Essendon has confirmed star midfielder David Zaharakis will have surgery to repair an injury to his syndesmosis that he suffered against the Dockers on Saturday night.
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“David suffered the injury when his ankle got caught under him in a contest during the first quarter,” Essendon’s General Manager of football Dan Richardson told the club’s website.
“Unfortunately, he’ll undergo surgery in the coming days. Following his surgery, the Club will seek further advice from the specialist to determine the length of time he’ll be sidelined.”