Canberra speedster Sam Martyn has been hit with an injury blow on the eve of the 2019 NEAFL season, with the defender to be sidelined for up to 6 weeks with a hamstring tear.
The 26-year-old, who is entering his fourth season at the club having been recruited from the SANFL in 2016, suffered the tendon injury in the Demons' final pre-season hit out against the Sydney Swans on Saturday afternoon.
Head Physiotherapist Liam Toohey told the club's website a responsible approach would be taken with Martyn’s rehabilitation.
“Unfortunately, after a strong pre-season, Sam suffered a grade two tear of his hamstring during a chase down tackle in the game against the Swans,” he said.
“Given the specifics of Sam's injury, the explosive nature with which he plays the game and where he is at in his career, we’ll take a responsible approach with Sam and make sure his rehabilitation is thorough.”