Aaron Sandilands is expected to spend three weeks on the sidelines while Nat Fyfe will be out for four to five weeks, according to general manager of football operations Chris Bond.

Sandilands was a late withdrawal against Brisbane on Sunday at Optus Stadium with a calf injury while Fyfe injured his hamstring in the second quarter of the game.

Bond said Sandilands calf injury was on the minor side.

“Aaron hurt his calf in the warm-up doing some ruckwork,” Bond said. 

“He was assessed and we had to make the call straight away so we could get (emergency) Ryan Nyhuis into the team.

“We think it’s about a three-week injury so it was very unfortunate for him.”

Fyfe could be back by the round 20 derby against West Coast on Sunday 5 August and Bond hasn’t ruled out the Fremantle captain from making a quick recovery.

“We know how professional Nat and Aaron are so we see Nat’s injury being a four to five week injury to the hamstring,” Bond said.

“Hopefully, it may be sooner, it just depends on how he pulls up.”

Bond said both Alex Pearce and Bradley Hill got through their comebacks from injury without any issues.

Pearce played against Brisbane with a splint on his thumb after breaking it in round 12 against Adelaide.

Hill started for Peel against Swan Districts on Saturday at Rushton Park in his first game of football since injuring his knee against Essendon in round two. 

“Alex got through really well,” Bond said.

“Obviously to play the game out against Adelaide when he broke the thumb was a great effort and then to come back, there were no issues for him. He’s pulled up really well.”

“Bradley also pulled up really well. He got through the game and hit all the measurements that he needed to do. We’ll see how he recovers and trains this week.” 

Bond said forward Matt Taberner was making good progress from a broken foot sustained against the Western Bulldogs in round five. 

“He’s only a few weeks away from getting going,” Bond said. 

“His work ethic is very strong. He’s been able to get out of the boot and do some loading out on the ground so we don’t think he’s too far away.”