GOLD Coast's Kade Kolodjashnij can only pray for an end to the wicked run of concussions that have seen him fall down the pecking order at the Suns.

The Tasmanian was the AFL franchise's top draft pick in 2013, going fifth overall, but has had his promising career derailed by a seemingly endless collection of head knocks.

He missed the final 10 rounds of last season after a triple dose of clashes left him struggling for focus and clear vision.

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The 22-year-old started 2018 full of promise under new coach Stuart Dew only to relive his nightmare.

An initial concussion contributed to his demotion to the Suns' NEAFL side and the second, a nasty case of whiplash after being slung into the Darwin turf, has him back at square one.

The highly rated junior now finds himself off contract at season's end and crossing his fingers for a clean bill of health so he can push his case in the NEAFL.

But, understandably, the charismatic talent says he is more worried about his health than his AFL future.

"I was flying (at the start of the season) so it's frustrating and a real rough patch I'm in, but I've just got keep going and stay positive," Kolodjashnij said.

"It takes its toll mentally but there's not much else I can do, just pretty much accept it and hope it doesn't happen again."

Kolodjashnij, who surfs regularly and is studying a business degree, insists he isn't struggling with any long-term pain and is yet to return to the specialist that advised him to take the end of last season off.

A skilful and tough halfback at his best, the Launceston product hopes he can stay fit and prove to Dew he's worth keeping on the Gold Coast.

"I just want to get some continuity and form back and I did feel pretty good out there," he said of his last-start, 37-touch performance against the NT Thunder.

"We'll see what happens at the end of the year; definitely I want to stay here but at the moment I just want to get back out there and start playing again."