Dockers skipper Nat Fyfe has had surgery on his right elbow but could be a chance to take on the Eagles Sunday week.
The Dockers will meet the Eagles on Sunday March 10 at Rushton Park.
Fyfe had suffered through a right bursa complaint throughout the summer.
Midfielder Michael Walters couldn't confirm on Friday when Fyfe would return.
“That’s up to him and the coaching staff to figure out, I haven’t really had too much to do or know anything about his surgery so that’s something I can’t really answer.” Walters said.
Walters had been suffering from a slight knee complaint himself but is happy with how it is.
“The knee is fine. It was more precautionary with the tape and I think I’m going to carry that out through the rest of the year. The knee is really good so I’m just more excited to get into games.”
The Dockers play Collingwood on Monday at Joondalup.