More shoulder problems for Beams

Dayne Beams’ impressive first AFL season for Brisbane is probably over after the gun recruit suffered another knock to his shoulder in Saturday’s 56-point loss to Geelong.

The former Collingwood star has been a rare shining light for the AFL’s cellar dwellers this year.

Having been a late withdrawal from last weekend’s heavy defeat to North Melbourne, Beams lasted less than three quarters against the Cats before reinjuring his sore shoulder.

“It’s looking unlikely he’ll continue to play on Beamsy, I would’ve thought, given the fact it’s the second time he’s fallen on it and hurt the shoulder,” said Brisbane coach Justin Leppitsch.

“It’s disappointing news, but a bit par for the course for us this year to have these things happen.”

Ruckman Matthew Leuenberger was subbed off at halftime with a sore knee, although Leppitsch was hopeful that the fact he was able to return to the action for a while after hobbling off was a positive sign.

“He got a knee on knee (knock),” said Leppitsch.

“Hopefully there’s nothing internal.

“He couldn’t run it out any more.”

Former Geelong premiership player Allen Christensen endured a difficult afternoon playing against his ex-teammates for the first time since moving to the Lions last year.

He managed to pick up only 12 possessions and bore the burnt of several heavy tackles.

“Whenever you come back to your old team at their home venue as well, it’s always a challenge and I think they welcomed him really well, as they do Geelong,” said Leppitsch.

“They are an experienced group and they know how to manipulate any situation.

“We want to get to that one day.

“I think he’s glad it’s over – it was a tough week for him.”

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