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Injury update: Doorey suffers ACL injury; RFM undergoes surgery

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs can confirm Matt Doorey has suffered an ACL injury following the club’s round 24 match with the Manly Sea Eagles.

Doorey left the field during the first half with a knee injury and General Manager of Football Phil Gould confirmed the devastating news today.

“Bulldog Matt Doorey scans have confirmed ACL injury. Surgery being organised. Such bad luck for the young man. We will get him fixed up and back training with the boys ASAP. He suffered an ACL rupture. Determining extent of damage to Medial ligament as MRI report conflicts clinical diagnosis. Damage to medial ligament may delay surgery, waiting for that to heal (6 weeks), but if medial ligament not as bad can operate when swelling subsides. A recovery time frame is anywhere from 6-9 months before ready to play and will all depend on when surgeons can actually operate and recovery rates can vary,” said Gould.

He also provided an update on Raymond Faitala-Mariner.

“Bulldog Ray Faitala-Mariner recently underwent bone graft surgery to repair a foot fracture which has failed to heal several months after a previous surgery. Reports from Surgery were promising and Ray has been recovering at home. Hope of return to running by November.”