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Battered Lions left to play waiting game

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September 09, 2017

Seymour is facing multiple injury concerns after a gruelling few weeks of football.

Lions coach Brent Colbert and captain Matt O’Keefe were both on the injury list, while caution remains over Jason Cole and Dylan Scopel.

Colbert left the field at half-time and didn’t take any further part in the match after suffering a hamstring strain.

Colbert said the move was precautionary and he didn’t expect it to be anything to worry about.

Scans on Monday will reveal the full extent of the damage and whether there are any tears to the hamstring.

O’Keefe was also battling hamstring problems on Saturday.

His hamstring has reportedly been causing him trouble for the past two weeks and the club will keep an eye on him this week.

The Lions expect to make a decision tomorrow night as to whether he’ll play on Saturday.

The medical team is still being cautious with star-midfielder Cole.

Cole, who had previously been ruled out for the season due to a hamstring injury, played in the forward pocket in his return game against Euroa a week ago. He did so again against Benalla before coming into the midfield later in the game.

‘‘We were always going to play him forward in the first quarter, just to wait for a bit of the pace to come off the game,’’ Colbert said.

Scopel was the third of Seymour’s defenders who looked out of sorts on Saturday.

He suffered a perforated eardrum against Euroa and looked a little off-balance against Benalla.

Colbert agreed he looked out of sorts in the first half against Benalla but insisted his body was in good shape and he would be good to go against Kyabram.

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