ADELAIDE'S disastrous season has suffered yet another blow, with stand-in captain Tom Doedee ruled out for the remainder of the campaign due to a hamstring injury.
Doedee had been one of few shining lights so far this year for the winless Crows, taking the reins as captain in the absence of the injured Rory Sloane, but sustained the unfortunate injury in Tuesday night's loss to the Magpies.
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It continues a wretched injury run for the 23-year-old defender, who has played just nine games in the last two seasons due to an ACL injury suffered in March 2019.
"This is a new injury to the hamstring that provided the graft for his anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction last year and it will require six to eight weeks of rehabilitation," the club's head of science and medicine Steve Saunders said.
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"It is obviously a very disappointing situation for both Tom and the club and the focus now will be on restoring strength and function for next season."
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Sloane will return from a hand injury to face the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on Sunday, but key forward Tom Lynch will miss three weeks due to a hamstring injury also sustained against Collingwood.