Jack Billings will be sidelined for at least three weeks with a hamstring strain sustained in Sandringham’s Round 10 game on Saturday 27 May.

“Jack felt a pain in his hamstring in the dying minutes of our last VFL game with scans later confirming the diagnosis.” Acting General Manager of Football David Misson said.

“This is a frustrating setback for Jack, but we’re confident the strain is on the minor end and he is already a week into his rehabilitation.”

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Mitch Owens will need to get through training to put his hand up for selection as he returns from concussion.

Meanwhile, Olli Hotton is set to play his first game for the year, with a return to play expected this week barring any late issues.

“This is great reward for a lot of hard work from Olli,” Misson said.

“It’s not easy having a long-term injury at any time, let alone your first year in the system, but he’s worked really diligently in rehab so, all going well, it’ll be great to see him out there in the VFL this weekend.”

Injury list

Mitch Owens Concussion Test
Olli Hotton Back Test
Jack Bytel Concussion 1 week
Dan McKenzie Calf 2 weeks
Zak Jones Quad 2-3 weeks
Jack Billings Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Angus McLennan Back 4-6 weeks
Hunter Clark Knee 4-6 weeks
Nick Coffield Calf 6-8 weeks
Jack Hayes Foot 6-8 weeks
Matthew Allison Foot 6-8 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, 6 June