Travis Cloke during the round four AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on April 14, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.

UPDATE: The Western Bulldogs have confirmed key forward Travis Cloke has suffered broken ribs and will miss the next four to six weeks of football.

Cloke was taken to hospital post-match following a heavy bump late in the game from Kangaroos skipper, Jack Ziebell.

The 32-year-old had to be helped to his feet by trainers and was in serious discomfort after the incident.

The bump is unlikely to land Ziebell in trouble with the MRP, with the hit not appearing to collect Cloke high.

Meanwhile, Tom Boyd will be assessed during the week.

The grand final hero sat out the majority of the match after a head knock in the first quarter.

Boyd will face a concussion test during the week, but is a good chance to be fit for the side’s round five clash with Brisbane next Saturday.

“He seemed OK initially and then had some of that delayed concussion that you can’t detect straight away,” coach Luke Beveridge said of Boyd’s injury post-game.

“He seemed coherent early and fine, and our doctors made the right call and took him out of the game.

“Like ‘Picko’ (Liam Picken) this week, he’ll get through his week and have the cognistat test at the end of it all and the docs will make a determination.”

Cloke collected 11 disposals and kicked one goal in the Dogs’ three-point victory, which was the former Collingwood premiership player’s 250th AFL match.