Nat Fyfe's AFL season is officially over after the Fremantle skipper underwent shoulder surgery in Melbourne.
Fyfe dislocated his right shoulder in the round-12 loss to the Western Bulldogs on June 6, but was keen to delay surgery until after the season in a bid to be part of his team's finals push.
However, those surgery plans were brought forward to this week after Fyfe's right shoulder dislocated again during Sunday's 40-point loss to Sydney.
The two-time Brownlow medallist posted a post-operation picture on Instagram on Tuesday to announce the procedure had gone well.
"Hey Freo fam, shoulder op went well and I'm resting up ready for next season," Fyfe wrote.
"Disappointed I can't finish the year with my team but relieved I can start healing. Will be right behind the boys for the rest of the year."
Forward Michael Walters faces a fight to play again this season after injuring his hamstring against the Swans.
The loss of both Fyfe and Walters is a huge blow to Fremantle's finals hopes.
The 11th-placed Dockers (8-10) are still just half a win adrift of eighth spot despite suffering disappointing losses to Geelong and Sydney in the past fortnight.
Fremantle will be aiming to bounce back when they host fellow finals contenders Richmond (8-10) at Optus Stadium on Sunday.