SUNS defender Rory Thompson is set for a stint on the sidelines after scans have revealed damage to his meniscus.
Thompson left the field in the Round 10 match against the Western Bulldogs and was subsequently substituted out of the match.
SUNS Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull told the Qscan Injury Update the veteran would consult with a specialist in the coming days to determine the best course of action for his recovery.
“Rory has injured his medial meniscus which is what we suspected on the day of injury and he’s since had that confirmed with MRI,” Bull said.
“He’ll liaise with a specialist later this week and we’ll go from there with our course of action for Rory.”
Jy Farrar sustained a head knock in the same match and has entered the 12-day concussion protocols.
“Jy is back and he’s feeling really good now,” Bull said.
“He obviously had a concussion on the weekend so we’re really cautious with those and conservative with our management.
“We’ll build Jy up quite gradually over the next week and aim to see him training next week.”
Forward Josh Corbett is still on the comeback from a hip injury, with Bull saying the 26-year-old would require more time to recover fully.
“Josh is going ok, he was making some really solid progress and over the last few days has just stalled a little bit and slowed down with his rehab,” Bull said.
“We’ll just take a few extra weeks with Josh as we cautiously build him back so when he does come back he is really consistent with his footy and doesn’t miss too many games after that.”