It looks like things will get tougher for the Essendon Bombers over the remainder of the 2015 season as ruckman Tom Bellchambers and speedy Travis Colyer have each suffered a serious stress fracture injury in their feet. The Bombers announced on June 22 that Colyer will likely be sidelined for the rest of the campaign after sustaining his injury in the team’s 11th-round loss to West Coast. An MRI confirmed that Colyer had suffered a stress fracture and the club stated,
He’s got a stress fracture of his fourth metatarsal. That’s eight weeks, ten weeks max. But the navicular must heal properly.
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Bellchambers hurt himself in a recent training session and will have to sit out at least eight weeks before he can return to full training with the team. The club stated,
He became sore in the first few minutes of training last week. Scans have confirmed he has a stress fracture of the third metatarsal in his foot.
Bellchambers previously had to deal with a knee injury earlier this year and has struggled as the side’s top ruckman by booting just a pair of goals this season and averaging 10 possessions per outing. The CrownBet AFL Odds are available to fans and punters all footy season long.
The 23-year-old Colyer has been enjoying a fine season though and has been a bright spot for the 13th-place Suns. The West Australian had managed to play in every one of the team’s games this year up until now and has kicked 11 goals this season. He won’t be able to return to training until his foot has healed completely. Since he has just a small crack in the foot he may have a screw place in it to help repair the damage. Don’t forget to check out the CrownBet AFL Odds each round before backing your favourite teams.
There was some good news for Essendon though as key midfielders David Zaharakis and Heath Hocking are expected to return to the squad very soon. Zaharakis has been out of action since the sixth round match against the league-leading Fremantle Dockers and Hocking hasn’t played at all this season following a pair of groin operations during the off-season. Hocking has been back in full training for the past four weeks. In addition, David Myers is expected to return in three weeks following a shoulder injury and youngster Jake Long may be back for the 13th round after recovering from a thumb problem. With Gold Coast getting a few players back in the fold, you may want to look over the CrownBet AFL Odds on their next few games.