The Western Bulldogs will be without half-back Jason Johannisen for at least two months after scans revealed a high-grade hamstring strain.

Johannisen was subbed off midway through the third quarter of Saturday’s win over Adelaide.

“Unfortunately, our great win against the Crows was soured by a hamstring injury to JJ in the third quarter,” Bulldogs’ Head of Sports Medicine, Chris Bell, said.


“Being an over-stretching injury whilst at speed, our clinical suspicions of a high-grade injury were confirmed with the MRI that showed extensive damage.

“JJ is the ultimate professional and will get to work with our rehab team to get back playing this home and away season, but we anticipate that he will miss 8-10 games.”

The Bulldogs emerged from the clash in Ballarat without any other serious injury concerns, while the VFL side enjoyed a bye. 


Injury list

Josh Bruce (ribs) - available
Harvey Gallagher (hamstring) - test
Adam Treloar (hamstring) - 1 week
Sam Darcy (lung) - 2-3 weeks
Roarke Smith (foot) - 3-5 weeks
Dom Bedendo (groin) - 4-5 weeks
Riley Garcia (groin) - 4-6 weeks
Jason Johannisen (hamstring) - 8-10 weeks