The Brisbane Lions confirm midfielder Josh Dunkley will miss Saturday’s match with the West Coast Eagles due to a calf injury.

Dunkley, who was subbed out late in Thursday night’s win against Richmond, will be further assessed next week.

Lions’ utility Cal Ah Chee will also be on the sidelines under concussion protocol, while Noah Answerth is set to be out for up to four weeks with a facial fracture suffered in the VFL.

However, the Club is hopeful Nakia Cockatoo and Tom Fullarton will be available for selection as they both push for a return from hamstring injuries.


Cal Ah Chee – Concussion – 1 week

Noah Answerth – Facial fracture – 4 weeks

Nakia Cockatoo – Hamstring – Test

Josh Dunkley – Calf – 1-2 weeks

Tom Fullerton - Hamstring – Test

Rhys Mathieson – Hamstring – 2 weeks

Carter Michael – Quad – 1-2 weeks