Jade Gresham’s 2022 campaign is over, with the 24-year-old succumbing to a knee injury.

The dynamic midfielder left the ground after landing awkwardly and injuring his right knee in the fourth quarter against West Coast.

Scans yesterday confirmed a medial meniscus tear, with surgical repair established as the best course of action.

“This is a big blow for Jade, who has already had a very injury-interrupted past few years,” Head of Football David Rath said.

“Given Jade’s history, specialists have also recommended a PCL reconstruction, so this will mean a five-month rehabilitation process.

This is hugely disappointing for both Jade and the club, but when it comes to the long-term health of our players nothing comes above that.

- Head of Football David Rath

“Jade has our full support and we look forward to helping him get back to his best as soon as possible.”

Another felled by the clash against the Eagles was Jack Billings, who was subbed out in the early stages of Sunday’s game.

“Scans have shown some disc compression in Jack’s back, meaning his mobility has been severely impacted,” Rath said.

“He’ll undergo treatment this week, so we’ll see how he responds and be able to garner a better understanding of his return to play timeframe after that.”

Injury list

Jack Billings Back TBC
Max Heath Concussion 1 week
Dougal Howard Knee 1 week
Daniel McKenzie Calf 2-3 weeks
Paddy Ryder Calf 4-5 weeks
Jade Gresham Knee Season
Jack Hayes Knee Season
Nick Coffield Knee Season
Updated: Thursday, 28 July