Port Adelaide defender Kane Farrell has a damaged cheekbone amid fears ahead Mitch Georgiades might have suffered a season-ending knee harm.
Farrell will miss about three video games, together with Friday night time’s early-season litmus take a look at in opposition to ladder-leaders St Kilda, because of the harm suffered in Saturday’s win over West Coast.
Georgiades, who hasn’t featured in AFL ranks since spherical two, was damage within the state league.
The 22-year-old is having scans after receiving combined preliminary prognosis.
The Perth-born attacker, who falls off-contract at season’s finish and is a rumoured commerce goal of West Coast, landed awkwardly after taking a mark.
“Probably lacking 12 months of soccer, that definitely has vital impression on an individual,” Port assistant coach Nathan Bassett instructed reporters on Monday.
“We’ll discover out extra in a while at this time and hopefully it is excellent news.
“One physician thinks it is excellent news. The opposite physician is much less constructive.”
Port downed West Coast by 40 factors, their fourth win of the season placing them in sixth place on the ladder.
However Bassett stated a real take a look at loomed with a Friday night time date in opposition to St Kilda at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium.
Spearhead Charlie Dixon’s knee harm will probably be put to a take a look at later within the week to find out his availability.
And captain and fullback Tom Jonas has accepted a one-game suspension for tough conduct after his bump on West Coast’s Jai Culley.
Which all leaves Bassett and his fellow coaches with choice points at each ends of the bottom for the match in opposition to the pace-setting Saints, the one membership at the moment with 5 wins from six begins.
“They’ve definitely carried out very strongly,” Bassett stated.
“Defensively, they’re very nicely organised and so they’re tough to attain in opposition to.”
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