Star forward Jack Gunston will miss up to three weeks with a knee injury.
Hawthorn forward Jack Gunston will miss up to three weeks with a knee injury suffered in his side’s win over the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.
Gunston was helped from the field in the final quarter when a Western Bulldogs opponent fell across his leg during the 62-point victory.
Hawks football manager Chris Fagan confirmed to the club’s website that scans revealed damage to the medial ligament in his knee.
“Scans yesterday revealed Jack has done some low-grade damage to his medial ligament,” Fagan said.
“What that effectively means is he’ll be out for somewhere between two and three weeks.”
Gunston miss Saturday’s clash against Melbourne at the MCG, the Round 21 game against Fremantle in Perth, while he may also miss the Round 22 clash with rivals Geelong.
Fagan said it was likely Gunston would return for the Hawks’ Round 23 clash against Collingwood.
“You’d expect at the very latest he’ll be ok for the Collingwood game,” he said.
“Jack has had a full season so we think he’ll make a pretty quick recovery and be on the go for the finals.”
Gunston has kicked 44 goals this season, including a six-goal haul against North Melbourne in Round 16.