Brisbane Lions AFL star Lachie Neale to undergo ankle surgery following injury against Carlton

The Brisbane Lions have been dealt a significant blow in their AFL premiership aspirations with Brownlow medallist Lachie Neale to undergo ankle surgery.

Neale hurt his right ankle during a contest in the Lions’ 18-point win against Carlton at Docklands on Saturday.

The 27-year-old played out the match under duress, but the club confirmed on Sunday night that he would need an operation.

In a brief statement, the Lions said details about how long the star midfielder would be sidelined would be confirmed at a…

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