Sport Shuey likely to miss Carlton clash as latest Eagle with ankle injury

05:26  17 april  2018
05:26  17 april  2018 Source:   WAtoday

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Luke Shuey looks set to miss this week with an ankle injury.© AAP Luke Shuey looks set to miss this week with an ankle injury.

Dashing West Coast follower Luke Shuey is the latest Eagle nursing a nagging ankle injury and is likely to miss Saturday’s MCG engagement with Carlton.

The Eagles vice-captain needed medical assistance and running repairs late into the first term of his in-form outfit’s 80-point demolition of Gold Coast in Perth on Saturday.

He still collected 22 disposals along with five often dashing clearances but pulled up with heavy ankle soreness after the outing.

West Coast is already resigned to losing first-year on-baller Dan Venables with another serious ankle injury.

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Mee, who has captained the side in Tom Heaton’s absence, did not feature against Watford on Saturday and is now likely to be out for “a number of weeks,” according to the Burnley Express. “It’s a stress reaction at the bottom of his shin and ankle , so we will see.”

More ankle injuries at West Coast come just a week after exciting new forward Liam Ryan was ruled out for three months with syndesmosis syndrome in his right ankle.

Carlton skipper Marc Murphy will also be out.© Eddie Jim Carlton skipper Marc Murphy will also be out. Carlton will be without captain and crucial ball-winner Marc Murphy with plantar fasciitis in his right foot and the Blues could also have top ruckman Matthew Kreuzer sidelined with more groin troubles.

Shuey, 27, joins dependable defender Brad Sheppard as another doubtful starter and could also miss the round five trip to Melbourne, in calculated bids to make full recoveries ahead of a historic first-ever Western Derby at Perth’s new stadium on Sunday-week.

Sheppard, 26, has carried a heavily corked right thigh through the Eagles successive home wins over Geelong and the Suns.

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Shuey was a noticeable absentee from an open Eagles light training and recovery session in Perth on Monday.

The Eagles third biggest ball-winning on-baller with an average of 23 disposals a week so far this season, has missed just three games in the past four seasons.

He is a crucial factor in a damaging partnership with imposing ruckman Nic Naitanui, with Shuey the Eagles leading clearances exponent this season with an average of six an outing.

He is a regular among West Coast top players across the season’s opening month.

With Shuey highly likely to miss tackling the embattled Blues, it opens a door for nippy first-year draftee Jack Petruccelli to make his debut.

Petruccelle turned 19 last week and will become the fifth first-timer for West Coast this season if he plays.

Developing defender Tom Cole or veteran Will Schofield loom as likely replacements for Sheppard.

Cole, 20, hasn’t played a senior game this season, while Schofield, 29, was dropped after the Eagles opening game five-goal loss to Sydney in Perth.

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West Coast forward Josh Kennedy booted 5.3 in the 80-point thumping of Gold Coast at Optus Stadium.The Eagles notched their third win on the trot with an 80-point demolition of Gold Coast at Optus Stadium on Saturday night.

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