ADELAIDE'S horror start to the 2020 season has continued with emerging midfielder Jordan Gallucci to miss the rest of the year after rupturing his left Achilles tendon.
Gallucci suffered the injury in an innocuous training drill on Friday morning.
Crows head of science and medicine Steve Saunders said the 22-year-old would have surgery in coming days.
"Jordan has had no tendon or lower leg issues at all during the preseason and went into training today with no history of calf/Achilles symptoms over the past couple of years.
"This is obviously devastating for Jordan given it will now require 9-12 months of rehabilitation."
Gallucci has played 27 games for Adelaide since joining the club with the No.15 pick in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft.
His most recent senior appearance came in round 16, 2019, when the Crows lost the Showdown by 57 points to Port Adelaide.
The Crows are yet to win a game under first-year senior coach Matthew Nicks and sit 18th on the AFL ladder for the first time in the club's history after their heavy round three loss to Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.
Their next clash is against third-placed Brisbane on Sunday afternoon at the Gabba.