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Injury Update: Round 7

Western Bulldogs could welcome back two players for this weekend’s clash against the Bombers on Sunday afternoon.

The Western Bulldogs could welcome back two players for this weekend’s clash against the Bombers on Sunday afternoon.

Roarke Smith and Laith Vandermeer will be available for selection providing the duo get through main training on Thursday.

“Latham and Roarke are fully training this week after missing on the weekend,” Head of Sports Medicine, Chris Bell said.

“If both get through our main session on Thursday, like I expect, both will be putting their hand up for selection.”

Tim English will miss a second week as the ruckman continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

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“Tim is back up and running and progressing well,” Bell said.

“He won’t play this week, but we hope to see him return to availability in the next couple of weeks.”

Josh Bruce and Toby McLean have both returned to training with the main group in their recoveries from ACL injuries.

"Josh and Toby are continuing to do everything possible to take steps towards a return to playing," Bell said.

“Both have progressed and are integrating back into non-contact training."

“We will look at them returning to full training in the next 3-4 weeks before confirming their return to availability.”

Dom Bedendo has recovered well from a break in his hand and will be available for selection this weekend.

INJURY LIST

Tim English (hamstring): 1-2 weeks
Alex Keath (hamstring): 2-3 weeks
Jason Johannisen (calf): 3-4 weeks
Sam Darcy (foot): 3-5 weeks
Josh Bruce (ACL): 6-7 weeks
Toby McLean (ACL): 7-8 weeks
Mitch Hannan (concussion): indefinite

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