Hird rest­ing up af­ter bike fall

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

ESSENDON AFL club doc­tor Bruce Reid claims a good dose of rest will aid James Hird in his bid to coach in Fri­day night’s Round 16 opener.

The Bombers coach fell heav­ily from his bi­cy­cle while rid­ing home from a Mon­day night train­ing ses­sion.

He was left se­verely con­cussed by the fall, spend­ing that night in hos­pi­tal be­fore be­ing dis­charged yesterday.

Dr Reid left the door open for Hird to coach on Fri­day against North Mel­bourne.

“His con­di­tion has im­proved sig­nif­i­cantly since last night,” Dr Reid said yesterday.

“The med­i­cal staff were happy to send him home to­day for some more rest.”

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