The Gold Coast SUNS can confirm that scans have revealed key forward Ben King will miss the 2022 Toyota AFL Premiership Season after rupturing his ACL.

King was sent for scans yesterday afternoon after the fourth-year forward went down in a marking contest during Thursday’s training session and left the field straight away.  

“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.

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Wayne Campbell gives a Ben King Injury Update

General Manager of Football Performance Wayne Campbell speaks to SUNS Media about the knee injury to key forward Ben King.

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“Ben’s going well, whenever someone goes down with an ACL it’s shattering for a start.

“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 consult with its medical team, specialists and Ben in the coming days before deciding on the best course of action for rehabilitation.