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Centre Josh Morris discusses the setback for his twin brother Brett and the surgery he requires.

Fullback Brett Morris will today require minor knee surgery and after undergoing stem cell surgery in the off season due to a knee injury which progressively deteriorated from about round 20 in 2015, twin brother Josh Morris knows the frustration his best mate is going through.

“He would rather be preparing for round one, but his knee just hasn’t been quite right,” Centre Morris said.

“They will go in for a look today and see what is wrong and hopefully he will be back on the field, sooner rather than later."

The fullback was plagued by injuries throughout 2015 as he battled hamstring and knee complaints which restricted him to just 14 games and although the process at season’s end has taken longer to recover from, Josh believes the minor setbacks and hurdles along the way have caused the knee to flare up and require more surgery.

“I think there have just been a couple of minor setbacks which has prolonged the recovery.

“He was getting a bit of pain and the scans weren’t matching up, so the best option was to go in and have a look and see what problem there is."

The flying number one’s knee became a problem after the Bulldogs 16-12 victory over the Sea-Eagles last year at Brookvale Oval when his foot sunk about 10cm into the surface and caused some jarring in his knee.

The Bulldogs will head to Brookvale in round one and for twin brother Josh, playing the Sea-Eagles this early could be a good thing.

“It was a sandpit last year.

“It’s probably the best time to get them round one and hopefully we won’t see the surface like that again."

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