Melbourne Storm winger Matt Duffie will undergo knee surgery after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury at training yesterday.
Scans today revealed the extent of the 23-year old's injury, following an accidental collision at training. Unfortunately the injury will see Duffie miss the 2014 NRL season.
Melbourne Storm Football Director Frank Ponissi confirmed the injury as well as the club's continued support of the young winger.
"Matt is a very well liked and respected young man by all players and staff, everyone at the club is devastated for him," Ponissi said.
"He is understandably shattered, and the club will continue to support him in every way on and off the field."
After missing a large part of the 2013 season due to injury, Duffie's hard work in rehabilitation enabled him to line-up for the club's opening trial match of 2014, before travelling to Auckland last weekend as a part of Storm's Auckland Nines campaign.