Scans have confirmed that Hawthorn defender Ben Stratton will miss the Hawks’ next final against the winner of tonight’s Geelong v Melbourne game.
Stratton suffered a hamstring injury in the third quarter of the Hawks’ 31 points loss to Richmond.
“Unfortunately today the scans confirmed Ben has suffered a low-grade hamstring strain,” Hawthorn Director of High Performance Andrew Russell said on the club’s website.
“Ben won’t take part in our match next week and will be a test beyond that, depending on how our finals campaign progresses.”
It will be the first game Stratton has missed all season.