MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29: Dale Thomas and Andrew Walker of the Blues lead the team out during the round 10 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Geelong Cats at Etihad Stadium on May 29, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Walker, Thomas sidelined for Blues

Carlton veteran Andrew Walker will be sidelined for “a few weeks” with a knee injury.

Walker has battled persistent knee problems during the past two seasons, with the injury flaring up again this week.

“It’s been a little bit sore. Also tightened up through the rest of his body,” coach Brendon Bolton said on Friday.

“It will probably be a few weeks out (for Walker).”

The injury saw Walker undergo three operations in a seven month period.

He only managed 14 games in 2014, 12 in 2015 and has played 10 this season.

Meanwhile, midfielder Dale Thomas will also miss around two weeks with a calf injury.

“(It will) be a couple of weeks (for Thomas). We’ll just wait and see,” Bolton said.