General manager of football Peter Bell said Fremantle could see the return of captain Nat Fyfe and defender Brennan Cox when they take on St Kilda this Saturday at Metricon Stadium, in the club’s Envision Medical Imaging injury update.
While the potential return of Cox would be a boost to Freo’s backline, they are likely to miss Jesse Hogan (calf) and Griffin Logue (toe).
Bell said Freo were waiting on getting scans on the tall defender.
“Griffin’s pulled up really sore, he wrenched his big toe joint,” Bell said.
“There was a lot of inflammation there and it’s quite tender. We have to wait for that inflammation to subside before we can get some further scans done.
“Once we’ve done that, we’ll be able to assess what kind of damage there is to the joint.
“At this stage, it’s looking unlikely that he will play this week.”
Bell said both Fyfe and Cox were pushing to be fit for selection.
“Nathan’s got really good strength in that right hamstring and he’s progressed really quickly over the past few days,” Bell said.
“He’s been running really well. Clearly, we’ll give him a throrough test on Wednesday to see how he pulls up. He’s a good chance to play.
“Brennan is similar to Nathan, in that he’s really progressed over the past few days and we’re looking forward to him training and pressing his claims for match committee.”
Bell said Hogan had experienced calf tightness against the Crows.
"Jesse said he had a bit of tightness at quarter time but played out the game,” Bell said.
“On cool down, and certainly the next morning, he was still quite sore. Scans have indicated that he’s got a soleus strain and he’ll miss perhaps the next two or three weeks.”
Bell was hopeful that Reece Conca’s hamstring injury sustained against Adelaide would be a minor one.
"Reece grabbed at his left hamstring during the game and obviously, played no further part in the game,” Bell said.
"It’s at the minor end of the scale but we’ll just tick off all the KPIs and hopefully get him abck out there soon."
Bell said Travis Colyer was likely to be available for selection after the forward’s late withdrawal against Adelaide.
“Trav’s been really good today, obviously he had the onset of a migraine right before the game and he couldn’t participate,” Bell said.
“He went back to the hotel and rested up. He was still affected on Monday, but today, he’s been really good and should be available for selection, pending getting through training.”
Bell added that small forward Liam Henry was recovering well from his knee injury and was likely to play limited minutes for Fremantle in a scratch match for non-selected players against Gold Coast on Friday.
Nat Fyfe (Hamstring) - Test
Brennan Cox (Hip) - Test
Travis Colyer (Migraine) - Test
Liam Henry (Knee) - Test
Jesse Hogan (Calf) - 2-3 weeks
Stefan Giro (Ankle) - 3-4 Weeks
Griffin Logue (Toe) - TBA
Reece Conca (Hamstring) - TBA
Joel Hamling (Ankle) - TBA
Alex Pearce (Ankle) - TBA
Sam Switkowski (Back) - TBA