BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND - JULY 23: Jack Silvagni of the blues in action during the round 18 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Carlton Blues at The Gabba on July 23, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Carlton forward Jack Silvagni is set to face 4-6 weeks o the sidelines as he prepares for surgery in Perth on Monday, per Carltonfc.com.au.

The 22-year-old is set to have a small ITB (iliotibial band) release procedure.

Head of Football Brad Lloyd said the time to recover will benefit Silvagni's career in the long run.

“This is a standard procedure that we’re confident will aid Jack’s recovery and we expect him to miss between 4-6 weeks.”

Silvagni has featured in just three games for Carlton in 2020, including wins against Geelong and Essendon.