Joe Daniher set to overlook the beginning of 2019 season with nasty calf damage

Essendon have suffered one other main blow within the lead-up to the AFL season, with key ahead Joe Daniher to overlook not less than 4 matches with a calf damage. Daniher, 25, was kicked within the calf at coaching on Thursday and will likely be sidelined for not less than 4 weeks, together with subsequent weekend’s round-one conflict towards Larger Western Sydney. The 2017 All-Australian didn't play after spherical seven final yr attributable to a critical groin damage. The Bombers may even be with out key defender Cale Hooker for the opening 4 rounds of the season after he suffered a calf damage earlier in March. “Joe was progressing strongly in his restoration from an unrelated damage, so this soft-tissue setback is clearly disappointing for each him and the membership,” Essendon common supervisor of soccer Dan Richardson stated on Friday. “Nevertheless, Joe stays constructive and is dedicated in the direction of his rehabilitation program as he works in the direction of a return to the senior aspect early within the upcoming home-and-away season. “Whereas disappointing, this damage supplies a chance for an additional ahead to step up in Joe’s absence and as a group, we stay centered on our preparation for subsequent week’s season opener towards Larger Western Sydney.” Daniher performed in each of Essendon’s JLT Collection pre-season matches.