Bulldog Adam Cooney was missing from the midfield last weekend against the Kangaroos after experiencing swelling in his knee late last week. Unfortunately, he is expected to miss another match when the Dogs meet the Suns in the Round Eight clash this weekend. As his recovery continues, the club hopes resting him another week will mean he is fit to return next week against the Cats.

While his teammates make the journey to Darwin for the match on Sunday, Cooney will undergo treatment to reduce the swelling. However, he won’t be the only Bulldog spending this weekend in the sidelines. Tom Williams is due to begin a six week training plan as part of his comeback from a recent shoulder reconstruction, meanwhile Christian Howard is working hard to return after missing the past six weeks with a knee injury he sustained in the first round this year.