GEELONG stays hopeful captain Joel Selwood can show his health for subsequent Saturday’s conflict with Richmond at Simonds Stadium after struggling an ankle damage within the 46-point loss to Sydney at Simonds Stadium.
On an evening during which the Cats’ top-two hopes took a dent, Selwood twice rolled his ankle earlier than sitting out the ultimate quarter of the match when the membership put him in cotton wool.
Cats coach Chris Scott stated Selwood had been taken from the sector when the sport was past doubt in an effort to extend his probabilities of enjoying towards the Tigers.
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“They (the medical staff) are actually confident,” Scott stated. “I am actually confident enough to say now he will be fine.”
“Clearly in the last quarter (the question) was around whether we should keep pushing him through, making his chance of playing next week lower.”
Scott stated Sydney’s two-goal play at first of the final quarter crushed the Cats’ probabilities of staging a revival.
He stated from the imaginative and prescient he had seen, he didn’t agree with the umpire’s choice to pay Tom Papley with a second shot at objective after Dan Hannebery had kicked the primary one.
But he insisted Mitch Duncan had made a mistake in going again at Papley after there was a little bit of niggle between the 2 of them.
“I have looked at it, and (you can) have an opinion on these things,” Scott stated. “I feel that if the umpire that paid it has a take a look at the imaginative and prescient I’ve checked out, he shall be disenchanted that he paid it. That’s OK, errors occur.
“The extra correct query and the one we’re extra targeted on is why did Mitch do it within the first place.
AFL: Geelong’s Mitch Duncan punched Sydney’s Tom Papley, gifting away a shot for objective. Despite lacking, the Cats gave away a 50-metre penalty, making the objective a certainty.
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“(He) gave them cause to pay a free kick after which gave them a 50 when he missed the shot.
“Clearly we had an opportunity at quarter-time and we handed it to them … the errors have been made by our gamers. If there was a subsequent mistake by the umpires, their coaches will decide it up on Monday once they get to work.”
He anticipated Patrick Dangerfield, who resumes from his suspension subsequent week, to return again brisker following his week off.
“I hope so,” he stated. “That was obviously one of the things that we considered in making that decision (not to challenge). It is hard to say definitively, (but) I don’t think it will hurt him.”