Fremantle midfielder Michael Barlow will miss the rest of the season after injuring his AC joint in his left shoulder on the weekend.
Barlow suffered the injury during the third quarter of the Dockers’ loss to the Cats on Friday night and will undergo surgery later this week.
Meanwhile, forward Hayden Ballantyne will also be sent in for surgery after fracturing his cheekbone late in the second quarter.
Ballantye sustained the injury after laying a tackle, which resulted in a free kick for holding the ball.
Fremantle General manager of football operations Chris Bond said Ballantyne is expected to be play again this season.
“We know how determined Hayden will be to get back to playing as soon as possible, and he has a history of doing that, but at this stage we will see how his recovery phase goes and be guided by medical advice to help establish his return date,” Bond said.
“Michael has proven to be incredibly resilient throughout his career when returning from injury, but due to the nature of the recovery and rehabilitation program he will start after surgery, Michael will not be available to play again this season.”