Ben Stratton and Brad Sewell will not be considered for Hawthorn’s round-one AFL game with Brisbane after sustaining mild hamstring injuries.
Hawthorn have drawn a line through Brad Sewell and Ben Stratton for their round-one AFL match with Brisbane on March 22.
The pair had been speculated to miss round one after pulling up gingerly from their pre-season hit-out with Melbourne on Saturday afternoon.
It’s deja vu for Sewell, who missed three weeks in early 2013 with a hamstring strain.
Hawthorn football operations boss said the 190-game veteran has three weeks to prove his fitness for the round-two match with Essendon.
“We expect at this point in time he won’t be available for round one. We’ll see how it goes from that point on,” he said.
For Stratton, who had not missed an AFL game since the 2011 finals, making him the only Hawthorn defender to play every game in their premiership season last year, the wait could be longer.
“It’s low grade but we might not see (Stratton) reappear until probably round two or round three,” Fagan said.
Saturday’s match was little more than a doddle for the Hawks, who ran out near 20-goal winners to cap a strong pre-season.
Hawthorn will unveil their premiership flag at their round-one match agaisnt the Lions in Launceston.