Carlton forward Jack Silvagni will miss the upcoming 2024 AFL season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

The injury occurred during training today, with Silvagni immediately sent for scans, that subsequently confirmed the ACL injury.

The 26-year-old will have surgery before commencing his rehabilitation.

“Jack had put in such a significant body of work over summer to put himself in a great position to attack the year, so we are all really feeling for Jack right now,” Carlton General Manager of Football Brad Lloyd said.

“While the emotion right now is one of disappointment, it is well known that Jack’s work ethic and commitment to the football club is unwavering, and it is his strong character that will be his biggest strength through his recovery process.

“We will be with him every step of the way through his rehab, and no doubt the entire Carlton faithful will be. With the energy he brings, he’ll continue to have a positive impact around the Club and within the playing group throughout this season.”