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Luke Mason  February 17, 2017 3:37 PM

JLT: Sinclair hamstrung After a series of concussions in recent years, a hamstring injury is Ben Sinclair's latest concern

Ben Sinclair’s luckless run with injuries continues, with the hard running and creative small defender to undergo surgery on his left hamstring.

Sinclair, 25, sustained the injury during the third quarter of Collingwood’s 11-point win over Essendon in the opening match of the JLT Community Series.

“Scans have confirmed Ben has suffered a
reasonably serious tear,” General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh told Collingwood Media.

“Surgery, probably sometime next week, seems likely but the precise details of when that might be and how long his recovery might take won’t be known until he has seen the surgeon.

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Ben Sinclair is helped from the field after injuring his left hamstring during the third quarter of Thursday night's JLT Community Series opener.

“It’s a tough break for Ben, who has had more than his fair share of misfortune over his time. That said, he is resilient and, of course, everything within his and our power will be put into seeing him back on the field as soon as possible.”

Sinclair has played 63 senior games since making his league debut in late 2011, but has not played more than 15 games in a single season since 2013.

Hamstring injuries restricted him to just 11 of the club’s 44 games between 2014 and 2015, before concussion brought his 2016 campaign to a premature end.