CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 25: Caleb Marchbank of the Giants and Tom Campbell of the Bulldogs contest possession during the 2016 AFL NAB Challenge match between Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Western Bulldogs at Star Track Oval on February 25, 2016 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Greater Western Sydney’s Caleb Marchbank will miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury.

Marchbank dislocated his shoulder while playing in the NEAFL on the weekend, which will require the 19-year-old to undergo a shoulder reconstruction.

“This is disappointing news for a young player like Caleb but with his long-term welfare in mind, this is the best course of action to take,” Giants’ head of athletic performance, David Joyce, said.

“It’s been a difficult season for Caleb but we’re confident he’ll make a full recovery in a matter of months.”

Marchbank has been the speculation of several trade rumours, with Essendon, Carlton, Collingwood and St Kilda all rumoured to be interested in the young defender.

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