West Coast vice-captain Beau Waters says his surgically repaired knee won't hold him back for the rest of the season.
The 26-year-old made a remarkable recovery to play in Saturday's 49-point loss to Adelaide at AAMI Stadium, having gone under the knife just 13 days earlier to fix his sore right knee.
He finished the match with 17 disposals and pulled up well.
A bump on the head from his collision with Crows spearhead Kurt Tippett was the only physical knock of note.
Waters said he had never given up hope of returning far quicker than the initial prognosis of three to five weeks on the sidelines.
"We didn't know exactly what was wrong with the knee," he said.
"The surgeons went in and did a little bit of tidying up. After a few days with modern technology … the knee started to get a bit of movement in it and didn't have much swelling.
"It was just a little bit of cartilage - a flap in the cartilage.
"It's something I'd say almost 90 per cent of footballers have experienced over the journey of their career and nothing that's going to impede me in the near future."
Waters yesterday showed off the guernsey Eagles players will wear against Brisbane on Sunday as part of their annual Dig Deep fund- raising match.
Each of the jumpers will be signed and auctioned off after the game. The club is striving to pass the $800,000 mark in money raised for the Cancer Council WA over the past eight years.