Henry a chance to take on Swans

June 4, 2024 6:00 pm in by
Geelong forward Ollie Henry. (Marcel Berens/Sports Media)

Geelong hasn’t ruled Ollie Henry being on the plane for Sydney despite being subbed out of the win over Richmond.

Henry came from the ground with what the Cats labelled ‘hamstring awareness’ before being replaced by Gary Rohan.

The livewire forward and captain Patrick Dangerfield have been listed as tests ahead of the meeting with the ladder-leading Swans.

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Dangerfield hasn’t played since suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury against Carlton in Round 7.

Both are tracking pretty well; Dangerfield has been training with the team for close to two weeks now, so he’ll be a test later this week,” assistant football boss Brett Johnson said.

“Ollie was subbed off during the game on the weekend with some hamstring awareness.

His function was slightly limited during the game, which was the reason for subbing him out. Therefore,
he’ll be a test to play this week as well.”


However, Cam Guthrie won’t play until after the bye as he works his way through an Achilles complaint

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“Cam is tracking well; he’s had a minor flare-up with his Achilles post-game in Darwin, and he is
still a week away,” Johnson said.

“With the bye after the Sydney game, we anticipate Cam being available.”

Draftee Oli Wiltshire is the only other player on Geelong’s injury list.

“Oli has had a bit of a setback; he originally had the thumb issue, which kept him out from playing early, and since then, he’s had some issues with his pelvis ongoing,” Johnson said.

“He hasn’t been quite able to get on top of it, and it just requires a bigger block of conditioning and pelvic stability work to set him up for success in the back half of the year.”


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First-year player Mitch Edwards will pull on a Geelong jumper at VFL level for the first time as the Cats take on the Swans in the curtain-raiser to the AFL game.

It’s fantastic news for Mitch. He’s an exciting talent, and we look forward to seeing him play this weekend,” Johnson said.

“He’s done everything that’s required in terms of his rehab: he’s been really professional, and I know the staff have enjoyed working with him as well, so we’re looking forward to seeing him out there in the Hoops.”

Veteran duo Rhys Stanley and Jed Bews pulled up well on their return from injury in the VFL, as did Category B Rookie Joe Furphy after his first official game for the club.

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