Fremantle midfielder Andrew Brayshaw is likely to make his return from a calf injury for Freo’s round 11 clash with Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
After missing round 10, executive general manager of football Peter Bell was confident the 21-year-old would return to the side this weekend.
“Andrew had a really low-grade calf strain that unfortunately kept him out of the game against Sydney, we’re very optimistic that he’ll be available for Port Adelaide,” Bell said.
Forward Matthew Taberner has suffered minor ligament damage in his ankle after being subbed off during the third quarter against the Swans.
“Matt wrenched his ankle in the game against Sydney,” Bell said.
“He’s pulled up quite sore, we sent him off for scans which just showed some wear and tear mainly with some minor ligament damage.
“He is quite sore, so he’ll be really closely monitored during the week and he’ll be a test for this weekend.”
After making his return to the WAFL on the weekend, key defender Alex Pearce came off as a precaution prior to half-time.
Bell said it was a conservative approach after some awareness in the ankle that Pearce had previously injured.
“Alex just had some awareness in the old site from the ankle injury sustained back in 2019,” Bell said.
“Clearly, with Alex’s history we were really conservative with that.
“The early signs are quite positive, but we’ll continue to talk to the specialist, and we’ll just see how he goes over the next few days.
“We’re hopeful that he’ll be fine to continue with some more minutes this week.”
Winger Brett Bewley also suffered a low-grade calf injury while training last week.
“Brett sustained a low-grade calf injury in training last week so he will most likely miss this week but hopefully be available the week after,” Bell said.
Taberner (Ankle) - Test
Brayshaw (Calf) - Test
Pearce (Ankle) – Test
Bewley (Calf) – 1 week
Banfield (Ankle) – 3 weeks
Hill (Hamstring) – 2-3 weeks
Young (Hamstring) – 3-5 weeks
Frederick (Ankle) – 9 - 11 weeks
Sturt (Knee) – Season
Chapman (Shoulder) – Season
Hughes (Shoulder) – TBC
Hamling (Ankle) – TBC