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Injury worry for Jetta, Cox and others

06/04/2008 02:03:57 PM Comments (0)

West Coast star ruckman Dean Cox will have scans on Monday to assess the extent of a foot injury sustained in the club's weekend AFL loss to Fremantle.

Cox was on crutches at the Eagles' recovery session on Sunday, although an Eagles spokesman played down the injury, saying the crutches were for precautionary reasons, to keep the weight off the big man's right foot.

The injury was sustained in odd circumstances, with Cox's foot colliding with teammate David Wirrpanda as he was kicking in the first quarter.

While he limped off the ground, he returned not long after and played out the rest of the match without too much apparent restriction.

Meanwhile, pacey Essendon forward Leroy Jetta is expected to miss two or three weeks of football after injuring his hamstring in the club's narrow win over Carlton.

Jetta felt a twinge in his right hamstring during Saturday night's clash at the MCG, with the club rating it as a minor strain.

"It is very disappointing because Leroy was a good contributor early in the game," Bombers coach Matthew Knights said.

Ruckman David Hille spent some time off the ground as a result of a pinched nerve in his neck, but returned to play an important role in the victory and is not expected to miss any games.

In other injury news, Hawthorn pair Tom Murphy (concussion) and Tim Boyle (buttock) copped heavy knocks in Saturday's win over North Melbourne at Telstra Dome, causing them to finish the match in the rooms.

But the Hawks are confident both players will be available for next Sunday's match against Adelaide in Launceston.

Fremantle pair Roger Hayden (knee) and Antoni Grover (buttock) will both need to prove their fitness ahead of next Sunday's Subiaco clash with Richmond, after sustaining minor injuries against the Eagles.

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