Why Watson is optimistic despite Daniher loss

SEN - Fri, 24th May 2019 - 0 Comments

Tim Watson believes the loss of Joe Daniher is not all doom and gloom for Essendon.

Daniher was ruled out for the season yesterday with osteitis pubis after only managing four games this year.

But Watson believes the future is still bright for the young key forward.

“He’s only 25 years of age, he’s still a young man,” he told SEN Breakfast.

“He’s got time to recover. If it takes him another 12 months to recover, he goes through all that, he’s got the right attitude towards it.

“You would think he’s going to be back at the beginning of next year, all things going well.”

Legendary journalist Mike Sheahan disagreed though, suggesting that Daniher’s career appears to be in jeopardy.

“You blokes (Garry and Tim) talked about me doing a top 50 and it didn’t actually happen for whatever reason,” he said.

“But I’ve got to own up and say I was tempted and almost committed to having Joey Daniher as the most valuable player in the competition.

“Now I’m not sure what we’re going to get out of Joe.

“If he’s got a recurring groin problem, requires surgery, that is a big problem.”

The Bombers have a huge task ahead of them on Saturday night as they come up against Richmond without key players such as Daniher and Devon Smith, who have both succumbed to season-ending injuries.

Listen to Mike Sheahan on SEN Breakfast in the player below.