Scans have cleared Jake Stringer of serious injury after hurting his leg in Essendon’s win over Hawthorn on Saturday night.
The 25-year old limped off the field in the third quarter of the clash at Marvel Stadium in what looked to be something serious.
But Bombers GM of Football Dan Richardson confirmed that Stringer has escaped serious injury.
“We’re pleased the scans have revealed no fractures to the bone or damage to the ankle area,” Richardson told the club website.
“Jake is still very sore today (Saturday), and we’re hopeful his pain in the lower leg area settles over the coming days.
“At the moment it is difficult to put a time frame on his playing availability, so while it is unlikely he will play, we will closely monitor Jake throughout the week before we make an informed decision on our team selection for Thursday’s clash.”
Despite scans revealing no structural damage, Stringer’s availability moving forward is still unknown.
Essendon visit Optus Stadium next Thursday night to face the Eagles.