Devastating Bulldogs blow as star Bailey Smith ruptures his knee

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Western Bulldogs star Bailey Smith has ruptured his ACL at training in a devastating blow for the club and player.

The injury occurred at training on Wednesday morning, with the club confirming the 23-year-old will need a reconstruction.

Bailey Smith has ruptured his ACLCredit: Getty Images

“We’re all extremely disappointed for Bailey, and empathise with him greatly,” the Bulldogs’ executive director of football Chris Grant said in a club statement on Wednesday afternoon.

“The entire club will rally around him during this difficult time, as he begins his rehab journey.”

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