The Western Bulldogs will be without captain Easton Wood for the next 2-3 weeks after he suffered a minor hamstring injury in his side’s 21-point win over Carlton on Friday night.
Wood played through the game, but won’t face the Suns this weekend.
“Although he got through the game, scans have confirmed since that he has got a low-grade hamstring injury,” Western Bulldogs medical services manager Chris Bell told westernbulldogs.com.au.
“He definitely won’t play this week because we don’t want to take any risks, but we expect him to be available in the next two to three weeks.”
Key forward Jack Redpath will also be out for a while with injury, although Redpath is expected to spend 12 weeks on the sidelines.
Redpath recently had surgery on his knee, and may be in a battle against time to return to the senior side this season.
“Jack has suffered some soreness in his knee over the last two weeks, Bell said.
“Unfortunately it hasn’t settled and we had to proceed to surgery. The surgery involved a repair to his lateral meniscus which is a shock-absorbing pad in his knee.
“Unfortunately the time frame for the recovery for this sort of operation is about 10-12 weeks.”