Lachie Hunter
Returning against Saints
FWestern Bulldogs
May 20, 2021
Hunter (broken hand) made the team sheet for Round 10 against Saint Kilda.
Hunter only missed Round 9 after undergoing surgery on a fracture in his hand and promptly returns to the second-placed Bulldogs lineup. He doesn't offer as much as some of the other stars on his team, but Hunter's fantasy value is solid for a forward with a score no lower than 74 fantasy points over his last five rounds.
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Suffers fractured hand
FWestern Bulldogs
May 11, 2021
Hunter suffered a fractured hand and will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery, per head of sports medicine Chris Bell.
Hunter isn't the top name in a crowded Bulldogs roster, but he's put up good numbers with at least 74 fantasy points scored in all but one round this season. He'll hope to return at some point in June at the earliest, though no timetable is set yet.
Dealing with hand injury
FWestern Bulldogs
May 9, 2021
Hunter is being evaluated for a fractured hand, AFL Ratings reports.
Hunter suffered the injury during Sunday's Round 8 matchup with Carlton and had 14 disposals (11 kicks, three handballs), two goals, two marks and one behind. He'll likely be sidelined for at least a few weeks if a fracture is confirmed, so his status for Round 9 is firmly up in the air.
Stars as Bulldogs secure finals berth
FWestern Bulldogs
September 21, 2020
Hunter finished with 35 disposals (17 kicks, 18 handballs), seven marks, three behinds and one goal in Sunday's 74-44 victory over the Dockers.
The Bulldogs were too good for the Dockers on Sunday, securing a 30 point victory and assuring themselves of a spot in the finals. Hunter has been fantastic since returning from injury in round 12 and marked a season-high with 35 disposals to go with four inside-50s and five clearances. The Bulldogs will face the Saints in what promises to be a fast-paced matchup with both teams certainly a chance of taking the victory.
Tops disposal count in loss
FWestern Bulldogs
August 28, 2020
Hunter totaled 27 disposals (16 kicks, 11 handballs), eight tackles, one mark and one goal in Friday's 72-61 loss to the Cats.
Hunter continues to put together a fantastic season for the Bulldogs, ranking inside the top-5 in effective disposals, uncontested possessions, score involvements and disposals. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs blew a 36 point lead at quarter time to fall to their seventh loss of the season. They remain inside the top-8 but that could change after the completion of this weeks games.
Set to return
FWestern Bulldogs
August 13, 2020
Hunter (personal) is set to retake the field Saturday versus Adelaide, Sam Edmund of SEN 1116 reports.
Hunter stepped away from the game momentarily to deal with some mental health issues but looks in line to see his first action in Round 7. Hunter has been a massive contributor when available, racking up 20-plus disposals and four-plus marks in each of his three matches.