Essendon Football Club can confirm Orazio Fantasia suffered a minor strain to his quad during the Bombers’ round eight game against Sydney.  

General manager of football Dan Richardson said the 23-year-old would be sidelined for approximately two to three weeks.  

“Orazio pulled up sore following the game on Friday evening with scans later confirming he had sustained a minor strain to his quad,” Richardson said. 

“While it is disappointing, Orazio will dedicate himself to his rehabilitation program over the next fortnight to ensure a return to football as soon as possible.” 

Fantasia finished the Friday night clash with four goals.