Joe Daniher with uncle Neale Daniher.
Joe Daniher with uncle Neale Daniher.

Daniher targets late-season return

ESSENDON spearhead Joe Daniher is targeting a late-season return from a groin injury.

The reigning Crichton Medallist was hampered by injury earlier in the year and has been sidelined since Round 7 as he battles osteitis pubis.

Daniher said he hoped to be back in the "back end" of the career after revealing the injury was taking longer to recover than expected.

"It's probably a little slower than I'd like but I'm fully understanding I need to get this right to have the best chance of succeeding at the back end of the year," Daniher said.

"Hopefully that includes some finals footy, get on a roll and that's what will take place."

Joe Daniher and uncle Neale Daniher talk to the media.
Joe Daniher and uncle Neale Daniher talk to the media.

Daniher had kicked just eight goals before being put in cotton wool after a career-best 65 in 2017 saw him named an All-Australian.

The Bombers have turned the corner since Daniher was sidelined, winning three games in a row before last weekend's capitulation against Richmond.


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