In-form Fremantle speedster, Michael Walters looks likely to miss the remainder of the 2017 season after sustaining a PCL injury during the Dockers’ 52-point loss to Hawthorn at Domain Stadium on Saturday night.
Walters, who has averaged just under 20 disposals per game this season and kicked 22 goals, pulled up as he ran to a marking contest in the last quarter. He immediately went to the bench and did not return to the field.
Coach Ross Lyon confirmed post-match Walters had suffered a PCL injury.
“It’s a PCL,” Lyon told reporters post-match.
“They can have different degrees of severity, so will keep our fingers crossed. But clearly he is incredibly important to us and we’ll look after him.
“We’ll get scans done and all that in the next 48 hours as always.
“It’s certainly not career-threatening. He’s had one before on the other side, and they’re not ideal longer-term as you get older, but he’ll tend to bounce and get back.”
It was the Dockers’ second bitter blow of the evening, with Hawthorn also all but ending Fremantle’s finals hopes.
The Dockers now sit 13th with seven wins and 10 losses.