Derby blow: Dockers to be without Stephen Hill for three weeks with hamstring strain

Stephen Hill. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Stephen Hill. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

FREMANTLE’S bid for four straight wins has been dealt a blow with silky midfielder Stephen Hill to be sidelined for at least three weeks with a hamstring injury.

Hill pulled up lame during the last quarter of Fremantle’s thrilling five point win over North Melbourne at Subiaco Oval on Saturday night.

Football operations manager Chris Bond said Hill was likely to miss matches with West Coast (Subiaco Oval), Essendon (Subiaco Oval) and Richmond (Melbourne Cricket Ground).

“Stephen had scans on Sunday and the subsequent report confirmed the extent of the injury to his right hamstring,” he said.

“At this stage the medical advice is that Stephen will be available for selection after a three to four week period of rehabilitation.”

Hill was one of Fremantle’s stars in Saturday’s 9.13 (67) to 9.8 (62) win, collecting 25 disposals at 84 per cent efficiency, rebounding from 50 six times and notching six score involvements.

He also laid six tackles.