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Eagles dealt triple injury blow v Dockers

West Coast’s horror summer has continued with premiership stars Dom Sheed and Elliot Yeo injured during their AFL practice match against Fremantle.

Sheed injured an ankle while being tackled early in the match, while Yeo hobbled off in the second term and was later seen with ice on the lower right leg.

Youngster Campbell Chesser, who was snared with pick No.14 in last year’s national draft, was a first-quarter casualty with an ankle injury after landing awkwardly in a marking contest.

All three players were left limping heavily and were ruled out of the rest of the match.

The Eagles booted the first goal of the game, but it was all one-way traffic for the rest of the half as Fremantle opened up a lead of 84-22 by the break.

Dockers forward Michael Frederick booted three goals in the opening term and went to halftime with four to his name.

New recruit Jordan Clark booted a long-range goal and set up another in an impressive debut.

West Coast’s injuries adds to their list of the walking wounded.

Forward Oscar Allen is still in a moon boot with a stress fracture in his foot, skipper Luke Shuey’s hamstring issues resurfaced, while Jamie Cripps will miss the start of the season after tearing his pectoral muscle.

Mature-age recruit Greg Clark will miss at least two months with a shoulder injury, while Tom Cole injured his ankle this week and has already been ruled out of the first half of the season.

Star defender Brad Sheppard was forced to retire during the off-season due to concussion, while vaccine-hesitant forward Jack Darling could miss the entire year unless he complies with the AFL’s Health and Safety Protocols.

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