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The Blues confirmed on Wednesday that the 28-year-old will go under the knife this week.
“Rob Warnock’s shoulder isn’t that flash,” McKay told Carlton’s website.
“He subluxed a few times in the Geelong game and he has been trying to rehab that the last couple of weeks without much success.”
It’s not all bad news however, with Bryce Gibbs (back) and Michael Jamison (calf) are set to return to the Blues side to face Port Adelaide in round 12 at the MCG.
Dale Thomas and Ciaran Byrne will face fitness tests next week before the clash against the Power which will be played on Saturday week due to the split round.
Carlton are now eligible to promote a rookie after Chris Judd was added to the long-term injury list following his retirement.
CARLTON INJURY LIST (Carltonfc.com.au)
Byrne (hamstring) test
Gibbs (back) test
Giles (foot) indefinite
Jamison (calf) test
Judd (knee) retired
Sheehan (groin) 10 weeks
Thomas (toe) test
Warnock (shoulder) season