Unfortunate Port Adelaide playmaker Zak Butters will miss one other month of AFL motion due to a sprained medial ligament in his proper knee.
The 20-year-old landed awkwardly from a marking try throughout the third quarter of the Energy’s 31-point loss to Melbourne on Thursday evening.
It was Butters’ first senior look since spherical 4 after a left ankle syndesmosis damage and surgical procedure to launch stress on a nerve damage within the left knee mixed to sideline him for about three months.
He performed one match at SANFL stage final week to get his contact again.
Scans on Friday confirmed the most recent setback, with Port Adelaide declaring Butters “will spend a couple of month on the sidelines”.
There may be higher information for Energy teammate Ryan Burton, who spent a interval of the sport towards Melbourne on the interchange bench due to a groin difficulty.
The defender had precautionary scans on his groin on Friday however is predicted to be obtainable for the conflict with St Kilda in spherical 18.