The Western Bulldogs will be sweating on the results of scans, after injuries to important forwards Aaron Naughton and Sam Lloyd.
Naughton (ankle) and Lloyd (shoulder) both went down as the Bulldogs recorded an impressive win against the Sydney Swans at the SCG to get their season back on level pegging at 2-2.
Both looked dangerous early – slotting a goal apiece – before their nights were ended early.
Naughton was ruled out by quarter time, with Lloyd playing very little part in the game after half-time.
“Aaron’s got an ankle (injury) – I’m not sure of the extent of the injury – and Sam’s shoulder, I’m not sure if that’s clavicle or rotator cuff,” coach Luke Beveridge said post-game.
“Both are ‘wait and sees’ for next week.
“He started the game off in good fashion tonight, Naughts, and he looked really threatening.
"We will miss him, but we'll find a way, someone else will come in and play a role.
“Maybe there’s a miracle and he plays next week, who knows, but if he’s out he’s going to be a difficult player to replace.”
The Bulldogs will have a nine-day break to prepare for their next game, against North Melbourne next Saturday night.
One positive is they do have replacements waiting in the wings if required, including Billy Gowers and sharp-shooter Tory Dickson - who was an emergency this week – plus tall targets Josh Schache and Lewis Young.