Essendon midfielder David Myers has been struck down by a finger injury that will keep him sidelined for up to two months.
The 27-year old damaged a tendon at training this morning and will be forced to undergo surgery.
“David Myers got his finger caught in someone’s jumper, he’s ruptured his tendon in that finger and he’ll be in for surgery today,” said the Bombers' Justin Crow.
“It means six weeks in a splint and then two weeks getting his touch back normally to then play football.
“The good news is it’s his right hand so he’ll be able to continue to guide the ball with his left hand and keep running over that period and maintain the really good training base he’s been able to get this pre-season.”