Western Bulldogs defender Alex Keath will have scans on his hamstring after being subbed out of the Bulldogs’ win over Melbourne midway through the first quarter.
Senior coach Luke Beveridge was optimistic it may not be too bad for the influential Bulldog, but was hesitant to put a timeframe on the layoff.
“Until you scan these you don’t know, but it may be a good sign that he jogged off and didn’t need help,” Beveridge told media post-match.
“He felt a grab – so we’ll be able to report more once we get a result from a scan.”
The Bulldogs will also be without utility Ed Richards next week, after suffering a concussion in the third quarter.
In more positive injury news, Easton Wood and Laitham Vandermeer both emerged unscathed from a scratch match played on Saturday afternoon.
“I thought Easton played pretty well in the scratch match coming back from an ankle injury,” Beveridge said.
“He was really productive and played with some freedom.
“And Vanders – we had limited game time for him today, he played a half and then ran.. We’d probably like to see him a bit more at state level and grow that confidence again in him.”