CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08: Tom Doedee of the Crows during the 2019 JLT Community Series AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Adelaide Crows at UNSW Canberra Oval on March 08, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images)

Stand-in captain Tom Doedee has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2020 season due to a hamstring injury suffered in Tuesday night’s loss to the Magpies.

Doedee had been one of the best players for the winless Crows this season, stepping up as captain when Rory Sloane was sidelined due to injury.

The 23-year-old defender had just returned to the field and strung some games together before being sidelined yet again.

Doedee has played nine games in the last two seasons due to an ACL injury in 2019.

“This is a new injury to the hamstring that provided the graft for his anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction last year and it will require six to eight weeks of rehabilitation,” the club’s head of science and medicine Steve Saunders told the club website.

“It is obviously a very disappointing situation for both Tom and the club and the focus now will be on restoring strength and function for next season.”

In other injury news, Sloane is expected to return from a hand injury to face the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.

Tom Lynch also suffered a hamstring injury in the first quarter against Collingwood and is expected to miss three weeks.