The simple reason Joe Daniher isn’t having shoulder surgery
Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan says there is a simple reason Joe Daniher isn’t having surgery on his injured shoulder.
The star forward will be sidelined for at least the next month after his shoulder popped out against Sydney last weekend.
It’s led some to question whether it was worth getting the shoulder operated on, keeping Daniher sidelined longer, but back fit and firing for finals.
“The bottom line is the surgeon doesn’t think that surgery is necessary,” Fagan told 3AW.
“I know what will happen later in the year if it does pop out again – the outcry will be ‘he should have had surgery’ – but the advice at the moment, and I respect the advice, is that it’s not necessary.”
And in better news for the Lions, they’ll get another star forward back as soon as next week.
Eric Hipwood is on the verge of returning to the field from a knee injury.
“He’s fit and raring to go,” Fagan said.
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