Kyle Langford
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Listed as test
MEssendon Bombers
Hamstring
August 24, 2021
Langford (hamstring) is listed as a test for the opening finals match against the Western Bulldogs, according to Callum Twomey of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Langford hasn't played since Round 20 and will hope to return but nothing is guaranteed yet. With Jye Caldwell more likely to play, there's plenty of options for the Bombers if Langford is unavailable.
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Suffers hamstring injury
MEssendon Bombers
Hamstring
August 3, 2021
Langford is expected to miss three weeks with a hamstring injury suffered in the Round 20 loss to Sydney, according to GM Josh Mahoney. "We're disappointed to be without him for a period of time, particularly given he had just returned from a similar strain after completing a thorough rehab program and performed very well yesterday,"
ANALYSIS
Langford just returned from a different hamstring injury and will now have a race to return before the end of the season. If he's unable to do that, there's still a small chance that Essendon make the finals and give him enough time to recover.
Team-high three marks in close loss
MEssendon Bombers
August 1, 2021
Langford cleared 17 disposals, seven marks, three majors and tackles each and a lone goal assist Sunday as Essendon fell to Sydney 109-102 at MCG.
ANALYSIS
Despite spending portions of the match on an exercise bike, this according to AFL.com, Langford finished out Saturday's match Essendon's leader in majors and tied with Zachary Merrett and Jake Stringer as the team's top producer of marks and tackles, respectively. The 24 year-old put up his best fantasy scoring total in three games as a result of the performance and exits Round 20 currently ranked the Bombers' fifth-most productive scorer per game (86.59 points) for the year.
Looking to return
MEssendon Bombers
Hamstring
July 27, 2021
Langford (hamstring) is listed as a test for Round 20 against Sydney, according to head of high performance Sean Murphy.
ANALYSIS
Langford missed a couple of games with a hamstring issue but won't need more than another week to recover enough fitness to play. During his breakout stretch in May and June, Langford scored over 100 fantasy points in five-out-of-seven games.
Out multiple weeks
MEssendon Bombers
Hamstring
July 13, 2021
Langford is expected to miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury suffered in Round 17, according to Head of high performance Sean Murphy. "Hopefully we'll get him back in a few weeks."
ANALYSIS
Langford broke onto the scene between May and early July but has unfortunately picked up a knock that will keep him out for some time. With a new option needed at follower, someone else will have to support Darcy Parish and the other Bombers stars.
Subbed out with hamstring injury
MEssendon Bombers
Hamstring
July 9, 2021
Langford was subbed out of Friday's 84-21 victory over Adelaide at Marvel Stadium due to a hamstring injury, AFL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Langford left Friday's match in the third quarter with what the Brisbane Times speculates was a hamstring strain and was replaced by Brayden Ham. Team doctors will assess the nature of the injury over the course of the weekend in the hopes the 24 year-old midfielder / forward can return in time for a Round 18 match up against North Melbourne.