Woodville-West Torrens is sweating on the results of scans to star pair Jared Petrenko and Michael Wundke after they injured their ankles in Round 9 of the Macca’s League.
Petrenko – who was playing his first match in a fortnight after recovering from a thigh strain – lasted just 90 seconds against the Panthers at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval.
The former Crow landed awkwardly on an opponent and was unable to continue while Wundke was forced from the field late in the fourth term after kicking his third goal.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Eagles coach Michael Godden said both players were likely to miss a minimum of two matches, with Petrenko hoping to avoid the surgeon’s knife and an extended stint on the sidelines.
On a positive note, midfielder James Boyd (ankle) and goalsneak Lachlan McGregor (hamstring) are likely to return to face Glenelg in the Eagles next game at Gliderol Stadium on Saturday June 24.
Late withdrawals Jarred Allmond (thigh) and Angus Rowntree (groin) will be asked to prove their fitness during the next two weeks.
Despite not playing their best football against the Panthers, the Eagles were able to secure the premiership points after Ethan Haylock kicked truly from a set shot 28 minutes into the fourth quarter.
Godden’s Eagles remain as the pacesetters in the Macca’s League, sitting at the top of the table with an 8-1 win-loss record.
As a result, the 2011 premiership coach has gladly accepted a two-year contract extension to remain at Oval Avenue until the end of 2019.
CHIEF SANFL WRITER