Key defender Zaine Cordy will be available to play in Saturday’s semi final against Brisbane.
The 24-year-old was a late withdrawal from the Bulldogs’ elimination final team over the weekend with illness.
“On the morning of the game, Zaine woke up not quite feeling himself - we didn’t want to take any risks, so Zaine was a late withdrawal,” Bulldogs’ head of sports medicine, Chris Bell, said.
“I’m happy to say that Zaine is back to feeling 100%. He fully trained today, and will be ready to go on the weekend.”
The Bulldogs could also see both Hayden Crozier and Ed Richards return to availability, following their recoveries from a concussion and shoulder injury respectively.
“Hayden still has some boxes to tick with our doctor, but I expect him to come back into full training this week,” Bell said.
“If Hayden gets through like I expect, he will return to availability.
“Ed has made some great progress following his shoulder injury. He’s coming back into full training this week, and we’ll put him through his paces on Thursday to determine if he’s putting his hand up for selection.”
The Bulldogs will release their team of 22 and four emergencies on Thursday at 6.20pm.
Zaine Cordy (illness) - Available
Hayden Crozier (concussion) – Test
Ed Richards (shoulder) – Test
Josh Bruce (knee) – Season
Toby McLean (knee) -Season