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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23: Dale Morris of the Bulldogs runs with the ball during a Western Bulldogs AFL training session at Whitten Oval on June 23, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images/AFL Media)

Western Bulldogs defender Dale Morris has undergone surgery on a broken radius bone in his forearm the Club confirmed today.

Morris suffered the injury during the second quarter of Saturday’s clash with the Gold Coast in Cairns, with head physiotherapist Chris Bell telling westernbulldogs.com.au that the 34-year-old will could miss up to two months of football with the injury.

“In the second quarter of the game on the weekend Dale Morris fell really heavily on his right arm,” Bell said.

“X-rays confirmed post game that Dale fractured the radius bone in his forearm.  Dale’s gone in for surgery this afternoon to have a plate and screws put into that fracture site to realign it and at this stage we’re guessing that Dale’s going to miss the next six to eight weeks of footy.”

Lin Jong and Roarke Smith, however, are making good progress as they both recover from ACL injuries according to Bell.

“Both of our ACL boys are making really good progress,” he said.

“Jongy’s back into some strengthening around his knee and has started some bike riding and Roarke has ticked off some early stages of his rehab and has progressed to outside running which is really exciting.”