Daniel Menzel underwent groin surgery last week which will interrupt his pre-season, the surgery is meant to increase his output & durability long term.
It is expected Menzel will return to training in February, a Round 1 forecast is not yet available.
“It’s been well documented that Dan had some issues with his groin this year so we wanted to get on top of it now rather than it potentially become an issue during next season” Sydney Head of Football, Charlie Gardiner.
Menzel was signed by Sydney as a Delisted Free Agent back in November, he kicked 136 Goals from 74 games at Geelong (Career Ave: 1.8).
AFL FANTASY TAKE
Menzel is not relevant in season long fantasy and is a borderline bench option in draft leagues, his move to Sydney could improve the output for Lance Franklin based on his goal threat.
It could also be possible that Luke Parker & Isaac Heeney see increased midfield usage as a result of the recruitment of Menzel.