The Gold Coast Suns have confirmed Rory Thompson is set for a spell on the sidelines after damaging the meniscus in his left knee.
The Suns are priced at 9/2 to finish in the top eight of the AFL this season and will be hoping to get Thompson back in action sooner rather than later.
Thompson picked up the injury during the round 10 clash against the Western Bulldogs and was immediately substituted out of the match.
He has since been sent for scans which have confirmed the damage to the knee and they now need to work out the best course of action. Whatever that may be, he is facing a spell out.
“Rory has injured his medial meniscus which is what we suspected on the day of injury and he’s since had that confirmed with MRI,” Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull told the Suns website.
“He’ll liaise with a specialist later this week and we’ll go from there with our course of action for Rory.”
Meanwhile Bull also confirmed that Josh Corbett is on the way back from a hip injury but still needs some time before he is completely ready to return.
“Josh is going ok, he was making some really solid progress and over the last few days has just stalled a little bit and slowed down with his rehab,” Bull added.
“We’ll just take a few extra weeks with Josh as we cautiously build him back so when he does come back he is really consistent with his footy and doesn’t miss too many games after that.”