The defender will not wait until the end of the season to undergo knee surgery.
Carlton defender Andrew Walker has been ruled out of the rest of the 2014 AFL season after his club announced he would have knee surgery.
The 28-year-old will undergo an arthroscope on the lingering knee injury in which he has had to manage this season.
Walker will undergo surgery now rather than at the end of the season to ensure the problem does not cause any issues leading into 2015.
Carlton football manager Andrew McKay said that Walker had done well to play 14 games this season considering the issues the injury was causing him.
“Andrew’s knee has been troubling him for a significant amount of the season but to his credit he has managed to play through the pain and make a solid contribution for our team,” McKay told the club’s website.
“While we have reduced Andrew’s training load and managed the injury as best we can, we believe it’s his best interests to have an arthroscope now to ensure it doesn’t get any worse.”
Carlton currently sit in 14th place on the AFL ladder and are all but out of finals contention.