MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: Tom McDonald of the Demons handballs during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock on May 15, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Melbourne star forward Tom McDonald is latest big name to pull out of AFLX, as reported by the Herald Sun’s Sam Edmund.

McDonald was set to represent Jack Riwoldt’s Team Ream Rampage, but requires a minor knee operation that was originally scheduled after Friday’s one-night tournament.

Demons teammate Bailey Fritsch will take McDonald’s place in Team Rampage, who lost Luke Breust and Isaac Smith on Tuesday.

The Hawks duo’s replacements are yet to be named.