Scans have today confirmed that Jarman Impey will require a knee reconstruction after tearing his ACL in Hawthorn’s Round 18 clash against Geelong.
Impey went to ground clutching his knee just minutes into the second quarter. He was assisted from the field and took no further part in the match.
“We were hopeful yesterday that there would be no ACL damage, but unfortunately the news was confirmed this morning,” GM-Football Graham Wright said.
“He will undergo surgery this week.
“It’s obviously really disappointing for both Jarman and the club, but he is in high spirits and remaining positive.
“Jarman is such a valuable player for us and has been in impressive form.
“He is a strong, resilient character and we’re confident he will approach his rehab program with intent and professionalism.”
It is a cruel interruption for the 24-year-old, who was in the midst of arguably his best season to date.
One of seven Hawks to play every game so far in 2019, Impey is averaging career high numbers in disposals (16.5), marks (4.9) and intercept possessions (5.6).
A further update will be provided in the club’s Bupa Recovery Report on Tuesday afternoon via hawthornfc.com.au.