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HAWTHORN may be forced to call on a couple of a defensive reinforcements for an Easter Monday clash against Geelong at the MCG.

James Frawley is set to be sidelined after injuring his left hamstring against St Kilda on Sunday, while captain Ben Stratton (concussion) will have to pass the concussion protocols this week to play.

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James Cousins (ankle) was also a little worse for wear but played out the game against St Kilda, as did Isaac Smith (hand) and Conor Nash (hamstring/glute). 

The status of Jaeger O'Meara (hip) will be carefully monitored after he was a late withdrawal from Sunday's narrow loss to the Saints.

Collingwood midfielder Chris Mayne has a small fracture in his back and is expected to miss a short period of time.

Dayne Beams (virus), a late withdrawal from Friday night's game against the Western Bulldogs, is no certainty to get up for Thursday's match against Brisbane.

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Greater Western Sydney captain Callan Ward will miss the rest of the 2019 season after scans confirmed that he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against Geelong on Saturday afternoon.

Adelaide will assess young draftee Chayce Jones throughout the week after he was concussed following a hit to the head from Roo Luke McDonald in the first quarter of Saturday night's game.

Crows midfielder Brad Crouch suffered a suspected broken nose in the game but should be fine to play next week.

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Gold Coast midfielder Wil Powell also copped a concussion when his head hit the Metricon Stadium turf in a tackle from Will Setterfield that is likely to see the Blue come under the scrutiny of the Match Review Officer.

A week after Nat Fyfe was sidelined by concussion, Fremantle will ensure defender Joel Hamling goes through the appropriate tests to determine his availability for a trip to Sydney to face GWS.

Hamling was knocked out in the first half of the game against the Eagles, while defender Nathan Wilson (hamstring) will have to undergo scans.

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Melbourne defender Oscar McDonald was another to sustain a head knock in Thursday's game against Sydney, although the seriousness of the incident is still unknown.

Braydon Preuss had scans on his injured shoulder, despite playing out the game, but should be available for next Saturday's clash against St Kilda.

Fellow Demons Neville Jetta (knee) and Jay Lockhart (back spasms) are also expected to be available against the Saints.

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St Kilda could regain captain Jarryn Geary (virus) for the clash against the Demons, after he was a late, late out against Hawthorn.

Daniel McKenzie (concussion) will have to be assessed after clashing heads with teammate Jack Newnes in the second quarter against the Hawks.

In other injury news:

  • Carlton forward Mitch McGovern received some treatment on his knee in the fourth quarter but came back onto the ground.
  • David Myers should be fine despite a nasty face laceration at the hands (or foot) of Eric Hipwood in Saturday's Essendon-Brisbane game.
  • The Eagles are hopeful Lewis Jetta will be fit to face Port Adelaide after he was a late withdrawal from Saturday night's Derby against Fremantle.
  • Hawk Isaac Smith copped a kick to the hand against the Saints but came back onto the ground and played out the match.