St Kilda has suffered yet another injury blow with news that Jack Steele has hurt his knee.
The midfielder will undergo scans after dislocating his kneecap in a tackle at training today and is set to spend some time on the sidelines.
“We will know more once we have the results of the scans as to just how much footy he will miss,” General Manager of Football Simon Lethlean told saints.com.au.
“It’s obviously a disappointing blow for Jack and for the team but hopefully it’s an injury that doesn’t keep him out for too long.
“We have learnt this year that there is no benefit in being frustrated by injuries outside of our control. We will instead be focusing on who can step up through the midfield in Jack absence.”
The Steele injury adds to St Kilda's woes this season. The likes of Jake Carlisle, Jarryn Geary, Jack Lonie, Paddy McCartin, Dylan Roberton, Jack Steven and Jimmy Webster have all been sidelined for lengthy stages due to various ailments.
The 23-year-old has been one of the Saints’ best players in 2019, averaging 23 possessions per game, easily leading the club in tackles and sitting second for contested possessions.