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AFL 2017 Round 22 - Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide

BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: Jake Stringer of the Bulldogs looks on after injuring himself during the 2017 AFL round 22 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Port Adelaide Power at Mars Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Ballarat, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

Scans have confirmed that Western Bulldogs forward Jake Stringer suffered a low grade hamstring strain against Port Adelaide in Ballarat on the weekend.

Speaking to on Monday afternoon, head physiotherapist Chris Bell said he expects Stringer to spend some time on the sidelines.

“Unfortunately Jake suffered some hamstring tightness in the first quarter of the game on the weekend… scans today have confirmed that he does have a low grade hamstring injury and will require some time in rehab,” he said.

“At this stage I’m predicting that Jake’s going to be unavailable for the next couple of weeks.

First year ruckman Tim English was a casualty of Footscray’s loss to Essendon in the VFL on the weekend, with the 20-year-old suffering a low grade concussion.

Bell said it was too early to tell if English would be available to play this weekend but he remained optimistic.

“[He] was removed from the field of play but has come in really well today, so we will work through our process with Tim today to determine his availability.”

Footscray could also be bolstered by the return of Brad Lynch this weekend according to Bell, when they take on Williamstown this weekend at VU Whitten Oval.

‘’Brad has continued to progress really well following his hamstring injury,’’ he said.

‘’He still has some final boxes to tick for us this week but we’re all hoping he returns to availability this weekend.’’