Forward Sam Switkowski is set for an extended period on the sidelines after having surgery on a broken finger in his right hand.
Switkowski picked up the injury during Fremantle’s clash with Carlton on Sunday at Marvel Stadium and has undergone surgery.
Executive general manager of football Peter Bell said Switkowski would wear a splint on his finger for at least six weeks.
“Unfortunately Sam sustained a really badly broken finger during the game against Carlton,” Bell said.
“That injury has necessitated surgery. Sam’s had a plate and also some wire put into that finger.
“He’ll be in a splint for at least six weeks, so clearly he will be looking at missing a considerable period of time.”