Callum Ah Chee will be on the sidelines for an extended period after suffering a high grade ankle sprain during Tuesday afternoon’s training session. 

Ah Chee was sent for scans following the incident, with results confirming the classy half-back had sustained the injury to his right ankle.

“It’s really unfortunate for Cal, he had just worked his way back into the senior side after missing the early parts of the season with a quad strain,” General Manager of Football Operations Jon Haines said.   

“We know how diligently Cal had worked to get back out on the field and the entire club was excited at the impact he was going to have on the team in the second half of the season.

“Cal is a highly regarded member of our playing group and he will receive all the necessary support throughout the upcoming rehabilitation process. Cal is a key part of our long term plans and we will ensure that his recovery sets him up for a strong pre-season campaign”.

Ah Chee will undergo surgery this afternoon and commence his rehabilitation post operation.