THE CARLTON Football Club can confirm that Brodie Kemp will undergo surgery after suffering an ankle injury at training.

The 19-year-old rolled his ankle in a marking contest during Friday’s training session, with subsequent scans confirming a syndesmosis injury to his left ankle.

The Club consulted a surgeon on Monday where it was determined that surgery would result in best course of rehabilitation.

Kemp is expected to be sidelined for at least the next 12 weeks.

Carlton Head of Football Brad Lloyd said that while the news was disappointing, the Club was always taking a long-term view with Kemp’s development.

“Brodie has put in a lot of hard work over the last 12 months, from the moment he arrived at the football club,” Lloyd said.

“While this news is unfortunate as Brodie was really setting himself for the start of the season, he certainly has the mindset to attack his rehab with professionalism and commitment.”