Trengove had surgery Monday on a broken metatarsal in his right foot. High performance manager Darren Burgess said the team couldn't estimate how long the key backman would be out, saying, "He is having surgery today and we'll have more clarity on the length of time he'll be out after that.
Trengove was hurt during the comeback win against West Coast Eagles. The medical staff originally believed the injury to be minor,
"But given he was unable to continue playing we had it investigated and found a metatarsal fracture," Burgess said.
Port is low on defenders after letting key defender Troy Chaplin walk to Richmond last year after becoming a free agent. Trengove and Alipate Carlile were their proven key backmen, but now it's just Carlile.
Teammate Hamish Hartlett said after the game on Saturday, "It's a pretty big blow for us because Jackson also brings us leadership. We have plenty of faith in the guys who can cover him- Cam O'Shea and Tommy Jonas will have to play a little bit taller. But they have done jobs on talls in the past few weeks so, hopefully, that won't be too much of an issue for us.
"Alipate Carlile's leadership will have to step up now. Tommy Jonas and Campbell Heath are showing great leadership as well, so we're confident we can cover Jackson."
Reference: News.com.au and Herald Sun.
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