Hunter Clark has been ruled out for the start of the 2022 AFL season.
He injured his shoulder in the AAMI Community Series game against Essendon on Saturday night.
Clark has been diagnosed with a high grade AC-joint sprain, he will undergo surgery and is expected to miss a month.
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St Kilda COO Simon Lethlean provided an update on Sunday.
“For Hunter, it could be up to six weeks, we’ll just have to see how quickly he comes back after surgery.”
“Injuries at this time of year are disappointing, but it’s a long season and we will give Hunter and Jack the time they require to get back to their best.” He said.
Lethlean also confirmed that Jack Billings would miss a month due to a hamstring injury.