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Bomber blow: Myers out for eight weeks with finger injury

David Myers will miss two months after rupturing a tendon in his finger

DAVID Myers' run of poor injury luck has continued with the Essendon midfielder to miss up to two months with a finger injury.

It is a major setback for the 27-year-old, who returned to Bombers colours in last week's JLT Community Series clash with Collingwood.

The long-kicking left-footer will miss the start of the home and away season due to the injury, which was suffered during a training drill and will require surgery.

"David Myers got his finger caught in someone's jumper, he's ruptured his tendon in that finger and he'll be in for surgery today," Bombers high performance manager Justin Crow said.

"It means six weeks in a splint and then two weeks getting his touch back normally to then play football.

"The good news is it's his right hand so he'll be able to continue to guide the ball with his left hand and keep running over that period and maintain the really good training base he's been able to get this pre-season."

Myers is one of 10 players still at the club who served an anti-doping ban in 2016, but he has also been dogged by injury throughout his AFL career.

He played just two games in 2015 after suffering a shoulder injury in the opening minutes of round one, while soft-tissue complaints have also surfaced since he joined the Bombers in 2008.

With 85 games under his belt, he told AFL.com.au last week that he was hoping his run to 100 games had no more hurdles.

"(The players are) just looking forward to getting into our work and being judged on performance, and that's what we've really ever wanted," Myers said.

"There's obviously been a lot of change, and since John (Worsfold) came in, the work he's done has been amazing.

"We're very fortunate we could walk back into the club after 12 months, and the work (the club) has put in in that time, you notice a real lift in standards and culture. 

"It really is exciting and I'm just rapt to be a part of it now, and being able to drive (the standards) and see what we can do over the next little bit."