MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Josh Green of the Bombers celebrates the win during the round one AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 25, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Essendon recruit Josh Green will be forced to wait to play his former side, with a hamstring injury ruling the 24-year-old out of this week’s clash with Brisbane.

Green sustained the injury during the final quarter of the Bombers’ win over Hawthorn on Saturday night.

“Josh Green was sprinting late in the game – he felt tight in his hamstring, came off and we didn’t end up bringing him back on,” High Performance Manager Justin Crow said.

“We’ve had the hamstring scanned and what he’s got is the lowest grade hamstring strain where the fascia around the outside of the muscle is interrupted.

“There is no real muscle fibre disruption which is a good thing but the bad news for ‘Greeny’ is he won’t be available against Brisbane.

“Normally with these injuries, players miss two games.”

Green kicked 107 goals in 81 games with the Lions, before being delisted and recruited by Essendon in November as a delisted free agent.

He collected 11 disposals and took four marks in his debut for the Bombers.