Max King will sit out the remainder of 2021 with an adductor strain, while concussion has brought Darragh Joyce’s season to a close.

King received treatment to the area last Saturday after quarter-time, but pushed through the discomfort as the Saints fought for a potential place in September.

The 21-year-old had a mild strain to a different region in his adductor in Round 21 against Sydney, which settled fully through the course of last week. It is expected that he will make a full recovery over the coming fortnight.

Joyce, meanwhile, was subbed out in the final minutes of last week’s contest with concussion following a tackle from Geelong’s Tom Hawkins. He is recovering well but will miss the next match as part of the AFL’s concussion protocols.

The Saints could regain defender Tom Highmore (hand) in time for their final game of the season, while Hunter Clark (concussion), Leo Connolly (concussion) and Paddy Ryder (Achilles soreness) will continue to be monitored during the week.

Meanwhile, Jack Billings will take no further part in 2021 as he continues to recover from a hamstring strain sustained three weeks ago.

Injury list

Hunter Clark Concussion Test
Leo Connolly Concussion Test
Tom Highmore Hand Test
Paddy Ryder Achilles soreness Test
Darragh Joyce Concussion 1 week
Jack Billings Hamstring 1 week
Max King Adductor 1-2 weeks
Jarryn Geary Shoulder 4-6 weeks
Mason Wood Back Season
Josh Battle Bone stress (ankle) Season
Jade Gresham Achilles Season
Jake Carlisle Back Season
Ben Paton Leg Season
Updated: Wednesday 18 August