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Another setback for Shuey
Another setback for Shuey

West Coast youngster Luke Shuey's horrendous luck has continued with the midfielder now sidelined with glandular fever.

Shuey enjoyed a wonderful pre-season after battling groin and leg injuries last season, made his debut in round one and looked set for a solid season. But then a knee injury forced him to the sidelines and now he has contracted glandular fever just as he was declared fit to return.

Coach John Worsfold said Shuey had been unlucky, but was still in good spirits.

"There's no timeline on when he's back available. It's about his symptoms. He's quite well within himself at the moment so we're hopeful we can start to ramp him up next week and he'll be okay," Worsfold said.

"He's been counselled on the potential spread. Sharing water bottles is the biggest threat as a player so he's been counselled on all of that. He was just ready to play again so it's another blow to him. But he's only young. He's got a 10 or 12 year AFL career ahead of him. The start of it is being delayed a bit but it will be worth it once he gets up and going."

Captain Darren Glass will miss another match with his groin injury, but the club is hopeful he will be available next week.

Worsfold said he was thankful that the Eagles board publicly endorsed him as coach until the end of his contract on Monday, but said privately he had always been backed by the football club.

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