Key forward Bonnie Toogood will miss at least three weeks after suffering a low-grade PCL injury in the narrow loss to West Coast.
Toogood will spend that period in a leg brace, before a decision on her playing return is determined.
The Bulldogs' line-up may have a welcomed boost however, with vice-captain Brooke Lochland, Dee Berry and Celine Moody all set to be available if they get through training this week.
Draftee Issy Grant has begun her reload after progressing out of the moon-boot, while Angelica Gogos will remain in her leg brace with an MCL injury.
The AFLW Bulldogs will look to bounce back when they meet Collingwood at Morwell Recreation Reserve this Sunday, March 8.