Gold Coast has confirmed that defender Harrison Wigg has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.
Wigg sustained the injury during a training session on Thursday afternoon.
The 22-year-old’s worst fears were realised after scans revealed the ACL tear.
“It’s really unfortunate for Harrison, he had an injury interrupted season with the club last year, but had put together a really strong pre-season,” Suns GM of Football Operations Jon Haines told the club’s official website.
“We’ll make sure we provide as much support as we can for Harrison, and it’s been great today to see the way the whole football club has got around him to show their support.”
“We were excited to see Harrison play some consistent football this year as we know what he can provide for us both on and off the field.”
“We know he’ll approach his recovery with the professionalism he has shown this pre-season and we look forward to seeing him back up and running.”
Wigg joined the Suns in 2018 after spending three years at the Adelaide Crows and is yet to make his senior debut.