LACHIE Neale left Brisbane's Tuesday morning training session holding his right shoulder, but is expected to play against Gold Coast on Saturday.

The Brownlow medallist headed to the Gabba changerooms midway through the session holding his right wrist to support the shoulder after landing awkwardly.

Neale left the field following a quick chat to the Lions' medical team and did not return.

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It was the same shoulder he injured in round 15 against Geelong when he left the ground but miraculously returned to play the game out and contribute strongly to a Lions victory.

Following the session, Brisbane's high performance manager Damien Austin said Neale's injury was not as bad as it looked.

"He fell down on his shoulder. It jars his back a little bit, but he's fine and we expect him to play," Austin said.

"He pulled up sore, it gives him a bit of a stinger, but we expect him to play on the weekend."

Neale has endured an injury-interrupted season, playing 11 of the 17 games.

Lachie Neale hurts his shoulder against Geelong in R14, 2021. Picture: AFL Photos

He played through a back problem early in the year before requiring ankle surgery following a round six win over Carlton. He then missed the round 16 game against Adelaide with a calf niggle.

Brisbane plays Gold Coast at the Gabba on Saturday.