Comfortable with the big man’s progress, the Bombers and Daniher have been in regular communication with Franklyn-Miller.
Franklyn-Miller is the clinic director of the Sports medicine, biomechanics, rehabilitation and research centre at Dublin’s Sports Surgery clinic.
He has also worked with the British Olympic rowing team, England Rugby and the Melbourne Storm.
Greater Western Sydney defender Aidan Corr has credited his own return from groin issues to the work of Dr Franklyn-Miller and his colleagues.
“[There will be a] lot of speculation and hypotheticals about what next year looks like but the priority for me is getting out there and putting on a really good performance for this football club.”
An All-Australian and best and fairest in 2017, Daniher was one of a long list of Essendon players on limited duties last week as the Bombers returned following the Christmas break, with captain Dyson Heppell, Cale Hooker, David Zaharakis, Zach Merrett, Mason Redman, Stewart, Jayden Laverde, Irving Mosquito, Will Snelling, Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, Noah Gown and Lachie Johnson all on modified programs.
Rookie Mitch Hibberd was meanwhile helped from the field during training on Thursday after appearing to hurt his left knee.
Daniel is an Age sports reporter