Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir says Nat Fyfe is looking good in training and is not far away from making his first appearance of the 2022 AFL campaign.
The Dockers have started the season well and are priced at 5/1 to reach the grand final. And they have managed to do it without their skipper who has been struggling with a back issues.
There has been talk of Fyfe returning to action against Melbourne in round 11 but it looks as though the MCG clash will come too soon for him.
The home clash with Brisbane the week after looks more likely but Longmuir is not promising anything and Fyfe will return when he returns. But the Dockers coach is pleased with his progress.
“He’s probably touch and go for the Melbourne game,” Longmuir told 7News. “We probably need a couple of good solid weeks of contact work into him.
“He’ll be touch and go for the week after and that’s probably been the plan all along, the Brisbane game. We’ll welcome him back when he comes. He’s stepping up his training and looking really good now.”
Meanwhile Freo defender Alex Pearce is also facing a fight to be fit after picking up an ankle injury in last weekend’s defeats against the Gold Coast. Just their second loss of the season.
“He’s a little bit sore but he’s been managing that ankle injury and had that little incident with it on the weekend which will leave him a little bit sore early in the week,” Longmuir added. “We expect him to progress and be able to main train or at least do something at main training and put his hand up for selection hopefully.”