Darcy Parish is hopeful of a return in two weeks’ time as he continues his return from a niggling calf injury.

The midfielder will continue to build his running loads and has commenced intro skill work, ahead of a more performance-focused football block.  

Mid-season draftee Saad El-Hawli is eyeing off a return to play in around four weeks, currently rebuilding his calf and foot strength as he recovers from a syndesmosis injury.

Defender Kaine Baldwin is about five weeks away from competitive action following a recurrence of his navicular stress fracture a few weeks ago. He has commenced reloading of the joint, and will commence gradual reintroduction to running over the next couple of weeks.

Player Injury Estimated Return
3. Darcy Parish

3. Darcy Parish

Calf 1-2 weeks

Darcy Parish suffered a strain in the lead up to the Bombers' round 10 clash with North Melbourne.

26. Kaine Baldwin

26. Kaine Baldwin

Navicular stress Season

Baldwin suffered a stress injury in his foot during pre-season training, before suffering a minor setback in training for round 15.

31. Zach Reid

31. Zach Reid

Pectoral 9 weeks

Zach Reid suffered a pectoral tear in Essendon VFL's clash against Box Hill, remaining unlikely to return before the end of the season.

41. Saad El-Hawli

41. Saad El-Hawli

Ankle 3-4 weeks

El-Hawli injured his ankle during the fourth quarter of his best-on-ground effort in Essendon's VFL's three-point round 11 win over Carlton after getting his ankle trapped underneath him in a contest.

49. Jaiden Hunter

49. Jaiden Hunter

ACL Season

Hunter suffered the long-term knee injury in pre-season training.

3. Darcy Parish

3. Darcy Parish

Darcy Parish suffered a strain in the lead up to the Bombers' round 10 clash with North Melbourne.

Injury: Calf
Est. Return: 1-2 weeks
26. Kaine Baldwin

26. Kaine Baldwin

Baldwin suffered a stress injury in his foot during pre-season training, before suffering a minor setback in training for round 15.

Injury: Navicular stress
Est. Return: Season
31. Zach Reid

31. Zach Reid

Zach Reid suffered a pectoral tear in Essendon VFL's clash against Box Hill, remaining unlikely to return before the end of the season.

Injury: Pectoral
Est. Return: 9 weeks
41. Saad El-Hawli

41. Saad El-Hawli

El-Hawli injured his ankle during the fourth quarter of his best-on-ground effort in Essendon's VFL's three-point round 11 win over Carlton after getting his ankle trapped underneath him in a contest.

Injury: Ankle
Est. Return: 3-4 weeks
49. Jaiden Hunter

49. Jaiden Hunter

Hunter suffered the long-term knee injury in pre-season training.

Injury: ACL
Est. Return: Season

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