INJURY NEWS: Essendon key player suffered carer ending injury……

INJURY NEWS: Essendon key player suffered carer ending injury……

Injury news: Redman to miss, Reid set for surgery, Parish suffers setback
Mason Redman will miss Essendon’s King’s Birthday Eve clash against Carlton due to a minor hamstring strain.

The defender pulled up sore from the Bombers’ loss to Gold Coast on Sunday night, with scans on Monday confirming he’ll miss this week’s game from the low-grade strain.

At this stage, the club is hopeful Redman could return for the round 15 fixture against West Coast at home.

Todd Goldstein and Kyle Langford will have the opportunity to play against Carlton; Goldstein was rested in order to recover from a painful ankle sustained during the Richmond game the week before, while Langford was substituted out late in Sunday’s game due to a corked hip.

The duo’s availability for the Blues game will be determined by how well they do in this week’s primary workout.

Zach Reid will need surgery to repair a damaged pectoral muscle, which will keep him out of action for much of the 2024 campaign.

The 22-year-old sustained the injury while making a tackle in the third quarter of Essendon’s VFL match against Box Hill. On Monday, scans revealed the full nature of the injury, and surgery will take place over the next few days.

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For the past month, the young defender has been assembling solid form in the reserves, so this contact injury is just more bad luck.

It seems unlikely that the defender will make a comeback before the end of the home-and-away campaign because surgery for a torn pectoral muscle can result in a three-month rehabilitation period.

GM of the AFL Daniel McPherson stated, “‘Reidy’ has done a mountain of work to get back to playing after an early season hamstring injury.”

“It’s heartbreaking that after putting together a solid VFL campaign that had him on the verge of an AFL recall, he now faces yet another lengthy stint on the sidelines.”

As a valued member of our team and a wonderful person, we are all here to assist him during this next phase of his life. Since he is still only 22 years old and has a lot of fantastic football left in him, we are optimistic that his luck will change and he will develop into a fantastic long-term defender for the Essendon football team.

Darcy Parish has re-aggravated his niggling calf injury, now looking at a further stint on the sidelines.

Parish commenced his running program over the weekend and felt discomfort during his recovery. He was immediately sent for scans that revealed a strain in his calf and a revised rehab program has now been developed.

“It’s disappointing for Darcy, as he was just at the start of a conservative reintroduction to running when he felt some discomfort. It will add a couple of weeks to his original return-to-play timeline,” McPherson said.

Midfielder Will Setterfield made a successful return from a knee injury via the VFL last week, racking up 29 disposals and two goals in the loss to Box Hill.

Forward Nate Caddy will also be available for selection this week after overcoming the bout of illness that kept him out of action on Sunday.

Essendon round 13 injury list

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