Adelaide defender Tom Doedee will miss the remainder of the season after damaging a hamstring tendon.
Doedee suffered the injury while lunging at speed during a contest in the final quarter of Tuesday night’s loss to Collingwood at Adelaide Oval.
Crows Head of Science and Medicine Steve Saunders said scans had shown a high-grade injury to the proximal hamstring tendon on his left side.
“This is a new injury to the hamstring that provided the graft for his anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction last year and it will require six to eight weeks rehabilitation,” Saunders said.
“It is obviously a very disappointing situation for both Tom and the Club, and the focus will now be on restoring strength and function for next season.”
Another senior Crow Tom Lynch will also be sidelined for up to three weeks after sustaining a low-level hamstring injury.
Lynch came from the ground in the first quarter against Collingwood and took no further part in the game.