WEST Coast could cop yet another huge blow to its decimated forward line stocks, with Mark LeCras struggling with his problematic right wrist.
The Eagles will already be without marking duo Josh Kennedy (right leg) and Jack Darling (right ankle) for Saturday's clash with Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.
After starting the season 10-1, Adam Simpson's side has booted just 13 goals in the past two games, losing to Sydney and Essendon.
Football manager Craig Vozzo told westcoasteagles.com.auLeCras, 31, could miss after being hurt in the loss to the Bombers last Thursday.
"Mark's had some trouble over the years with his wrist. He injured it, I think it was the second quarter or might have even been the first quarter on the weekend. Managed to play out the game," Vozzo said.
"Because we've had previous problems with that wrist, we've had it looked at by the previous surgeon. We're just going through that process at the moment. The early signs on scan are really good.
"He trained really well, there were some good signs yesterday with his movement and he seemed fairly uninhibited but we're just going through a check-up phase with it all, to make sure we get everything right."
Meanwhile, a couple of West Coast defenders are struggling.
Eric Mackenzie's foot issues have flared up again, and the Eagles are unsure when he will be back, while Tom Barrass' back is not recovering as the club would like.
"Big Eric hasn't pulled up as well as we had hoped, so it is disappointing," Vozzo said.
"We're working through exactly what the issues are with his feet and we've sought a second opinion from a surgeon given the setbacks and we'll make a decision with Eric, in terms of return to play, over the next week or so.
"At this stage, we can't predict when he's going to be able to return to play but we'll take a conservative approach to make sure we get that right."
Mackenzie has had stress fractures in both feet, while Barrass could be up to a fortnight away.
"It's been a bit more problematic and difficult to deal with, with that back," Vozzo said of Barrass.
"He's slowly getting better and we think he's turned the corner – some more positive signs this week. We think it's going to be a slower build than we originally anticipated."
Darling ran on the ground for the first time on Monday, with his return expected to be a month away.
Kennedy has a hairline fracture at the top of his right fibula.
"We were probably hoping last week that as it settled, he'd be available to play. It probably was more restrictive than we anticipated, and I think we made a good call (to not pick him against Essendon)," Vozzo said.