Injury Update: Josh Dunkley

Injury Update: Josh Dunkley

Josh Dunkley has been sidelined with a shoulder injury, the incident occurred late in the game against GWS in Round 6.

He came from the ground & was assessed in the change rooms, shortly thereafter he returned to the ground only to encounter the same issue.

Dunkley will undergo a shoulder receonstruction, he will be sidelined for at least 3 months.

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“Although we were initially optimistic that Josh may be able to avoid surgery, subsequent scans have confirmed the best way to manage Josh in the short-to-medium term is to have a full shoulder reconstruction,”

“This surgery will be completed tomorrow. At this stage, we expect Josh to miss the next 3-4 months.” Bulldogs head of sports medicine, Chris Bell.

Dunkley will need to regain fitness post surgery during his rehabilitation period, he will be in a race to be fully fit for finals this season. 

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Dunkley has averaged 115.5pts from 6 games this season, he has averaged 30.3 Disposals. 

The Bulldogs have excellent midfield depth, expect Adam Treloar to see an increase in centre bounce usage while Bailey Smith could also be moved back inside which could open up a permanent wing spot for Lachie Hunter.

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Pat Lipinski will likely be recalled to the team in the upcoming period. 

Dunkley is a trade out in AFL Fantasy classic.

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