MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 01: Josh Jenkins of the Crows is helped from the ground by trainers during the round two AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Adelaide Crows at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 1, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Adelaide key forward Josh Jenkins will miss Saturday’s clash against Essendon.

The big forward injured his ribs in Adelaide’s round two win over Adelaide at the MCG following a collision with Hawks debutant Teia Miles.

Jenkins consulted a Thoracic Specialist on Tuesday which revealed he has significant damage to the Costochondral Cartilage as well as deep Thoracic bruising and has been ruled out of the match against his former side.

The 28-year-old will be a week-to-week proposition in the coming rounds.

Jenkins has kicked 186 goals in 95 games for the Crows.