West Coast draftee
Kurt Mutimer is set to miss the start of the season after undergoing hamstring surgery to fix a damaged tendon.
"Kurt had a small split in the tendon of his left hamstring and we thought it was in the best long-term interests to undergo surgery," Eagles football manager Craig Vozzo said.
"He first damaged the hamstring at the AFL draft camp and after aggravating it a couple of times in pre-season we viewed surgery as the best option.
"There was an option to rest for a number of weeks, but there was no guarantee it would solve the problem.
"We see Kurt as a long-term player with the club and although he is keen to play as soon as possible, we will continue to manage his recovery and will not rush him back. He is likely to resume training in about 10 weeks."