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AFL 2017 Round 13 - Western Bulldogs v Melbourne

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Lin Jong of the Bulldogs comes off the ground injured during the 2017 AFL round 13 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium on June 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

Western Bulldogs midfielder Lin Jong will miss the remainder of the 2017 season after scans today confirmed a ruptured ACL.

Jong was injured early in the Dogs’ 57-point loss to Melbourne on Sunday afternoon and will undergo a traditional reconstruction in coming days.

“I’m afraid today that scans have confirmed our fear that Lin Jong has ruptured his ACL,” Head Physiotherapist Chris Bell told westernbulldogs.com.au on Tuesday.

“We’re all devastated for Jongy and we’ll put a really strong support network around him.

“He’ll undergo a conventional hamstring tendon reconstruction later this week but we look forward to seeing Jongy back into some football in the early parts of 2018.”

In better news, captain Robert Murphy has resumed training with the group and is a chance to return to action after missing the past fortnight with a hamstring injury.

“Bob Murphy has continued to progress really well through his rehab for his hamstring injury, Bell said.

“He has nearly ticked of his full speed and has resumed some modified training with the group.

“At the moment he’s on track to resume in the next one to two weeks and we’ll work with Bob this week to determine when that is.”

Finally, defender Fletcher Roberts may yet be available for selection after suffering a concussion in the VFL on Saturday night against Casey.

“We’ll put Fletcher through our normal concussion processes this week to determine his availability to play this weekend.”