MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23: Brody Mihocek of the Magpies and Liam Jones of the Blues compete for the ball during the 2018 AFL round 14 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Carlton Blues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 23, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Carlton’s run with injuries during the pre-season have gotten worse, with defender Liam Jones suffering a minor fracture to his left hand.

Jones sustained the injury on Monday, with the Blues now back in action as they ramp up preparations for the 2019 season following the Christmas break.

The 27-year-old will have surgery on Wednesday to repair the injury, and will have his pre-season interrupted as he tries to recover to full fitness.

The Blues have already lost co-captain Sam Docherty for the entire season with another ACL injury, while Jarrod Pickett will miss a large chunk of the first half of the year with a knee injury.