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Hawks make late change

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Ben Stratton of the Hawks looks dejected after a loss during the 2019 AFL round 04 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Hawthorn Hawks at Marvel Stadium on April 14, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)
Ben Stratton will not play against Geelong on Monday.

Hawthorn has made a late change ahead of its Round 5 clash with Geelong on Monday.

Hawks Captain Ben Stratton has been withdrawn from the selected side, with defender David Mirra set to replace him.

Stratton suffered a concussion in the third quarter against St Kilda in Round 4 and was unable to return to the field.

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GM – Football Graham Wright said whilst it’s disappointing to be without Stratton for the Easter Monday clash, the club would always put the health and wellbeing of the player first.

“Despite Stratts recovering well throughout the week, we’ve made the decision to take a cautious approach when dealing with any player who has had a concussion,” Wright said.  

“It is disappointing for Ben to miss today’s game but we’re confident Mirra will come in and play his role.”

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