Geelong small forward Gryan Miers will spend a number of weeks on the sidelines after a re-injury of the right fibula he fractured earlier this season.
Miers had made his return to AFL level in round 16 after recovering from a similar injury sustained in round 3.
The latest injury was sustained after a knock to the previous site of his right fibula fracture in Sunday’s win over Richmond.
“Gryan has been incredibly unlucky, with what appears a minor re fracture of the previously healed bone,” Geelong’s General Manager of Football Simon Lloyd said.
“Our medical team have consulted with several specialists today and determined surgery will not be required.
“We expect Gryan to undergo a similar path to recovery as earlier in the season and are optimistic Gryan will play football again in 2021.”
Prior to round 3 this season, the 22-year-old had played 53 consecutive AFL games since his debut in round 1, 2019.
Miers has played 57 games and kicked 58 goals for Geelong.