West Coast Eagles star Josh Kennedy is reportedly facing season-ending surgery after suffering an elbow injury during his side’s win over Greater Western Sydney on Saturday.
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Kennedy hyper-extended his right arm in a marking contest with Giants defender during the Eagles’ 87-point win in Perth.
According to Fox Footy, Kennedy must weigh up between undergoing season-ending surgery or wait until the end of the year to have the elbow operated on.
The decision to continue to play may have huge ramifications on his career, with the star forward believed to have damaged ligaments and tendons in the incident.
Kennedy’s injury could come as a huge loss to the Eagles who are already dealing with a number of injuries to key players.
The former Carlton man currently leads the Coleman Medal with 22 goals in five matches and was West Coast’s leading goalkicker in 2014 with 61 majors in 20 appearances.
West Coast face a tough assignment away to Port Adelaide in round six, and it looks likely to get harder with the possible loss of its key forward.