Western Bulldogs star Josh Dunkley is set to undergo major shoulder surgery, sidelining him for months.
It is believed that a return in the final month of the home and away season is considered a best case scenario.
Dunkley suffered the injury during his side's win over GWS in Canberra on Friday night and returned to the game, before re-exiting soon after.
Edmund said on SEN’s Dwayne’s World that despite the gloomy prognosis, the is hope he will return this season.
“He needed a miracle to avoid having a shoulder reconstruction, well unfortunately he hasn’t got that miracle,” Edmund said.
“He will go under the knife for a full shoulder reconstruction in the next day or two.
“This is a 12 to 16-week injury for Josh Dunkley, his season is certainly not over at this point."
Dunkley has been in All Australian form for the undefeated Bulldogs this season, averaging a career-best 30.3 disposals through six rounds, as well as 5.7 tackles, 5.2 clearances and a total of four goals.
He sensationally requested a move to Essendon during last trade period but was ultimately denied the move.
In what was a horror injury night for the Bulldogs, Lin Jong suffered a hamstring setback and Tim English went down with concussion.