CARLTON has been dealt yet another blow to its defensive stocks, confirming Sam Durdin is set to miss a month with a knee injury.

Durdin, who was making his debut for the club 15 days after being taken in the NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft, left the field during the last quarter of the Blues' 15-point loss to Richmond on Thursday night.

The Blues confirmed on Friday the defender had suffered a medial ligament injury and was expected to be sidelined for the next month.

Sam Durdin in action for Carlton against Richmond in round 14, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

Jack Martin was substituted out of the game in the last term due to calf tightness and is a test to face high-flying Fremantle next week.

The setbacks, particularly Durdin's, continue a horrid injury run for Carlton.

It opted for Durdin in the draft following Jacob Weitering's shoulder injury, with the star defender expected back within a month.

Jacob Weitering sits injured on the bench during Carlton's clash against Collingwood in round 11, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

Mitch McGovern (hamstring) and Oscar McDonald (back) are also sidelined, while the luckless Caleb Marchbank had surgery on a meniscus tear, suffered last week in his first game since round 16, 2019.

Zac Williams (calf) is also out, while Marc Pittonet (knee) is expected back in a month's time.

Adam Cerra (hamstring) is also expected to miss the clash with the Dockers, while David Cuningham (knee) and Luke Parks (foot) are also injured.

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The lengthy injury list is beginning to take its toll.

Carlton has lost two of its past three games to drop to 9-4, and it could drop to as low as seventh on the ladder by the end of the weekend.