Hawk upbeat despite injury

June 24, 2024 12:15 pm in by
Tom Hawkins kicks for goal in Geelong's loss to Melbourne. (Jason Borys/Pixled Sports Media)

Tom Hawkins will worry about what might be after Geelong’s medical staff take a closer look at scans on a foot injury suffered during Friday night’s loss to Carlton.

The Cats great was forced from the field during the third quarter of the clash at the MCG.

Speaking to media outside the club this morning, the 35-year-old hopes to know more later today (Monday).

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“It was just a movement I do everyday training and playing,” Hawkins said.

“I don’t think there was necessarily much in the actual incident other than to say, I do it all the time, and it’s not something that’s new.

“Maybe a twist or turn? Or an uneven part of the surface? I’m not sure.”

Turning 36 next month and out of contract, many have speculated that this injury will end Hawkins’ 359-game, 796-goal career.

However, Hawkins remains upbeat.

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“I’m always pretty optimistic about life in general,” he said.

“Once I find out the information, I’ll put together a little bit of a plan.

“I can respect that there’s interest with (my) age and current form, but it’s far from my mind at the moment.

“I’m worried about finding out the information, putting together a plan, and working towards that.

“I’m pretty optimistic on what lies ahead.”

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Meanwhile, Geelong will challenge the Match Review Officer’s offer of a one-match suspension to Patrick Dangerfield for a tackle laid on star Blue Sam Walsh at the tribunal tomorrow night.

Dangerfield, football boss Andrew Mackie, and the club’s lawyers met this morning to discuss the captain’s prospects of having the ban overturned.

“It is probably one more for the interpretation of how lawyers see these things; I’m not going to get into a slanging match over how things are adjudicated at the moment,” Dangerfield said before the meeting.

“I am not going to comment on it right now simply because we haven’t gone through that conversation with our lawyers.

“And if we are to challenge it, then quite clearly, it is important to have our view of things and how we want to put forward that case should it happen.

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“It is a tough game to play; it is a tough game to adjudicate.

“Quite clearly, there has been a change over the last few years of understanding where concussion is at and the importance of it and how we treat it.”

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