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Dinny Navaratnam, AFL Media  February 11, 2018 2:27 PM

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Essendon defender Michael Hurley downplayed concerns after reinjuring the left wrist that was operated on five months ago at the Bombers' intraclub in Tullamarine on Saturday.

Hurley copped an accidental kick in the second quarter and left the ground with a trainer.

He didn't return to the field, although the backman said he could have.

"I had surgery at the end of last year so it was just on that site. It's a little bit swollen but if it was a home and away game, I would've kept playing," Hurley said.

The dual All Australian was confident no serious damage had been done.

"I wouldn't think there's a break in there. I've broken both of them so I know what that feels like. Just ice it up, let it rest, and hopefully by the end of next week it should be fine," Hurley said.

The 27-year-old also had a hip operation after the 2017 season and was again named in the club's seven-man leadership group on Saturday.