GOLD Coast's Darcy MacPherson has fractured his leg and will miss up to 14 weeks.

The Suns small forward landed awkwardly in the second quarter of Sunday's QClash against Brisbane and was immediately taken from the field.

MacPherson had x-rays on Monday that confirmed the worst.

He has fractured his right leg and will miss 12-14 weeks, putting in doubt the rest of his season.

It's a huge setback for the 20-year-old, who had made a home in Gold Coast's forward line early in the season.

Against the Lions, he kicked two first quarter goals after winning free kicks for his relentless pressure.

MacPherson's injury adds to long-term setbacks for Pearce Hanley and Tom Nicholls, who both had shoulder surgery recently and will miss big chunks of the season.