LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23: Tom Mitchell of the Hawks celebrates the win in his 100th match with Isaac Smith (L) and Jaeger O'Meara and the injured Shaun Burgoyne of the Hawks (R) during the round 14 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Gold Coast Suns at University of Tasmania Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Hawthorn superstar Shaun Burgoyne is set to spend some time on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring in the Hawks’ round 14 clash against the Suns.

The 35-year-old left the game in the third quarter and did not return. It has been now made clear by Hawthorn’s Director of High Performance Andrew Russell, the injury is more ‘serious’ than first thought.

“He’s pulled up pretty well, but the scan that we did yesterday showed that he is probably going to miss around four weeks,” Russell told

“It’s probably a little bit worse than we first imagined when he came off.

“He had some signs, and we knew he had a low-grade hamstring injury at the time, but the scan suggested it is a little bit worse.”

It is unclear how long the now 350-gamer will be out, but the Hawthorn faithful are hoping for the best.

The good news for Hawthorn fans is that Jack Gunston is expected to play this weekend despite suffering a corked calf in their last game.

“He did a pretty good job to contribute like he did [after sustaining] that calf corkie in the first minute of the game,” Russell said.

“He’s a little bit sore, [but] we expect him to play.”

Jonathon Ceglar is also expected to be made available for selection this weekend after overcoming a corked quad.