More time on the sidelines for McGovern

The Eagles have confirmed defender Jeremy McGovern is still a month away from returning to football.

McGovern had only rejoined the side after overcoming a groin complaint suffered in the big loss to Geelong in round six when he injured his knee against the Crows.

It is expected McGovern will miss matches against Essendon this weekend, Carlton on June 6 and the blockbuster Thursday night clash with Richmond on June 17 at Optus Stadium.

There’s also fears recruit Alex Witherden could face an extended stint on the sidelines with the same issue that forced Elliot Yeo into nine months of rehabilitation.

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