FREMANTLE skipper Nat Fyfe is a chance to play in a blockbuster round seven Derby against West Coast after scans confirmed he will miss just 1-2 weeks with a hamstring injury.
Fyfe injured his right hamstring when he pulled up short while running late in the third quarter in the 13-point loss to Gold Coast.
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Scans on Sunday confirmed a low-grade injury and Dockers high performance manager Jason Weber said the results were promising.
"Nat’s scan’s been quite positive, he’s got a small amount of damage, very much to the outside of the muscle so we’ve only listed him as one to two weeks," Weber said.
"(The duration of the injury) will really depend on how he pulls up. Nat’s quite the consummate professional, he heals well and looks after himself so we’ll be challenging Nat all the way along."
Weber also confirmed that NAB AFL Rising Star nominee Sam Sturt had recovered from his ankle injury and would be a test for Sunday's clash against Adelaide, while ruckman Sean Darcy had pulled up well from the weekend's practice match and was also a chance for selection.
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They should be joined in match committee discussions with Blake Acres, who could play his first game in purple after recovering from his calf injury.
Star defender Alex Pearce (ankle) is out of his moon boot and walking around, however fellow key back Joel Hamling is receiving further treatment on his ankle.
"Joel’s having some ongoing investigations into his ankle," Weber said.
"There’s been some well documented challenges but his attitude is strong and we’ll get him moving as soon as we can."