MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 25: Dale Morris of the Bulldogs thanks fans during the 2018 AFL round 23 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 25, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs captain Eastern Wood can not wait to play with Dale Morris again, as the veteran nears a return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Morris is expected to return through the VFL in upcoming weeks, before making a late push to return to the senior’s before the end of the season.

Wood said it is “amazing” that Morris will play again this season, after sustaining the injury on the eve of the 2019 campaign.

“Hopefully not too far away. He’s been training with us,” Wood told the media on Wednesday.

“I don’t think there’s an exact time frame yet on when he can come back.

“The fact we’re even talking about him coming back at all just blows my mind. What that man is capable of never ceases to amaze me.

“It’s going to be amazing. I can wait to play with him again.”

The Bulldogs face Carlton on Saturday night, while their VFL team travel to face the Northern Blues at IKON Park on Saturday afternoon.