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Jeremy McGovern cops face knock, hamstring blow during West Coast Eagles’ clash with St Kilda

UPDATE: Jeremy McGovern seemingly can’t escape being in the wars, with the star West Coast defender appearing to suffer a hamstring injury after being floored by a head knock early in tonight’s clash with St Kilda.

McGovern went down in the dying seconds of the opening half, clutching his right hamstring after a marking contest on the wing.

The four-time All-Australian appeared forlorn as he headed to the bench, with the potential absence looming as a significant blow to an already depleted Eagles line-up.

It came after McGovern was crunched in the head while backing into a pack midway through the first term.

WATCH THE HAMSTRING INJURY IN THE PLAYER ABOVE

McGovern appeared to cop an elbow to the face from Saints forward Max King, with blood coming from near his nose as he staggered around before heading to the bench.

A groggy McGovern remained there for the duration of the opening quarter, with doctors checking for concussion symptoms and cheekbone damage.

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7SPORT boundary rider Abbey Holmes reported McGovern tried to run out to the quarter-time huddle before being instructed by doctors not to, with the Eagle required to undergo a 20-minute break through concussion protocol.

But he returned to the action early in the second term to try to help the Eagles overturn a 10-point early deficit.

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And a strong second-term showing saw West Coast do just that, with the Eagles clicking into gear to take a 5.6 (36) to 3.5 (23) buffer into half-time.

Tim Kelly had a monster first half with 14 touches , while Andrew Gaff supported him with 11 and a goal.

The Eagles can remain in the hunt for a top-four berth with a win.

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