MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Lachie Neale of the Lions winces in pain during the round six AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Brisbane Lions at Marvel Stadium on April 24, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Lachie Neale has reportedly walked out of Brisbane's Tuesday training session holding his troubled right shoulder.

The 2020 Brownlow medallist sustained a shoulder injury early on during the Lions' Round 15 victory over Geelong, however was able to play through the rest of the match.

It was thought the injury was a thing of the past, however on Tuesday, AFL Media's Michael Whiting tweeted that the superstar left training clutching his injured shoulder.

Neale was sidelined for the Lions' Round 16 match against the Crows with a calf injury, but the resurfacing of his shoulder problems could have huge ramifications on Brisbane's season.

The 28-year-old has missed six games for the Lions this year and his presence is huge in the middle of the park for Chris Fagan's side.

Should the shoulder require further treatment or surgery, it could see the star miss a huge chunk of the remainder of the season - a colossal out considering the Lions' premiership ambitions.

With his side already losing two games on the bounce to St. Kilda and Richmond respectively, the loss of Neale could be catastrophic for Brisbane as they look to stem the bleeding of recent weeks.

Round 19 sees them go up against the Hawks who, as shown on Saturday night against the Demons, are no easy beats when they are on their game.

If Chris Fagan's side cannot beat Hawthorn then further fuel will be added to the fire over the legitimacy of Brisbane's premiership chances.