MELBOURNE will be without Aaron vandenBerg for its next two matches, after the midfielder underwent surgery on Tuesday evening.

vandenBerg suffered a fractured cheekbone during his side’s 43-point victory over the Hawks in Round 7, and is already on the mend.

While it’s an unfortunate setback for the 27-year-old, who has played just 39 career games due to ongoing foot troubles, Simon Goodwin says he should make a quick recovery.

“He got a pretty heavy knock in the first quarter and fractured a cheekbone,” Goodwin said on this week’s episode of The Talking Points.

“So that’s really disappointing for Aaron, but disappointing for us as well.

“He’s gone in for surgery, he’ll miss two games based on the fixture, but he’s really keen to get back.

“What he will be able to do is keep his training load up, so we’ll get him back relatively quickly and get him back in the team.”

Watch below as Goodwin provides an update on Tom McDonald’s fitness and delves into the other big issues in footy.

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The Talking Points | Simon Goodwin

On Episode 4 of The Talking Points, senior coach Simon Goodwin chats about the new fixture, his side's form and the move to Maroochydore.

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