Adams to have more surgery

12 May 2020 20:21:05 GMTPlus10

Brisbane's Marcus Adams is back on the injury list and will be sidelined for at least four weeks.

The defender is set to undergo surgery on the latest in a series of foot issues.

Adams sat out the first 15 weeks of last season with a knee problem that required an operation, but became a first-choice key backman later in the campaign and played the final 10 games including two finals.

The 26-year-old's foot problems date back to his time with Western Bulldogs.

He played 11 games in his debut campaign in 2016 when Luke Beveridge's side won the premiership and kicked four goals in 10 appearances the following year.

Adams was restricted to just six games in his final season with the Bulldogs in 2018.

After finishing the 2019 campaign strongly in Chris Fagan's side, he battled a foot problem in pre-season before being cleared to play in the opening round.

He succumbed to a foot/heel issue while training on his own that the Lions hoped would clear up with rest.

But the West Australian met with his surgeon on Monday, where a decision was made to operate.

Brisbane's medical staff will assess ruckman Stefan Martin in the next couple of weeks, with a view to ramping up his change of direction running.

Martin is now out of his knee brace, after suffering PCL damage in the round one loss to Hawthorn.

The former Melbourne player was making his 126th appearance for the Lions since joining ahead of the 2013 season.

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