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Gold Coast superstar Gary Ablett has escaped serious damage to his knee, but the Suns' captain will miss at least this week's match against North Melbourne.
"Great result nothing serious, doc thinks 2-3 weeks but I'm confident I can get back earlier! Thanks for your support!" Ablett tweeted late morning, after receiving the verdict on scans.
Ablett wrenched his knee late in the Suns' loss to Brisbane on Saturday night and missed a recovery session yesterday after icing into the early hours of Sunday morning.
Gary Ablett of the Suns leaves the field on Saturday night. Photo: Getty Images
"Gary had scans this morning on his right knee. The scans have revealed no structural damage to his knee, however we expect him to miss a couple of matches," Suns general manager Marcus Ashcroft said on the Gold Coast website.
"He woke up pretty sore this morning. It’s not quite as good a news as we thought last night," Ablett’s manager Liam Pickering said on Fox Footy TV on Monday.
The dazzling midfielder has been in career-best form, averaging over 40 possessions in the first three rounds.
The struggling Suns will face North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening without Ablett, defender Jarrod Harbrow (elbow) and possibly midfielder David Swallow (hip). They lost their last game at that venue to St Kilda by 92 points in round two.
- with AAP