Hamstring injuries sideline Vandermeer, Wood

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Hamstring injuries sideline Vandermeer, Wood

The latest injury news on Laitham Vandermeer, Easton Wood and Callum Porter.

Hamstring injuries to Laitham Vandermeer and Easton Wood will see the Western Bulldogs forced into two changes for Sunday’s all-important clash with the West Coast Eagles.

Both were injured in the first half of last week’s narrow loss to the Cats.

Vandermeer will miss the rest of the home-and-away season, with a moderate grade injury expected to sideline the exciting speedster for six weeks.

The prognosis is more promising for Wood, with the experienced defender to miss just two-to-three weeks with a low grade injury.

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“In a contest, Laitham got a push that caused him to over-stretch his hamstring,” medical services manager, Chris Bell, said.

“This has caused a moderate grade injury and he’ll miss the next six weeks of footy.”

“At the end of the second quarter, Easton came off and reported some low-level hamstring tightness.

“We removed him from the game because we didn’t want to take any risk and scans have since confirmed that he does have a low grade hamstring injury.”

Young midfielder Callum Porter has also made progress with his groin injury and is aiming for a return next week. 

Injury list

Callum Porter (groin) – 1 week
Lin Jong (ankle) – 2-3 weeks
Rhylee West (groin) – 2-3 weeks
Easton Wood (hamstring) – 2-3 weeks
Laitham Vandermeer (hamstring) – 6 weeks

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