Scans on Saturday have revealed a low grade adductor strain for Essendon utility Andy McGrath.

General Manager of Football Josh Mahoney said McGrath experienced tightness in the area during Friday night’s win over St Kilda at Marvel Stadium.

“He had some adductor tightness and awareness late in the game, in the similar area to what he has recently been experiencing which is why he got scanned on Saturday morning,” Mahoney said.

“He won’t be available for next week’s game against West Coast, but we will closely monitor his recovery before making an assessment on his availability for the week following.”