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Hawthorn lose Mitchell due to injury

  • Hawthorn lose Mitchell due to injury

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 04: Sam Mitchell of the Hawks competes for the ball with Dom Tyson of the Demons during the round 11 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and Melbourne Demons at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 4, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Hawthorn ace Sam Mitchell will miss Friday night's AFL match against Essendon due to a back injury.

Mitchell was overlooked for the Etihad Stadium fixture, and the Hawks have also lost Taylor Duryea (hip) and Jon Ceglar (suspension), while Will Langford is among the inclusions.

Meanwhile, Collingwood has again dumped out-of-sorts forward Travis Cloke for Monday's game against Melbourne, and North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein returns from a one-match absence due to a knee injury for Saturday night's game against Geelong.

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