Scans have confirmed a ruptured ACL for Demon Adam Tomlinson, reports SEN’s Sam Edmund.

The 27-year old suffered the injury during his side’s win over North Melbourne on Sunday, with scans confirming the worst.

It is a massive blow for the key defender, who has been one of the club’s most important players during their 7-0 start to the season.

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Edmund broke the unfortunate injury news on Twitter on Monday afternoon.

“Adam Tomlinson has unfortunately been given the news he and the Demons had feared since yesterday afternoon in Hobart – it’s a confirmed ACL and season over for the key defender. Has played such an important role in their 7-0 start to the season,” Edmund tweeted.

Tomlinson has played 160 AFL games since making his senior debut for the Giants in 2012, crossing to the Demons ahead of the 2020 season.

“He‘s shattered,” Demons coach Simon Goodwin told reporters after the match.

“He has put in a lot of work to get his game to the position it is and for coaches and players we have got incredible care and connection for each other at the moment and Adam has been a big part of that.

“It is looking like an ACL, but we will get scans to confirm that. It is really disappointing for him.”