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Watson to learn more on return date

Captain Jobe Watson is set to have a further indication about a potential return date later this week following a scan to his rectus femoris tendon.

8:00am  Jul 14, 2014

Watson's recovery on track

Essendon captain Jobe Watson’s recovery from surgery to a ruptured rectus femoris tendon remains on track with the 29-year-old expected to commence jogging by the end of the week.

1:20pm  Jul 1, 2014

Watson surgery a success

Captain Jobe Watson has successful undergone surgery to repair a ruptured rectus femoris tendon and is expected to make a full recovery.

4:22pm  Jun 10, 2014

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Jobe
Watson

Height
190 cm
DOB
08-02-1985
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2003
Games
2014
11
Career
184
Goals
2014
7
Career
102
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1188
Avg
108
JobeWatson

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Xavier College
Clubs: 
Debut: 2003
Recruited from: Sandringham U18
Brownlow Votes: 51

PLAYER SPONSORS

Benefactors

Palinyewah Producers
Robyn Barnes & Alex Swansson
Bombardiers

Supporter

BomberBlitz

Patron

Burson Auto Parts

Another outstanding season for Watson in 2013, despite breaking his collarbone in round 15 against Port Adelaide, saw him claim his second All-Australian selection and runner-up in the best and fairest. His start to the 2014 season continues to exemplify Watson’s ball-winning ability in close and skills on the outside. A proven performer, his leadership continues to go from strength-to-strength. Unfortunately tore his rectus femoris tendon in Round 12 against GWS and is likely to miss the remainder of the home and away season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 11
    • Kicks 13.1
    • Handballs 15.2
    • Disposals 28.3
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 5.0
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 108.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 GWS Giants Rd 12
Handballs 22 Richmond Rd 11
Disposals 38 North Melbourne Rd 1
Marks 9 North Melbourne Rd 1
Hit-outs 1 Sydney Swans Rd 9
Tackles 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 8
Goals 2 Western Bulldogs Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 153 North Melbourne Rd 1

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 60 - 99 21 17 38 9 0 5 0 3 2 0 153
2 Hawthorn L 86 - 90 10 20 30 7 1 0 0 7 0 0 120
3 Carlton W 138 - 57 10 16 26 4 0 1 0 5 0 1 96
4 Fremantle L 113 - 60 8 15 23 3 0 0 1 3 1 0 78
5 St Kilda L 65 - 81 9 20 29 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 87
6 Collingwood L 83 - 60 7 12 19 2 0 2 1 9 1 0 92
7 Western Bulldogs W 73 - 65 11 7 18 4 0 1 0 4 2 0 88
8 Brisbane Lions W 57 - 65 16 19 35 7 0 3 1 9 1 0 149
9 Sydney Swans L 64 - 114 17 13 30 5 1 2 1 6 0 0 116
11 Richmond W 104 - 54 14 22 36 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 114
12 GWS Giants W 66 - 81 21 6 27 3 0 2 1 3 0 0 95
13 Melbourne L 77 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Adelaide Crows W 101 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Geelong Cats L 89 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide W 60 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood W 103 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs W 94 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 10 - L: 7 144 167 311 52 2 16 5 55 7 1 1188

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 184
    • Kicks 11.2
    • Handballs 13.5
    • Disposals 24.7
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 90.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 St Kilda Rd 3, 2011
Handballs 28 Collingwood Rd 20, 2010
Disposals 41 Collingwood Rd 17, 2008
Marks 11 North Melbourne Rd 7, 2007
Hit-outs 1 Sydney Swans Rd 9, 2014
Tackles 13 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2012
Goals 3 Richmond Rd 9, 2013
AFL Fantasy 153 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Essendon 144 167 311 52 2 16 5 55 7 1 1188
2013 Essendon 259 264 523 74 1 17 9 61 16 18 1876
2012 Essendon 343 295 638 106 2 41 18 105 20 8 2474
2011 Essendon 237 208 445 69 1 15 16 65 15 11 1663
2010 Essendon 209 363 572 77 1 31 16 91 10 1 1993
2009 Essendon 221 322 543 73 0 16 13 98 10 10 1965
2008 Essendon 194 265 459 53 3 25 20 68 4 8 1543
2007 Essendon 193 249 442 85 1 13 11 62 6 5 1602
2006 Essendon 203 276 479 114 2 20 8 69 6 7 1820
2005 Essendon 23 32 55 14 0 2 1 5 2 0 206
2004 Essendon 37 42 79 23 0 2 2 16 6 2 362
2003 Essendon 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 12

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Games: 154

Awards

AFL AWARDS

Brownlow Medal  2012

All Australian  2012

CLUB AWARDS

Best and fairest  2009, 2010

2nd Best and fairest  2006

Captain since  2010

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: Ryan Matthews

Coach’s favourite saying: “You’re not doing it right, run a 400”

Coach’s pet: Mark McVeigh

Favourite Footy Commentator: Andy Maher

Whose autograph did you get as a kid?
Kobe Bryant

Describe your perfect day off: Picking blackberries

Who inspires you? People who exercise before and after work

Best advice received: 

What scares you the most? Scott Gumbleton’s cooking

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be? At college in the USA

First job held: Cleaning floors

Person you would most like to meet:
Scarlett Johansson

Three things you would like to do after your football career: Travel, work at café and go on a boat trip.

Greatest non- football achievement: 

How would your best friend describe you?
Unreliable

One thing you can’t eat:
Black cats

What domestic chore do you refuse to do? 
I struggle with washing dishes

Which event would you prefer to attend, Olympics or World Cup?
World cup

Favourite Australian Personality: Angus Monfries

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android:
Samsung

Best book read: When Pride Still Mattered, Vince Lombardi

Favourite TV show:
Dexter

Favourite band/ musical artist: L.C.D Sound System

Favourite movie: Shawshank Redemption