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Ankle issue for star Bomber

Ankle issue for star Bomber

STAR Essendon midfielder Zach Merrett has sprained an ankle and will miss a chunk of AFL preseason training.

Merrett’s injured ankle in will be in a protective boot for the next two weeks after a mishap during competitive drills at training on Friday.

“We expect a clearer picture on his return to training once swelling in the affected ankle subsides … we don’t anticipate the injury will impact Zach’s availability for the commencement of the season,” Essendon’s football manager Dan Richardson said in a statement.

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