ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 27: Chad Wingard of the Power reacts after scoring a goal during the round one AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the St Kilda Saints at Adelaide Oval on March 27, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Port Adelaide forward Chad Wingard will miss Friday night’s clash with Essendon because of a hamstring strain.

And midfielder Hamish Hartlett (hamstring) and spearhead Jay Schulz (back) will be sidelined again because of their injuries, Port coach Ken Hinkley says.

Wingard limped off late in Port’s loss to Adelaide last weekend and Hinkley says scans showed a need to be cautious to prevent a more serious injury.

Hinkley hoped Wingard would be available next week, likewise Hartlett who missed the defeat to the Crows with hamstring soreness. But the prognosis on key forward Schulz, who was sidelined last week by a back injury, is more uncertain.

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