Adelaide forward Taylor Walker has been ruled out for one to two weeks due to a knee problem.
The veteran Crow has been managing an issue on the outside of his right knee for more than a month, Crows Head of Science and Medicine Steve Saunders has revealed.
“With increased training intensity and stringing together a handful of games, he’s become a little bit sore,” Saunders said.
“This is affecting Taylor’s agility and ability to jump at the ball.
“It’s most likely we’ll need to rest Taylor for one to two weeks to make sure that issue is resolved and he’s right to play.”
Young forward Darcy Fogarty is expected to return around the same time as Walker.
“Darcy is coming along slowly,” Saunders said.
“It’s a high-grade contusion to the shoulder blade.
“He’s making steady progress that suggests he’s likely to be available in two weeks time.”
Captain Rory Sloane passed a late fitness test on the weekend to feature against Fremantle in Round Five.
Sloane is expected to be available for selection against West Coast.
“Rory did a good job to get to the game on the weekend given the grade of the injury,” Saunders said.
“We expect him to be better again this week, but we’ll need to modify his loads.”
On a positive note, midfielder Rory Atkins is recovering well and could return to face St Kilda in Round Seven.
“Rory’s shoulder is coming along very well,” Saunders said.
“He’s completed good running loads and we expect him to transition into contact training late this week.”
Injury list as of Tuesday, July 7
Taylor Walker (knee) - 1-2 weeks
Darcy Fogarty (shoulder) - 1-2 weeks
Rory Atkins (shoukder) - 1-2 weeks
Wayne Milera (foot) - 5-7 weeks
Jordan Gallucci (Achilles) - Season