Scans have today cleared Essendon forward Jake Stringer of any fractures, after the 25-year-old sustained a lower leg injury on Friday night.
Stringer was sidelined in the third quarter of the Bombers’ 19-point win over the Hawks at Marvel Stadium.
GM of football Dan Richardson said the club would closely monitor Stringer’s injury throughout the week prior to the Bombers’ clash against West Coast on Thursday.
“We’re pleased the scans have revealed no fractures to the bone or damage to the ankle area,” Richardson said.
“Jake is still very sore today, and we’re hopeful his pain in the lower leg area settles over the coming days.
“At the moment it is difficult to put a time frame on his playing availability, so while it is unlikely he will play, we will closely monitor Jake throughout the week before we make an informed decision on our team selection for Thursday’s clash.”