The Cats expect to know later in the week if reigning Carji Greeves Medallist Jeremy Cameron will be available on Sunday, as he works through the League’s concussion protocols, according to Geelong General Manager of Football Simon Lloyd.
Cameron missed Friday's draw against the Swans after some friendly fire from teammate Gary Rohan against Melbourne the previous week, but Lloyd said the 2019 Coleman medallist is moving well.
“Jezza's tracking well," he told geelongcats.com.au “I've gone on record saying Jez travelled with us to Sydney last week and did a lot of running around the SCG and moved well and he ran well yesterday as well.
“In regard to concussion protocols we'll be guided by our medical team as to when Jez will be deemed available and we'll know that later on in the week.”
Cameron Guthrie is now out of a moon boot and is making good progress toward a potential late season return.
“I walked past Cam the other day and he was doing some stair work and doing a lot of weight bearing work through that foot at the moment so he is tracking really well.
“Our medical and conditioning team are really happy with this progress.”
Geelong’s ruck division has also received some positive news with promising big man Toby Conway returning to full training and Jonathon Ceglar also not far away following an ankle complaint.
“Toby is in full training at the moment, and as I've touched on this previously, Tobes has done some great work against Jonathon Ceglar and Rhys Stanley over the past few weeks.
“You can really see that Toby is developing the fundamentals of his game and his ruck craft through the work he's done with those players but also Josh Jenkins and Brad Ottens, and we expect Toby to be available to play in two weeks time."
As for Ceglar, Lloyd said he’s also tracking well.
“Cegs initially had adductor soreness and that recovered and then there was a bit of an ankle issue as well so that ankle irritation has improved," he said.
“He's now part training and is then doing top up running post, so he's not far away, but tracking along well.”
Lloyd said he expects Mark O’Connor to be available this week after missing with a minor adductor strain last week, while Sam Simpson is recovering well from surgery.
"Mark O'Connor missed last week with a minor adductor strain. We expect him to fully train on Thursday and be available this week, and [Sam] is now two weeks post-surgery and doing a lot of running at and is involved in training as well, but doing a lot of shadowing of players."
Finally, Lloyd had some positive news on both Jhye Clark and Flynn Kroeger.
“Jhye Clark comes out of the moon boot on Friday and will run next Monday, which is really positive for Jhye, he's patiently worked through the process, and Flynn has been running for three weeks, and he'll go into training over the coming weeks.”