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Docker Ballantyne to miss up to 10 weeks

  • Docker Ballantyne to miss up to 10 weeks

    PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 07: Hayden Ballantyne of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the round 20 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at Domain Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Fremantle forward Hayden Ballantyne could miss the first eight games of the AFL season while he recovers from surgery for a hamstring injury.

Ballantyne damaged his left hamstring in the third quarter of the Dockers' 21-point pre-season win over Carlton at Domain Stadium on Friday.

"At this stage the medical advice is that Hayden will require a rehabilitation phase of eight to 10 weeks," general manager of football operations Chris Bond said on Monday.

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