PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22: Hayden Ballantyne and Shane Kersten of the Dockers pick themselves up after a hard contest during the 2017 AFL round 18 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium on July 22, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Fremantle defender Shane Kersten will undergo scans after suffering a plantar fascia injury at training on Wednesday.

The 25-year old had to leave the track early during the session, and a Dockers official confirmed it had been an ongoing issue.

“Although we are awaiting the outcome of a scan, it appears that Shane sustained a tear to the plantar fascia in his left foot during a training drill today,” the official told¬†¬†

“While Shane will experience some pain and discomfort in the short-term, in the long-term he will benefit by having the plantar fascia released.

“He is expected to resume training in about two weeks.”

Kersten has played 29 games in his two seasons at Fremantle since crossing over from Geelong at the end of 2016 and comes out of contract at the end of this season.