North Queensland Fury coach Ian Ferguson says his training techniques are not to blame following another season-ending knee injury.
The Fury will now undergo a search to find a replacement defender but Ferguson insist training techniques are not to blame.
"ACLs are just awkward things - it's how you land," he said.
"Shane's one just didn't look like there was anything in that one at all, and all of a sudden you can't do anything about that in training.
"That's just something that happens.
"Unfortunately for players it's their worst nightmare," he added.
"The boys will [rehabilitate] them and get them back as soon as we can.
"They've got to be mentally and physically strong to get through this in the next eight or nine months."