May played decider with serious hamstring injury

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Steven May played done Melbourne's expansive last win with a hamstring wounded that would've usually seen him miss up to six weeks, scans person revealed.

May's wellness was 1 of the large storylines successful the two-week lead-in to the expansive last aft he pulled up lame during the Demons' preliminary last win implicit Geelong.

After his side's 74-point triumph successful the expansive final, May revealed that helium had asked Melbourne's aesculapian unit to not fto him cognize the results of his hamstring scans.

"I deliberation I had a small nick and I deliberation successful a mean season, [he would miss] 3 oregon 4 weeks," helium said.

May gutted retired the 2nd fractional of the lucifer contempt being laboured and was capable to observe his archetypal AFL premiership (Getty)

"But they didn't privation to archer maine that, and I settled truly good with my symptoms, I trained and I was strong. So I enactment my manus up to play."

However, a three-to-four week hamstring was aggravated successful the 2nd 4th arsenic the Bulldogs gradually started to get connected apical astir the ground.

"I deliberation successful the 2nd 4th I went for a groundball and it wasn't great," May told the Seven Network aft the match.

"I conscionable thought immoderate happens I've conscionable got an hr to get done and I tin hole the hammy successful the off-season."

The All-Australian defender says helium felt his hamstring spell successful the 2nd 4th of the expansive last (Getty)

Melbourne manager Simon Goodwin besides touched connected the All-Australian defender's information successful the lead-up to the expansive final.

"Every measurement of the mode helium passed each his tests - each his spot markers, each his worldly was close connected track," helium told Nine's AFL Sunday Footy Show.

"He trained and didn't miss a bushed and successful the extremity you couldn't not prime him."

May finished the expansive last with humble numbers of 14 disposals and 5 marks, but played a cardinal relation successful holding Bulldogs spearhead Aaron Naughton to conscionable 1 goal.

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