MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Marcus Adams of the Bulldogs streches during the round 13 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Geelong Cats at Etihad Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs defender, Marcus Adams, has avoided surgery on his injured foot, however, he is still set for an extended period on the sidelines.

Adams injured his foot during the second quarter of the side’s loss to the Swans on Thursday night and did not return to the field in the second half.

The club confirmed on Saturday afternoon he will miss at least two months.

Bulldogs physiotherapist, Chris Bell, told the club’s website Adams will be in a moon boot for six to eight weeks, before the clubs will reassess the injury.

“Scans have confirmed that he has suffered a moderate grade injury to the Lisfranc ligaments that form the supporting structure at the arch of his foot,” Bell said.

“After specialist opinion, he does not require surgery and we will put a conservative plan around his recovery.

“Marcus has been put in to a CAM boot to allow the ligament to heal, and we will reassess Marcus in the next six to eight weeks.”

Adams has played 10 of a possible 11 games so far this season.