Danger facing a fortnight on the sidelines

March 26, 2024 2:50 pm in by
Geelong captain Patrick Dangerfield. (Marcel Berens/Sports Media)

Geelong captain Patrick Dangerfield will miss the Easter Monday matchup with Hawthorn and the Gather Round clash with the Western Bulldogs.

A hamstring injury suffered in the Cats’ 19-point win over Adelaide last Friday night is not as severe as the one that sidelined him for four matches in 2023.

“Patrick injured his hamstring late in the game on Friday night; it’s a low-grade hamstring injury,” assistant football boss Brett Johnson said.

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“We expect Danger to only miss two weeks, so we look forward to getting him back on the park soon.”


In better news for Geelong, Jack Bowes is on track to play his first match of the season as he completes his recovery from a corked calf suffered before Round 1.

He’s likely to be joined by Carji Greeves Medal runner-up Tom Atkins, who withdrew late from the Crows’ victory over the Crows due to an adductor issue.

“Tom was really close (to playing); he just had a real low-grade adductor injury that we didn’t want to risk,” Johnson said.

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“We expect him to train fully tomorrow (Wednesday) and be available to play,” Johnson said.

“Jack has been recovering from that calf contusion (cork). Again, he is the same as Tom – if he trains fully tomorrow, we expect him to be available.”

Tanner Bruhn remains a test, with Geelong staying “cautious” with the former Giants’ mid-foot sprain.

“He was a test late last week and didn’t get up, so he’ll be the same again for this week,” Johnson said.

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Tom AtkinsAdductorAvailable
Jack BowesCalfAvailable
Tanner BruhnFootTest
Patrick DangerfieldHamstring2 Weeks
Joe FurphyAnkle3 Weeks
Gary RohanBack2-4 Weeks
Mitch EdwardsBack5 Weeks
Cam GuthrieQuad4-6 Weeks