Gold Coast are poised to make a decision on whether Gary Ablett’s AFL season is over after scans revealed he had damaged the medial ligament in his left knee.
The dual Brownlow medallist injured the knee during Saturday’s loss to Adelaide and is facing a minimum of three weeks on the sidelines.
Ablett says that would be a best-case scenario if he’s only suffered a grade one tear to the ligament.
But the more likely outcome is the Suns opting to sit their captain out for the remainder of the year with their finals hopes already well and truly extinguished.
Ablett said he would reach a decision with coach Rodney Eade once a doctor had explained the full extent of the injury to them.
“They’re thinking it’s (medial) that at this stage,” Ablett told Fox Sports News.
“I’ve just had the scans so I’ll go in and see the doc now. I’ll know more then. Hopefully nothing too serious and can get into the rehab and get it right.
“It obviously depends what grade it is. Best-case scenario it’s going to be three or four weeks anyway.
“We’ll see what the docs say and then I’ll talk to Rodney from there and we’ll make a decision.”
The news caps an injury-plagued season for Ablett, who made his return from a shoulder reconstruction in the opening two rounds of the year but then missed the next 12 weeks to continue strengthening his shoulder.
Ablett returned in the round 14 hammering of North Melbourne earlier this month and has played the past four matches.