Port Adelaide recruit Iva Soldo has undergone surgery on his finger following a recent training incident.

The procedure isn't expected to hinder Soldo's playing chances to start the 2024 season, with the former Richmond ruckman likely to be back in full training late next month.

Soldo went under the knife in Brisbane on Thursday and will return to his teammates over the weekend at the Power's pre-season camp on the Gold Coast.

“Ivan will rejoin the team on the Gold Coast tomorrow after successful surgery on the little finger on his left hand,” Port Adelaide medical boss Tim O'Leary said in a club update.

“His running obviously won't be impacted and we expect him to return to full training with the group in late January.”

Port Adelaide's Ivan Soldo at training, 2023 (Image via Port Adelaide FC)

Soldo was traded to Port Adelaide this off-season after requesting a move to Alberton following nine seasons with the Tigers, where he was a part of their 2019 premiership side.

The 27-year-old brings 57 games of experience in the AFL to the Power and will push for the first-string ruck position under Ken Hinkley following the retirement of Scott Lycett.