Dan Butler will spend at least the next month on the sidelines after scans today confirmed a right hamstring strain from last night’s loss to the Western Bulldogs.

The small forward entered the game as the substitute before coming from the field midway through the final term and receiving treatment.

Butler’s latest setback follows pre-season ankle surgery which kept him out of the senior line-up for the first three matches of the year.

“Dan’s injury was a disappointing end to a disappointing night on-field, but we’re confident he can bounce back in time,” EGM of Football David Misson said.

“Unfortunately, the nature of the injury and its Grade 2 classification means Dan will likely spend between four to six weeks on the sidelines.

“Dan is no stranger to injury rehab this season and we’re confident he will attack his rehab in the same manner as he did previously to make himself available at the earliest opportunity.”

Butler was the only injury concern to come from yesterday’s loss to the Western Bulldogs, with a full injury report to be released this coming Tuesday.

Injury list

Max King Knee Test
Lance Collard Hamstring Test
Paddy Dow Knee Test
James Van Es Ankle Test
Max Heath Concussion TBC
Hunter Clark Calf 1-2 weeks
Ben Paton Pectoral 1-2 weeks
Matty Allison Knee 2 weeks
Mason Wood Collarbone 2 weeks
Brad Crouch Knee 3-4 weeks
Liam Henry Hamstring 3-4 weeks
Dan Butler Hamstring 4-6 weeks
Updated: Friday 19 April