Suns Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull said on the club website that Anderson would undergo surgery this week.
“Noah has had to go in for surgery on his hand early this week to stabilise his fracture," said Bull
Not the news we wanted for Noah Anderson, although the skipper will return for tomorrow night's clash against Richmond. More in the Qscan Injury Update.
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“The recovery timeline will be guided by Noah’s progress whilst his hand heals and strengthens and subsequent follow ups with the surgeon before return to play.”
The Suns luckily have captain David Swallow waiting in the wings for a return after he missed the loss to the bottom place Kangaroos.
Swallow's inclusion will help provide cover for the absence of the Anderson in the midfield with the Suns desperate for a win.
They face Richmond at Marvel Stadium on Thursday night with the pressure slowly mounting on them. The Suns have been awful in the second half of seasons under Stuart Dew and that trend looks set to continue in 2021.