The Western Bulldogs have been hit by a pair of hamstring injuries, heading into next week’s first Marsh Community Series match against North Melbourne.

Utility Lin Jong and experienced defender Easton Wood have both had setbacks this week

“Unfortunately from training today, Lin has suffered a high grade hamstring injury,” medical services manager Chris Bell said. 

“It was during our match simulation session and he pulled up after accelerating.

“We’re going to work through a process with Lin over the coming days to determine the extent of his injury and his return to play plan.” 

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The news is less serious for Wood, who has had a minor setback.

He is expected to be sidelined for the next fortnight, before returning for the second Marsh Community Series match. 

“In training Monday, Easton suffered some low-grade hamstring tightness,” Bell said. 

“Being this time of year, we don’t want to take any risks with Easton, so we’re going to back off his training for a couple of weeks.”

The news is more promising for Tom Liberatore, who is ramping up his pre-season program. 

“(Tom) is building up his match fitness and at this stage will put his hand up for selection in the first few weeks of the season,” Bell said. 

Taylor Duryea and Riley Garcia are back running, as they continue their rehabilitation from significant injuries.