The AFL career of Fremantle forward Shane Yarran could be over after he was charged with unlawful wounding over an incident from last year.
Yarran’s future already hung in the balance after being charged with aggravated common assault over an alleged incident that involved a family member last month.
The 27-year-old made a brief appearance in court on Tuesday over that charge, and the case was adjourned until February 7.
But after that hearing, Yarran was charged by police with unlawful wounding stemming from a separate incident in July 2015 – four months before he was drafted by the Dockers.
Yarran has since been granted personal leave by the club so he can deal with the issues.
“The details around this most recent allegation, which allegedly occurred in mid-2015, are yet to be fully understood by the club,” Fremantle chief executive Steve Rosich said.
“An allegation of this nature is treated with the utmost seriousness by the club and we will continue to monitor the legal process closely.”
Yarran played six games for the Dockers last season after overcoming injury, and he was slated for an important forward line role in 2017.
But with two police charges hanging over his head, Yarran faces the very real prospect of being cut by the club.
Veteran defender Michael Johnson also faces a nervous wait after being charged by police with assault over a bizarre incident that occurred in a kebab shop in November.
A Bunbury school teacher alleged he was struck by Johnson shortly after filming the All-Australian with his pants around his ankles.
Johnson will appear in court on January 18.