Fremantle recruit Harley Bennell will miss the rest of the season due to complications with a recurring calf injury in his right leg.
Bennell, who had been troubled by a calf injury during the pre-season, performed well in Fremantle’s NAB Challenge game against Geelong on 12 March before injuring it again playing for Peel in the WAFL the following week.
As a result of aggravating the calf injury playing for Peel, Bennell was subsequently placed on a comprehensive rehabilitation program.
But on Tuesday, after experiencing some discomfort in his right leg, Bennell had an MRI which confirmed that he had suffered a significant “re-tear” of the medial aponuerosis in his calf.
Fremantle’s principal physiotherapist Jeff Boyle said today the club’s decision to rule Bennell out for the rest of the season was based on national and international expert medical advice.