MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07: Tom Liberatore of the Bulldogs runs with the ball during the round three AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Suns at Marvel Stadium on April 07, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

The Bulldogs have announced that midfielder Tom Liberatore will undergo arthroscopic surgery for a knee injury sustained in Saturday night’s win over Carlton.

The 27-year old went down in the second quarter of the Marvel Stadium clash in a non-contact incident and limped off the ground in pain.

But scans have cleared Liberatore of an ACL of ligament injury, instead revealing cartilage damage.

A timeframe on the tough onballer’s return will be made after the surgery.

He signed a new two-year deal earlier in the week to remain at Whitten Oval until at least the end of 2021.