TOM Rockliff will see a hamstring specialist as the Brisbane Lions skipper seeks more opinions on how to prevent his recurrent soft tissue injuries.
Rockliff left the field during the second quarter of Sunday's loss to Port Adelaide, and scan results showed some minor hamstring damage, ensuring he will miss this weekend's match against Collingwood.
It continues a frustrating run for the midfielder, who has already endured back-related hamstring and calf problems in 2016.
Although this injury is unrelated to those, Lions football manager Matt Francis said Rockliff would investigate all options to get things right.
"It gives us an opportunity to not only address the tweak he received during the game, but also go back to strengthen the neural side," Francis told AFL.com.au.
"They're independent and different, but we'll spend the time while he's out to address all the issues related to his hamstring and back.
"He'll go through a rigorous strengthening and rehabilitation program around his hamstring.
"The next step is to get the best advice around and get a second opinion from a hamstring expert to determine the best course of action and program to put him through.
"We don't anticipate it being a long term injury ... but while he's out he'll be addressing everything around his body to get him 100 per cent right."
Rockliff has played five games this season – and two of those he left early with injury.
There is no timeframe on his absence, but it is expected to be on the light side.
"It's frustrating for Tommy, he's a competitor and he's very professional in his recovery," Francis said.
"He'll come back bigger and stronger."