MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Tristan Xerri of the Kangaroos and Max Lynch of the Hawks compete for the ball during the 2022 AFL Round 01 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 20, 2022 In Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Hawthorn have placed Max Lynch on the long-term injury list as the Hawk deals with concussion.

Lynch, who debuted for the Hawks in 2022 after five seasons at Collingwood, was substituted out of Hawthorn's Round 6 loss to Adelaide after suffering a concussion.

After consultation with both club doctors and specialists, the club has confirmed that the 24-year-old won't feature for the remainder of the season.

“We have adopted an incredibly cautious approach with Max's recovery timeline given his concussion history, and this move affords him the best chance to return to full health,” Hawks head doctor Liam West said.

“While we've seen some good improvement from Max and he had resumed gentle exercise, our focus is fully centred around him becoming symptom-free.

“Max is 100% on board with this decision, and by removing the pressures of attempting to progress through the return-to-play protocol, it provides great comfort for him and his family.”

Lynch has played 11 AFL games since his debut in Round 15, 2020, having had to deal with injury issues through much of his career. It is understood that the 24-year-old has suffered nine concussions throughout his AFL career.