Thursday, June 13, 2024

Injury news: El-Hawli set for surgery, Setterfield update

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Read the latest injury report leading into the bye round.

Mid-season draftee Saad El-Hawli will have surgery this week after scans confirmed a syndesmosis injury that will sideline him for the next 6-8 weeks.

El-Hawli was taken from the ground during the fourth quarter of his best-on-ground effort in the VFL’s three-point win over Carlton after getting his ankle trapped underneath him in a contest, with scans on Monday morning revealing the extent of the injury.

Midfielder Will Setterfield was subbed out late in his return match after experiencing discomfort in the same knee he injured earlier in the season, however he pulled up reasonably well.

If his knee continues to settle over the course of the next week, Setterfield will be a chance to be available for the round 15 match against West Coast following the bye.

In addition to Setterfield, the Bombers could have another four players in line for return next week, with Mason Redman, Ben Hobbs, Xavier Duursma and Kaine Baldwin all set to test for round 15.

Ruck Sam Draper is also pushing hard to be available soon after the mid-season bye.

Essendon round 14 (bye week) injury list

Name

Injury 

Weeks

Mason Redman

Hamstring

1 week

Ben Hobbs

Calf

1 week

Xavier Duursma

Quad

1 week

Kaine Baldwin

Navicular stress

1 week

Will Setterfield

Knee

1 week

Sam Draper

Knee

1 week

Darcy Parish

Calf

5 weeks

Saad El-Hawli

Ankle

6-8 weeks

Zach Reid

Pectoral

TBC

Jaiden Hunter

ACL

Season

Updated Tuesday, June 11 

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