Brisbane Lions face HUGE injury setback as gun forward Joe Daniher could be ruled out for SIX weeks with shoulder injury
- Joe Daniher injured his shoulder in Brisbane’s win over Sydney on Sunday
- Gun forward was subbed out in the first quarter of the 113-89 victory at SCG
- Lions will have to wait until Tuesday for the results of the scans
- Daniher has booted 19 goals through the first seven rounds of the season
The gun forward was subbed out of Sunday’s match after being hurt in the first quarter.
Daniher cut a forlorn figure on the bench as the Lions posted their first win at the SCG since 2009 to go second on the ladder.
Joe Daniher faces up to six weeks out after injuring his shoulder against Sydney in Round 7
Lions football boss Danny Daly is hopeful the 28-year-old has avoided any major damage but will have to wait until Tuesday to find out.
‘Joe subluxed his shoulder so they strapped him up and he kept going but he went up for a marking contest and it popped out a little bit again,’ Daly told TAB Radio.
‘If it had have been a grand final, or a final, they would have jabbed him up and went back out so it was more precautionary.
‘He will go and get scans but there is a public holiday [on Monday in Queensland].
The gun forward has undergone scans and will receive the results on Tuesday
The former Essendon star has kicked 19 goals in the first seven games for the Lions
‘First thought it might be a four-to-six week injury where they need to strengthen the shoulder back up but until we get the scans back we’re not sure.’
Daniher has enjoyed an outstanding start to his second season with Brisbane, kicking 19 goals in six games after 46 majors last year.
The former Essendon tall remains just three goals behind Coleman Medal leader Tom Hawkins of Geelong.
The Lions won at the SCG for the first since 2009 to climb up to second in the ladder
In better news for the Lions, young utility Jaxon Prior has avoided having his season cut short.
There were fears the 20-year-old had ruptured his ACL after going down late against the Swans.
‘It didn’t look too good there at the end, we were a little bit concerned he might’ve done some major damage,’ Daly said.
‘There was no structural damage so it might have just been a corky on his knee so he should be OK for next week.’