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Bulldog taken from Eagles clash on a stretcher

Hurn hits Honeychurch high Mitch Honeychurch is stretchered off the ground after being collected by Shannon Hurn

BULLDOGS forward Mitch Honeychurch will spend the night in Perth amid fears he injured his neck after copping a high bump from West Coast skipper Shannon Hurn at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Hurn could be in hot water with the MRO for the incident, which saw his opponent stretchered off the field and taken straight to hospital for observation.

Honeychurch was bending over to collect a loose ball just forward of the centre square when he was collected by Hurn, who opted to bump the Bulldogs midfielder.

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Replays showed Hurn attempting to halt his momentum before making contact with Honeychurch.

Play was stopped immediately, with the 23-year-old eventually stretchered to an ambulance.

"Their concerns (are) around the neck, so we'll see how he is," Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge told reporters post-match.

"The early indications are that he should be OK. Hopefully (tonight) he'll have a scan and we'll get news that he's fine"

"It's hard to speculate on what it may be but he's going to stay here and we'll take him home tomorrow.

The injury follows that of Lukas Webb, who hurt his neck playing for the Bulldogs against Casey in the VFL last week.

"It just shows you how brutal the game can be at times," Beveridge said.

"We all care deeply about our players and it's disconcerting when there is a possibility of a seriously injury."

The Bulldogs will also have to cover the loss of midfielder Luke Dahlhaus, who was put on ice before the final term with an ankle injury suffered in the second quarter.

Dahlhaus was rolled in a tackle by Elliot Yeo, with his left ankle caught underneath the big-bodied West Coast utility.

"The medicos think he's got one of those syndesmosis injuries so he might be in doubt for next week," Beveridge said.

In better news for the club, young star Marcus Bontempelli is expected to recover from surgery to remove his appendix in time for next week's fixture against Port Adelaide in Ballarat.