Star Fremantle veteran David Mundy has suffered a broken leg while riding a bike with his kids.
The 34-year-old sustained a fibular fracture just above his left ankle in the first week of December when a pedal smashed into his leg.
Mundy took part in pre-season training for two weeks after the incident but reported soreness on Friday and was sent for scans that uncovered the fracture.
The club is unsure how long the midfielder will be sidelined, but he requires non weight-bearing immobilisation for at least four weeks.
Mundy has been a mainstay of the Dockers side over the last few seasons.
Before this recent accident, the Freo veteran had played a record 51 straight games for the club, illustrating his impressive injury record.
The 34-year-old's absence is sure to be a major blow for the Dockers, who haven't put a timeframe on his likely return.
Bell: Unfortunately for David Mundy he has sustained a fibular fracture just above his left ankle #foreverfreo— Fremantle Dockers (@freodockers) December 18, 2019
I’m really hoping that’s not career over for David Mundy— 🇦🇺🇦🇺 Mr Stu 🇦🇺🇦🇺 (@MrStustar) December 18, 2019
Longest active consecutive games streaks for current Dockers players:— Chris Robinson (@CJKRobinson) December 18, 2019
David Mundy 51
Reece Conca 26
Darcy Tucker 23
Joel Hamling 23
"Most likely, the fracture is a result of an injury that David sustained whilst riding his bike with his children," Fremantle football chief Peter Bell said.
"... David is a professional and we are sure he will do everything he can to get his body in the best shape for 2020.
"Given the type of injury, at this stage there are no set time frames for David's return to football."
Mundy is regarded as one of the most durable players in the AFL after playing 316 games over 15 seasons.