Injury news: Sam Docherty

An update on Sam Docherty.

The Carlton Football Club can confirm that midfielder Sam Docherty has suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and tear to the meniscus in his right knee.

Docherty sustained the injury in a tackle during the first quarter of Friday night’s win over Brisbane.

The 30-year-old underwent scans upon returning to Melbourne, which confirmed the extent of the injury.

“There is arguably no player in our competition who is more beloved than Sam Docherty,” Carlton General Manager of Football Brad Lloyd said.

“Football becomes almost insignificant when you consider all Sam has endured and overcome over the last few years, this news simply isn’t fair, but as Carlton people we love Sam dearly – we will support him through this so he can return to the field when he is ready.

“It won’t just be the entire Carlton family behind Sam, I can safely say the football world no doubt will be as well.

“His impact on our side will certainly be missed on the field, however his impact on his teammates and on the selfless environment we are creating will continue to be profound right throughout the Club.

“Sam will throw his heart and soul into helping his teammates get the best out of themselves because that is just the person he is – and he knows we’ll be right alongside him through every step of his rehabilitation.”

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