Just days aft confirming Hawthorn large Sam Mitchell will regenerate four-time premiership-winning manager Alastair Clarkson astatine the extremity of the 2022 season, the Hawks person been thumped by 62 points by Fremantle.
The Dockers won each 4th of the lucifer successful Launceston, signaling their biggest ever triumph implicit the Hawks.
With skipper Nat Fyfe celebrating his 200th match, Fremantle moved into seventh spot connected the ladder, astatine slightest temporarily, with Richmond, GWS and West Coast with a lucifer successful hand.
The Hawks, meanwhile, stay successful 2nd past connected the ladder, but Clarkson says the events of the erstwhile week didn't play a large relation successful today's capitulation.
"Based connected today's show you'd accidental they looked flat, but we've got a young side, we had immoderate injuries and we couldn't triumph the shot successful the mediate of the ground," Clarkson said.
"How overmuch bash you nexus each that? The archetypal six oregon 7 minutes of the crippled we tackled ferociously arsenic though thing of the week has been a interest to them.
"It's hard to say, we lowered our colours to a beauteous bully midfield successful today's game."
The Hawks mislaid Changkuoth Jiath during the lucifer to what appears to beryllium a PCL injury, meaning he's seemingly played his last lucifer of the season.
Clarkson noted that players who've rushed backmost from that benignant of wounded tally the hazard of suffering semipermanent damage.
"He's improbable to play for immoderate time," Clarkson said.
"We'll astir apt instrumentality a blimpish attack with him, and with lone six weeks (to go) it would beryllium doubtful helium gets backmost for this year."
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