Fremantle midfielder Nat Fyfe will travel to Melbourne later this week to have his injured left shoulder examined by a specialist.

Fyfe dislocated his shoulder in Saturday’s win over Brisbane at Paterson’s Stadium.
The 20-year-old and the club are optimistic about his chances of playing against St Kilda on Friday night in Fremantle’s round four clash at Etihad Stadium.

However, general manager of football operations Chris Bond said today that the club would not be taking any risks with Fyfe.

“Along with our medical staff, we will be guided by the specialist’s opinion on what the best course of action is for Nat’s long-term playing future and his general well being,” Bond said.

Meanwhile, Josh Mellington who suffered a hamstring injury in his fifth game for Freo on Saturday, flew to Melbourne earlier today to consult a surgeon.

Bond said that the 19-year-old was likely to undergo surgery as early as tomorrow on his hamstring tendon.

“Josh has had a really good start to the season and the injury is a bitter blow for him and the club,” he said.

“But with the appropriate period of recovery and rehabilitation, we are hopeful that Josh will be available to play in the latter part of the season.”

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