WEST Coast coach Adam Simpson has revealed several Eagles have gone into a 'turbo' training mode, causing soft-tissue injuries during the AFL shutdown period.
With players forced away from clubs indefinitely, Simpson conceded his players were grappling with different levels of motivation after a full pre-season and one match to start 2020.
"We started with, 'Look, this might be a fair way away from coming back, possibly for a 3-4 week pre-season,' so I'm not sure how they've taken it to be honest," Simpson told SEN.
"The senior players probably flip into an off-season mode, some players have gone real turbo and we've probably had a couple of soft-tissue injuries because of it and some are finding it hard to motivate themselves to train.
"We won't know (fitness levels) until we get them back and we're doing everything we can to keep them connected but it's been a real challenge from a program point of view.
"I feel like it's pre-Christmas training mode the boys have slipped into."
Injured players are able to receive treatment from physiotherapists which must be undertaken at a private venue away from the club's facilities.
Prior to the shutdown, the Eagles were dealing with injuries to Jarrod Cameron (pubic bone), Tom Cole (broken thumb) and Luke Foley (pubic bone).
Premiership forward Daniel Venables has been ruled out for the season with ongoing concussion symptoms.