PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27: Elliot Yeo of the Eagles kicks on goal during the 2019 AFL round 19 match between the West Coast Eagles and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Optus Stadium on July 27, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Eagles star onballer Elliot Yeo is set to miss at least five matches after sustaining a groin injury in the build up to Sunday’s clash against Hawthorn, per the Herald Sun.

While West Coast comfortably cruised past the Hawks, they did so with Yeo as a late withdrawal with groin soreness, with the diagnosis now ruling out their midfielder for over a month.

The Eagles seem to be riddled with injuries as Yeo joins teammates Liam Duggan (hamstring), Jake Waterman (hand) and Nathan Vardy (cork).

The latter was hospitalised with an apparent compartment syndrome after sustaining a cork in the club’s scratch match with Hawthorn on Sunday.

Midfielder Jack Redden was another casualty for Adam Simpson’s side, hurting his adductor and not returning to the field late into the Eagles win on Sunday night.

Simpsons revealed Yeo’s injury was well know ahead of the round 12 clash, with the club taking every precaution.

“He got a little bit tight last week and we didn’t know how he would recover, so we gave him until today,” he said.

“It might be an osteitis type of issue, so we were hoping it wasn’t. It just hasn’t pulled up well, so he might be out for a few weeks, which might mean five games.”

The Eagles now look ahead to playing their next five games in 19 days, with match-ups against the Giants, Tigers, Bombers, Bulldogs and Saints.

West Coast are fixtured to play North Melbourne in round 18 to end the home and away season.

Touching on Vardy’s prognosis, Simpson said Vardy’s latest setback could cost the Eagle his season.