Huge blow for Carlton with fan favourite Sam Docherty to be sidelined for weeks
Carlton have been dealt a massive blow with Sam Docherty to spend at least a month on the sidelines.
7NEWS reporter Mitch Cleary revealed the veteran suffered a meniscus tear in his knee during last week’s win over North Melbourne on Good Friday.
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The 29-year-old underwent surgery to repair the issue.
Docherty joins a lengthy injury list at Carlton that includes Sam Walsh, Matt Kennedy and Zac Williams, although Walsh is a chance to return for Thursday night’s clash against Adelaide.
Star spearhead Harry McKay will challenge his one-match for striking at the tribunal on Tuesday night.
“It’s no doubt disappointing for Sam to be sidelined for the coming weeks, given he picked up this season right where he left off last year, in great form,” Carlton head of football Brad Lloyd said.
“He’s the ultimate professional though, so once he completes surgery, he’ll launch into his rehab and do everything required to get back to play, which we expect to be in four to six weeks.”
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