LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13: Tom Rockliff of the Lions comes off with an injury during the round eight AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Brisbane Lions at University of Tasmania Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Lions confirm injury layoff for Rockliff

Brisbane Lions vice-captain Tom Rockliff will miss the next 2-3 weeks of football with a dislocated shoulder.

The midfielder suffered the injury in the closing stages of his side’s loss to Hawthorn in Tasmania, and scans on Monday confirmed the news for the club.

AFL Media journalist Michael Whiting confirmed Rockliff should return in under a month, with captain Dayne Beams a chance to return this weekend from a quad injury.

“It’s going to keep Tom out for two or three weeks,” Lions Head of Medical Peter Blanch told


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