West Coast confirm McGovern’s ribs broken

West Coast defender Jeremy McGovern will spend a second night time in hospital with damaged ribs.

McGovern was harm in a second-quarter collision with Geelong ahead Jeremy Cameron through the Eagles’ 18-point defeat at Optus Stadium on Saturday.

The All-Australian backman was substituted out of the competition and brought to Royal Perth Hospital for evaluation.

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West Coast on Sunday confirmed McGovern has damaged ribs however didn’t put a timeline on the 30-year-old’s return.

“McGovern is receiving the perfect care and is in a secure situation,” a membership assertion mentioned.

“He’s unable to obtain guests however is predicted to be launched from hospital tomorrow.

“The membership requests privateness for Jeremy at the moment and can make no additional assertion till extra particulars change into accessible.”

Talking after Saturday’s loss, Eagles coach Adam Simpson feared the worst.

“He is had loads of knocks over his time and he is fairly courageous,” Simson mentioned.

“He performs harm on a regular basis, so for him to not rise up, he is fairly sore.

“Quite a lot of guys play with damaged or fractured ribs.

“He is performed it loads of instances earlier than, however it seemed like a fairly unhealthy one.”

West Coast host Essendon at Optus Stadium on Friday night time, when they are going to be searching for to snap a club-worst nine-game shedding streak.

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