Dockers ruckman suffers injury setback before clash with West Coast.
It looks more to be a case of a battle to be fit rather than a battle for the west ahead of the derby between the Femantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles, with both teams struggling to field a full-strength side for round one.
The Dockers have confirmed Aaron Sandilands has re-aggravated a hamstring strain suffered in the fiirst round of the NAB Cup, adding he will travel to Melbourne to seek treatment and an update on the four-week timeline originally set down for the injury.
“Once Aaron has been assessed by the specialist and we have his medical report, we will be in a position to comment further on the preferred course of action,” Dockers football operations manager Chris Bond told News.com.au.
In better news for the Dockers fellow ruckman Zac Clarke is still a chance of lining up this weekend, despite leaving the training paddock due to a lower leg injury.
The Eagles are not without their own injury headaches, with athletic big man Nic Naitanu still a month away due to a groin strain, coach John Worsfold might need to call up either Scott Lycett or rookie Callum Sinclair who have played just three AFL games between them.
Naitanu is not the only injury concern for the Eagles with midfielder Daniel Kerr (knee), Sharrod Wellingham (ankle), forward Mark Nicoski (hamstring) and wingman Matt Rosa (thigh) this week.