Lin Jong of the Bulldogs walks to the rooms with his arm in a sling during the Second Elimination Final match between the West Coast Eagles and the Western Bulldogs at Domain Stadium on September 8, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Jong out for remainder of finals series

Western Bulldogs onballer Lin Jong will miss the remainder of the final series after suffering a broken collarbone during the Dogs’ upset win over the West Coast Eagles at Domain Stadium on Thursday night.

The Bulldogs’ hugely impressive performance was overshadowed somewhat the image of Jong in tears on the sidelines as he came to grips with the reality that his season was over.

Coach Luke Beveridge confirmed post match that Jong has a broken collarbone.

Beveridge also stated his desire for Jong to remain at the Bulldogs, with speculation mounting that he could leave the club at season’s end.

“I hope it’s about his injury and not because he thinks it’s his last game for the Bulldogs,” Beveridge said regarding Jong’s mid-match tears.

“The boys are just giving him a cuddle and he’ll be fine.”

Jong has been linked to both Collingwood and the Gold Coast Suns.


  1. A Shattered young man, Great bloke and he knows he played the last game for the dogs. It’s a brutal game and when young teams have so much talent the fringe players get squeezed out. Wish you all the best Jongy even if you go to pies! (Preffer you go to GC)

  2. Cant say i feel sorry Jong. Looked as though his no 1 focus was his contract and no 2 was footy. Should have been the other way round – perhaps a bit of karmer!

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