Hawthorn forward Dylan Moore will spend at least the next month on the sideline after developing glandular fever.

The 24-year-old was diagnosed with the viral infection late yesterday after feeling unwell earlier this week.

Hawthorn Head Doctor Liam West said the club will take a cautious approach with Moore’s recovery but he will be given every chance to line up for the Hawks in Round 1.

“We will ensure Dylan is managed safely according to his symptoms over the next few weeks before we map out his return to play timeline,” West said.

“We don’t want to rush Dylan back, but we are hopeful he can bounce back quickly and return to training in the lead up to the start of the season.”