Geelong captain Patrick Dangerfield might be sidelined till after the membership’s mid-season AFL bye due to his hamstring harm.
Dangerfield was substituted out of the Cats’ win over his former membership Adelaide on Saturday, having sustained the harm early within the third quarter.
The 33-year-old premiership star was initially hopeful the harm could be only a minor setback.
However Geelong soccer boss Simon Lloyd on Monday confirmed Dangerfield can be out of motion for “just a few weeks”.
The Cats tackle Richmond on Friday evening and have matches towards Fremantle, GWS and the Western Bulldogs earlier than a bye in spherical 13.
“Pat has been in improbable kind, so we’re disenchanted to lose him for the following few weeks,” Lloyd stated in a membership assertion.
“It is optimistic information that it is on the decrease finish of a hamstring harm.
“Pat has already commenced his rehabilitation program and can proceed his robust management throughout our soccer program.”
The 2016 Brownlow Medal winner, Dangerfield advised Fox Footy after Saturday’s win that his age dictated the Cats would take a conservative method along with his restoration.
Dangerfield had discovered kind after a gradual begin to the season, averaging 27 disposals and 14 contested possessions within the 4 rounds earlier than the Adelaide conflict.
His harm may re-open the door for out-of-favour midfielder Brandan Parfitt, who impressed within the Cats’ VFL defeat to Southport final week.
The outlook is barely higher for Western Bulldogs speedster Adam Treloar, who is predicted to overlook not less than two matches due to a hamstring pressure sustained throughout the win over GWS.
“Scans have revealed a pressure to the hamstring, with the membership to evaluate Treloar this week earlier than figuring out a particular return to play plan,” the Bulldogs stated in a press release.
Canines ahead Jamarra Ugle-Hagan faces a health take a look at later this week, with an adductor subject placing him doubtful for the conflict with Carlton on Saturday evening.
Essendon’s defensive shares have taken one other hit after promising teen Zach Reid sustained a hamstring harm within the VFL.
Reid was on the verge of a senior recall and will have changed Jordan Ridley, who is predicted to overlook a number of matches due to concussion following an off-the-ball incident with Port Adelaide’s Junior Rioli.
Jayden Laverde (shoulder) and James Stewart (foot) stay sidelined.
Energy captain Tom Jonas is predicted to play towards North Melbourne this week regardless of being substituted out of final spherical’s win over Essendon following a knock to his chest.
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