TALENTED Adelaide midfielder Brad Crouch has been sidelined yet again by his dodgy left foot, with a stress reaction to keep him out for six to eight weeks.
The 21-year-old was playing just his second SANFL game back from surgery on the same foot when he heard a crack in the opening minutes and left the field.
The Crows reported on Tuesday night that Crouch suffered a stress reaction in the same foot that he fractured during the NAB Challenge in March.
Crouch's latest setback follows an Achilles injury and a broken leg last year and a torn hamstring in 2013.
He is one of the most highly regarded youngsters at West Lakes but just hasn't been able to remain fit to build on his potential.
Adelaide head of football David Noble said Crouch would wear a moon boot for a couple of weeks.
"Brad had worked hard and done everything right to get back and we will continue to take a conservative approach with his rehabilitation," he told the Adelaide website.
The injury compounds that of teammate Rory Sloane, who has had surgery to repair a fractured cheekbone suffered against the Lions on Saturday, with the star midfielder set to miss four to six weeks.