PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27: Caleb Daniel of the Bulldogs looks to pass the ball during the round 6 AFL match between Fremantle and the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on April 27, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs backman Caleb Daniel could be forced out of Luke Beveridge's side to face Brisbane in Saturday's semi-final, with the dead-eye defender reportedly battling a leg injury.

As revealed by's Mitch Cleary, Daniel could be rubbed out of the must-win clash after suffering the niggle late in his side's win over Essendon last week.

The complaint could lead to Beveridge making a late switch to his magnets board for the second straight week, with the premiership coach having to replace defender Zaine Cordy due to illness ahead of the Dogs' elimination final in Launceston.

Cordy, who was replaced by Ryan Gardner in the side, was not selected for a return ahead of this week's game at the Gabba.

The 24-year-old joins vice-captain Mitch Wallis, utility Anthony Scott and last week's medical sub Jason Johannisen as an emergency for Saturday's clash with Brisbane after Beveridge named an unchanged lineup from last week.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16: Jason Johannisen of the Bulldogs is congratulated by Bailey Dale after kicking a goal during the round 17 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Western Bulldogs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 16, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

However, the Bulldogs coach did flag the club was leaning toward a potential forced change during his press conference on Thursday.

"As far as any other changes, we may be forced into one which will come out this afternoon but other than that it'll be a pretty stable team," he said.

Final teams for Saturday's semi-final will be announced at 6:20pm EST.