Mitch Robinson will be sidelined for at least 10 weeks of football with a foot fracture.
Scans revealing the extent of the damage to his right foot which he suffered during Sunday's loss to Sydney at the SCG, with.
Brisbane Lions General Manager of Football David Noble said: "It's frustrating for Mitch who has had a strong start to the year.
"Mitch is someone who leads by example and shows complete commitment week in and week out - we know that he will show the same commitment to his rehab.
"While he is recovering, Mitch will remain very much involved at the Club, mentoring some of our younger players as well as having involvement in the NEAFL program."