PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Stephen Hill of the Dockers handballs during the round 13 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Port Adelaide Power at Optus Stadium on June 15, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Fremantle Dockers life member Stephen Hill has suffered yet another injury setback when he tweaked his troublesome hamstring whilst playing for the Peel Thunder in the WAFL on the weekend.

Hill has had recurring hamstring injuries this year and has been unable to take the field at AFL level in 2021.

The 218-gamer has only managed 28-games since 2018 due to consistent soft tissue injuries, and becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Former West Coast Eagles forward Karl Langdon believes that this latest setback could be the final straw for Hill's career and that he should be honoured in the Dockers' final game this season.

"Stephen Hill, sadly, injured at the lower level and quite frankly, unfortunately, in the last game he should be going around in the car," Langdon said on Sportsday WA.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: Stephen Hill of the Dockers looks to pss the ball during the round two AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Essendon Bombers at Optus Stadium on March 31, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

At the height of his career, the 31-year old was a flashy wingman/half-back who was a key part of the Fremantle side that made it to the 2013 Grand Final.

Dockers legend Paul Hasleby believes that that in those times, Hill was just as important in the side as Brownlow medal teammate Nat Fyfe.

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"There was hope he could get back and maybe they could have a send-off game for him, because he deserves that. He’s been a really good player for the Fremantle Dockers," he said.

"Through 2013, '14 and '15, he was alongside Nat Fyfe as their most important player. He was the most tagged player that they had.

"We remember that moment against Geelong (in the 2013 Qualifying Final) to help get them into that Grand Final.

"He was electrifying, he worked hard and he raced to 200 games, he was one of the quickest Dockers to get there.

"Unfortunately for the last three years it hasn’t worked out and I think that now is it for Stephen Hill.

"They need to make that decision and move on, which is sad, but it happens to everybody."

With his injury history in mind, there have been no public advances from rival clubs to secure the impending free-agent's services.