MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05: Mark Hutchings of the Eagles kicks whilst being tackled by Tom Campbell and Luke Dahlhaus of the Bulldogs during the round 11 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium on June 5, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Young Bulldog sidelined for extended period, as Adams set to return

Western Bulldog Luke Dalhaus faces an extended period on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury during the Dogs’ win over the Power on the weekend.

Scans confirmed that Dalhaus has injured the medial ligament in his left knee and will be in a knee brace for the next weeks.

However, an exact return date is still unknown, with the club set to reassess the 23-year-old’s injury after the brace is taken off.

“Luke injured the medial ligament of his knee,” Bulldogs football manager Graham Lowe told the club’s website on Tuesday.

“He’s going to be in a brace for the next three weeks and we’ll reassess him once that brace has been removed with a view to progressing his training and we’ll update with a return to play from there.”

Meanwhile, defender Marcus Adams, who was a late withdrawal on the weekend due to an ankle injury, is expected to play against Geelong on Saturday night.