Grimes will miss the rest of the AFL season after re-injuring his hamstring against the Giants on Sunday.
Melbourne co-captain Jack Grimes will miss the final two matches of the AFL season after re-injuring his hamstring during the Demons’ disappointing 64-point loss to Greater Western Sydney on Sunday.
Demons elite performance manager Dave Misson confirmed to the club’s website the defender would miss his side’s matches against West Coast and North Melbourne.
“He reinjured that hamstring that he did a couple of weeks prior,” he said.
“The scan revealed a similar area and a similar-sized tear and it was not too bad, but it’ll mean that he won’t play again this season.”
In other Melbourne injury news, Misson said the returns of Jimmy Toumpas (appendicitis) and Jesse Hogan (back) in the VFL on the weekend were positive.
“Both of those guys got through and they had limited time in the VFL – and they stuck to that,” he said.
“They’ll play some bigger minutes this week, but both pulled up well and trained today and are looking forward to playing this weekend.”