The Gold Coast SUNS will be forced to play the entire season without star Ben King after he went down with an ACL injury during training on Thursday.
The 21-year-old suffered the injury during a marking contest and left the field straight away.
He was sent for scans immediately after and unfortunately, they have confirmed what both King and the club feared.
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“Unfortunately Ben’s ruptured his ACL in his right knee in a pretty simple marking contest that he’d been in many times before,” GC SUNS General Manager of Football Performance Wayne Campbell said on Friday.
Considering the circumstances, Campbell said the key forward is doing okay.
“Ben’s going well, whenever someone goes down with an ACL it’s shattering for a start,” he said.
“But he’s got a really strong family and we’ve got some really good support around him from the footy club, it’s not ideal by any stretch but we know Ben’s strength of character will see him attack the challenge in a positive manner.”
The club will now consult with its medical team and specialists in the coming days before deciding on the best course of action for rehabilitation.