SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: Nick Blakey, Oliver Florent and Isaac Heeney of the Swans embrace after winning the round 12 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles at Sydney Cricket Ground on June 09, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

Swans youngster Nick Blakey is set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a crack in his fibula on the weekend.

Blakey landed awkwardly after a marking contest in the third quarter of Sydney's 14-point win over North Melbourne on Saturday night, with the club now confirming the extent of the damage.

The Swans are set to seek the advice of specialists in deciding whether the 21-year-old will require surgery.

“Nick had played his way into some really strong form over the last two months, providing exciting run and carry for us out of defence,” Swans football boss Charlie Gardiner said via the club's statement.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 26: Nick Blakey handballs during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at Bat & Ball Oval on November 26, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

“It is extremely disappointing to see him struck down with this injury at this point in the season.

“While there is no firm timeline on his return from injury at this stage, we are confident he will be ready well in time for the start of preseason."

The injury is a major blow for Blakey and the Swans, who are set for a top six finish this season.

Sydney will face the Suns this weekend and will be able to finish as high as fourth place on the ladder.

Blakey joins Callum Mills in the Swans' casualty ward, with the midfielder likely to return for this weekend's clash.

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