Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe is in line to make an sooner than anticipated return from a critical damage sustained final weekend.

Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe is in line to make an earlier-than-expected return from a critical damage sustained final weekend.

Fyfe dislocated his shoulder within the fourth quarter towards the Western Bulldogs, elevating fears his season could possibly be over prematurely.

However the Dockers anticipate he’ll be capable to return in a couple of weeks to play in Spherical 15 towards Collingwood.

“We really feel like he’ll be capable to play out the 12 months,” Dockers coach Justin Longmuir mentioned on Friday.

“He is acquired to get some power again in his shoulder first so we do not put it at additional threat of harm, however we’re fairly assured he can play out the remainder of the 12 months.

“We’re hoping ‘Fyfey’ can be proper for the Collingwood recreation. Fingers crossed for that. He should enhance a good bit.”

If Fyfe got here again he would solely miss the Gold Coast Suns conflict this weekend, with the Dockers set for a bye the next spherical earlier than enjoying the Magpies.

Fyfe was fortunate to not want surgical procedure after his shoulder popped out however has had earlier shoulder accidents throughout his AFL profession.

David Mundy will captain the Dockers in Fyfe’s absence.

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