AFL veteran breaks leg in freak accident while playing with kids

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.

David Mundy is set to miss the start of the AFL season after suffering a leg fracture. Pic: Getty

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.

"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.