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Star Docker in doubt for Crows clash

  • Star Docker in doubt for Crows clash

    PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Zac Dawson, Lachie Neale, Michael Johnson look on while walking from the field after being defeated during the AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium on September 25, 2015 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Already missing star foursome, Nathan Fyfe, Michael Johnson, Aaron Sandilands and Harley Bennell, the Dockers can ill-afford to lose their best midfielder so far this season in Lachie Neale.

Neale remains in doubt for Saturday afternoon's match against the Crows as he struggles to overcome a thigh and calf issue. 

The 22 year old has been a shining light for the Dockers so far this season, averaging 31 disposals a match across the first five games of the season, including 35 against the Blues last Sunday.

According to reports, Neale trained away from the main group on Wednesday with a number of compression bandages on the affected areas.

In much better news, captain David Mundy is expected to make his return from a calf injury this weekend. 

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