Collingwood have announced that midfielder Daniel Wells will have surgery on a foot injury he sustained in yesterday’s Queen’s Birthday win over Melbourne.
Scans revealed that Wells has high-grade damage to the Lisfranc ligament in his left foot.
The 33-year-old will be sent in for surgery and could potentially miss the rest of the season.
“Unfortunately for Daniel, an operation is required,” Collingwood head of football Geoff Walsh told Collingwood’s official club website.
We’ll know what that means, in terms of the rest of this season, after the surgery but it is reasonable to expect that it is a long term injury.
“Clearly, it’s a bitter pill for Daniel to swallow. He had spent a lot of time getting into strong physical shape and, back in the team, he was working his way into the season.”
Wells has played a total of 14 games for the Magpies since joining the club from North Melbourne at the end of the 2016 season.
The 257 game veteran is contracted until the end of 2019.