Stefan Martin
RuckR
Out
Injury Groin
Could return by end of season
RWestern Bulldogs
Groin
July 20, 2021
Martin (groin) will have a slow return to full fitness, according to club medical chief Chris Bell.
ANALYSIS
Martin has struggled with his fitness since early-May and now has a more-clear schedule for when he can get back onto the field, which will hopefully be by September at the latest.
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Out two more weeks
RWestern Bulldogs
Groin
June 29, 2021
Martin will miss at least two weeks with groin soreness, his club announced Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Martin has struggled to stay fit since the start of May and will leave Timothy English as the primary ruck for a little longer.
Listed as test
RWestern Bulldogs
Shoulder
June 22, 2021
Martin (shoulder) is listed as a test for Round 15 against West Coast, according to head of sports medicine Chris Bell.
ANALYSIS
Martin was in a similar situation last week but didn't end up playing against Geelong. His value as a ruck isn't tremendously high with Timothy English also a regular starter.
Slated to play
RWestern Bulldogs
Shoulder
June 15, 2021
Martin is listed as a test to play in Round 14 against Geelong, according to head of sports medicine Chris Bell. "The weekend off will do Stef well and we are optimistic he will be right for our round 14 clash."
ANALYSIS
Martin pairs well with Timothy English as the top two ruckmen for the Bulldogs but both have recently dealt with injury issues. If all goes well, Martin should be back to face the Cats.
Picks up shoulder injury
RWestern Bulldogs
Shoulder
June 6, 2021
Martin suffered a shoulder injury during the Round 12 win over Fremantle, according to the AFL.com match report.
ANALYSIS
Western are fortunately set for their bye in Round 13, so Martin may not miss any games if this injury only needs a week to be overcome. He only just returned from a month-long absence due to an Achilles injury before suffering this new blow, though it shouldn't make much of a difference in fantasy as Timothy English is more productive at ruck for the Bulldogs.
On track to return
RWestern Bulldogs
Achilles
June 1, 2021
Martin (Achilles) is on track to return in Round 12 against Fremantle, according to head of sports medicine Chris Bell. "He's had a few really solid training sessions and will return to availability this week."
ANALYSIS
Martin is one of three ruckmen who can lineup for the Bulldogs and all three figure to be healthy against the Dockers. Through six games, Martin hasn't scored more than 70 fantasy points.