Scans have confirmed Essendon forward Jake Stringer suffered a hamstring strain in Sunday’s game against the Western Bulldogs.

Stringer will likely be sidelined the next three to four weeks with what general manager of football Josh Mahoney said was a "standard hamstring strain".

"Scans today have confirmed the strain is to his right hamstring, which is the different side to his previous hamstring injury,” Mahoney said.

“This is a reasonably standard 3-4 week injury, and Jake will use this time on the sidelines to ensure a full recovery to return for a strong second half of the season.”

The Bombers will release their full injury and performance update on Wednesday.