Michael Hurley will make a last-minute transfer to play for Essendon this 12 months in a attainable departure from the AFL.
Essendon veteran Michael Hurley will prepare on Thursday in a determined bid to play a attainable bye recreation for the Bombers.
Hurley weighed his future on Wednesday night time however wished to play within the crimson and black at the very least yet another time in opposition to Richmond on Saturday night time.
The 32-year-old performed effectively within the VFL over the weekend and is in place to play within the seniors if he can full coaching at Tullamarine on Thursday.
Hurley hasn’t performed since Spherical 18 in 2020 as a consequence of a serious hip downside and subsequent an infection, however the standard defender is poised for an emotional comeback.
His return will present a feel-good story for an in any other case dramatic week at Tullamarine, as Essendon made a courageous play to safe Premier League mastermind Alastair Clarkson.
Meaning Saturday night time’s conflict in opposition to Richmond on the MCG could possibly be the final look for Hurley and coach Ben Rutten.
Hurley had thought of persevering with to play subsequent season however remained unclear Wednesday whether or not he would formally finish his 193-game profession.
An announcement about his future might come on Thursday.
Hurley might prepare over the summer time and be added as a top-up participant over the summer time if his physique is wholesome and he stays dedicated to enjoying.
Initially posted as AFL Spherical 23 Groups: Michael Hurley bidding for a attainable farewell recreation at Essendon
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