Bomber blow: Joe Daniher ruled out with calf injury
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.