Lyon: Bennell’s Fremantle career all but over

Harley Bennell. Picture: Paul Kane
Harley Bennell. Picture: Paul Kane

FREMANTLE coach Ross Lyon says the Dockers have exhausted all avenues in their bid to resolve Harley Bennell’s calf issues.

Lyon says the Dockers are almost certain to delist Bennell at the end of the season after the former Suns ace suffered another serious calf injury.

Bennell has played just two AFL games over four seasons at the Dockers but Lyon hopes another AFL club take a punt on the classy midfielder and will have a fitness guru capable of finally finding a solution to the 2010 No.2 draft pick’s injury woes.

“We’re all devastated for him. I believe he’s still got AFL footy in him if he can get his body right,” Lyon said.

“Unfortunately with us and all the threads we haven’t been able to get it right.

“It’s unlikely he’ll be with us next year. I think Harley knows that. But we’ll rehab him.

“Hopefully someone out there has got a solution, or a club or a guru out there can get him right.

“Because he’s a pretty special talent. It’s devastating that he’s lost to the game to be honest.”