Nathan Fyfe provides update after elbow surgery

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Brownlow Medallist Nathan Fyfe has provided an update on the elbow injury that has seen him ruled out of this weekend’s clash with Sydney.

Fyfe spent two days in hospital and underwent surgery on a painful infection in his elbow.

The Dockers skipper said it flared up out of nowhere.

“It sort of evolved really quickly after the game. I had no pain in my elbow specifically and went to bed Tuesday night a little bit uncomfortable and woke up Wednesday morning and my elbow had really blown up,” Fyfe told Channel 7 News in Perth.

“They sent me to surgery that night and put me on an intense dose of antibiotics and got hold of the infection pretty quickly and two days in hospital and I’m all good.

“They went into the elbow and drained a little bit of fluid out of it and released the pressure and got rid of the infection, cleaned it out and stitched it back out now.”

Despite still having a drip in his arm, Fyfe aims to play next weekend.

“The plan is to play next week. I will progress slowly with my aerobic work over the course of this week with some bike and light running and progress to full training and try to make my self available for selection next week,” Fyfe said.

It was the same elbow Fyfe had surgery on in February to deal with a bursa.

Fremantle will also be without Jesse Hogan for the remainder of 2019 as the key forward battles a navicular bone injury in his foot.

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