Two AFL stars suffer off-field injuries
Carlton forward Alex Fasolo looks set to miss the start of the AFL season following an off-field incident in Melbourne.
Fasolo, who is yet to play for the Blues having joined from Collingwood in October, underwent surgery after sustaining a fractured left radius on Saturday night.
Carlton released news of Fasolo's injury late on Sunday evening, and in a statement said the 26-year-old immediately notified club officials before going under the knife at the Epworth hospital.
The club also confirmed they are investigating the circumstances of the incident and will make further comment at a later date.
Fasolo's recovery period is expected to be between six to eight weeks with Carlton kicking off their 2019 season against Richmond on Thursday, March 21.
Fasolo joined Carlton in the off-season after playing 101 games and kicking 133 goals for rivals Collingwood.
WINES' 'EMBARRASSING' ACCIDENT
Meanwhile, Port Adelaide midfielder Ollie Wines is nursing a shoulder injury he suffered while water skiing on Saturday afternoon.
Wines, who is in the running to be named the Power's new captain after Travis Boak stepped down, will have his shoulder scanned later this week to determine the extent of injury.
He was skiing on the River Murray near Mannum.
"If that shoulder is dislocated, like I'm hearing, he will need to get it operated on and is likely to be sidelined for at least three months meaning he will miss a fair chunk of the start of the season," former Port Adelaide player Kane Cornes wrote in a column for SEN.
"The man Port were set to announce captain has let his team down and badly. It won't cost him the captaincy, but it is an embarrassing situation for the club's highest paid player.
"There's plenty of time to ski when you retire or on your 10-week holiday in November. Not when there's 54 days until Round 1 with your club under extreme pressure to perform in 2019. Port Adelaide's multi-million man has made a terrible mistake."
- with AAP