WESTERN Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy is set to make his return from a hamstring injury against West Coast on Saturday, although courageous forward Liam Picken is in doubt with a knee injury.

Murphy hurt his hamstring in the Bulldogs' 40-point win over St Kilda in round 10 and has missed the past three matches (with a bye in between). 

Bulldogs physiotherapist Chris Bell said Murphy had entered the next phase of his training.

"On the weekend Bob Murphy completed the final stages of his rehab for his hamstring injury," Bell told westernbulldogs.com.au

"He’s due to return to full training this week with the squad and is line for selection this weekend." 

There are concerns for Picken, though, who sustained a knee injury in the Dogs' one-point win over North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night. 

"In the third quarter of the game on the weekend Liam Picken was involved in a tackle. During that incident he damaged the MCL (medial collateral ligament), the medial ligament in his knee," Bell said.

"This ligament has pulled up really well today but we'll go through our processes with Liam this week to dictate his availability." 

Tall forward/ruckman Tom Boyd will make his return through the VFL after missing the weekend's game with a calf injury. 

"Tom Boyd had some persistent calf tightness in the days following the Melbourne game (in round 13)," Bell said.

"He completed a rehab football session on the weekend and at this stage we are aiming that he returns to some restrictive minutes in the VFL over the next one to two weeks." 

Lin Jong's season-ending knee reconstruction has been deemed a success and he will begin his rehab program in the coming days. 

Jong injured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the club's 57-point loss to Melbourne.