MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 10: Kyle Langford of the Bombers fends off a tackle by Will Langford of the hawks s during the round 12 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium on June 10, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Hawks suffer double injury blow

Hawthorn premiership midfielder Will Langford has suffered a punctured lung, further delaying his bid for a return to the senior side.

Langford suffered the injury the weekend before last playing in the VFL for Box Hill, having been dropped from the AFL side before then.

The 24-year-old spent time in hospital after suffering the injury but has since returned to the club and has resumed light training.

The Hawks have also revealed that midfielder Alex Woodward’s first game back after his third knee reconstruction had a bittersweet epilogue.

While Woodward’s knee pulled up well after the hit-out for Box Hill’s development team, he ended up suffering a fully-ruptured plantar fascia, which will keep him out for up to four weeks.