SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: Alex Johnson of the Swans looks upfield during the round 20 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Collingwood Magpies at Sydney Cricket Ground on August 4, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Premiership Swan Alex Johnson simply can’t take a trick, with Fox Sports’ Tom Morris reporting that the luckless defender has suffered a suspected seventh ACL tear.

The 28-year old endured the setback while training for Old Xavierans last Saturday in an innocuous incident.

He felt pain on Saturday afternoon and underwent scans this week.

While still yet to be 100 per cent confirmed, he has reportedly resigned to the fact that he will require a seventh knee reconstruction.

It is the same knee that he hurt in 2018 which ultimately ended his AFL career. Johnson previously had five ACL tears to his other knee.

Johnson was said to be “flying” preparing to play in the VAFA this season, with teammates understandably shattered for the popular clubman.

He was delisted at the end the end of the 2018 season after 47 senior games.