Adam Treloar remains in doubt to appear in Round One as he continues to recover from ankle surgery.
Treloar, who is heading into season number three with the Western Bulldogs, underwent surgery on his ankle in September and while he is back running, has reportedly complained about ankle soreness.
The 29-year-old did not feature in the Bulldogs' match simulation on Friday, instead participating in running drills.
Bulldogs midfield coach Marc Webb said that the club is hopeful Treloar will have enough time before Round One to be ready to go, despite not featuring in the simulation match.
“He's super fit, it's not an issue, it's making sure he keeps the running capacity, his workload together and getting him out at the right time,” Webb said on Smith.
The 22-year-old, who kicked 36 goals in 2022, split his time between the forward line and midfield throughout the Dogs' practice match, impressing onlookers.
The Bulldogs are set to face Melbourne in Round One, set for Saturday, March 18, at the MCG.