PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: Nic Naitanui of the Eagles enters the arena during the 2019 AFL round 16 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at the Optus Stadium on July 06, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

West Coast could be without ruckman Nic Naitanui for the remainder of the home-and-away season, after suffering a reported syndesmosis strain in his ankle.

According to, Naitanui is touch-and-go for finals football, with the Eagles failing to rule out a long-term injury for the ruckman.

Naitanui has played three games so far this season, after returning in round 15 following a year on the sidelines following his second ACL injury.

On Sunday, Naitanui posted the following message on his Instagram page: “It hurts but it’s OK, I’m used to it.”