#41 Saad El-Hawli - Welcome to Essendon

Strangely enough 6-8 weeks for a syndesmosis is a pretty good result. Usually ~12+ weeks. So he may yet see some footy this year, but hard to see him breaking into the seniors with the lack of match fitness and training for the next 2 mths.

Well this is a bit ■■■■.

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yeh just looked - we only have archives back to Aug 2013.
WD’s post was about a week before the press conference - maybe just after the tip off from vlad?

my recollection is similar.
anyone else heard - ‘something big is about to happen’.

Feel very sorry for Saad. He has shown that he’ll have plenty of upside so a solid preseason awaits ahead of 2025.

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Oh so you feel a bit

saad?

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You would really hope that he has shown enough to be given an extension. We extended Hunter, so there is precedent.

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This particular injury is just about the last straw for me… so disappointing, it’s always two steps forward and one crappy one back.

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Well at least that’s progress. It’s when it goes the other way it’s more of a problem.

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I think we may be going two diagonal steps forward for total forward progress of one metre, then one 1.5 metre step backwards.

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Thinking that it’s a bonus that he gets to work with Essendon’s medical is a unique view.

Then again this could have been a sarcastic comment & I missed the tone :man_shrugging:

Definitely more worthy of being on the list than many others. Yet again another reason why list sizes should grow.

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Hope he does.
Is it a few weeks on the crutches and adhering to that RICE treatment, and then see how he goes? Or is surgery involved with his?

Has already had surgery I believe.

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I think he may have meant the financial aspect of medical and rehab

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No. 6-8 is standard.
Potentially you are thinking longer based on old surgery techniques with a screw, which they don’t do anymore.

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But you have to add the Essendon premium, which is anywhere from 100%-500%.

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Then we bang our shin on a rock and fall over into the fetal position with calf awareness.

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Cool… matches our goalkicking…

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