Geelong’s return to type has been soured by affirmation premiership stars Tyson Stengle and Rhys Stanley will bear surgical procedure that may put them out of motion for a number of weeks.
Scans have confirmed All-Australian goal-sneak Stengle fractured his left arm and ruckman Stanley fractured his proper eye socket throughout Sunday’s win over West Coast.
Each will bear surgical procedure this week, with the membership anticipating them to be sidelined “for the medium time period”.
“There’s not a crew on the market that will not must endure these points,” Cats coach Chris Scott stated after Sunday’s 47-point victory.
“It is a part of the trick, I suppose, over a protracted season the place the competitors is simply so even and each recreation is doubtlessly actually difficult, the depth of your squad turns into a extremely essential issue.”
After beginning the season 0-3, Geelong have bounced again with convincing victories over Hawthorn and the Eagles.
They host Sydney at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday evening within the two sides’ first assembly since final yr’s grand closing.
West Coast’s damage disaster deepened on the weekend, with star veteran Elliot Yeo (groin) and first-year midfielder Elijah Hewett (ankle) each despatched off for scans.
Yeo, who battled osteitis pubis in 2020 and 2021, was unable to play out the loss to Geelong after injuring his groin.
Hewett suffered an ankle damage within the opening moments of West Coast’s WAFL hit-out on the weekend.
Defender Harry Edwards (fractured wrist), Isiah Winder (knee) and Tom Cole (ankle) had been additionally added to the membership’s prolonged damage checklist final week.
They be a part of skilled gamers Jeremy McGovern (hamstring), Jamie Cripps (ankle), Liam Ryan (hamstring) and Nic Naitanui (achilles) on the sidelines.
Campbell Chesser (knee), Dom Sheed (throat) and Jack Williams (spleen) are additionally unavailable, however skipper Luke Shuey (hamstring) and ruckman Callum Jamieson (ankle) might return for Saturday’s conflict with Port Adelaide.
Dockers ahead Sam Switkowski has been dominated out of Friday evening’s conflict with the Western Bulldogs in Perth after injuring his calf in final week’s win over Gold Coast.
Fremantle anticipate Switkowski to overlook two video games.
There are nonetheless no return dates set for Nat Fyfe (foot) and Matt Taberner (again).
The Dockers anticipate Taberner to be out of motion for the “medium time period”.
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