http://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/2018-11-28/fantasia-suffers-minor-setbackTall pair Tom Bellchambers and Luke Lavender required off-season shoulder surgery and Crow says both are expected to return to full training following the team’s upcoming holiday break.
“Tom had that shoulder surgery, he’s been able to do good running in the off-season,” he said.
“He’s back doing full volumes with the group – normal training for him as a ruckman.
“We have to be careful of his contact and he’ll be progressing his contact up until Christmas.
Belly needs to get physical and rough Gawn up if he wants to beat him. I can't see it happening.Bellchambers might go OK against Gawn. Yes he's average around the ground but he's normally pretty good in the actual hitouts which is where Gawn does a lot of damage. I recall last year Bellchambers did excellently vs Naitanui. Anyway its not like we are going to voluntarily play Clarke or Draper vs Gawn.
Would love Draper to get a game at some point though, just to get a taste of AFL. I don't think he's that far off being ready.