Fremantle are hopeful Adam Cerra has escaped serious injury after the young gun midfielder was substituted off in the opening term of Fremantle’s win against Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

Cerra came off and went into the medical room and reappeared at quarter time with ice on his ankle.

He was replaced by medical sub Mitch Crowden, who played his first game of 2021.

Longmuir said Cerra was Fremantle’s only injury concern from the game and was confident the 21-year-old had escaped a serious injury.

“With Cerra, it looks like he’s got a pretty low grade ankle sprain,” Longmuir said.

“We’ll get him back to Perth and scan it. It looks like it’s a pretty good-case scenario.”

Midfielder Andrew Brayshaw stepped up in Cerra’s absence with a game-high and career-high 33 disposals and 17 contested possessions.

Brayshaw said he was proud with how the midfield stepped up despite Cerra’s absence.

“(It was) really difficult. I think he got tackled and hurt his ankle. But the boys stepped up – Dave, Fyfey and Caleb played really good games so when he went down everyone else stepped up,” Brayshaw said.

“(We had) really strong body work, it helps when Sean’s doing really well in the ruck  so we just played our role, a few times it spilled our way and we were able to own the outside, get the ball and put it forward to our talls and we were able to lock it in from there.

“So we played a lot of front half footy which was a lot easier to play.”