Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir is backing skipper Nat Fyfe to battle his way through a niggling foot injury while continuing to play games for the next month.
Fyfe underwent scans this week on a foot complaint that has been bothering him in recent games.
The two-time Brownlow medallist put aside the issue in a match-winning display against Sydney last Saturday, tallying 27 disposals, 13 clearances and one goal.
Fyfe will be back in action in Sunday's clash with Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.
"(The scans were) not all clear, but not serious damage and it's something he'll be able to work through," Longmuir said on Thursday.
"He'll have to manage it for a month or so. He's used to managing things. I expect him to handle it really well."
Dockers forward Matt Taberner has been ruled out against the Power after failing to recover from the ankle injury he suffered against the Swans last week.
Longmuir will consider deploying a two-pronged ruck attack after naming Lloyd Meek in the extended squad.
Sean Darcy spent a successful stint in attack earlier this season, but his form in the ruck has been so hot in recent weeks that Longmuir is reluctant to take him out from there.
Fremantle will be boosted by the return of midfielder Andrew Brayshaw (calf), while key defender Alex Pearce is set to play in the WAFL again despite suffering an ankle scare last week.
Pearce played just half the match before coming off with pain in the ankle he previously injured, but scans have cleared him of any damage.
"It looks like he's just got some irritation where the screws are in that ankle. He trained yesterday," Longmuir said.
"He's going to have to put up with a little bit of pain and get through that knowing it's not going to do him any further damage. It's a good result."
Port Adelaide welcome back forward Orazio Fantasia.