#15 Jayden Laverde - keeping it Green


#6488

Nearing Gumbleton status.


#6489

Any updates?

Just a rolled ankle, or worse?


#6490

sore ankle, ankle sore


#6491

not as bad as a saw knee


#6492

#6493

Sounds like it’s not too serious then, thankfully.


#6494

I read it as he’s cooked


#6495

lol


#6496

even slower and more unaccountable than myers and langford combined

don’t understand why people don’t see he’s a truck, oh that’s right, it’s because they’re pervs


#6497

Laverde sidelined

Jayden Laverde will miss the next fortnight after sustaining an ankle injury. (Photo: Essendon Football Club)

Essendon forward Jayden Laverde will be sidelined for approximately a fortnight after sustaining minor ligament damage in his ankle.

The 22-year-old was injured in the second quarter of the Bombers’ VFL practice match against Sandringham at Trevor Barker Beach Oval on Saturday afternoon.

General manager of football Dan Richardson said the club was relieved the injury was not as severe as initially thought.

“We’re disappointed for Jayden, and he is likely to miss the next one to two weeks, but the pleasing news is there no bone damage,” Richardson said.

“While there is still swelling in the affected area, this will subside in the coming days and we will closely manage Jayden’s rehabilitation program to ensure a return to the field as soon as possible.”


#6498

If they picked him in the AFL instead of the players he performed better than in JLT he wouldn’t have done his ankle.


#6499

No he would of done a hammy or calf.


#6500

What about BZT. Any news on him.


#6501

What’s two Essendon weeks equate to in regular weeks?


#6502

The exchange rate fluctuates though I believe it’s currently 2 which is pretty low by historical standards


#6503

He might be ready for Round 4 2021


#6504

Any chance this week?

If fit Id put him in the firsts.


#6505

Nah another couple of weeks away unfortunately


#6506

Wow.
Are you talking about the right person?


#6507

It amazes me how these flogs keep their jobs A quick google search would have confirmed that he was our second pick in that draft behind Langford.

They are embarrassing.

JAYDEN LAVERDE

Standout performance: Round 23 last year. Six shots at goal (for 3.3) and 17 disposals in a good win against Port Adelaide.

Where’s he at? The midfielder/forward has been injured throughout his time at Essendon, with a hamstring problem last year and a serious ankle complaint in 2017. Couldn’t crack it for a spot in the 22 for the Bombers’ round one game, then hurt his ankle again. When you’re the first national draft pick of a club, as Laverde was in 2014 (No.20 overall), expectations are always heightened. Has the luxury of a fresh contract which takes in 2020, but Laverde, with just 30 matches behind him, is running out of time.

Why the Bombers need him at his best: Essendon’s forward line mix requires a few tricks, which Laverde no doubt possesses.