MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: Tom Mitchell of the Hawks celebrates the win on the final siren during the round 20 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 4, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Hawthorn midfielder Tom Mitchell has reportedly been taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg, according to AFL.com.au’s Mitch Cleary.

Mitchell dominated the 2018 season and averaged 35.3 disposals, 8.0 clearances and 6.3 tackles per game.

“For Tom to suffer an injury like this is incredibly disappointing for both him and our footy club,” Hawthorn’s GM of Football Graham Wright told the club’s website.

“He will undergo surgery over the weekend and as a result will most likely miss the 2019 season.

“However, Tom is a very resilient young man and we have no doubt that he will tackle his rehab with the same professionalism and diligence with which he approaches his training.”