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Bulldogs' Foran out 10-12 weeks

Injury-plagued Canterbury playmaker Kieran Foran has suffered a heartbreaking blow, with an ankle sprain ruling him out of the NRL for up to to three months.

Foran will undergo surgery after suffering a high ankle sprain in Sunday's pressure-relieving win over the Wests Tigers.

It's another blow for the 28-year-old former Kiwis playmaker, who has battled injury and personal problems in recent years.

"Kieran Foran is to undergo surgery for a high ankle sprain, meaning he is likely to miss 10 to 12 weeks," the club said via a statement.

"After visiting an ankle specialist today (Tuesday), scans have revealed a high ankle sprain on his right leg that will require immediate surgery."

Foran has been plagued by hamstring, back and shoulder problems over the previous three seasons, setbacks that have restricted him to just 38 of a possible 72 games during that time frame.

He appeared to have turned a corner last weekend, turning in arguably his best performance in several seasons against the Tigers to earn three Dally M votes.

Jack Cogger is likely to come into the side to partner Lachlan Lewis in the halves against Melbourne on Sunday.

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