The Western Bulldogs are hopeful Lin Long could still play a part in the finals series this season.
Jong suffered a broken collarbone during the Bulldogs win over the Eagles on Thursday night.
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The 23-year-old underwent surgery on Friday and club football manager Graham Lowe said they are yet officially rule Jong out for the year.
“We’ve had surgical fixation on Friday, he commenced his rehabilitation yesterday, and he’ll be back running on Wednesday.”
The Bulldogs would most likely have to win through to the grand final if Jong is to have any chance of returning this season.
Meanwhile, the club confirmed that Marcus Adam has undergone season ending foot surgery.
“We took a conservative approach to Marcus Adams’ foot injury, so decided to rule him out for the rest of the season,” Lowe said.
“We’ve taken the opportunity to organise shoulder surgery for him, which was completed last week.”