Fremantle sweats over a fresh back care for injury-prone little forward Sam Switkowski.
The Western Australian understands that Switkowski has more time on the sidelines after suffering a back injury during the Dockers’ hard-fought win over Hawthorn at Optus Stadium on Saturday.
The 25-year-old spent a significant amount of time in the rooms during the game, but played bravely, finishing with 17 disposals and five tackles.
He was seen in the club’s Cockburn headquarters on crutches in a worrying sign.
The talented but hapless livewire, who has made 42 AFL appearances since being called up to Pick 73 VFL outfit Box Hill in the 2017 National Draft, has a history of back and hamstring injuries.
It comes after Blake Acres’ “mediocre” hamstring setback in the same game, with the in-form wingman expected to miss about a month.
Fremantle and Switkowski management have been contacted for comment.
The Dockers bid farewell this weekend for a top-four clash against Carlton at Marvel Stadium on June 25.
More to come.