GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Ben Ainsworth of the Suns runs the ball during the round 13 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the St Kilda Saints at Metricon Stadium on June 16, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Exciting Suns midfielder Ben Ainsworth is set to miss six weeks after undergoing foot surgery.

The 21-year old sustained the injury in his side's loss to Geelong on Saturday night.

The club confirmed that Ainsworth went under the knife on Monday night to repair the small break in his metatarsal and he is not expected to return until mid-July.

The former No. 4 pick had been enjoying an impressive start to the season for the rejuvenated Suns, averaging 15.9 disposals per game.

The highlight of his campaign came against North Melbourne in round eight, tallying 20 disposals and two goals.

Gold Coast travel to Sydney to face the Giants on Saturday.