Scans have confirmed that Western Bulldogs midfielder Toby McLean has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. 

It’s a cruel blow for the 25-year-old, who recently made a successful return from an ACL injury in the same knee, playing three games at AFL level from Round 14-16. 

The injury occurred during a training session at VU Whitten Oval on Saturday morning. 

McLean will undergo surgery later this week, before beginning his rehabilitation.