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Hamstring to sideline Cooney

June 16, 2014 5:35 PM

Medical Room - Injury Update (Rd13) BulldogsTV speaks to Medical Services Manager Andrew McKenzie for the latest injury update, discussing the late withdrawal of Matthew Boyd and Tom Williams as well as the early substitution of Adam Cooney.

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Scans have confirmed Adam Cooney will miss at least three weeks of football with a hamstring injury sustained against Collingwood on Sunday.

Bulldogs medical staff sent Cooney for scans on Monday, revealing the extent of the injury incurred in the Club’s eight-point win over the Magpies.

READ: Western Bulldogs Injury List (Updated: Monday, 16 June 2014)

“Adam has injured his hamstring, he had the incident early in the game in the first quarter,” McKenzie said.

Bulldogs captain Ryan Griffen also sustained a knock during the game but McKenzie said the midfielder had presented well to the club's recovery session.

“Griff took a knock during the game but [it was] just a typical knock,” he said.

“He was a bit sore at the time but he shook it off and got through well and he’s pulled up well today.”

Likely to return to the side this weekend is Matthew Boyd, who missed his third consecutive week against Collingwood with hamstring soreness.

Boyd was selected in the Bulldogs side on Thursday but after not pulling up from the main training session was replaced in the extended squad before teams were finalised.

“He’s still training and he’s in the group – he just didn’t quite come up again, so we think he will be available this week,” he said.

“He will train on Wednesday and we will assess him from there.”

Late withdrawal Tom Williams could also be in line for a senior recall this weekend after Club medical staff ruled him out of Sunday’s game with ankle soreness pre-match.

“Tom just pulled up a bit sore in his ankle in the training session and it didn’t settle down in the next couple of days so he wasn’t going to be available to play,” he said.

“We will see how he builds up this week and assess him during the week to be available.”

Young Bulldog Josh Prudden looks set to make his football return in the VFL this weekend, after being sidelined with a hamstring complaint in recent weeks and will be assessed closer to the game.

“Josh is tracking well, he’s in the group training this week and he will be assessed to play,” he said.