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A torrid year for the much-loved veteran defender, who didn’t play a game as a result of a hip infection that saw him lose 10kg and end up in hospital. Had a hip replacement at season’s end, but indications are he is over the worst of the injury as he aims to make a long-awaited comeback.

AFL awards: All Australian (2015, 2017), Rising Star nominee (2009, 2010), 2012 AFLPA 22under22 team

Club awards: Essendon life member, Crichton Medal runner-up (2015), Crichton Medal third place (2011)

Michael Hurley

A torrid year for the much-loved veteran defender, who didn’t play a game as a result of a hip infection that saw him lose 10kg and end up in hospital. Had a hip replacement at season’s end, but indications are he is over the worst of the injury as he aims to make a long-awaited comeback.

AFL awards: All Australian (2015, 2017), Rising Star nominee (2009, 2010), 2012 AFLPA 22under22 team

Club awards: Essendon life member, Crichton Medal runner-up (2015), Crichton Medal third place (2011)

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All Australian
Years award won:
2015, 2017
Essendon life member
Years award won:
2018
Crichton Medal runner-up
Years award won:
2015
Crichton Medal third place
Years award won:
2011
AFLPA 22under22 team
Years award won:
2012
AFL Rising Star nominee
Years award won:
Round 20, 2009 and round 18, 2010
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