Patrick Dangerfield could still play in round one, after scans have shown the star midfielder has a low-grade hamstring strain.
Geelong has released the following statement, which includes an update on ruckman Rhys Stanley.
Both players were injured in the club’s final JLT Community Series match on the weekend.
The statement read:
Geelong can confirm midfielder Patrick Dangerfield suffered a low-grade hamstring strain in Sunday’s JLT game against Essendon in Colac.
Ruckman Rhys Stanley also suffered a low-grade calf strain on Sunday.
Dangerfield and Stanley both remain a chance to play in Geelong’s Round 1 game against Melbourne at the MCG on March 25.
“This is positive news for Patrick and Rhys and they both have their sights firmly set on Round 1,” Geelong’s General Manager of Football Simon Lloyd said.
“Both Patrick and Rhys will undertake individualised programs over the next 10 days with our medical and fitness staff as they work towards full fitness for the beginning of the season.”