MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17: Charlie Curnow and Jack Silvagni of the Blues look dejected after losing the round 17 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 17, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Blues youngster likely to miss remainder of 2016

Exciting first-year Carlton forward Charlie Curnow’s season could be over with a medial ligament injury expected to sideline him for four to six weeks.

Curnow, pick No.12 in last year’s NAB AFL Draft, was injured when teammate Levi Casboult fell across his right knee during the third quarter of the Blues’ loss to the Sydney Swans last Saturday.

“Scans have revealed it is a medial ligament injury,” Carlton football manager Andrew McKay told on Tuesday afternoon.

“We’re still not completely sure on what timeframe he’ll be out for. But it will be somewhere between four and six weeks, which means he’s a chance to come back just before the end of the season but there’s also a chance that he won’t be back.”