AFL Rd 18 - North Melbourne v West Coast
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Josh J. Kennedy of the Eagles is seen on the bench after he sustained an injury during the round 18 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium on September 17, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

West Coast will be sweating on the availability of Josh Kennedy for the start of their finals campaign after the star forward went off midway through the second quarter against North Melbourne on Thursday night with an ankle injury.

Kennedy landed awkwardly in a marking contest and went straight to the rooms as a result.

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Eagles coach Adam Simpson provided Fox Footy with some details on the injury in the third quarter.

“It’s something new,” he said.

“He can’t feel it, it doesn’t hurt but it’s swollen a little bit so we’ll just have to wait and see about getting him back on or not.”

Moments after the interview, Kennedy was seen with ice on his ankle and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Speaking post-game, Simpson said the injury may well have been a precaution, but will see how he pulls up in the coming days.

“It’s a new injury to his ankle and he’s walking around, so I think it was more precaution than anything, but we’ve got to see how he pulls up tomorrow,” he said.

“It could just be a garden variety roll but we won‘t know until he pulls up.”

It could add to a growing list of injuries at West Coast, including Luke Shuey, Elliot Yeo and Jeremy McGovern.