THE CARLTON Football Club can confirm that defender Jacob Weitering is expected to be sidelined for the next six weeks with an AC joint injury.
Weitering was subbed out of the game in the first quarter of yesterday’s game against Collingwood.
He underwent scans and sought further specialist advice on Monday, which confirmed that surgery would be required.
The 24-year-old will complete the surgery early this week before commencing his rehab.
“We had a good indication soon after Jacob experienced the injury that it was a significant one, which has now been confirmed, so the surgery will take place in the coming days so he can commence his rehab as soon as possible,” Carlton Head of Football Brad Lloyd said.
“Our defence and the team as a whole has shown some outstanding resolve so far this season. The players have really bought into that mindset, so while losing Jacob for an extended period certainly isn’t ideal, it provides another opportunity to showcase the resilience that has become a trademark of this group.”
Has been restricted in his training loads for a number of weeks due to calf tightness.
|Ed Curnow||Calf||Progressing through his calf rehabilitation program
Is expected to be back in the ball program in the next fortnight
Once he is back in the ball program the Club will assess when he is ready to play. (Update: 30 May)
|Caleb Marchbank||Knee||Missed the weekend’s game following the knee-on-knee knock in the previous game
Expected to play next week following the bye. (Update: 30 May)
|Matthew Kennedy||Soreness||Will be available to play after the bye. (Update: 30 May)|
|Oscar McDonald||Back||Was placed on the Inactive list last week after being ruled out for the season with a back stress fracture. (Update: 30 May)|
|Harry McKay||Knee||Is back running and recovering as well as can be expected
Will step up his training over the next week with updates on his availability to be known following the bye. (Update: 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. (Update: 30 May)
|Alex Mirkov||Ankle||Will be a test to play next week following this weekend’s bye. (Update: 30 May)|
|Luke Parks||Foot||Rehab is currently focused on gym work.
Remains a chance to play late in the season. (Update: 30 May)
|Marc Pittonet||Knee||Knee brace was removed last week.
Is close to returning to a running program.
Will begin stepping up his rehabilitation over the coming weeks.
Mid-July is the current timeline being looked at for his return. (Update: 30 May)
|Jacob Weitering||AC Joint||
Was subbed out in the first quarter of Sunday's game.
|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. (Update: 30 May)