Max Gawn's hamstring injury is worse than initially feared.
Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin said yesterday he expected Gawn to miss about a month of footy with a hamstring strain, although he was yet to have scans.
But the Dees have revealed on Sunday there was some tendon damage in his right leg.
He will need to see a surgeon on Monday to determine whether he needs surgery.
Melbourne general manager of football operations Josh Mahoney confirmed the news.
“The scans today (Sunday) showed that Max’s hamstring strain had some tendon involvement and as a result he will see a surgeon tomorrow to determine whether he requires surgery,” he told melbournefc.com.au.
“At this stage, it’s too early to determine the exact length of time that Max will miss, however with the tendon involvement, we expect his recovery to be longer than your traditional hamstring injury.”