PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12: Sean Darcy of the Dockers sets for a bounce contest during the 2018 AFL round 21 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Carlton Blues at Optus Stadium on August 12, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Walyalup's (Fremantle) ruck plans to take on Narrm (Melbourne) pair Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy will solely rely on former Demon Luke Jackson after first-string ruckman Sean Darcy was subbed out of the match through injury.

Darcy required assessment on a suspected hamstring concern during the second quarter of the match at the MCG, heading down to the rooms for further inspection with club trainers.

The Dockers' tall would soon emerge at ground level and take a place on the back row of Fremantle's bench on ice, with Justin Longmuir forced into making his tactical sub.

Forward Sam Sturt was brought into the game in place of Darcy, who had recorded six disposals, 10 hit-outs and two tackles before the injury.

The injury blow comes amid a strong run of form for Darcy, who has played a key part in the club's recent winning run.

The setback will also leave Jackson to take on Narrm's fierce combination of Gawn and Grundy in his first game against his old club, with forward Josh Treacy likely to pinch-hit.

The Demons are yet to call on their own on tactical sub, James Jordon.


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