MELBOURNE star Steven May has been ruled out of the remaining two games of the season after straining his hamstring in Round 21.

In his first game back from injury, the Demons defender went down yet again, capping off a luckless 2019 season.

“Following a scan after the game, we have confirmed that Steven suffered a hamstring strain during the fourth quarter against Collingwood on Saturday,” General Manager of Football Operations Josh Mahoney told Melbourne Media.

“With only two weeks remaining in the season, Steven will obviously not play again this year.”

May has had an interrupted start to his career at the Dees, missing Round 1 with suspension before suffering a groin injury in his red and blue debut the following week.

The 27-year-old’s misfortune continued when he went down against the Eagles in Alice Springs, before hurting himself once again on the weekend.

“While Steven has had a disjointed first season with the club, we have seen how important he will be to our defensive structure and look forward to him being available for day one of our 2020 pre-season campaign in November,” Mahoney said.

May, who has played 131 career matches, managed just eight games for the Dees in his debut season.