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Surgery slows Bomber Bellchambers

Essendon big man Tom Bellchambers. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

ESSENDON’S hopes of hitting the AFL season at full pace have received a fresh blow with Tom Bellchambers confirmed to have undergone knee surgery.

The ruckman had an arthroscopic cleanout performed on his left knee last week and will be on a modified program for at least the next fortnight.

The 30-year-old joins key Bombers such as captain Dyson Heppell (foot), Orazio Fantasia (hip), Joe Daniher (groin), Michael Hurley (shoulder), Cale Hooker (hip) and David Zaharakis (ankle) who have been slowed by injury this pre-season.

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