West Coast defender Tom Cole has experienced his second injury setback of the pre-season.
The 19-year-old will miss up to a fortnight after sustaining a minor quad strain last week.
Cole was also sidelined for close to a month in the lead-up to Christmas after requiring an ankle operation.
Second-year forward Matthew Allen will miss up to four weeks as he recovers from his second hamstring injury this year, having hurt himself playing for East Perth’s reserves on March 11.
But the Eagles are increasingly optimistic about Scott Lycett’s recovery as the ruckman goes under the knife this week.
West Coast football manager Craig Vozzo said the club had revised Lycett’s expected recovery from shoulder surgery to eight to 10 weeks.
The 24-year-old big man is having latarjet surgery on his left shoulder after badly dislocating the joint on return from injury with East Perth earlier this month.
“The shoulder has settled and he’s going to have surgery shortly,” Vozzo told the club’s website.