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Injury update: Foran to miss Sea Eagles clash

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will return to the field this weekend against the Manly Sea Eagles.

Since the squad has returned to training, the Bulldogs have ramped up their preparations over the past three weeks to be ready for a return to play on May 31.

Dean Pay has confirmed his squad for the round three fixture, but there are still some faces missing due to injury.

Kieran Foran will miss the match against the Sea Eagles, after his shoulder specialist ruled him out as a precaution.

Foran visited his specialist earlier in the week who said that he was happy with Kieran's progress, but wanted him to engage in more contact and strength work next week.

Kieran's return date will be assessed then.

Joe Stimson is one-week post second stage operation to his shoulder and will begin his rehab program in two weeks.

Meanwhile, Chris Smith had exploratory surgery to his knee due to an ongoing inflammatory response which will help his rehab program progress. The backrower is looking at another 3-4 weeks on the sideline.

Outside back Marcelo Montoya is two weeks post injury after he sustained a grade two hamstring tear at training. The local junior is progressing well and is on restricted duties.