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Bomber blow: Joe Daniher ruled out with calf injury

Macquarie Sports Radio News

Essendon forward Joe Daniher will miss at least the first month of the season.

He received a kick to the calf in a training drill and could miss as many as five weeks.

“Joe was progressing strongly in his recovery from an unrelated injury, so this soft-tissue setback is clearly disappointing for both him and the club,” Essendon GM of Football Dan Richardson said in a club statement.

“Joe remains positive and is committed towards his rehabilitation program as he works towards a return to the senior side early in the upcoming home-and-away season.

It’s another blow for the Bombers, who will be without swingman Cale Hooker during the opening part of the season due to injury.

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