MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Lachie Neale of the Lions winces in pain during the round six AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Brisbane Lions at Marvel Stadium on April 24, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Reports have come to light that 2020 Brownlow medalist Lachie Neale has suffered yet another injury setback.

According to SEN chief reporter Sam Edmund, the 28-year-old midfielder has strained a calf this week whilst training at Carlton's Princes Park and will face further time on the sidelines.

“He’s done a calf. He’s strained his calf, I’m told,” Edmund told SEN Breakfast.
“I’m told it could be a 2-3 week injury, but it’s also been described as minor.

“He’s in danger of missing a couple of weeks of football. He’s had a tough year.”

Neale's 2021 campaign has already been hampered, with the South-Australian missing six-games earlier in the year due to an ankle complaint that required surgery.

Although he will be without his star midfielder for at least the next fortnight, Chris Fagan and his pride are set to face Adelaide this weekend before shaping up against St Kilda in Round 17.

The venues and time slots for both of these aforementioned fixtures are yet to be determined at the time of writing.