“This is a guy that was rushed back for (pre-season game) and we didn’t see him again until round five, he played three weeks, (then) out round eight, back round nine,” he said. After gradually ramping up his recovery from a long-term groin injury, Daniher suffered a setback this week, with a minor calf strain to sideline him from any running activities for 10-14 days. "Obviously what it means is that Joe might not have been available until round whatever it is – five, six, seven or eight – (but now) potentially he's going to be available for Round 2, which I'd be pretty excited about if I was Joe," Worsfold said. He is adamant the Bombers would not have done anything differently, despite playing Daniher three times in an 11-day stretch last month. “It wouldn’t be the deal that was on offer last year, let’s be honest. The goalkicker is said to be in a good space, with the absence of games providing a removing an element of pressure to get back on the field. Richardson said the latest setback is not career-threatening. Joe Daniher during a training session at The Hangar last week. Every match of every round. "You just see guys sometimes they're just not the person to be the marquee player. Joe Daniher has been unable to piece his career back together due to numerous groin injuries (Getty) “There’s a big difference between being a member of a cast and being the star,” he told Footy Classified. We've seen their careers fall over. “I spoke to some people today who said he was training really, really well,” Lloyd told Footy Classified. Joe Daniher has been unable to piece his career back together due to numerous groin injuries (Getty) "There's a big difference between being a member of … “I think Essendon will just leave it and wait for Joe and say what do you want to do,” he said. “If they offer him $700,000, which Essendon wouldn’t want to match, they’ll get a first-round pick (in compensation) for him, which this time around I’d think you take.”, For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News. The suspended season means its not beyond the realms of possibility that Daniher could be back in action by Round 2, depending on when the Dons’ next match is scheduled. Essendon coach John Worsfold earlier this month spoke optimistically about Daniher’s return. Source. Lloyd's comments came after yet another injury setback to Daniher, who has endured a wretched run of groin injuries since 2018. © 2020, SEN All Rights Essendon key forward Joe Daniher has suffered another injury setback in his never-ending quest to return to senior football. He returned against Fremantle last weekend in what will be the last time we see him in 2019. Another injury setback for Joe Daniher. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Couple rowed ‘like schoolchildren’, says ex-employee, ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Names New Host: Tyra Banks, Public Service Announcement: It’s not you, it’s us, Your Favourite DIY Teacher Harun ‘Rob’ Robert…, Theatre owners are planning to screen more films of Sushant…, Gemopai Announces Discounts Of Upto Rs. Daniher, 25, has played 104 games since his 2013 debut. Essendon football boss Dan Richardson said the latest problem had flared in the last week. Given the recurrence, however, Richardson was asked if he was frustrated at the inevitable suggestion that Essendon had mismanaged Daniher's original injury and his return to AFL. "While it's incredibly disappointing to lose a player of Joe's calibre for the remainder of the season, the decision was made with the long-term health and welfare of Joe as the utmost priority," he said in a club statement. AFL great David King had already aired his concerns about Daniher’s return from injury. "I don't think it's an accurate statement. Cameron, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has been linked with both the Bombers and Geelong in the past, but is thought to be likely to re-sign with the Giants. Joe Daniher has escaped injury on a sore calf after scans confirmed no damage to the area. It came as a shock to the Bombers when he asked for a trade. Daniher has formed a strong working relationship with Essendon’s new strength and conditioning coach, Sean Murphy, who the Bombers acquired from Hawthorn to replace Justin Crow. I can understand the question, I can understand you have to ask that question, but I don't think it's accurate to say this has been mismanaged in any way.". He went to No.1, got the big cheque and he had issues after that because he had some injuries. His AFL return came a week earlier against North Melbourne, with the Bombers fined $20,000 for making him a late recall to their team for the Good Friday win over North Melbourne. © 2020, SEN All Rights Joe Daniher after Collingwood beat Essendon on Anzac Day. While Lloyd called Daniher "unstoppable" at his best, Collingwood president Eddie McGuire said the star forward was yet another cautionary tale of a young player getting paid big early before seeing their careers peter out. © 2020 - TechnoCodex. Joe Daniher during a training session at The Hangar last week. Joe Daniher has escaped injury on a sore calf after scans confirmed no damage to the area. “I don’t believe you can then throw Joe Daniher into the mix. “Say for example, if he’s on $400,000 and a club offers him $450,000, Essendon can match that. Once you get back playing and get a few games under your belt, that’s where the injury has flared up again.”. The first AFL Grand Final to be played in the Sunshine State nears as the finishing touches are put on the newly renovated stadium. 5,500 On Electric…. “Injuries do reoccur at all levels. Nevertheless, Lloyd suggested that the Bombers should aim high and work on the assumption that Daniher would no longer be at the club from 2021 and beyond. Despite Tredrea’s assertion that Daniher should play elsewhere, Lloyd suggested that the Sydney Swans, the club who were in for the left-footer last year, can no longer afford to take him on due to the injury concerns of their own contracted players. The All-Australian spearhead then played a second game six days later on Anzac Day and then faced Geelong after a ten-day break before missing the trip to face Sydney in Round 8 due to soreness. Essendon is hopeful Joe Daniher will be completely injury-free when he returns to AFL footy as they reveal the latest step in his rehab plus updates on Cale Hooker and a recruits new injury.