TRIPLE reigning premier Koroit will need to look at a rejigged forward line in the final rounds of the home and away season as it waits on scans this week to learn the extent of a hamstring injury to star Marcus Darmody.
The Hampden league leading goalkicker has been a revelation in attack for the Saints this season, booting 69 goals to date to top the tally by 18 goals with three rounds remaining.
Saints coach Chris McLaren said the club was waiting on scans to learn the extent of Darmody’s injury, but at this stage were assuming it was a “standard strain” that would see the key forward sidelined for three weeks.
“It’s the opposite leg to the one he had a bit of trouble with last year,” McLaren said.
“We’re hoping it’s just a standard strain that will be (about) three weeks, which will probably put him out until finals.”
James North also injured his hamstring in the eight-point win over Warrnambool, but McLaren was hopeful he would miss only two weeks.
“James is not too bad, (but) he’s had a bit of hamstring trouble in the past,” McLaren said.