“We don’t know. It doesn’t look great. Fingers crossed.” Adam Simpson on Nic Naitanui’s injury.

Nic Naitanui arrives back in Perth after injuring his knee in Melbourne.Picture: Ross Swanborough

Nic Naitanui arrives back in Perth after injuring his knee in Melbourne. Picture: Ross Swanborough

West Coast Eagles Ruckman is putting on a brave face for his team despite injuring his right knee in yesterday’s clash against Collingwood. Heartbreakingly it looks like he is facing another reconstruction and another 12 months on the bench. Naitanui missed the entire 2017 season after injuring his left knee in 2016.

“Nic’s always in a reasonably positive mood,” Eagles Captain Shannon Hurn said. “One of the things is, Nic is trying to put on a brave face for the playing group and make sure he’s doing the best he can to not put a dampener on it all.”

The one devastating thought on everyone’s mind is that this could be career ending.

It was a bitter sweet game as The Eagles won by an outstanding 35 points, broke Collingwood’s 7 game winning streak and moved to second place on the ladder.

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