Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe is likely to miss just one to two weeks of after scans confirmed he suffered low-grade hamstring injury.
Fyfe went down in the third quarter of Saturday night's clash against the Suns and sat out the remainder of the contest.
Dockers' high performance manager Jason Weber told the club website that he'd only endured a "small amount of damage".
“Nat’s scan’s been quite positive, he’s got a small amount of damage, very much to the outside of the muscle so we’ve only listed him as one to two weeks,” Weber said.
“(The duration of the injury) will really depend on how he pulls up. Nat’s quite the consummate professional, he heals well and looks after himself so we’ll be challenging Nat all the way along.”
In more good news for the club, youngster Sam Sturt could return as soon as Sunday after recovering sooner than expected from an ankle injury.
“Sam’s progressed really well, he had quite a challenging ankle/foot injury,” Weber said.
“You can give the young man kudos to the amount of effort he put into the rehab process. He’ll be a genuine test this week.”