Essendon star Darcy Parish will miss a month of footy with a fresh calf injury.
The Bombers say the new setback is not related to his previous cork that saw him miss Rounds 14 and 15.
The club’s general manager of football Josh Mahoney said Parish was sent for scans on Thursday after experiencing tightness.
Darcy Parish will miss our clash with Brisbane due to a calf strain.— Essendon FC (@essendonfc) July 8, 2022
“Darcy presented with soreness in his calf, in a different area to where he experienced a cork in recent weeks. As a result, we got the area scanned which has come back to reveal a strain,” Mahoney said in a club statement.
“We remain hopeful that Darcy will be in a position to return to play before the end of the home-and-away season, and we will closely monitor his recovery in this time to make that assessment.”
The Bombers play Brisbane this weekend in Round 17 before games against Gold Coast, Collingwood and North Melbourne to round out the next four weeks.
Parish has averaged 32 disposals, 6.2 clearances and 4.7 inside 50s per game in 2022.