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)

Although previously expected to face a delayed start to the 2021 season, Adam Treloar remains in the selection frame for the Bulldogs’ AAMI Community Series clash against Melbourne on Monday.

According to a report from The Age‘s Daniel Cherny, the Pups’ prized recruit trained well on Monday and looks to have shaken off the calf complaint that had been hampering him for the better part of a month.

Cherny claimed that a source within the four walls of Whitten Oval reported that Treloar was a real chance to line up in red, white and blue for the Labour Day clash and remained a week ahead of schedule.

Adam Treloar Media Opportunity
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 13: Adam Treloar poses during a Western Bulldogs AFL media opportunity at Whitten Oval on November 13, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

It was also said that the 27-year-old’s training program was no longer revised, and that he was training in full on the previously injured leg.

This most recent speedbump was the latest in a long road of soft tissue injuries for Treloar, with many fearing that it could sideline him for the Bulldogs’ Round 1 clash against his former club, Collingwood.

Treloar departed the Holden Centre acrimoniously during the off-season, following reports of a rift between he and the Pies’ playing group.

The former Dandenong Stingray landed at the Dogs after his third club parted with Pick 14 and a future second round selection to secure his services.

In other injury news from the Kennel, Aaron Naughton appeared to have overcome his minor thigh injury and trained in full on Monday.

Premiership captain Easton Wood and new recruit Mitch Hannan remained on revised training programs as they recovered from their respective hamstring and groin injuries.

The Western Bulldogs take on Melbourne on Monday, March 8 at Marvel Stadium.