Gold Coast SUNS recruit Harrison Wigg has suffered an injury setback after sustaining a fracture to his ankle at training on Monday.
Wigg left the track during the session and underwent scans on Monday afternoon.
The medical team will review the injury with specialists in the coming days where the most appropriate course of action to repair the injury will be determined.
Gold Coast secured the young midfielder from the Adelaide Crows during October’s NAB AFL Trade Period.
Originally drafted with pick 35 in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft from North Adelaide, Wigg is yet to make his senior debut despite starring at SANFL level and being named an emergency for the Crows on several occasions.
Recruited as a half-back flanker, Wigg made the transition to inside midfielder in 2017 where he averaged 25 disposals.
The left-footer capped off a consistent season by being named in the SANFL’s Team of the Year, while he was Adelaide’s leading vote-winner in the Magarey Medal.
His ability to win the contested ball and dispose of it accurately by foot are big parts of his game, ranking third for inside 50s across the SANFL this season, while he finished second at Adelaide for contested possessions and clearances at reserves level.
In his draft year, Wigg was named in the All Australian team, as well as South Australia’s most valuable player at the Under-18 National Championships.