PORT Adelaide forwards Charlie Dixon and Orazio Fantasia have had their pre-seasons interrupted after suffering injury issues over summer.
The pair will consult with surgeons in the coming weeks about respective ankle and knee issues.
Dixon tore ligaments in his left ankle after landing awkwardly on a teammate's foot during a marking contest at training on Friday.
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The 31-year-old will be in a moonboot in the short-term but it is unclear how long he will be on the sidelines for or whether he will have to undergo surgery.
Teammate Connor Rozee described the incident as innocuous and hoped the power forward would return shortly.
"They're still going through the stages to see what sort of surgery, or if he has to have surgery, so it's hard to put a time on those things," Rozee said.
"Hopefully he doesn't miss too much footy."
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Fantasia has recovered from surgery on his left knee but is having ongoing issues with his right one and will consult his surgeon to consider the best course of action.
The former Bomber was restricted to 15 games in his first year at Port because of mid-season knee surgery.
"He's got one good leg and one bad leg at the moment," Rozee said.
"I think at this stage they're still planning on him being back for (start of) the season."
Dixon played all 24 matches last season, booting 48 goals to finish the club's leading goalkicker.
Port's 2021 campaign ended with a 71-point loss to the Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval, marking the second year in a row in which they were eliminated in a preliminary final.
Rozee said there had been a big focus on expanding the club's midfield mix during the pre-season to take some heat off Brownlow medallist Ollie Wines and champion Travis Boak.
The 22-year-old is keen to play a larger role in the middle of the ground.
The Power are set to begin this season with a match against Brisbane at the Gabba on March 19.