East Fremantle and former Brigades star Jed Hagan did not compete in the AFL combine at the weekend after failing to overcome an ankle injury. Five of the dozen West Aussies invited to the weekend’s national draft combine in Melbourne did not take part due to injury. Hagan had been invited to participate in the first national combine since 2019 as the top prospects from around the country showed off their skills for recruiters. Hagan (ankle) joined Hugh Davies (back stress), tall backs Jedd Busslinger (East Perth) and Jed Adams (Peel Thunder), who both had shoulder surgery after the national under-18s carnival and Claremont midfielder Sam Gilbey (broken leg) on the sidelines. Hagan still attended the combine where he spoke with recruiters but it means he did not get to show how he stacked up against his fellow stars. Despite not featuring, Hagan is still set to be highly sought after with the potential to go inside the top 10. Hagan is coming off a breakout senior finals series with the Sharks, playing in all three games as a small forward, finishing with eight goals in as eight league appearances. The 17-year-old, who has drawn comparisons with Richmond premiership star Liam Baker because of his size, toughness and versatility, was one of four WA players named in the under-18s All-Australian team this week.