The Western Bulldogs will be hoping to have Easton Wood available for selection for Sunday night’s season-defining clash against Fremantle in Cairns.
Wood has missed the Bulldogs’ wins against the West Coast Eagles and Hawthorn, after sustaining a hamstring injury in the round 15 match against Geelong.
But he’s ramping up his rehabilitation program and will be a test to face the Dockers.
“Easton continues to make great progress following his hamstring injury,” medical services manager, Chris Bell, said.
“He completed a game-like rehab session on the weekend and is planned to fully train this week.
“We’ll determine his availability towards the back-end of the week.”
Toby McLean (knee) and Lin Jong (ankle) have both returned to Melbourne, after season-ending injuries.
McLean will undergo a traditional ACL reconstruction, while Jong will have surgery to resolve ongoing symptoms from his syndesmosis injury.
Emerging midfielders Callum Porter and Rhylee West have also been ruled out for the season, due to persisting groin issues.
“Unfortunately, time has run out to get them back up to AFL match fitness,” Bell said.
“We will now turn our attention to making sure that they have a full, uninterrupted pre-season campaign.”
Easton Wood (hamstring) – test
Laitham Vandermeer (hamstring) – 2-4 weeks
Lin Jong (ankle) – season
Toby McLean (knee) – season
Callum Porter (groin) – season
Rhylee West (groin) – season