PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 21: Jeremy McGovern of the Eagles looks dejected after the loss during the 2018 AFL round 14 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Essendon Bombers at Optus Stadium on June 21, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

West Coast defender Jeremy McGovern could be a chance to make the Eagles’ first round for finals after scans revealed the extent of his hamstring injury to be more minor than first anticipated, per afl.com.au.

McGovern sustained the injury in Thursday night’s clash against St Kilda, with fears his season would be over.

Scans have now revealed that the star defender could play in three to four weeks, with the Eagles likely to feature in a home elimination final.

“He’s had his scans, we’re waiting on a final review, but it’s looking like we’ve avoided surgery,” Eagles head of football Craig Vozzo said.

“At this stage it’s looking like a three or four-week injury. It was good news overall because we were bracing for the worst.”

“There’s no doubt with Jeremy he’ll be pushing for as early as possible but we’re hoping it might be earlier than that, but that’s probably more realistic.”

The eagles reliably to welcome back pair Dom Sheed and Brandon Ah Chee for their round 18 clash against North Melbourne on Thursday, while Luke Shuey, Elliot Yeo and Jack Redden remain in doubt for a return before finals.