Two Bulldogs to miss chunks of football

Western Bulldogs pair Matt Suckling and Taylor Duryea have both been ruled out in the medium term with Duryea to miss up to two months and Suckling a month with injuries.

Duryea who was a late withdrawal from the Carlton match, will miss the next 6-8 weeks due to his hip injury while Suckling will miss 2-4 weeks with a groin injury.

The club’s medical services manager Chris Bell said Duryea will avoid surgery but the damage to his hip bone when he hyperflexed it during the Collingwood game would require a longer recovery time to let the bone heal.

“During the third quarter in the round four game against Collingwood, Taylor Duryea went to suddenly stop and has jammed his hip into hyperflexion,” Bell told club’s website.

“This has caused damage to the bone of the back part of his hip joint. We will manage Taylor without surgery, but we do need to allow 6-8 weeks for the bone to heal.”

Scans meanwhile confirmed Suckling will miss up to a month after he injured his adductor groin muscle during training last week.


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