Matt Suckling has joined the casualty list and the Western Bulldogs have dropped Jordan Roughead for their must-win AFL clash against Port Adelaide.
Suckling had been among their best players before the bye but he's out of Thursday night's match with achilles soreness.
The Bulldogs made four changes, three of them forced - ironman defender Dale Morris (knee surgery) and Tory Dickson (hamstring) were already known to be sidelined.
Roughead has managed only 18 games in the past two seasons after being a key member of their 2016 premiership campaign.
Mitch Wallis is back for his first senior game since round nine. Zaine Cordy, Lukas Webb and Shane Biggs are the other inclusions.
The Bulldogs aren't quite wiping the slate clean as they emerge from the bye but coach Luke Beveridge certainly isn't interested in dwelling on the negatives of his side's disappointing 4-7 season.
The 14th-placed Dogs took a three-game losing slide into their bye week and face a resurgent Power at Adelaide Oval.
"We tried not to look at the numbers too much because they don't paint a great picture," Beveridge said of his mid-season review.
"The bye was more of a chance to refresh and come into round 13 with a spring in our step and an opportunity to come home hard."
Beveridge's main focus will be to turn around an alarming drop-off in scoring, with the team posting the third-least amount of points in the competition.
They have averaged just 44 points across their past three outings, including a season-low 2.14 in a loss to Adelaide in round nine.
It rained heavily in Adelaide that Friday night and a similar forecast is in place for the clash against Port, who sit in eighth spot with a 7-4 record.
"We've learnt a bit from the Adelaide Crows experience in that we probably did a few things wrong," Beveridge said.
"And one of the quite basic things was ... just handling the ball cleanly, being able to possess it straight away and play the territory game."
Morris underwent surgery to clean up a knee issue unrelated to his partial ACL tear on Tuesday and the 35-year-old is expected to miss about three games.
Port have dropped high-profile recruit Jack Watts for the clash and recalled Lindsay Thomas, Jack Hombsch and Todd Marshall.