Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir says Nat Fyfe is zero chance to play this Saturday, with the two-time Brownlow medallist likely needing the Dockers to reach the grand final to play again this season.
Fyfe has been sidelined since injuring his hamstring during the pre-finals bye week.
The 30-year-old has returned to the track to do some light running, but he's already been ruled out of Saturday night's semi-final against Collingwood at the MCG.
If the Dockers win, Fyfe would be a small chance to return against Sydney at the SCG the following Saturday.
But it seems Fyfe's biggest chance of playing is if Fremantle make the grand final - an unlikely scenario but one that isn't without hope.
"Zero (chance this week). Next week's a slight possibility and the week after he'd be a real chance," Longmuir told Channel 7.
"He's progressing well with his rehab. He's been a great benefit around the group and remains really positive. Hopefully we see him back in a couple of weeks."
Longmuir appears set to name the same 22 that came from 41 points down to beat the Western Bulldogs by 13 points last week.
It means two-game forward Jye Amiss, who booted two goals, will again be selected ahead of fit-again forward Matt Taberner.
"I think Jye will hold his spot," Longmuir said.
"I was really pleased with the way he came in. He gave us exactly what we were after.
"He hit the scoreboard and his leading patterns were really strong and his contest was really strong.
"I was happy with his performance."