Experienced defender Easton Wood will be a test for Sunday afternoon’s must-win clash against Hawthorn.
The 31-year-old picked up a low-grade hamstring injury in the opening half of the Western Bulldogs’ narrow loss to premiership contender Geelong two rounds ago.
However, his rehab program is going well, and he could be a chance to be fit to return against the the Hawks in Adelaide this week.
“Easton continues to make great progress following his hamstring injury,” medical services manager, Chris Bell, said.
“He still does have some boxes to tick before we determine his availability, but we expect to have these answers by the end of the week.”
With a clean bill of health at both AFL and scratch-match level over the weekend, the Bulldogs expect to have only a handful of players unavailable for selection this week.
Easton Wood (hamstring) – test
Callum Porter (groin) – 1 week
Rhylee West (groin) – 2-3 weeks
Lin Jong (ankle) – 2-3 weeks
Laitham Vandermeer (hamstring) – 3-5 weeks