Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says he believes the club has mismanaged Harley Bennells long term injuries.

Bennell hasn’t played since joining the Dockers as a string of calf injuries conspired to keep him off the paddock.

Lyon (pictured) says the 24 year old is now only a  week away from a return  in the WAFL and the club is still learning the best way to manage the complex nature of Bennells injury.