MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 25: Dale Morris of the Bulldogs thanks fans during the 2018 AFL round 23 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 25, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs defender Dale Morris has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury during training on Friday morning.

Scans revealed the 36-year-old suffered the ACL injury after hyperextending his left knee, with the club now to consider all of the rehabilitation options over the coming days.

Morris suffered a partial ACL tear at the start of the 2018 season, and returned to play his first game in Round 11.