Weightman available, duo to be tested

Electric small forward Cody Weightman will be available for selection in next Saturday’s 2021 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

Electric small forward Cody Weightman will be available for selection in next Saturday’s 2021 Toyota AFL Grand Final.

The 20-year-old missed last weekend’s preliminary final win over Port Adelaide as per AFL concussion protocols, but has since passed his testing.

“In the game against Brisbane, Cody was removed due to a concussion,” Bulldogs’ head of medical services, Chris Bell, said.

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“He has now passed all of his concussion tests, and will look to reintegrate back into contact training at the end of this week.”

Bulldogs’ duo Laith Vandermeer and Alex Keath will be put through their paces throughout the week, after both reported some hamstring tightness.

Vandermeer was subbed out in the third quarter of the preliminary final.

“In the third quarter, Laitham received a knock to his gluteal area which caused some associated hamstring fatigue,” Bell said.

“Scans have since cleared him of any structural hamstring damage, so we’ll look to re-integrate Laitham back into full training at the end of this week.

“In the dying seconds (of the semi-final), Alex reported some hamstring tightness. We didn’t want to take any risks, so he didn’t play on the weekend.

“Alex is now clear of symptoms, and we are currently reloading his speed.

“He will look to full train next week, and we remain optimistic that he will be pulling the jumper on for the Grand Final.”



Cody Weightman (concussion) – available
Alex Keath (hamstring tightness) – test
Laith Vandermeer (hamstring tightness) - test
Toby McLean (knee) – season
Josh Bruce (knee) – season



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