The Western Bulldogs are hopeful defender Taylor Duryea has avoided a dreaded ACL injury, after he was subbed out of Saturday night’s game against GWS.
Duryea left the field early in the first quarter after falling awkwardly in a marking contest, with coach Luke Beveridge telling reporters the Club is expecting damage to the medial ligament in his knee.
Duryea will undergo scans in the coming days to confirm the extent of the injury.
“The report coming through our medical crew is that he’s hurt his MCL,” Beveridge said.
“I think it’ll still be a significant injury. He’s going to be out for a little while.”
Cody Weightman was the other injury concern in the 20-point win over the Giants, with the small forward dislocating his elbow.
After booting five goals in a scintillating first-half performance, Weightman bravely played through second half with his elbow heavily strapped.
“It was a nasty injury. He was brave and he came back on. It’s pretty swollen,” Beveridge said.
“Hopefully it settles down quickly. I’d imaging our guys will scan it and see what’s happened.
“Hopefully it’s not too bad, other than the trauma of dislocating it.
“He fought the good fight in the second half, and kept the legs ticking over for us. He was pivotal to us winning the game.”