Injury to McGovern has the Crows on tenterhooks

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Adelaide Crows forward Mitch McGovern is sweating on results from a scan on his injured hamstring to determine how long the North Albany product will be on the sidelines.

McGovern limped to the bench midway through the final quarter of Showdown 42 at Adelaide Oval on Saturday as his side went on to record a 17-point win over Port Adelaide.

He was on crutches after the game and had scans on Monday to assess the damage but initial fears were the 22-year-old has badly torn his right hamstring and perhaps even tendon damage which could require surgery.

McGovern finished with 10 disposals, three marks and laid two tackles before getting injured.

Ex-North Albany midfield Marley Williams produced another solid display for North Melbourne across half-back in their 42-point loss to Great Western Sydney at Blundstone Oval in Hobart on Saturday.

Williams was again a solid contributor with 23 possessions, three marks, and six rebound 50s.

Defender Jeremy McGovern collected 13 touches, four marks and five rebound 50s for the West Coast Eagles in their 11-point loss to Richmond at the MCG on Saturday.

Lake Grace’s Nat Fyfe has starred for Fremantle in their shock upset of reigning premiers the Western Bulldogs at Domain Stadium on Saturday night.

The Dockers skipper had 33 disposals, seven clearances and laid six tackles to lead from the front in the 16-point win while Mt Barker’s Aaron Sandilands amassed 41 hit-outs to dominate the ruck and the big man gathered 15 touches and five clearances.

In the WAFL, Royals junior Steven Edwards was among South Fremantle’s best players in their big win over West Perth on Saturday. He finished with 14 disposals, seven marks and a goal in the 103-point belting while Mt Barker forward Ben Saunders kicked three majors from 14 possessions.

Ex-Royals midfielder Morgan Davies and Railways junior Matt Palfrey enjoyed big days for Claremont’s reserves side on Sunday.

Davies had 29 disposals, six inside 50s and one goal while Palfrey also shone with 30 touches, eight marks and seven inside 50s as their side won by 78 points.

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