Crows midfielder Brad Crouch will be sidelined for about two months after undergoing foot surgery.
Crouch, who consulted a specialist today, suffered a fracture in his left foot during the first quarter of the NAB Challenge win over Port Adelaide.
Crows Head of Football David Noble said Crouch had been in good form and fitness having completed his first full pre-season since joining the Club.
"Brad has had an unfortunate run with injury in recent years but we know that he will attack his rehabilitation with enthusiasm and look to get back as soon as possible," Noble said.
Crouch, who was runner-up for the AFL Rising Star award in 2013 when he made his AFL debut, has played 25 AFL games.
Out of surgery all went well. Thanks for all the messages Don't feel sorry for me my luck will change soon! Go crows— Brad Crouch (@brad_crouch) March 23, 2015