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Delayed start for Jong

Western Bulldogs midfielder Lin Jong will make a delayed start to the 2019 season. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

LIN Jong’s wretched luck with injury has struck again and the Western Bulldogs onballer is now out of action for two months.

The midfielder suffered a serious hamstring tear at Thursday training and the Bulldogs expect him to be sidelined for eight to 10 weeks.

The 25-year-old has only managed 61 games since his 2012 debut, never playing more than 16 in a season.

He was denied a possible berth in the Bulldogs’ drought-breaking 2016 premiership team when he suffered a broken collarbone in their elimination final win.

Jong also needed a knee reconstruction two years ago and needed surgery again last year for another broken collarbone.

First-year Bulldogs defender Buku Khamis also suffered a knee injury in a marking contest on Thursday and is expected to be out of action for six to eight weeks.

© AAP 2019