FORWARD/midfielder Jay Kennedy-Harris has suffered a broken arm and will miss the next six to eight weeks.
Kennedy-Harris, whose 2016 season was marred by three separate hamstring injuries, suffered a fractured radius (forearm) during Friday’s training session at Casey Fields.
“He was involved in a tackling contest, during a drill and got a whack on the forearm and came up pretty sore,” elite performance manager Dave Misson told melbournefc.com.au.
“He went in for scans and it showed that he had a break.
“He’ll go in for surgery, either tonight (Friday) or tomorrow morning (Saturday), where he is likely to have a plate inserted and his recovery is probably six to eight weeks.”
Kennedy-Harris, who was drafted from Kew Comets/Oakleigh Chargers and selected at No.40 in the 2013 NAB AFL Draft, has played 22 games for the club.
He made his AFL debut against St Kilda in round one, 2014 and played 14 games in his first year.
Kennedy-Harris added eight appearances in 2015, but missed almost 12 weeks due to injury last year and didn’t add any AFL matches.