Lake Grace star and Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe a likely starter for Derby after suffering a low grade hamstring injury against Gold Coast

Taj StubberGreat Southern Herald
Liam Baker gets a handball away against St Kilda.
Camera IconLiam Baker gets a handball away against St Kilda. Credit: AFL Photos

Lake Grace star and Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe is likely to be back to face West Coast in front of a packed house for the blockbuster Western Derby on July 19.

Fyfe suffered a low-grade hamstring strain in the Dockers’ 13-point loss to a red-hot Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium on Saturday.

The dual Brownlow medallist is likely to miss just one or two matches after pulling up short while running late in the third term before making his way to the bench, where he immediately applied ice to his hamstring.

The midfielder underwent scans on Monday that confirmed the low-grade hamstring injury.

Fyfe had 11 disposals and three marks before his night ended early.

Lake Grace star Nat Fyfe leaves the field with a hamstring injury.
Camera IconLake Grace star Nat Fyfe leaves the field with a hamstring injury. Credit: Getty Images

Pingaring’s Liam Baker returned to Richmond’s side on Saturday afternoon but the Tigers are still yet to win a game since the AFL restart.

The small defender came back home to WA last week to attend a funeral of a close friend but was included in the Tigers’ defensive mix for their clash with St Kilda, collecting 14 possessions, four tackles, three marks and four intercepts at Marvel Stadium.

Katanning-born Shai Bolton kicked two goals from 10 touches for the Tigers in their 26-point loss.

Bolton is the Tigers’ leading goal kicker so far with seven majors.

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