MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 02: Angus Brayshaw of the Demons runs with the ball during the round 11 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Star Demons midfielder Angus Brayshaw suffered a pre-season setback last week, hurting his elbow while attempting to smother a kick a training.

The 24-year old strained a ligament in his left elbow and will have it in a brace for the next week, according to AFL.com.au.

He is expected to miss several weeks of full training but was able to run at training on Monday.

“Angus attempted to smother a kick during a match simulation drill on Friday, and scans have showed there is some moderate ligament damage to his left elbow,” general manager of football operations Josh Mahoney told Melbourne Media.

“Angus will be wearing a protective device on his left arm, which is part of the management of the injury.

“We anticipate he will resume full training in approximately four weeks but will be able to continue his running program during this time.

“We are confident this is only a minor setback in his overall program.”