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LeCras out for seven to 10 weeks

By Justin Chadwick 28/03/2011 09:13:36 PM Comments (0)

West Coast forward Mark LeCras has been ruled out for the next seven to 10 weeks after scans revealed he tore his adductor during Sunday's two-point AFL win over Brisbane.

LeCras slumped to the turf in pain and had to be stretchered off after snapping a goal in the third quarter in the season opener.

The 24-year-old won't require surgery but his injury is a massive blow to West Coast's hopes of making an impact this year after last season's wooden spoon campaign.

LeCras was the only Eagle to earn All-Australian honours last season after booting 63 goals in a sparkling campaign.

And the bad news kept coming for West Coast on Monday, with midfielder Chris Masten ruled out for six weeks due to a knee injury.

But while LeCras and Masten are set for lengthy stints on the sidelines, Daniel Kerr is hoping to earn an AFL recall for Saturday's clash with Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium.

Kerr, who tore the hamstring off his bone in round four last year, has played the past two weeks in the WAFL and coach John Worsfold said the 27-year-old would come under serious consideration for a senior recall.

"He reckons he was just running into his second wind in the last quarter (on Saturday) so that is a good sign," Worsfold said.

"I have got to give consideration to where he is at and what he is ready for but he is ready to go in that he has played in a couple of games, his touch is good and feels like he is ready."

Worsfold said he considered playing Kerr as the nominated sub against Brisbane last week before deciding to give him another WAFL hit-out.

"We gave it plenty of consideration and in the end we felt that for his long-term career the best thing was to give him another hit-out at lower intensity," Worsfold said.

Worsfold said Kerr, Koby Stevens and Sam Butler were all in line for a recall against Port Adelaide, who copped a 75-point thrashing at the hands of Collingwood last week.

Ruckman Nic Naitanui is also a chance to return after missing last week's win due to a lingering shoulder complaint.

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