Adelaide will be without Shane McAdam for coming weeks as the forward undergoes a month-long rehabilitation program for an injured quad.

McAdam has resumed running after sustaining the quad injury in the SANFL during his side's clash with Central Districts in Round 3.

Adelaide's High Performance Manager Darren Burgess offered some insight on the injury.

"Shane has been running which is positive and will be involved in some team training next week," he said.

"But because of the nature of the quad injury, we're going to hold him back on kicking. We expect because it's a little bit unusual he will be about 4-6 weeks away depending on how he responds to training."

McAdam has played 44 games at AFL level since joining the Crows in 2020, becoming a consistent goalkicker for his side.

BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 23: Shane McAdam, Joshua Rachele and Jackson Hately of the Crows celebrate during the 2022 AFL Round 06 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Adelaide Crows at Mars Stadium on April 23, 2022 in Ballarat, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

With Adelaide's forward-line depth so strong, McAdam could struggle to break back into the AFL side following his recovery.

The Club also provided news on second-year midfielder Zac Taylor, who will spend three months on the sidelines after suffering a Lisfranc injury against South Adelaide on Sunday.

"Zac had an incident on the weekend when he got tackled, he tried to go back on but he was unable to, and scans yesterday revealed he has a Lisfranc fracture in his foot," said Burgess.

"He will need surgery and the surgeon will give us an indication of how long his recovery will be, but we're hoping he'll be back for the later part of the season.

"He's looking at about four weeks off his legs, the first couple in a moon boot, then four weeks getting him moving and four weeks of training before we look at bringing him back in.

"So unfortunately for Zac it's an extended period of time, but what he did show last year when he had a bit of time off with his thumb injury was a real dedication to his rehab and I'm sure he'll be doing that again this time.”

Taylor was selected with Pick 44 in 2021, and has appeared in 21 SANFL games for the Crows.