BRISBANE ruckman Stefan Martin will miss more than two months with a torn PCL, sustained during the club's disappointing round one loss to Hawthorn.

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Scans revealed Martin sustained grade two damage during the incident, which occurred in the third quarter, and will subsequently be in a brace for the next six weeks.

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The Lions expect the 33-year-old to be in rehabilitation for the next eight-to-10 weeks as a result of the significant blow, putting him in doubt to return should football resume from its suspension at the earliest possible point in the first week of June.

The League suspended competition until at least May 31 over the weekend, due to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

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Brisbane has limited ruck options behind Martin and could be forced to rely heavily on youngsters Oscar McInerney and Archie Smith, should he not be fit upon the return of play.