June 15, 2024

Promising young Bomber suffers another setback, injury confirmed

Due to a shoulder injury, the 22-year-old key defender was forced to miss time in the VFL.
2024 has seen another blow to Essendon’s vital defensive depth when 22-year-old Zach Reid left the game in the VFL on Sunday due to what was described as a “likely torn pectoral muscle.”

The injury happened during Essendon’s 72-point loss to Box Hill, and the team announced on social media that he would not be playing in the match going forward.
Reid might miss up to 10 weeks of football if he had surgery this week, which would make it challenging for him to return in 2024.

The 202cm key back, who has played in just nine elite games during his four-year career, is now dealing with an increasing injury history. Earlier this season, he suffered a hamstring strain.

Luckless Essendon Bombers defender Zach Reid suffers another hamstring injury  setback

In addition to having a stress fracture in his back during his first season at the club, which sadly reappeared last year ahead of the 2023 campaign, he underwent hamstring surgery last year following a series of issues.

Due to their obvious injury concern and lack of depth behind him, the Bombers’ success in 2024 has been greatly attributed to their off-season acquisition of Ben McKay.

For now, with the Bombers sitting second on the ladder, hope lies with McKay and his ability to stay on the track while the club’s key defensive depth is recovered and bolstered.

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