AFL journalist Tom Browne first reported on Saturday night that there were fears that the 24-year suffered a suspected ACL injury in a cruel blow for the Blues.
Carlton has suffered a shocking injury blow in the vfl. Marchbank with a suspected ACL. More details @7NewsMelbourne 645
— Tom Browne (@TomBrowne7) April 10, 2021
Scans on Sunday revealed the worst for Marchbank, ruling him out for the rest of the season.
“Caleb has been through an incredible amount of adversity and the way he has dealt with it all is a testament to his quality as a person as well as a professional,” Blues head of football Brad Lloyd told carltonfc.com.au.
“There is no denying football can be unfair sometimes, especially considering how hard Caleb had worked to get his body right to play his best football once again.
“As disappointed as we all are, it does not change our belief in Caleb and the unwavering support we will provide him every step of the way through his rehabilitation and we’re sure that support will be echoed by our members and supporters.”
Marchbank was drafted by GWS out of the Murray Bushrangers with Pick 6 in thew 2014 AFL draft and moved to Carlton at the end of 2016.
Injuries have restricted the backman to just 48 AFL games.