Blake Acres will miss the opening rounds of the 2020 season after scans confirmed a tendon injury to his right hamstring.

The injury occurred while the midfielder was kicking a football during training on Wednesday and Acres underwent scans on Thursday. 

General manager of football Peter Bell said it is most likely Acres would avoid surgery. 

“After undergoing scans on Thursday, we can confirm a tendon injury to Blake’s right hamstring,” Bell said.

“Fortunately, the injury is not of a high grade and surgery is unlikely to be required. 

“While we do not yet know the exact duration of the injury, we can confirm that Blake will miss the opening rounds of the season.”