Geelong confident Dangerfield will be ready for Round 1

Geelong have confirmed star Patrick Dangerfield suffered a low-grade hamstring tear in Sunday’s JLT game against Essendon.

The Cats say the midfielder is still a chance to play in the side’s Round 1 AFL clash against Melbourne at the MCG on March 25.

The club also confirmed ruckman Rhys Stanley suffered a low-grade calf strain on Sunday but should be right to go in a couple of weeks time.


“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.”