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Rd 3: Gawn's day over Dees' ruckman Max Gawn is done for the day with a confirmed hamstring injury
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Max Gawn could be sidelined for an extended period due to injury

RUCKMAN Max Gawn will see a surgeon on Monday to determine whether he needs surgery on his hamstring, which he injured during Melbourne’s 29-point loss to Geelong at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. 

General manager of football operations Josh Mahoney said it was too early to tell how long the 2016 All-Australian ruckman would miss.

“The scans today (Sunday) showed that Max’s hamstring strain had some tendon involvement and as a result he will see a surgeon tomorrow to determine whether he requires surgery,” he told melbournefc.com.au.

“At this stage, it’s too early to determine the exact length of time that Max will miss, however with the tendon involvement, we expect his recovery to be longer than your traditional hamstring injury.” 

Gawn has played 63 matches for Melbourne since making his AFL debut in 2011.

Since mid-2015, his game has gone to another level and he is now regarded by many as the best ruckman in the game.