Gun Melbourne defender Steven May's spot successful the expansive last is successful uncertainty arsenic the Demons zero successful connected their archetypal quality successful a decider successful 21 years.
The 2021 All-Australian limped disconnected the tract during the archetypal quarter of Melbourne's 83-point smashing of Geelong successful their preliminary last clash successful Perth.
The erstwhile Sun past played done the 2nd 4th with a heavy strapped close hamstring and was substituted retired of the crippled successful the 3rd term.
Melbourne manager Simon Goodwin gave a promising appraisal of May's wounded during his post-match media conference.
"We deliberation it mightiness beryllium back-related, helium tin inactive move, truthful we'll measure that implicit the adjacent fewer days," Goodwin said.
"We're softly assured he'll beryllium okay, but it is back-related tightness successful the hamstring. So we'll person to measure that and spot what it looks similar implicit the adjacent fewer days.
"It surely won't wounded (to person 2 weeks disconnected earlier the expansive final); that's for sure. It gives him a accidental to truly remainder and retrieve implicit the adjacent fewer days."
Goodwin defended his determination to reinject May into the game, which enactment him astatine hazard of causing further harm to his hamstring.
"The crippled was inactive successful the balance, he's an important subordinate to us, helium felt similar it was okay, (the aesculapian team) felt similar it whitethorn person been back-related, truthful astatine that signifier of the crippled it was worthy taking the risk," Goodwin said.
"He got a small spot tighter arsenic the crippled went on, truthful we didn't privation to instrumentality the risk, and we evidently subbed him retired of the game."