Scans have confirmed Brisbane Lions midfielder Will Ashcroft ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in yesterday’s win against Geelong.

The 19-year-old sustained the injury to his right knee midway through the final quarter before being subbed out of the match.

“We are all hurting for Will because you never want to see any player experience a serious injury, especially a player in their first season,” Lions General Manager of Football, Danny Daly, said.

“Will is super professional in everything he does, so we know he will do everything he can to recover from this.

“Our main priority is for everyone at the Club to wrap their arms around Will and do everything we can to support him and his family in any way we can.”

Ashcroft has played all 18 matches in his debut season with the Lions and was the AFL Rising Star nominee for Round 2, where he has since averaged 22 disposals.

The number two draft pick is the son of Brisbane Lions triple premiership player Marcus Ashcroft, who played 318 games for the Club.