ANGUS Brayshaw has left Melbourne’s Maroochydore hub, flying home for surgery on Thursday afternoon.
The midfielder suffered a foot injury during the Demons’ loss to Sydney in Round 15, with the club deciding not to wait until the end of the season to start his recovery process.
“He’s going to have surgery in the coming days with a foot, so he’ll be out for two to three months of rehabilitation,” Simon Goodwin said.
“That rules him out for the season which is disappointing, but we need to get that done.”
While there was hope initially that the 24-year-old could play some part in the backend of the season, the Dees have taken a cautious approach with his injury.
“You obviously have a foot scan and you have a look at the area, and it was still sore three or four days post,” Goodwin said.
“Since that period he’s had a weight baring scan which has identified some ligaments under the bottom of the foot which need to be operated on.
“It’s one of those things that the further you investigate, the more significant the injury was.
“He wasn’t going to get back at all this year, so the option was then to have surgery.”