McKay sidelined for six weeks

THE Carlton Football Club can confirm that forward Harry McKay has suffered a lateral meniscus tear in his knee.

The 24-year-old reported some soreness after the game on Sunday, with scans confirming the injury.

McKay sought further consultation with a surgeon today, which confirmed he will undergo an operation tomorrow morning to correct the injury.

He is expected to be sidelined for at least the next six weeks.

“This news is obviously unfortunate for Harry, given the really strong start to the season he was having both personally and as a leader for our side,” Carlton Head of Football Brad Lloyd said.

“Harry will have the surgery tomorrow morning, he’s the ultimate professional so will attack his rehab to be in a position to make an impact when he returns to the side, which at this stage we expect to be around three weeks after the bye.”

The Club can also confirm defender Luke Parks is set for an extended stint on the sidelines.

A mid-foot injury was detected with the 21-year-old last week, which after further investigation has been diagnosed as a bone stress injury, sidelining the defender for the next 12 weeks.

“We had hoped for a better outcome with Luke but unfortunately we will be without him for an extended period of time,” Lloyd said.

“He is a great character, so we know he’ll put everything he can into getting himself fit and available late in the season.”

Jack Martin (calf)

  • Was subbed out at half time of Sunday’s win against Adelaide
  • Scans on Monday confirmed a low-grade calf strain
  • Will miss the next 1-2 weeks

Caleb Marchbank (knee)

  • Got through three quarters of his first VFL game as planned
  • Pulled up well following the game
  • The VFL have a bye this weekend, therefore the plan will be for Marchbank to play a full VFL game next week

Lachie Plowman (illness)

  • Recovered and is available this week

Liam Stocker (AC joint)

  • AC joint injury has settled well
  • Will be a test to play this week

George Hewett (@soreness)

  • Was able to fully train today as he aims to return from a corked calf
  • Will need to train fully on Friday though to confirm his availability for the weekend

Luke Parks (foot)

  • Last week was detected as having a mid-foot injury
  • This has now been diagnosed as a bone stress injury
  • Parks is expected to sidelined for the next 12 weeks

Player

Injury

Update

David Cuningham Knee Being integrated back into the skills program.
He will build up his fitness base from here as he progresses towards a return to play in the middle of the season. (Update: 21 April)
Ed Curnow Calf Experienced a calf strain at training which pushed back his return to play.
Expected to be available after the AFL mid-season bye. (Update: 3 May)
George Hewett Soreness Trained fully on Wednesday as he aims to return from a corked calf.
Will need to train on Friday to confirm availability for the weekend. (Update: 11 May)
Josh Honey Knee Experienced tightness when he underwent a fitness test to play VFL.
Will be given a couple more weeks of conditioning to put him in the best position upon return: expected to return after next week’s VFL bye. (Update: 3 May)
Jack Martin Calf Subbed out at half time of Round 8, with scans confirming a low-grade calf strain.
Will miss the next 1-2 weeks. (Update: 11 May)
Oscar McDonald Back Has been able to train the last few weeks, but has not been able to reach 100 per cent capacity.
The Club is working on strategies to build up his training load, with a return-to-play date to be confirmed. (Update: 21 April)
Harry McKay Knee Undergoing knee surgery on Thursday after scans confirmed a lateral meniscus tear in his knee.
Expected to be sidelined for the next six weeks. (Update: 11 May)
Mitch McGovern Hamstring It was determined that surgery would be the best course of action, which he underwent on Tuesday 3 May.
Expected to be sidelined for the next 10-12 weeks. (Update: 3 May)
Luke Parks Foot Last week was detected as having a mid-foot injury, which has now been diagnosed as a bone stress injury.
Expected to be sidelined for the next 12 weeks. (Update: 11 May)
Marc Pittone Knee Suffered a PCL injury in Round 6.
Currently working through the best approach to his rehabilitation, is currently expected to be sidelined for 2-3 months. (Update: 26 April)
Liam Stocker Shoulder AC joint injury has settled well.
Will be a test to play this week. (Update: 11 May)
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