WESTERN Bulldogs midfielder Tom Liberatore will have to prove his fitness at training this week before being declared available to take on Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Friday night.
The 25-year-old missed Saturday's seven-point loss to West Coast due to a cork injury he suffered against North Melbourne the week prior.
Bulldogs head physio Chris Bell said Liberatore was not selected against the Eagles because the injury hindered his ability to perform at full speed at training.
"During this week, we'll work through a process with Tom and if he's able to get back to top end speed we'll put him back up for selection," Bell told westernbulldogs.com.au on Monday.
Ruck-forward Tom Boyd, whose calf complaint has kept him sidelined since round 14, will also be monitored as he continues to battle the injury.
The 21-year-old was withdrawn from VFL affiliate Footscray's game against Collingwood on Sunday.
"Boyd is continuing to reload his training volumes following his persistent calf tightness," Bell said.
"We'll work through our processes this week with Tom to determine his availability."
Meanwhile, midfielder Lukas Webb will undergo a fitness test after recovering from an ankle injury suffered in the VFL a little over a week ago.