Player Watch #18: Michael Hurley (VC) - Limping on crutches with an IV at the preseason game - 25/2

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Contract Status: Unrestricted Free Agent 2022
Last Game Played: Currently in the side
Injury Status: Limping on crutches with an IV at the preseason game - 25/2
Discharged, recuperating at home... again. No time frame on return - 17/2
Apparently back in hospital - 15/2
Discharged from hospital, recuperating at home. No timeframe - 9/2
In hospital with an infected leg - 4/2
 
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this is why I avoid any kind of serious discussion in this place!
Oh is that why..?

I dunno. It's a good question but we have no clues about the answer. As far as I know he hasn't had any surgeries on his leg recently so it's not a complication of that. What other kind of infections do people get on their legs? Ingrown hair? Insect bite? Bacteria..?
 

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All Australian defender Michael Hurley remains bed-ridden with a lingering leg infection and seems a distant prospect of playing in the season opener against Hawthorn.

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Back in hospital. Hope he's ok.

WHY HIP INFECTION IS A “MAJOR CONCERN” FOR HURLEY AND ESSENDON
BY SEN 2 HOURS AGO


Tim Watson says there are major concerns surrounding Essendon’s Michael Hurley.

The 30-year-old has returned to hospital as he continues to deal with a serious infection in his hip that threatens to derail his 2021 season.

Former Bombers skipper Watson and SEN Breakfast co-host Garry Lyon discussed the Hurley situation which could see the veteran defender sidelined for some time still.

Lyon: “Is it of grave concern, Michael Hurley, for the year?”

Watson: “Yes, from what I’ve been told.”

Lyon: “His season? So it must be a serious infection?”

Watson: “It is, clearly it is. He’s got an infection in his hip, he went into hospital to have it treated, he left hospital, he went home and now he’s back in hospital because they’re still treating the infection.

“This is serious and they are really concerned about him and where he’s at right now. The number one concern right now is getting the infection under control. It’s not about when he’s going to come back and train, it’s actually getting the infection under control.

“It’s an injury that he’s had to carry over a long period of time. He’s been bothered by hip concerns over his career.

“He’s had surgery before but I don’t think he had surgery recently. This is a result of something else. The concern is that they haven’t been able to get on top of the infection.

“He’s now probably been laid up and hasn’t been able to train for three weeks. When you’re inactive like that you know how quickly your body shuts down.

“So this is a major concern. It’s a major concern for Michael Hurley, his family and his health right now. That’s the number one concern.”

Watson also highlighted the point that Hurley had been training with the forwards this pre-season in a bid to offer coach Ben Rutten a new dimension in attack.

“They were looking at trialling him as a forward this year as well, so already their plans have been disrupted in some way,” he added.

“Joe Daniher’s gone, Orazio Fantasia is gone, Jake Stringer at the moment is recovering from an achilles and they can drag for a long period of time, and Michael Hurley, one of the guys they were going to play up forward, is in hospital with a leg infection.

“On the other side of that, they recruited Peter Wright and are hopeful he is going to stand up and play. They drafted a lot of key position style kids who are very skinny and light, and they are going to take time.

“All plans are subject to change in football. You’ve got to adapt and you’ve got to be agile around all these sorts of issues.”
 

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It all sounds pretty bleak. And as devastating news it is for our beloved warrior, the situation unfolding so close to the start of the season opens up new opportunities for others.

It’s a brutal game.
 

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Sending positive vibes to Hurley and family.

My 2021 got off to a poor start, 12 nights in hospital and 3 operations with a joint infection that came out of the blue. Had IV antibiotics for almost 4 weeks and finally off them and onto the tablets. Definitely not fun so I know how he would be feeling.
Hope you’re on the mend mate, doesn’t sound like a fun time.
 

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