Following a disappointing Q-Clash defeat to the Gold Coast Suns last weekend, the Lions will be looking to hit back against Fremantle in hopes of keeping their top-two chances alive. However, they will have to do so without their well-composed half-back-flanker.
Coleman received an eye injury after being dealt a blow to the face against the Suns that will be assessed across the next few days.
The aerobically-gifted accumulator will be sorely missed from the Lions' lineup due to his ability to create space and move the ball with precision and control.
Kiddy Coleman will miss the trip to Perth, but it's better news for another Lion.
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— Brisbane Lions (@brisbanelions) August 1, 2023
Meanwhile, the Lions are also assessing ruckman Oscar McInerney after he rolled his ankle during a contest against the Suns. Fellow ruckman Darcy Fort is waiting in the wings if McInerney can't make a full recovery before flying to Perth, with Fremantle's athletic ruck-forward Luke Jackson ready and waiting.
The Lions take on the Dockers at Optus Stadium on Sunday, August 6 at 2:40 PM local time.