ADELAIDE onballer Rory Sloane is set to miss another chunk of the AFL season because of a fractured cheekbone.
Sloane was hurt during Adelaide's win against the Brisbane Lions on Saturday, fracturing the same cheekbone he did in round six.
Adelaide's head of football David Noble said Sloane would consult a surgeon to determine how long he would be sidelined.
"We'll get Rory into a specialist to decide the best course of action in the next few days," Noble said in a statement on Monday.
"We expect him to miss some weeks but we're not quite sure (how many)."
"It's likely that Rory will have surgery this time because it's a second break and it looks like the cheekbone is out of position," Larkins said.
"At the moment the decision is whether he has a plate inserted to fix the fracture, which would mean he'd miss more time than he did first time around, probably five to six weeks."