Josh Dunkley
Injury Shoulder
Expected to miss three months
MWestern Bulldogs
April 25, 2021
Dunkley (shoulder) is expected to miss three months as a result of his injury.
Dunkley's absence represents a significant blow to the Bulldogs, and he'll be out long-term after there were initially hopes his absence would be limited to a few weeks. If the best-case scenario of a three-month return plays out, Dunkley will be back on the field for the final month of the season.
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Pops shoulder in win
MWestern Bulldogs
April 23, 2021
Dunkley suffered a dislocated shoulder during Friday's Round 6 win over GWS, according to Martin Pegan of
Dunkley has been one of the many weapons for the 'Dogs this season but could now miss a few weeks with this injury. He's scored at least 100 fantasy points in every round so far and his absence will shift even more importance to the likes of Jack Macrae, Marcus Bontempelli, Tom Liberatore and others, though that's a long enough list to make up the difference.
Dominates in win
MWestern Bulldogs
April 17, 2021
Dunkley scored two goals and logged one behind in addition to recording 38 disposals (15 kicks, 23 handballs) and making eight tackles during Saturday's 118-56 win over Gold Coast.
It's been an impressive early-season stretch for the Dogs, as Dunkley and his teammates routinely compete to be the best on ground. This week, it was Dunkley's turn to take that title and lead the way in Saturday's victory. With over 100 points in every round so far, you can't really go wrong with Dunkley, though just be careful which midfielder you expect to score the most.
Balanced outing in victory
MWestern Bulldogs
April 10, 2021
Dunkely brought in 27 disposals, eight tackles, six clearances,, four marks and a single behind Saturday as Western downed Brisbane 73-54 at Mars Stadium.
Dunkley may have failed to top double-digit totals for kicks and handballs for the first time in 2021 in Saturday's contest, but nevertheless bested 25 disposals for a fourth-straight showing in Western's win over Brisbane. His four marks against the Lions too was a season-low, yet leaves the 24 year-old with a combined 22 on the year, tied for seventh-most amongst all Bulldog players. The midfielder exits Round Four one of the lucky few in the AFL to have eclipsed 100+ fantasy points in every appearance to this point in the season, and, with an average fantasy per game score of 110.5, currently offers owners the seventh-best overall option amongst all AFL midfielders.
Excellent in win
MWestern Bulldogs
April 2, 2021
Dunkley scored one goal and two behinds to go with 33 disposals (12 kicks, 21 handballs) and five marks made during Friday's 167-39 win over North Melbourne.
Dunkley has topped 107 fantasy points in all three rounds this season and was one of three players to collect 30 disposals in this match. So far, it hasn't seemed to matter to Dunkley who he has to play, as he keeps putting up big numbers. It's worth seeing what he can do when facing other early contenders for this season's flag.
Ties game-high 117 fantasy points
MWestern Bulldogs
March 31, 2021
Dunkley grabbed 25 disposals, nine tackles, six marks and clearances each and a goal Sunday as Western downed West Coast 100-93 at Marvel Stadium.
A game-high nine tackles and 15 handballs - third-best amongst Bulldogs' players - highlighted a Round Two performance that left Dunkley tied with teammate Marcus Bontempelli for most fantasy points scored (117) in Sunday's contest. The Bulldogs' forward heads into the month of April currently averaging 27.5 disposals, 11.5 kicks, 6.5 marks and six tackles an outing and ranked ninth overall amongst all AFL players in fantasy score per game (112 points).