Senior Coach Justin Longmuir is hopeful Blake Acres hasn’t sustained a serious injury after the midfielder appeared to hurt his hamstring during the final quarter of Fremantle’s win against Hawthorn on Saturday at Optus Stadium.

Acres’ dejected reaction on the bench following the injury led to commentators suggesting the in-form winger’s season may be in jeopardy, however Longmuir hopes scans will show a different story.

“Just talking to Blake in the rooms, and we haven’t had an update from the docs, but he doesn’t think it’s overly serious,” Longmuir said.

“He’s disappointed, as all players are when they get injured, but fingers crossed it’s not too high on the serious scale.”

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Acres sustained a hamstring injury in March of 2020 leading into his first season at Fremantle and didn’t play his first game for the team until mid-July, but Longmuir said Acres believes it won’t be as serious.

“Like I said, he feels like it’s not a big one,” Longmuir said.

“As it is with these things, you’ve got to wait for it to cool off and get scanned and we’ll update everyone.”

Longmuir said Acres can expect to be a walk-up start to return when fit.

“I think runs on the board counts for something when players come back from injury and he’s had a really good first half of the season when he’s been out there,” Longmuir said.

“We would probably reward that form, I imagine.”

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