Caleb Daniel of the Western Bulldogs received some bad news on April 2 when he found out that he’d be out of action for at least four weeks and possibly six. Daniel just underwent a minor knee operation on that date to repair a damaged meniscus in his left knee. Daniel, who is the shortest player in the AFL at just 168cm tall, originally injured his knee during a Bulldogs training session a week before the surgery. The club believes Daniel will be able to return to raining with the squad in about two weeks’ time, but likely won’t suit up for the squad in a game for about six weeks. Even though Daniel’s on the shelf for several weeks, Western Bulldogs fans may still want to support and back their team with a CrownBet AFL Grand Final wager.
On the bright side for Western Bulldogs’ fans and management, Tom Liberatore is now back with the side and ready to start rehabilitation. Liberatore had his knee constructed during surgery a month ago and the midfielder has started work on strengthening his knee after having his splint removed. In addition, Clay Smith is almost ready to return to the field after sitting out the last nine months due to a serious knee injury. The 21-year-old has been working out on the track lately and is hoping to get back into competitive action within the next two weeks. With Smith and Liberatore soon returning to action the interest in backing the Bulldogs with a CrownBet AFL Grand Final wager could certainly pick up.