The 30-year-old has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his foot just days from a long-awaited comeback from a calf injury.
The Brisbane Lions have revealed that the luckless Brent Staker has suffered a stress fracture in his foot.
Staker underwent two separate knee reconstructions in 2011 forcing him to miss the entire 2012 AFL season, before returning to play 15 matches in 2013.
Since then however, Staker has been plagued with a persistent calf injury that his ruled him out of the 2014 season to date.
Staker was due to return in the NEAFL this week before suffering the latest setback.
The Lions’ Physical Performance Manager Brett Burton effectively ruled out Staker for the rest of 2014, saying the club would aim to get his body right in time for the pre-season in 2015.
“He’s had a torrid year with injury, the last couple of years really,” Burton told LIONS TV.
“It’s always a risk when you’re out for so long that when you re-load these guys there’s an increased chance of re-injury.
“Unfortunately he has a stress fracture in his foot, so he’s done for the season. We’ll look to get him fresh and right for a good pre-season.”
Staker joined the Lions from West Coast in 2010 and has since played just 44 games in four and a half seasons.