PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: Aaron Sandilands of the Dockers and Tom Hickey of the Saints contest a boundary throw in during the round 15 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Fremantle Dockers at Patersons Stadium on July 7, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Fremantle has been dealt a blow in its attempt to push for a top eight spot, with ruckman Aaron Sandilands set to miss the rest of the season.

Sandilands was returning from a four week lay-off due to a hamstring injury against St Kilda at Domain Stadium on Sunday.

However, the 34-year-old re-injured his hamstring in the first quarter of the match.

Dockers coach Ross Lyon confirmed post-match the side’s star ruckman will not play again this season.

“It’s a significant injury and it’s season ending,” Lyon said after the Dockers’ nine point loss to the Saints.

More to come.