Geelong star Jeremy Cameron is not any certainty to make his comeback from concussion subsequent week because the Cats search to kick their AFL premiership defence up a gear.
Following a brutal collision with teammate Gary Rohan, key ahead Cameron will miss a second successive recreation when Geelong host North Melbourne at GHBA Stadium on Sunday.
The Cats are anticipated to brush apart the Kangaroos, who’ve misplaced 13 straight video games, however face an even bigger take a look at in opposition to finals contenders Essendon subsequent week.
Geelong coach Chris Scott stated Cameron nonetheless has bins to tick with membership medical employees earlier than being cleared to return in opposition to the Bombers.
“He is completed fairly a bit of coaching this week, so by way of the bodily preparation that we want from a soccer perspective, he is in fine condition,” Scott advised reporters on Saturday.
“We’re advised he is possible (to play in opposition to Essendon) however there’s at all times the caveat that if there is a setback issues can change.”
Jake Kolodjashnij (adductor) is predicted to be obtainable to face Essendon, as is veteran wingman Isaac Smith, who has been managed this week.
However Jed Bews is about to overlook at the least two matches with a knee damage that has hampered him in latest weeks.
“That is one the place there is a little more of a regimented plan that is going to take at the least a few weeks,” Scott stated.
“He is prone to miss the following two (matches) to get that fully proper.
“There was simply no level from his perspective and from ours that he preserve plugging away with out with the ability to do what he can do when he is at his greatest.”
Star midfielder Cam Guthrie (toe) stays a “medium-term” prospect, having been sidelined since spherical six.
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