On the cusp of his AFL Premiership debut with the Carlton Blues, Setanta O'hAilpín has been ruled out of action for four weeks with a stress reaction in his right foot.
The 21-year-old sustained the injury playing for VFL side Northern Bullants yesterday and follows in the footsteps of team mates Trent Sporn and Jarrad Waite who have also contracted stress reaction injuries in the past month.
O'hAilpín was a likely starter for Carlton's Friday night fixture against bottom side Hawthorn, but perhaps it would have been a rude awakening for the Cork man had he started.
Thirteen player disciplinary charges were dished out to the Hawks for their involvement in a third quarter brawl against Essendon last weekend.
O'hAilpín is in a foot brace after scans revealed the extent of his injury.
Unless he can make a quicker-than-expected recovery he will miss a potential class with former Kerry footballer Tadhg Kennelly and the Sydney Swans on July 3.
Kennelly turns 23 two days before that meeting at the Optus Oval, and played his part in the Swans' 112-76 win over St Kilda on Sunday, notching a season high 20 passes and five tackles.