Fremantle’s Aaron Sandilands could miss half the season with a hamstring injury that will see the ruckman undergo surgery.

Sandilands flew to Melbourne to consult with surgeon Dr Julian Feller regarding what was necessary to recover from the injury.

It was determined that the club would go ahead with the surgery late on Monday night. It’s a method that could see the 30-year-old out for half of the home and away season.

While early estimates for recovery are 8-12 weeks the Dockers will take their time with recovery of Sandilands.

“At this stage we will have to wait until after his surgery and the recovery phase before we can be more specific about when Aaron will be available for selection,” Fremantle’s general manager of football operations Chris Bond said.

Sandilands injured his hamstring in round one of the NAB Cup. It was a cruel blow for the qual tallest man in the competition who has played just 27 of 46 games in the past two seasons due to various injuries.