The 24-year-old played out Saturday night's win over GWS, but developed symptoms related to a delayed concussion on Sunday. The Bulldogs have confirmed that he will miss at least one week through the league's concussion protocols.
“Tim was involved in some heavy impact incidents throughout the game,” Western Bulldogs Head of Sports Medicine, Chris Bell, said.
“He was fine during the game, but developed a headache afterwards. Yesterday, Tim developed some signs and symptoms that are consistent with a delayed concussion.
“He will now enter our concussion protocols, and won’t play this weekend.
“Always wanting to be conservative in this space, Tim will work with our doctor over the next couple of days to determine his return-to-play plan.”
Tim English will miss this weekend’s match against Hawthorn after suffering delayed concussion symptoms.
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The Dogs also suffered some major injuries during their Round 14 win, with Taylor Duryea set to miss up to two months with a knee injury.
“In the first quarter, Taylor went up into a contest where he tried to spoil the ball. When he landed, the opposition fell across the outside part of his knee, which overstretched the ligament on the inside part,” Bell said.
“This caused a high-grade injury to the MCL – his ACL is fine, but unfortunately this injury will see him miss the next 6-8 weeks of footy."
Cody Weightman, who kicked five goals in the high scoring contest before dislocating his elbow, has been cleared of major damage but hasn't been given a firm date to return to the field.
“In the second half of the game, Cody landed on his elbow and hyperextended it. This caused the joint to dislocate," Bell said.
“We were able to relocate it, which significantly improved his acute symptoms. We stabilised the joint with tape, and he courageously returned to play.
“Scans have confirmed that he has damaged some ligaments, but the bone structure of the joint is okay.
“We will work through a process with Cody this week to determine when he returns to play.”
The Bulldogs are set to face Hawthorn on Friday night at Marvel Stadium as they continue to stay in touch with the top eight.