Dyson Heppell has undergone surgery after fracturing his hand in training on Wednesday.
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Star Essendon midfielder Dyson Heppell looks set to miss this week’s clash with the Gold Coast Suns after fracturing his hand in training on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old has already undergone surgery and the Bombers are hopeful he will miss just the one game.
“Dyson sustained a fracture in his hand during training this morning but we were extremely fortunate that [surgeon] Greg Hoy was available to operate on his hand within the hour,” club doctor Bruce Reid said in a club statement.
“The surgery was a success, Dyson had a plate and screws inserted into his hand and we’re confident his recovery time will be minimal.”
Heppell has played in every game this season for the Bombers, averaging 28 disposals a game after a shift into midfield.
The youngster has come into Brownlow Medal contention and if he were to miss more than one game, it would come as a huge blow to Mark Thompson’s side.
A win over the Suns on Saturday would all but assure Essendon a spot in the finals.