Demons forward Hogan out for AFL season

Jesse Hogan is Melbourne's leading AFL goal kicker in 2018 with 47 in 20 games.
Jesse Hogan is Melbourne's leading AFL goal kicker in 2018 with 47 in 20 games.

Melbourne's AFL finals campaign has been dealt a massive blow with key forward Jesse Hogan ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Hogan was injured during Sunday's loss to Sydney and scans have revealed he has suffered a partial stress fracture in the navicular bone in his foot.

The Demons sit seventh on the ladder and are no certainties to make the top eight with tough games against West Coast (away) and GWS to close out their season.

Australian Associated Press