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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Shane Biggs of the Bulldogs kicks during a Western Bulldogs AFL training session at Whitten Oval on June 27, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images/AFL Media)

The Western Bulldogs could welcome back Bob Murphy and Shane Biggs this week if they pass fitness tests, but will be without ruckman Tom Campbell for at least another week.

Murphy injured his hamstring at training last week and subsequently missed Friday night’s clash with Adelaide, but Head Physiotherpist Chris Bell said he’ll be assessed later in the week before being made available for selection.

‘’Bob Murphy suffered some minor hamstring tightness while reaching for a ball during the main training session last week.  It’s the opposite side to what he injured a month ago,’’ Bell told westernbulldogs.com.au

“We’re going to take absolutely no risk with Bob and make sure he’s pristine before we put him back into full training. 

“We’ll assess him this week to see if he’s in line with that and if he completes full training he’ll come back in line with availability.”

Similarly, Shane Biggs could return to full training this week, and potentially be in the frame for selection if he recovers from a calf complaint, according to Bell.

“Shane suffered some calf tightness during the main training session last week,” he said.

“He’s improved over the weekend and  we’ll go through our process with Shane this week to determine if he returns to some full training this week.  If he completes full training he’ll be back in line for availability.”

Unfortunately, the news isn’t as promising for Tom Campbell who’ll miss at least the next fortnight due to an abdominal strain suffered during the Club’s Round 15 game against West Coast.

Bell said he’ll be managed conservatively.

“He’s just resumed some running but will be expected to get back into some main training in the next one to two weeks.”