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Essendon coach Ben Rutten said in his post-game press conference that the Bombers are hopeful Shiel did not sustain any damage to his ACL.
“The doctors don’t think [Shiel’s injury is] an ACL. It’s just locked up a little bit, so he’ll have some scans and work out exactly what it is … but [it didn’t look] great,” Rutten told reporters including AFL.com.au’s Luke Michael.
It was a horror night for the Bombers who trailed by 27 points at quarter time.
The Bombers have the chance to turn their fortunes around when they host St Kilda at Marvel Stadium on Saturday, April 3.