Geelong is sweating on the severity of a hamstring injury to star midfielder Patrick Dangerfield during the Cats’ JLT Community Series clash against Essendon in Colac yesterday.
Dangerfield was among a host of players potentially in doubt for round one of the AFL season in a fortnight following the clash at Central Reserve.
Cats ruckman Rhys Stanley strained a calf muscle, while Essendon defender Marty Gleeson rolled an ankle.
Bombers midfielder David Zaharakis and defender Michael Hurley also finished the match on the sidelines after copping kicks to the leg.
Geelong assistant coach Corey Enright said the Cats were yet to learn the severity of Dangerfield’s hamstring injury when he spoke to the media post-match.
The Brownlow Medallist had 12 touches and kicked a behind before coming off the field in the first term.
“Obviously we don’t know too much at this stage, we know that there was tightness in the hamstring and he’s been pulled from the game,” Enright said.
“Probably in the next couple of days we’ll get some more information around that and see how he is, it’s probably too early to tell too much and how significant it is,” he said.
“But obviously there’s something there so we need to do scans and talk to the medicos and see where it lands in the next couple of days.”
Enright said he was yet to speak to Dangerfield about the injury.
“So I’m not quite sure how it was done or when it was done,” he said.
“These sorts of things, the medicos will be all over that.”
Enright said the Cats were also uncertain of the severity of Stanley’s calf strain.
“It was bad enough to pull him from the game,” he said.
“His future in the short-term, we’re not too sure, we’ll have to get the scans and see how many weeks from there.”
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