possible.”

Weber remains upbeat about Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe’s chances to return to football before the end of the season.

“Nat’s training really well,” Weber said.

“He had a very strong session at the weekend. We hope to get him into some football this week and we’ll definitely see him back before the end of the year.”

Weber said injured midfielder Andrew Brayshaw will be working with the club’s dieticians after a successful surgical procedure on his broken jaw. 

Brayshaw will not be able to eat solid food for four weeks as the jaw heals.

“There was clearly some fairly invasive work to repair (Andrew’s jaw),” Weber said. 

“Andy’s pulled up really well. Obviously his jaw is compromised from an eating perspective so he’s working hard with our dietician on an eating program. 

“His spirits are good and he’ll be back in as soon as he can.”

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