Carlton’s Matthew Kreuzer has suffered an injury setback, which will cause him to miss the opening rounds of the season.
Kreuzer suffered some discomfort in his foot at a training session late last week.
Upon further investigation late today, scans and a consultation with club doctors have tonight revealed he has a hairline fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot and will need to be in a moon-boot for 4-6 weeks before being further evaluated.
The injury is on the same foot that disrupted his 2014 season, but the fracture is in a different spot.
Carlton’s Head of Football Andrew McKay says he’s confident the big man will still play a major role for the Blues this season.
“It’s exceptionally disappointing for Matthew given all the hard work he has put in to get his body back to peak shape, but we’re confident he will play the majority of the season,” McKay said.