Young SUNS midfielder Sam Flanders will miss the next six weeks of AFL action after scans confirmed an injury to the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his knee.

Flanders sustained the injury midway through the second quarter in the win over Geelong and was subbed out of the game shortly after halftime.


“Sam had a player fall across his knee from the outside on the weekend and he has injured his MCL,” GC SUNS Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull told the Qscan Injury Update.

“He’s in a brace at the moment and we expect Sam to be around the six week mark before he returns to play.”

In the VFL, Jed Anderson left the field with a hamstring injury and was not able to return.

“Jed hurt his hamstring in the VFL, he’s had that imaged and on testing today we think that will be around a month that Jed will miss,” Bull said.

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