Nat Fyfe isn’t one to baulk at playing through an injury but he credited Fremantle’s medical staff for taking him off the ground in the third quarter of Freo’s clash with Gold Coast to prevent any further damage to his hamstring.
Fyfe missed six weeks after injuring the same hamstring in 2018 but scans have revealed that the Fremantle captain could return as early as round six, but most likely in round seven.
“I (also injured my right hamstring) in 2018, I came off with something very similar and I elected to go back out and blew the tendon apart,” Fyfe told Seven News.
“This time around, I took it really cautiously and our doctor Ken Withers and physiotherapist Jeff Boyle made a great decision to bring me off the field and it looks like I’ll be playing pretty soon.
“(It’s) pretty good news, it looks like it will be one to two weeks, a garden variety hamstring injury.”
Fyfe said he felt the injury could be a consequence of the limited three week training block leading into the resumption of the AFL in round two.
He added that hub life meant he had to find new ways to go about his recovery.
“It’s a new experience, and I’m trying to find a new way through. More than anything, trying to find a way to win some games for our footy club,” Fyfe said.
“It’s the first time in 10 years that I haven’t had access to the people I usually see (externally) so there’s some mental elements with that but likely we’ll be home in the next couple weeks and things can get back to normal.”