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Stringer confident knee injury not too bad

Jake Stringer is treated for his knee injury against Richmond.
Jake Stringer is treated for his knee injury against Richmond. JULIAN SMITH

WESTERN Bulldogs star Jake Stringer is confident there is no damage to his anterior cruciate ligament after suffering a knee injury against Richmond.

Stringer's knee twisted and he immediately grabbed it in pain before being helped from the field by trainers during the third quarter.

He went straight down into the rooms and did not return to the field despite no ice or strapping being applied as he watched his side secure a five-point victory over the Tigers from the bench.

Stringer has had scans on his knee this morning and will meet with doctors later today to discuss the results but remains upbeat despite initially fearing the worst.

"They are pretty confident that it's not (an ACL) so fingers crossed it's not and I can get back," Stringer told Channel 7.

"You obviously fear for the worst and then I was a bit relieved when they took me down (to the rooms) and they said they didn't think it was an ACL.

"Obviously the relief was there but I still have to wait and see what (injury) I've got first.

The Bulldogs are expected to provide an update on Stringer's injury today.

Josh Dunkley has also had scans after dislocating his shoulder in the win.

Kate Salemme

Topics:  afl2017 jake stringer richmond fc western bulldogs

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