GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 09: Stefan Martin of the Lions and Gary Ablett of the Suns push during the round 16 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium on July 9, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Ablett set for radical surgery

Gary Ablett has chosen a different surgical path this time around – one the Suns skipper hopes will make his troublesome left shoulder stronger than ever.

After consulting two specialists in Melbourne last week, Ablett decided on the invasive latarjet surgery, which he is undergoing on Wednesday, as opposed to the key hole surgery he underwent two years ago.

However, now with a second dislocation, latarjet is considered the stronger chance of long-term success.

Essentially Ablett will have a piece of bone and muscle removed from elsewhere in his shoulder and screwed to the front of the joint, acting as a block to stop it from dislocating again.