West Coast expects ruckman Scott Lycett to be available for Round 1 next season despite going under the knife next week for surgery on his injured posterior cruciate ligament.
Lycett suffered a PCL injury mid-season but played the last 10 matches of the year despite battling severe soreness in round 23 and the elimination final.
He required a painkilling injection in the knee during the second term of the loss to the Bulldogs last week.
Lycett was sent to Melbourne on Wednesday to consult with surgeon Julian Feller on his PCL injury.
A full PCL reconstruction requires anywhere between six and 12 months recovery but the Eagles expect Lycett to play a full season next year.