Carlton‘s promising begin to the 2022 season has been dealt a significant blow with Coleman Medallist Harry McKay set to be sidelined for at the very least six weeks with a knee harm.
McKay reported some soreness after Carlton’s win over Adelaide on Sunday, with scans confirming a lateral meniscus tear in his knee that may require surgery.
“This news is clearly unlucky for Harry, given the actually robust begin to the season he was having each personally and as a frontrunner for our facet,” Carlton soccer boss Brad Lloyd mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday.
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“Harry will have the surgery tomorrow morning (Thursday), he is the final word skilled so will assault his rehab to be able to make an influence when he returns to the facet, which at this stage we anticipate to be round three weeks after the bye.”
The absence of the 24-year-old will go away a gaping gap in Carlton’s ahead line after he received the membership’s goalkicking with a career-best 58 targets final season.
McKay’s harm comes at an especially inopportune time for the Blues, whose 6-2 begin to the season is their greatest for the reason that 1996 season.
McKay’s 20 targets by the primary eight rounds has him seventh on the AFL’s goal-kicking record, whereas Curnow’s 25 has him ranked second behind Richmond’s Tom Lynch.