Gold Coast captain Jarrod Witts has ruptured his ACL and will miss the remainder of the 2021 season.
The ruckman went down in the third quarter of the club’s loss to Adelaide, with the Suns confirming the news on Tuesday.
“Jarrod has suffered a rupture of his ACL during that contest in the third quarter on Friday night and will miss the remainder of the 2021 season,” GM Football Jon Haines told the club’s website.
“It’s unfortunate for Jarrod, but we know he’ll continue to lead the club as he has done in recent years.”
The Suns are also without backup ruck Zac Smith, who will miss another month with his own knee injury, while 20-year-old Matt Conroy and key forward Sam Day are also on the injury list.
Ben King aside, the tallest player on Gold Coast’s list is uncapped forward Patrick Murtagh at 196cm and key defender Caleb Graham at 195cm.