Western Bulldogs recruit Adam Treloar in doubt for round one grudge match against Collingwood with calf tweak

Western Bulldogs prized recruit Adam Treloar is in a race against time to be match for the round one grudge match against his former aspect.

Treloar has been lacking from match simulation in latest days as a result of persistent calf tightness, casting doubt over his availability to face Collingwood on Friday March 19.

The 27-year-old missed vital chunks of the 2018 and 2020 seasons as a result of hamstring accidents, ensuing in him being ‘managed’ all through the pre-season.

Bulldogs chief medico Chris Bell stated the gun midfielder stays on observe for round one however admitted they’ve been compelled to take a cautious method with his previous file.

“With Adam’s historical past of soft-tissue accidents, we’re taking a conservative method with him at this stage of the pre-season,” Bell stated.

“We have now been proactive with managing Adam’s calf tightness over the previous fortnight. His restoration is progressing and we anticipate he’ll return to full coaching over the following couple of weeks.”

Adam Treloar speaks to the media.
Digital camera IconAdam Treloar speaks to the media. Credit score: Darrian Traynor/Getty Photographs

Teammate Josh Dunkley – who requested a commerce to Essendon in the low season – welcomed Treloar’s addition to the membership and says the pair have developed an instantaneous connection.

Dunkley’s sister Lara is a Queensland Firebirds teammate of former Australian Diamond Kim Ravaillion, who’s Treloar’s associate.

“When you consider our two totally different conditions, to finish up in the identical surroundings, the whole lot occurs for a cause,” Dunkley stated, in reference to his failed commerce.

“We’ve actually hit it off right away.

“It’s a coincidence that Kimmy’s up in Queensland with Lara and we’ve acquired that connection too.

“It’s good we’ve been in a position to turn out to be good mates already and I’m actually excited in regards to the future with him.

“Everybody got here again in actually fine condition – which has allowed us to play by means of the midfield, out on a wing, up ahead or wherever we should be.

“I’ll work with what Bevo desires and what the group wants.”