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Rhys Dickinson  September 16, 2016 12:00 PM

Jeremy McGovern played through the season with a shoulder injury he suffered against Brisbane in round one

Jeremy McGovern played through the season with a shoulder injury he suffered against Brisbane in round one

All Australian defender Jeremy McGovern hopes his latest round of surgery will shore up the stability of his left shoulder.

The key Eagle told 6IX he went under the knife earlier this week to remedy a shoulder issue that had troubled him since the first game of the season against Brisbane.

“(It’s been troubling me) since round one; it was a good start to the year, let’s put it that way,” McGovern said, facetiously.

The 24-year-old said he was still coming to terms with West Coast’s fast finals exit.

“We probably felt we could go a bit further than we did and we didn’t,” he said.

“(I’m) angry because we just didn’t play very well. You can cop losing if you’re playing well, but when you don’t play well and you lose it hurts a fair bit more.

“I’m not going to take anything away from the way (the Western Bulldogs) played, but we didn’t play our best at all, which is disappointing, especially when it is the last game of the year and your season is up for grabs.

“It’s fair to say we didn’t rock up. They ended up smashing us.”