MOUNT GAMBIER, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05: Matthew Lobbe of the Power compete in the ruck with Toby Nankervis of the Tigers during the 2017 JLT Community Series AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Richmond Tigers at Malseed Park on March 5, 2017 in Mount Gambier, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Port Adelaide has suffered a major blow ahead of its clash with Greater Western Sydney on Saturday afternoon, with Matthew Lobbe ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Lobbe was expected to come into the side for the suspended Paddy Ryder, however, he sustained a hamstring injury during a reserves game in the SANFL last the weekend, with scans revealing a strain.

The ruck duties are expected to be shared between Charlie Dixon, Jackson Trengove and Justin Westoff in Ryder and Lobbe’s absence.

The club is yet to name a return date for Lobbe.

More to come.