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Injury news: Round 14

THE Carlton Football Club has received confirmation today that defender Caleb Marchbank has suffered a lateral meniscus tear in his knee and has undergone surgery.

Marchbank completed the game in Friday night’s win over Essendon, however on Monday he underwent assessment for a knee complaint, which required further specialist consultation.

That consultation ultimately confirmed the meniscus tear which led to surgery being required this afternoon and will now see Marchbank sidelined for the next six to eight weeks.

Carlton Head of Football Brad Lloyd said the Club’s primary focus was on supporting the 25-year-old.

“Caleb is understandably really disappointed, as we are as a footy club, given how hard we all know Caleb has worked to get himself back and ready to play at the elite level,” Head of Football Brad Lloyd said.

“Caleb has had more than his fair share of bad luck, which makes this news tough to hear, but as we all saw on Friday night he is more than capable of performing at the level and all we can do is support him through this period of his recovery, we have no doubt the Carlton faithful will do the same.”

The Club can also confirm midfielder Adam Cerra experienced a low-grade hamstring injury on Friday night. He is expected to be sidelined for the next two weeks.

Caleb Marchbank (knee)

– On Monday underwent assessment for a knee complaint, which required further specialist consultation
– That consultation ultimately confirmed the meniscus tear which led to surgery being required on Tuesday afternoon
– Expected to be sidelined for the next six to eight weeks

Adam Cerra (hamstring)

– Was subbed out of the game in the first quarter of Friday night’s win against Essendon
– Scans confirmed a low-grade hamstring injury
– Expected to miss the next two games

Jacob Weitering (joint AC)

– Recovered very well after the surgery
– Focus is now on getting his strength back
– Is back running this week and at this stage is expected to return in a month

Ed Curnow (calf)

– Will return to the ball program this week
– Availability will be determined at how quickly he adapts to the skills program in the coming weeks

Marc Pittonet (knee)

– Progressing really well and is back in the heavy conditioning and running program in the last few days
– At this stage the aim is for him to be available to play in four weeks

Player

Injury

update

Adam Cerra Hamstring Subbed out in the first quarter against Essendon, with scans confirming a low-grade strain.
Expected to miss the next two games. (Updated: 14 June)
David Cunningham Knee Has been restricted in his training loads for a number of weeks due to calf tightness.
Current focus is on running program and light skills: plan is to have him available late in season. (Updated: 30 May)
Ed Curnow calf Returns to the ball program this week.
Availability will be determined at how quickly he adapts to skills program in coming weeks. (Updated: 14 June)
Caleb Marchbank Knee Further consultation specialist confirmed a meniscus tear, which led to surgery.
Expected to be available in 6-8 weeks. (Updated: 14 June)
oscar mcdonald Back Was placed on the Inactive list last week after being ruled out for the season with a back stress fracture. (Updated: 30 May)
Mitch McGovern Hamstring It has been almost a month since completing surgery on his injured hamstring.
Mitch is back into his running program and is where he is expected to be at this stage of his recovery.
A timeline on his return has not changed and at this stage is expected to be six to eight weeks away. (Updated: 30 May)
Luke Parks Football Rehab is currently focused on gym work.
Remains a chance to play late in the season. (Updated: 30 May)
Marc Pittonet Knee Progressing really well and is back in the heavy conditioning and running program in the last few days.
At this stage the aim is for him to be available to play in four weeks. (Updated: 14 June)
Jacob Weitering AC joint Recovered well after surgery, with focus now on getting strength back.
Back running this week and is expected to be back within a month. (Updated: 14 June)
Zac Williams calf Two weeks removed from sustaining the high-grade calf strain in Round 9.
Timeline on recovery has not changed, aiming to be available to play late in the season. (Updated: 30 May)

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