ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Brad Ebert of the Power tackles Liam Duggan of the Eagles during the 2016 AFL Round 09 match between Port Adelaide Power and the West Coast Eagles at the Adelaide Oval on May 21, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media/Getty Images)

West Coast youngster Liam Duggan will spend the next four weeks on the sidelines after succumbing to a nagging hamstring injury.

Duggan, who played 14 games in 2016, has reportedly suffered a grade two hamstring strain and has been restricted to light duties at training.

The 20-year-old will likely be forced to wait at least a month before being able to resume full training.

The injury will make Duggan’s push for a permanent midfield birth in the Eagles’ best 22 this season even harder, with the likes of Sam Mitchell, Luke Sheuy, Andrew Gaff and Matt Priddis┬áset to form a formidable midfield group.