Well that wasn’t positive at all.Western Derby 52: Fremantle Dockers defender Luke Ryan appears sore, spends time away from main training group
Jordan McArdleThe West Australian
Thu, 29 April 2021 10:21AMComments
Yet another defender appears in doubt for Fremantle ahead of Sunday’s western derby.
All-Australian Luke Ryan started the session with the rest of his teammates at Cockburn before going off for treatment on the sidelines.
Ryan returned to the track, under the watchful eye of club medical staff, but looked far from 100 per cent.
He appeared to be troubled by a right knee issue and spent the next 10 minutes away from the main group, doing zig-zag running and jumping before going back inside.
The reigning Doig medallist will be crucial to the Dockers’ hopes of arresting a 10-game losing streak against cross-town rivals West Coast.
It comes as tall defender Brennan Cox wasn’t sighted on the track after an ankle injury in Saturday night’s win over North Melbourne at Optus Stadium.
Fellow key backs Alex Pearce (knee) and Joel Hamling (ankle) are both sidelined for the derby but could return in the coming fortnight.
Rookie key forward Josh Treacy was on light duties in another worrying sign.
Treacy started the session chatting with assistant coach Josh Carr and kicking to himself before completing some set shots with David Mundy and Matt Taberner.
Treacy has managed just one behind in his three AFL appearances so far, but all have been Dockers wins.
Gee there really getting some lifelike dummies these days, wot with that "Luke Valente" mannequin they've putting into poses for their gallery shots
nathan o'driscoll looking...interesting.