RORY Thompson has been dealt another injury blow, with the Gold Coast full-back suffering a partial tear to his right ACL.

It is the opposite knee to the one he fully ruptured in February last year. 

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Thompson was on the verge of making his comeback to the initial injury before the COVID shutdown, only to require another minor knee clean out in June.

He was playing his second scratch match since resumption when the latest injury occurred.

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"It's an unusual one given it's a partial tear," football manager Jon Haines said.

"We just want to make sure we get all the right opinions before we make a decision on the best way forward.

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"He’s obviously disappointed and frustrated but once he gets a clear indication of what the path is forward, he’ll be able to put all his energy into that and we’ll make sure we support him with that journey."

The 28-year-old foundation Sun is contracted until the end of 2023.