Reigning Essendon best and fairest winner Devon Smith may require knee surgery that would keep him out for up to two months.
Smith has been managing a sore knee for two years, and is going to see a specialist after experiencing what Bombers performance manager Justin Crow described as “three sharp episodes in his knee”.
Coach John Worsfold told reporters today that Smith could miss up to eight weeks if surgery is required.
“He had a new incident on Friday night with that knee,” Worsfold told reporters.
“Investigations into that this week, they’ve identified what problem is but it may require surgery to correct.
“Knee surgery of that type would be six to eight weeks before he could play.”