Mitch Brown has dodged a season-ending injury, with scans revealing the Eagles defender has not turn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
West Coast feared the worst when Brown collapsed to the ground in agony after wrenching his knee early in the third term of Saturday’s western derby loss at Patersons Stadium.
However, scans have shown the ACL remains intact, with bone damage to the knee expected to sidelined the backman for four to six weeks.
The club said Brown had also injured his right ankle in the awkward landing, with the joint to require a similar rehabilitation period.
The better-than-expected prognosis means the 25-year-old is still a chance to return before the end of the season, particularly if West Coast can mount a late season charge to finals by firstly toppling Sydney at Patersons Stadium this Sunday.