Essendon will be without Will Setterfield for a number of weeks with the midfielder suffering a foot fracture.

A revelation after being recruited by Essendon in the off-season, Setterfield was diagnosed with the ailment after reporting soreness in his foot following the Bombers’ round nine clash with Brisbane.

GM of Performance Daniel McPherson says a timeline for Setterfield’s return will be determined in due course.

“Will reported some foot soreness coming out of the weekend’s match,” McPherson said.

“Upon further investigation, it’s been revealed he has a small fracture in his foot after being trodden on in game. At this stage, we’re unsure on the timeline, but it’ll be a short to medium term injury.”

Setterfield during round nine's clash with Brisbane. (Photo: Essendon FC)

The Bombers will also be without defender Jake Kelly for this week’s Dreamtime at the ‘G clash as he continues his recovery from delayed concussion.

“Jake's still experiencing some lingering symptoms,” McPherson said.

We have to respect how he’s feeling, so his progression towards a return to play will obviously be guided by his symptoms.”

In positive news, reigning Crichton medallist Peter Wright has had his expected recovery time from a shoulder dislocation slashed.

After being listed as nine weeks away in round nine’s injury list, the key forward could be back before the mid-season bye.

“He’s done a mountain of work, and has improved rapidly in recent weeks,” McPherson said.

Peter Wright at Wednesday's main training. (Photo: Essendon FC)

“He’s re-joined training, and there’s now a chance he could be available prior to the bye. With all things going well over the next few weeks, he’ll be back earlier than expected.”

Defender Jordan Ridley is available after recovering from concussion, while forward Matt Guelfi will also be up for selection after overcoming a hamstring injury.

Essendon round 10 injury list