MELBOURNE will be without Charlie Spargo for the remainder of the 2024 AFL season with the small forward undergoing surgery on his Achilles.

Spargo played during the club’s Opening Round clash but has since been battling an Achilles injury.

Simon Goodwin provided an update on the Demon on Wednesday morning, confirming that he would be ruled out for the remainder of the year.

“It’s shattering obviously for us and for Charlie,” Goodwin said.

“He's really struggled this year with his Achilles and we tried multiple things to get it right. It's come to a point where surgery is the best option that's left for us.

“We’ve missed him a lot. He’s a really important person to us around the footy club. He provides the team with a certain skill set that we certainly miss.

“It’s devastating for Charlie, but we just want him to get healthy, get well and make sure he's back playing his best footy with his smiling face around the club again.

“Once he's had surgery, we'll get him back in to start his rehab, but more importantly to be around the group.

“We’ve got a really important seven weeks that's coming ahead for us in terms of what we want to do as a footy term and a footy club, and he’s a big part of leading that and helping us drive that with the players that we've got available.”