Port Adelaide forward Chad Wingard has undergone minor knee surgery that will see him miss training for at least four weeks.

21-year-old Wingard had the “clean-up” to the right knee on Tuesday after he experienced soreness after training last week.

Head of high performance Darren Burgess said given the season starts later this year, the decision was made to have surgery now and allow the knee to recuperate.

“With the season still nine to 10 weeks away, we decided the right course of action was to get the surgery done now rather than waiting to see if rest would allow him to recover,” Burgess said.

“The expectation is that Chad will be back on the track in four to six weeks.”