West Coast Eagles are sweating on the fitness of captain Luke Shuey who picked up a leg injury in training on Wednesday and will need a scan to discover the full extent of the damage.
The Eagles failed to make finals last season but are determined to get back there and are priced at 1/1 to finish in the top eight in 2022.
Shuey has had a tough couple of seasons on the injury front as he has battled with hamstring and calf issues and was hoping for a clear run in 2022.
That now looks in danger and both Shuey and the Eagles face an anxious wait to see the results of the scan.
Any kind of long-term injury could also cast doubt over whether he will continue to captain the side in the new season.
Shuey was expected to be named captain for a third straight year but speaking recently he did say he may hand it over if he cannot play enough games due to injury.
He only managed seven games last season and that is far from ideal going forward.
"You do need your captain out there playing, ideally," Shuey told reporters last week.
"If this was this time next year and I had another season where I hadn't played too much footy, it (handing over the captaincy) would definitely be something I'd consider.
"But at the moment I've still got to be confident I'm going to get my body right and be able to play a lot of footy this year."
In light of recent developments, Shuey could now have a decision to make, but will wait for the scan results first.