Elliot Yeo’s season of hell has continued, with the Eagles veteran limping off the MCG with an apparent hamstring injury.

Yeo retired in pain after failing to chase Richmond speedster Maurice Rioli early in the third quarter and was replaced by medical substitute Sam Petrevski-Seton.

It was a moment before he got up again, before he stumbled towards the sofa with a desolate look.

Camera iconElliot Yeo limped to the bench with a hamstring injury. Credit: Darrian TraynorGetty Images
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALI - JULY 03: Elliot Yeo of the Eagles looks on from the bench after leaving the field with an injury during the 2022 AFL Round 16 match between the Richmond Tigers and the West Coast Eagles at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 3 July 2022 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Camera iconElliot Yeo’s scorching injury run has continued. Credit: Michael Willson/AFL PhotosAFL Photos via Getty Images

The right hamstring injury returns in Yeo’s third game at the wing after spending a spell on the outside while improving his fitness.

He had taken nine kicks and five handballs before coming out, in the quietest of his back side games.

A pre-season injury meant he came through the Eagles’ reserves, playing his first game of the year in round five, before leaving the round six game against Port Adelaide with a concussion and not returning until round 15.

Yeo has been deployed in an inspired move over half-back where he made his name and won an All-Australian after moving to the Eagles from Brisbane.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALI - JULY 03: Elliot Yeo of the Eagles looks on from the bench with ice on his hamstring after leaving the field with an injury during the 2022 AFL Round 16 game between the Richmond Tigers and West Coast Eagles on the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 3, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Camera iconA dejected-looking Yeo faces another stint on the sidelines. Credit: Michael Willson/AFL PhotosAFL Photos via Getty Images

Coach Adam Simpson has previously said his intention was to bring Yeo back into the midfield group once he settles into the squad.

It puts the rest of his season in doubt, with the Eagles coming up against games against Carlton, Hawthorn and St Kilda in the coming weeks.

Richmond pistol Dustin Martin has also been swapped out of the game with “hamstring consciousness”.

He was replaced by minor striker Kane Lambert.

Halfway through the third quarter, the Tigers lead the Eagles with 13.4 (82) to 7.8 (50).

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