West Coast Eagles reveal Nathan Vardy’s groin injury ‘worse than expected’

Screenshot from 2018-03-07 15-09-40.pngWest Coast ruckman Nathan Vardy will spend at least the next month on the sidelines with a groin injury.

Vardy, 26, was carried off Lathlain Park after hurting himself in a ruck contest during the final term of Sunday’s closed practice match against Fremantle.

“The scans and doctor’s prognosis is probably a little bit worse than we’d first expected; he’s going to take some time to recover,” West Coast football manager Craig Vozzo told the club website.

“We’re thinking it’s probably a month to six-week injury, but we’re not really going to know until he starts healing and then we start taking him through each phase of the recovery process.”

His injury throws a spanner in the works for West Coast, with fellow ruckmen Nic Naitanui and Scott Lycett both available but coming off significant injuries of their own.

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