Speaking on AFL 360 on Monday night, Geelong coach Chris Scott is ‘optimistic’ that forward Gary Rohan will only miss a couple of weeks.

Rohan injured his knee during the third quarter of Saturday’s round 20 loss to Fremantle.

“It looks like a couple but optimistic it may only be the two, but if it’s three he will come back and play a role for us, I have no doubt,” Scott said.

Rohan shapes as an important piece of Geelong’s premiership push this season.

He currently sits third behind Tom Hawkins and Gary Ablett for goals kicked this season with 24, while his defensive pressure inside 50 has provided a new dimension to the Cats attack this season.

“We are going to be really careful with him because he has been important to us.”

“He has been one of the individuals that has helped change the way that we play, so we will be careful, we were careful in-game and certainly when the medicos thought it would have some impact on future weeks if he went back out there, we binned him straight away.”

Geelong will be looking to return to the winner’s list in their annual retro round clash against North Melbourne at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday night.