The Suns captain will fly south to Melbourne to meet with shoulder specialists.
The Gold Coast Suns have revealed that captain Gary Ablett will fly to Melbourne at some stage over the next 24 hours to seek specialist advice on his shoulder injury.
The Brownlow Medal favourite dislocated his shoulder during the Suns’ five-point win over Collingwood on Saturday and leaving many to suggest his season may be over.
Gold Coast football manager Marcus Ashcroft said that Ablett would assess all medical options availabble before treatment would begin.
“I know it’s been a very topical point of conversation with Gary’s injury but I can give you an update up to this point,” Ashcroft said.
“Gary had his scans this morning, which everyone is aware of. He will seek further specialist advice in Melbourne over the next 24 hours.
“He has consulted with our medical team today and as we do with every player, we want to make sure we get all the facts on the table before we make a decision on a plan going forward.”
Ablett will meet specialists in Melbourne, including Greg Hoy who is the man responsible for rebuilding two-time Brownlow medalist Chris Judd.
“So Gary will go down to Victoria in the next day to seek further specialist advice and then from that point, we’ll be able to update everyone as to where he’s going to go with his plans and what the rehab time might be beyond that.”
Ashcroft added that the initial scans showed no signs of bone damage.
“Based on today’s scans, our doctor has advised that there is no bone damage at all evident from the scans, which is a positive, but we still need to get further advice from specialists down in Victoria.”