MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: Dan Hannebery of the Saints looks dejected after losing the round 14 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Brisbane Lions at Marvel Stadium on June 22, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

St Kilda midfielder Dan Hannebery could be set to miss some time after suffering a hamstring injury in the Saints’ 18-point victory over the Blues on Thursday night.

Hannebery, 29, has a history of soft tissue injuries, which saw him miss 17 games in 2019 in his first year at the club. And now he could be set for a further stint after leaving the game in the third quarter against the Blues.

Hannebery is hopeful the hamstring injury suffered is only minor and won’t be on the sidelines for too long.

“I just felt a little bit tight on the far side and tested my power when I came back on, felt a bit of a grab there and hopefully it’s just a minor thing, if anything,” Hannebery told Channel 7 post-game.

“I was feeling good to go back on but unfortunately it was still pretty tight there so hopefully it’s not too bad.

“Obviously I had a pretty good run at it for a while since back-end of last year in terms of sessions and games, and was covering the ground well in the first half like the rest of the mids.”

St Kilda coach Brett Ratten isn’t sure on the severity of the injury either and will await scans results to properly assess the next actions.

“We are not sure how bad it is going to be, to be honest,” Ratten said.

“We are hopeful it is not torn, he’s just pulled up tight.

“So we thought we wouldn’t take that risk (by putting him back on).

“He’ll get a scan. He might miss a week.”