PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Scott Lycett of the Eagles handballs during the round 12 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Adelaide Crows at Domain Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

West Coast ruckman on track for Round 1

West Coast expects ruckman Scott Lycett to be available for Round 1 next season despite going under the knife next week for surgery on his injured posterior cruciate ligament.

Lycett suffered a PCL injury mid-season but played the last 10 matches of the year despite battling severe soreness in round 23 and the elimination final.

He required a painkilling injection in the knee during the second term of the loss to the Bulldogs last week.

Lycett was sent to Melbourne on Wednesday to consult with surgeon Julian Feller on his PCL injury.

A full PCL reconstruction requires anywhere between six and 12 months recovery but the Eagles expect Lycett to play a full season next year.


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