GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14: Billie Smedts of Geelong kicks during the round six VFL match between Geelong and Collingwood on May 14, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Luckless Geelong utility Billie Smedts has suffered a broken leg while playing in the VFL on Sunday.

Smedts only returned to the senior side for his first game of the year last week, after an interrupted start to the year due to a shoulder injury.

He lost his spot in the seniors to youngster Lincoln McCarthy on the weekend, before his latest injury sidelined the 23-year-old yet again.

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14: Billie Smedts of Geelong kicks during the round six VFL match between Geelong and Collingwood on May 14, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
GEELONG, AUSTRALIA – MAY 14: Billie Smedts of Geelong kicks during the round six VFL match between Geelong and Collingwood on May 14, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Smedts has had a horrid run with injuries, breaking his leg in 2014 and then breaking his collarbone in 2015. Injuries have added to a frustrating career for Smedts, who has struggled to break into the senior side when fit, playing 38 games since being selected with pick No.15 in the 2010 National Draft.

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Meanwhile, youngster Josh Cowan injured his knee during the match, with the club awaiting the results of scans to determine the full extent of the injury.

Geelong lost to the Sandringham Zebras, 15.11 (101) to 15.9 (99).