GOLD Coast recruit Harrison Wigg has fractured his ankle.
Wigg left the training track on Monday morning and scans revealed the bad news that afternoon.
The Suns' medical team will review the injury with specialists in the coming days to determine the best course of action to repair it.
Gold Coast secured the young midfielder from Adelaide 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.
The left-footer made the transition from half-back to midfield in the SANFL last season where he averaged 25 disposals and was named in the team of the year.
Wigg's injury is the second setback since Stuart Dew came on board as coach, following Pearce Hanley's broken hand in the Virgin Australia International Rules Series.
Hanley is close to resuming full training though, as is Sam Day (dislocated hip).
Tom Lynch (PCL) and Michael Barlow (broken leg) have recovered strongly from injuries that cut their 2017 seasons short and are already training strongly.