Emerging forward Aaron Naughton remains in contention for the Western Bulldogs’ season-opener against Collingwood next month.

Naughton had arthroscopic surgery on Saturday to address a cartilage concern with his right knee - the opposite knee to the injury he sustained at the end of 2019.

The minor procedure went well, and a conservative approach will be taken during the 20-year-old’s rehabilitation process.

Naughton is expected to resume running next week, before building back into football training ahead of the season.

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Naughton's breakout performance (Rd7)

Aaron Naughton had a plethora of contested grabs to go with his 5-goal haul in what was truly a dominant display in his side's big win against the Tigers

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