The Brisbane Lions will be assessing the availability of two veterans over the next week, with both Dayne Zorko and Daniel Rich failing to play out Thursday night's win over the Bulldogs with hamstring injuries.
Zorko, who missed last round with a hamstring concern, left the field in the first term and was subsequently replaced by Jaxon Prior. Lions coach Chris Fagan spoke on the four-time best and fairest during his post-match press conference, confirming that Zorko was dealing with the same hamstring issue as Round 15.
"He said it just felt like a bit of awareness," Fagan said.
"We'll wait and see. We've got 10 days, but you'd think it's unlikely he'll play.
"Usually when players re-injure that means a little bit longer, so that's probably what will happen."
Fagan said Zorko, alongside 32-year-old Rich, were unlikely to front up to Round 17's clash against Essendon, but Zorko himself remained optimistic.
“It was a bit of an awkward incident,” Zorko said to Fox Footy post-match.
“Not something you really train for diving and taking a slips catch. I just sort of overreached a bit.
“We called it early.
“(The initial thought is it’s) certainly nowhere near as bad as it was last time.
“(I’m) hoping to get back out there next Sunday.”
The 29-year-old played out the game with a tight hamstring, coming from the field in the last five minutes.
Per reports from Jon Ralph, the Dogs are confident he will be right to take on Sydney after an eight-day turnaround.