Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir has actually declared Nat Fyfe a likelihood to make an early return from injury in Saturdays AFL clash with St Kilda at Metricon Stadium.
Fyfe strained his right hamstring nine days ago in a loss to Gold Coast, but his recovery has actually been so fast that he is considered a most likely starter versus the Saints.
” Hes an excellent chance to play,” Longmuir informed SENs Whateley on Monday.
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” Hes come along actually well and I believe that hamstring injury wasnt as bad as some hamstrings can be.
” Hes progressing actually well and is eager to put his hand up today.
” Clearly hell have to make it through our training sessions, however we expect him to play at this stage.”.
The likely return of Fyfe is a huge boost to a Fremantle unit that celebrated its first win of the season on Sunday.
The Dockers beat Adelaide by 20 points in an error-riddled display screen, offering Longmuir his first win as a senior coach.
Protector Reece Conca will go through scans after injuring his hamstring in the 3rd quarter.
Longmuir heaped praise on veteran Michael Walters, who produced a fantastic second half to make sure Fremantle got the win.
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Fremantle Dockers captain Nat Fyfe. Credit: Fremantle Football ClubWalters tallied simply one possession in the first half, but he shone when he was moved into the midfield and he was critical in Fremantle retreating in the last term.
Longmuir stated Walters preparation for games is first-rate, and the example he sets has a huge flow-on impact.
” His training requirements are the finest weve got. Im actually proud to coach him,” Longmuir stated.
” He does not squander a kick, doesnt waste a minute at training to get himself much better.
” Thats a terrific example to set for a great deal of our younger players.
” Quite often Ill get our coaches to drag more youthful gamers out of specific drills simply to view Sonny (Walters) set about his organisation, due to the fact that its simply a great example for how you train with purpose and get the very best out of each minute.”.
St Kilda sit 4th on the ladder following an impressive 3-2 start to the season.
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