Adelaide defender Wayne Milera’s season is over after he ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee.

Milera suffered the injury when he landed awkwardly in a marking contest in the third quarter of Friday night’s loss to Fremantle in Perth.

Scans in Adelaide on Sunday confirmed the damage and the 26-year-old will have surgery in coming days.

It is the same injury Milera suffered in his left knee which saw him miss the 2021 season.

“It’s obviously devastating for Wayne who has dealt with his fair share of unfortunate injuries in his career so far,” Crows High Performance Manager Darren Burgess said.

“The surgery will mean he will miss the rest of the season while focusing on his rehabilitation.

“Unfortunately, he has been through this before so he knows the road ahead, but as we know with Wayne he is a very strong, positive person who will do everything to ensure he returns bigger and better next year.”