MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05: Robert Murphy of the Bulldogs looks on during the 2016 AFL Round 11 match between the Western Bulldogs and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium on June 5, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)


The Bulldogs have provided an update on the fitness of veteran Bob Murphy.

Murphy, who ruptured his ACL earlier this season, ruling him out for the entire year, began running on the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill for the first time on Wednesday.

“Yeah, I did. I had a run, which has taken about 14 weeks but I had a trot, so I’m out of the blocks,” Murphy told Fox Footy.

“I was trying to downplay it ‚Ķ but as soon as I started running, it was a joyful run.”

The 34-year-old went down clutching his knee in the Bulldog’s heartbreaking three-point loss to Hawthorn in Round 3.