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Dogs defender Johannisen out for at least two months

Jason Johannisen is pictured after the Western Bulldogs’ clash against Adelaide in round 10, 2023. Picture: Getty Images

Influential Western Bulldogs defender Jason Johannisen will miss at least the next two months of the AFL season because of a severe hamstring injury.

Johannisen suffered a high-grade tear in his left hamstring during his side’s 45-point win against Adelaide in Ballarat on Saturday.

Scans have revealed the extent of the 30-year-old’s injury, with the Bulldogs predicting at least eight weeks on the sidelines.

“Being an over-stretching injury whilst at speed, our clinical suspicions of a high-grade injury were confirmed with the MRI that showed extensive damage,” Bulldogs head of sports medicine Chris Bell said on Monday.

“JJ is the ultimate professional and will get to work with our rehab team to get back playing this home and away season but we anticipate that he will miss eight to 10 games.”

(C) AAP 2023