CARLTON ruckman Marc Pittonet is expected to be sidelined for the next 2-3 months after rupturing the posterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
The injury occurred during a collision in a ruck contest in the first quarter of Saturday night’s game against Fremantle.
Pittonet was subbed out of the game and underwent a scan when the team returned back to Melbourne.
The results of the scan confirmed the PCL injury, with the Club currently working through the best approach to the 25-year-old’s rehabilitation.
“The injury is obviously a significant one and will sideline Marc for an extended period of time, which is unfortunate given the amount of work he put in throughout the entire summer and we were really starting to see the results of during the early parts of the season,” Carlton Head of Football Brad Lloyd said.
“While Marc won’t be able to have an impact on-field for the coming months, we have no doubt the energy and positivity he brings to our football club every day he walks through the door will continue.
“For now it’s about supporting Marc through his recovery, as he approaches his rehab with a focus to be available later in the season.”
Marc Pittonet (knee)
- Confirmation he suffered a PCL injury in the first quarter of Saturday’s game
- The Club is currently working through the best approach to his rehabilitation
- At this stage he is expected to sidelined for the next two to three months
Harry McKay (knee)
- Has some knee soreness out of Saturday’s game
- Will be a test to play this week
Matthew Kennedy (soreness)
- Has benefitted from the week off and will be available for Round 7
Jack Silvagni (ankle)
- Ankle sprain has been allowed to settle by not playing on the weekend
- Will need to get through training this week to be available
- Is currently a test to play
Josh Honey (knee)
- Will need to get through the week of training
- Is a test to play VFL this week
Ed Curnow (calf)
- Experienced a calf strain at training last week
- Will be sidelined for an indefinite period
- Currently working through best approach to his rehabilitation
|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 and will be sidelined for an indefinite period. Currently working through the best approach to his rehabilitation. (Update: 26 April)|
|Josh Honey||Knee||Will need to get through the week of training: is a test to play this week. (Update: 26 April)|
|Caleb Marchbank||Knee||Progressed into the full skills program and is building up a strong fitness base. He will continue to do so over this next period before he eventually returns to play through the VFL. (Update: 21 April)|
|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)|
|Mitch McGovern||Hamstring||Increased his running capacity over the last week, with the next fortnight to be spent integrating him progressively back into the skills program. This will give him a strong foundation to build from when he returns to the side in the short term. (Update: 21 April)|
|Harry McKay||Knee||Has some knee soreness out of Round 6: is a test to play this week. (Update: 26 April)|
|Jack Silvagni||Ankle||Ankle sprain has been allowed to settle by not playing on the weekend. Will need to get through a test this week to be available: is a test to play to this week. (Update: 26 April)|