Adelaide defender Tom Doedee has suffered an damage to his reconstructed left knee and is prone to miss the beginning of the AFL premiership season.

Doedee had been anticipated to make his comeback in an underneath 23 trial sport towards Port Adelaide this weekend after having surgical procedure final March.

However the 22-year-old has hyperextended his left knee at coaching and been dominated out of enjoying any preseason matches.

“There may be some minor bone bruising evident on MRI which is a setback,” Adelaide’s head of soccer Adam Kelly mentioned.

“It’s doubtless Tom won’t be out there for choice in our remaining (preseason) sport.”

Adelaide’s remaining official preseason sport is towards Gold Coast on March 6, forward of their premiership season opener towards Sydney on March 21.

“Everybody on the membership clearly desires him again in our AFL crew as quickly as potential,” Kelly mentioned.

“Nonetheless we are going to want have in mind our upcoming enjoying schedule, with a view to him returning within the early rounds of the season.”