Setbacks for Wellingham, Brennan
Sharrow Wellingham in action against Adelaide. Picture: Sharon Smith / The West Australian.

West Coast's Sharrod Wellingham and Jacob Brennan have suffered minor setbacks in the club's first week back at training after the Christmas break.

Both Wellingham, 25, and Brennan, 23, have suffered lower leg stress reactions and will be consigned to the rehab group.

They are expected to return to full training in three weeks.

For Wellingham, the injury means he will miss a large chunk of the pre-season for the second time in his two years at the Eagles.

The former Collingwood midfielder was sidelined in February last year because of a trampoline accident, an injury which caused him to miss the opening five rounds of the season.

The injuries are the latest in a string of minor concerns early in the year for the Eagles, with Beau Waters suffering a further setback in his injured shoulder and Nic Naitanui restricted to light duties for at least the next two weeks as he attempts to shake off the groin problems which plagued his 2013 season.

Evergreen ruckman Dean Cox will also be on light duties this week as the club manages his preparation.

The 32-year-old has been one of the early standouts in the Eagles pre-season, returning after the break in ripping physical condition.

The West Australian

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