SCANS on Monday morning have confirmed that Adam Tomlinson has ruptured his left ACL.
The injury occurred in the first term of Sunday’s match against North Melbourne, when Tomlinson went down in an innocuous contest and he was seen clutching his left knee afterwards.
“This is unfortunate news for Adam, who has been an integral part of our backline this season,” General Manager, Football Performance Alan Richardson told Melbourne Media.
“Adam is a highly respected member of the playing group and a fantastic mentor for our younger players.
“He is extremely diligent in every aspect of his preparation, and we know that Adam will attack his rehabilitation and recovery with this mindset.”
Tomlinson, who has been an extremely durable player over his 160-game AFL career, will meet with a surgeon in the coming days to discuss the best course of action.
Meanwhile, Richardson has provided an update on Jack Viney, who was a late out of Sunday’s game with a toe complaint.
The 27-year-old will be sidelined for approximately two to three weeks, after reporting some lingering soreness in his toe.
“Pleasingly there is no fracture and we have caught the hotspot in Jack’s toe extremely early,” Richardson said.
“Jack will be on a modified training program for the next couple of weeks and we are confident that this is a minor setback for him.
“We will monitor how Jack responds to the rehab plan with the aim for him to return in the next 2-3 weeks.”