Brisbane Lions have been dealt another cruel blow with the news that Jed Adcock will spend time on the sidelines after having surgery on his finger later this week.

The news comes just days after speaking to the media about the loss of Daniel Merrett to the Lions side.

In an updated on the clubs Physical Performance Manager Brett Burton said the injury had occurred earlier in the season but will now require surgery.

“Jed is having surgery on his finger on Wednesday.” Burton said.

“He’s had a finger fracture for a while that we were hoping when splinted would re-unite, but it’s actually getting further displaced so he’ll have the screw put in his finger on Wednesday and we’ll know more then about time frames.”

The Lions will be looking to score their third win of the season when they host Richmond at the Gabba on Saturday night.