Despite their best efforts at staging a fourth-quarter fightback, the Bulldogs fell three points short of an immensely impressive youthful Hawks outfit.
Liberatore was assisted from the Launceston playing field and was quickly replaced by the Bulldogs' starting substitute, wingman Oskar Baker.
A blow for the Bulldogs as star Tom Liberatore's day appears done.
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'Libba's subsequent entrance into the AFL's concussion protocols means the critical midfielder will automatically miss the Bulldogs' Round 23 bout with West Coast; a match the Dogs now simply must win.
Addressing the media post-game, Beveridge acknowledged Liberatore's protocols fate, noting the contested on-baller 'seems okay'.
"He'll go into concussion protocols and we'll give you an update during the week," Beveridge said on Sunday.
"He seems okay but, as always, we'll take precautions and take a conservative approach with him."
Aside from Liberatore's knock, the Dogs will leave Launceston with a clean bill of health.
The Western Bulldogs' meeting with the Eagles is fixtured for Sunday, August 20 at 1:10 PM (AEST) at Marvel Stadium.