Patrick Dangerfield is about to spend one other week on the sidelines for Geelong.
The Cats famous person hasn’t performed since Spherical 10, struggling a calf damage earlier than present process a mid-season coaching block as Geelong appears to be like to get essentially the most out of its ageing Brownlow Medallist.
The 32-year-old was all set to play final week however was curiously not chosen for Geelong’s slender win over Richmond, with experiences stating he’d return in opposition to North Melbourne in Spherical 16.
Nonetheless, 7News’ Mitch Cleary experiences it’s wanting more and more unlikely given the Cats play Melbourne simply 5 days later in Spherical 17.
“He strained the calf five weeks ago, I spoke to him yesterday at the club (and) he couldn’t be more firm that he hasn’t reinjured it, he’s just got soreness in different areas of the calf,” Cleary informed SEN Breakfast.
“The Cats are saying there’s no level of enjoying him whereas he’s received tightnesss. I now suppose it’s a protracted shot he performs this weekend.
“I can’t see the truth that he’s missed 5 weeks heading into this week that he’ll play Saturday night time then (have) a five-day break (right into a recreation in opposition to) Melbourne and into Carlton.
“They’re saying there’s no reinjury, but the tightness is still lingering and it’s a mounting issue at Geelong for Patty Dangerfield.”
SEN Breakfast co-host Garry Lyon then confirmed the Cats don’t anticipate Dangerfield to line up on the weekend.
“I’m not revealing my source, but you are 100 per cent on the money,” he informed Cleary.
“The expectation is he won’t play, he hasn’t reinjured it, (but) he won’t play this week off a five-day (break) and the expectation is he’ll play the week after. That’s where it sits right now.”
Dangerfield had been nicely down on his kind in 2022 earlier than taking the prolonged break, nevertheless, Chris Scott says the membership has taken a unique view this yr with the intention to have him firing on the finish of the season.