Crows defender Fischer McAsey has suffered a stress fracture in his leg, resulting in the 20-year-old being sidelined for at least the next month.
The injury, which was located in McAsey's femur, is understood to have been diagnosed after young Crow experienced groin tightness, with club medicals soon investigating the pain.
Scans have since shown a stress fracture in McAsey's right femur, with the promising key defender now set to go without non-weight bearing training for the next 2-4 weeks.
McAsey is expected to return to full training in approximately six weeks.
“Thankfully it has been detected early and Fischer is in a good position to allow it to heal and return to training as soon as possible,” Adelaide high p[performance manager Darren Burgess revealed.
“He has had a strong pre-season and at this stage we anticipate he will be in a position to play in the pre-season competition.”
McAsey did not feature for Matthew Nicks' side this year, playing all 10 of his career games for the Crows in 2020.
The Victorian native signed a new deal until the end of the 2023 season in April this year.