MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: David Mackay of the Crows handballs whilst being tackled by Cyril Rioli of the Hawks during the round five AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Adelaide Crows at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 22, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Adelaide midfielder David Mackay will be sidelined for up to a month with a hamstring injury.

Mackay injured his hamstring during Adelaide’s 15-point loss to the Bulldogs on Saturday night.

“David experienced hamstring soreness in the second half of Saturday night’s match and sat out the last quarter,” General manager of high performance Brett Burton said.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: David Mackay of the Crows handballs whilst being tackled by Cyril Rioli of the Hawks during the round five AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Adelaide Crows at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 22, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 22: David Mackay of the Crows handballs whilst being tackled by Cyril Rioli of the Hawks during the round five AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Adelaide Crows at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 22, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

“Unfortunately, further assessment has revealed a hamstring strain that will keep him sidelined for 3–4 weeks.”

Adelaide host Geelong this Friday night, in what will be Patrick Dangerfield’s first match against his old side since joining Geelong in last year’s trade period.

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