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 veteran Dale Morris has suffered a suspected ACL injury in his first game back in the senior side.

The 36-year-old was chasing a loose ball on the wing early in the third term when a sudden change in direction forced his knee to twist.

Morris made his return to the Bulldogs team for the first time this season after he suffered a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament during training in March.

He had played four games in the VFL before the clash against Fremantle at Marvel Stadium on Sunday.