St Kilda's Zak Jones will likely be sidelined for the remainder of the home-and-away season after scans revealed medial ligament damage, while promising updates have been shared regarding key forward Max King and wingman Bradley Hill.
The Saints announced the results of Jones' scans on Tuesday afternoon, with those scans displaying season-ending damage to his medial ligament.
Acting General Manager of Football David Misson shared the latest on Jones.
"Zak has sustained a strain to his left medial ligament, as well as damage to his lateral cartilage," Misson said on Tuesday.
"It's a really disappointing result for Zak after what has already been a frustrating year for him.
"He'll consult the surgeon this week and we'll have a better understanding of his rehabilitation after that."
Jones has battled injury for the majority of his Moorabbin tenure, only having managed four senior games this season and 30 over the last three campaigns combined.
As for King, the Saints believe he, as well as ailing wingman Hill, is a chance to play this weekend against the Blues.
"We'll give Max and Bradley every opportunity to prove their fitness this week," Misson also stated.
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"Bradley has been feeling pretty good since the incident, it's just been a matter of letting his body heal.
"He will still need to get through training to prove his fitness, but we're reasonably confident.
"Similarly with Max, it's about making sure he's confident in his body and ready to perform.
"We'll give Bradley and Max every opportunity to put their hand up."