Gary Rohan is expected to be available for selection this week after overcoming an ankle issue, while Jed Bews is tracking well in his recovery and could be a chance to be selected to face Fremantle on Saturday.
Geelong Cats General Manager of Football Simon Lloyd said the pair were tracking well, although Bews’ availability was still subject to medical clearance.
“Gary got very close to playing last week. He had a fitness test at the Gabba in our captain’s run,” Lloyd said.
“Gary has fully trained this week, and we expect him to be available for selection come Saturday against Freo.
“Jed will fully train tomorrow (Wednesday), and he’s been doing a lot of cross-training as well. The knee has progressed really well, but there will be a discussion that takes place post-training between our medical team and our coaching team as to whether he’s available or not this week.”
The news is also promising for midfielders Cameron Guthrie and Jhye Clark as they continue to progress through their respective rehabilitation programs for foot injuries.
“Jhye will start to run in two sessions’ time, which is really positive,” Lloyd said.
“Jhye has also been coaching in the VFL – he’s been on the sidelines (helping out), which has been great.
“In regards to Cameron Guthrie, Cam’s volume of work has increased significantly. He’s kicking, he will start to be involved in part-training, which is really exciting for Cam, and for the club and our members.”
Lloyd also provided an update on Brandan Parfitt, who made his return in the VFL on the weekend after a week out following surgery on a hand fracture.
“It was only a couple of weeks ago where he had the surgery, (so) full credit to his professionalism: he played the full game against Brisbane in the VFL and was involved in the contest and got through well, so real credit to Brandan,” Lloyd said.