Western Bulldogs Training Session
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 13: Adam Treloar of the Bulldogs in action during a Western Bulldogs AFL training session at Whitten Oval on January 13, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

Star Western Bulldogs recruit Adam Treloar is “being managed” due to ongoing calf tightness over the last fortnight.

The Bulldogs confirmed in a statement on Monday afternoon that the gun midfielder would have his training loads scaled back.

Bulldogs head of sports medical Chris Bell said the club would take a conservative approach with the 27-year old given his history of soft tissue injuries.

“With Adam’s history of soft tissue injuries, we’re taking a conservative approach with him at this stage of the pre-season,”  Bell told westernbulldogs.com.au.

“We have been proactive with managing Adam’s calf tightness over the past fortnight. His recovery is progressing and we anticipate he will return to full training over the next couple of weeks.”

He is unlikely to feature in the club’s informal scratch match against the Hawks in two weeks and they may not risk him in their first AMI Community Series clash with Melbourne on March 8.

The Bulldogs say they expect Treloar to be available for the club’s Round 1 clash against his old side Collingwood on Friday March 19 at the MCG.

However, the latest setback is less than ideal for the onballer and must put him in some sort of doubt for the season opener, who has had a horrible run of soft tissue injuries since 2018 when he tore both hamstrings.

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Treloar was sensationally traded from Collingwood during the exchange period to alleviate salary cap pressure.

The Magpies are paying up to $300,000 of Treloar’s annual salary believed to be worth as much as $900,0000.

The ball magnet has played 173 AFL games since making his debut for the Giants in 2012.

He was restricted to just 10 senior appearances last year due to hamstring problems.