Hawthorn forward Jack Gunston has been ruled out of this week’s semi final clash with Adelaide.

Gunston suffered an ankle injury in last Friday night’s qualifying final loss to West Coast.

General manager of football operations Chris Fagan said the injury is expected to sideline the 23-year-old for just one week.

“He’s making steady progress with the injury, but not fast enough to be available to play on Friday night,” Fagan said.

“Hopefully if we can get a win on Friday night, he’ll be back in calculations for the following week.”