Luckless Tiger Ben Lennon will be sidelined for up to three weeks after suffering a minor ankle injury in the VFL on Sunday.
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Lennon was on the cusp of a return to the senior team but will now be racing the clock to appear again at the top level this season after a horror run with injury.
But after two head knocks and a shoulder injury this season, he may not be risked in the final weeks of the season.
Lennon has managed just two senior games this season – against Adelaide and West Coast in rounds two and three – and four games with the Tigers’ VFL team.
He suffered a bout of glandular fever in the pre-season that interrupted his preparation and underwent hip surgery at the end of last season.