WESTERN Bulldogs young gun Billy Gowers has fractured his wrist in a car accident on Thursday.
The Bulldogs confirmed the news on Friday night, saying the 22-year-old would be sidelined "for a short period of time" while he recovered.
Gowers was at the club earlier in the day.
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There were no other serious injuries sustained by occupants of the two vehicles involved.
The club said Gowers' preparation for next season would not be impacted significantly.
The clever forward is fresh off a terrific debut season in which he kicked 26 goals to lead the Bulldogs' goalkicking.
He was on Carlton's rookie list for two years before being delisted and headed to Footscray's VFL side.
Gowers was rewarded for his 2018 by signing a two-year contract extension in September.