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Liberatore to face test

July 3, 2017 4:46 PM

Medical Room: Update on Boyd, Liberatore and Webb Thanks to Melrose Health, find out the latest Bulldogs injury news on Tom Boyd, Tom Liberatore and Lukas Webb.

Western Bulldogs midfielder Tom Liberatore remains a chance to take on Adelaide this Friday night despite battling a corky according to Head Physiotherapist Chris Bell.

Liberatore will need to satisfy the club’s medical staff that he’s recovered from the injury suffered in the Round 14 clash with North Melbourne before he’ll be considered for selection against the Crows.

“During training last week [Tom] struggled to hit his top end speed so we pulled him out of contention for the weekend,” Bell told westernbulldogs.com.au on Monday.

“During this week we’ll work through a process with Tom and if he’s able to get back to top end speed we’ll put him back up for selection.”

Big man Tom Boyd is another battling injury and was withdrawn from Footscray’s side to face Collingwood in the VFL on the weekend.  He will also be assessed during the week.

“Tom Boyd is continuing to reload his training volumes following his persistent calf tightness, Bell said. 

“We’ll work through our processes this week with Tom to determine his availability.”

Finally, midfielder Lukas Webb is recovering from an ankle injury suffered during Footscray’s Round 10 win over Werribee.

Bell said that Webb will be tested this week before deciding if he’s available to for selection this weekend.