West Coast have suffered a huge blow in their win over Essendon, with captain Luke Shuey sustaining a hamstring injury.
The first-year skipper missed two weeks earlier in the season after sustaining a minor strain during their first Queensland hub stint.
Shuey was put through a lengthy fitness test at three-quarter time after informing the medical staff of the soreness at the final change.
The 30-year-old was pictured on the sidelines during the fourth quarter completing further high speed running tests.
He eventually returned to the field with nine minutes left on the clock, but coach Adam Simpson confirmed he will miss a few weeks, insisting the damage was already done before he returned.
“I think so (hamstring injury). Regardless it’s going to be a couple of weeks,” Simpson said.
“He’s probably going to miss a couple of weeks so that takes us to the end of the season.”
West Coast’s next assignment is in just five days time against the Bulldogs, giving Shuey little time to recover regardless of if it were minor.
However the Eagles will welcome back a few players from injury, who narrowly missed tonight’s clash.
“Josh Kennedy will be a handy inclusion. Jakey Waterman and Jack Petruccelle might be available, they’ll go close,” Simpson confirmed.