Darley gun onballer Brian Graham’s season might be over after having a knee injury confirmed as a posterior cruciate ligament tear.
Devils coach Heath Scotland said while uncertain as to how long Graham might be sidelined, the damage was at the higher end – a grade two tear.
He said it could anything from four to 10 weeks.
Scotland said recovery time would be depend on how he responded to treatment and rehabiliation.
Graham suffered the injury in Darley’s loss to Sebastopol last round, but played out the game.
Scotland is hopeful that the Ballarat Football League representative’s ability to stay on the field is a good sign.
”It’s not ideal, but that’s football.”
Scotland said these type of injuries were usually the result of head-on contact, but Graham had done the damage in a twisting motion.
As one of the BFL’s best players, Graham’s injury does not come at a good time for the reigning premier, which is struggling to get any sort of momentum going.
It is seventh with three wins and three losses after six rounds.
He has been in Darley’s best players five times and lead its goalkicking on 12.
Darley plays Melton South at Darley Park on Saturday.