Key forward Matt Taberner could miss up to a month of football after injuring his calf against Collingwood at Marvel Stadium on Saturday.
Taberner came off with the injury in the second term and was replaced by medical sub Mitch Crowden.
Executive general manager of football Peter Bell gave the latest in the Club’s Envision Medical Imaging Injury update.
“It’s frustrating for ‘Tabs’ as scans have indicated that it is a high calf strain,” Bell said.
“Usually, this would be around three to four weeks.”
Bell said Fremantle were confident that captain Nat Fyfe would be available to take on Carlton this Saturday at Optus Stadium.
Fyfe was named to face the Magpies before being a late withdrawal and replaced by Brett Bewley in the starting 22.
“He was really close to playing against Collingwood, we took him to Melbourne to give him up until the very last minute,” Bell said.
“Unfortunately, he didn’t come up for the game but we are really confident that he will be available against Carlton.”
In promising news for Fremantle’s backline, both Ethan Hughes and Hayden Young are pushing to be available for selection.
Young sustained the hamstring injury against Carlton in round three while Hughes injured his shoulder in the RAC Derby in round seven.
“Ethan is training really well and he will be a test for this week, we are confident he will be available,” Bell said.
“The same goes for Hayden Young coming back from that injury sustained earlier this season.
“It will be great to have both of them back, so fingers crossed that eventuates.”
INJURY LIST ROUND 16
Nat Fyfe (shoulder) – Test
Ethan Hughes (shoulder) – Test
Hayden Young (hamstring) – Test
Stephen Hill (hamstring) – 2 weeks
Matt Taberner (calf) – 3-4 weeks
Michael Frederick (ankle) – 6-7 weeks
Joel Hamling (ankle) – TBA
Sam Sturt (knee) – Season
Heath Chapman (shoulder) – Season
Brennan Cox (hamstring) - Season