Hawthorn look set to be without star defender James Frawley for a prolonged period after he suffered a pectoral injury during his side’s dramatic two-point loss to Essendon on Sunday.
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Frawley, who joined the Hawks from Melbourne in the off-season, had to be substituted in the first quarter after injuring himself in a tackle.
Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson said Frawley will miss “some time”, but refused to put a time-frame on the 27-year-old’s return.
“All we know is he’s got a pec injury and we just need to establish the seriousness by scan tomorrow,” coach Alastair Clarkson said post-match.
“It was obviously serious enough for him to be subbed out of the game. He’ll miss some time but we’re just not certain, until we get it investigated tomorrow, just how serious it is.”
Frawley’s injury left a massive hole in the Hawks defence already missing All-Australian star Josh Gibson.
It allowed the young Bombers duo of Joe Daniher and Jake Carlisle to do damage in the forward 50 in what was a shock win for James Hird’s side.
Hawthorn will be hoping to get back to winning ways against the unbeaten Western Bulldogs when they meet at Etihad Stadium next Sunday.