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INJURY UPDATE: Rohan in selection frame

Geelong forward Gary Rohan is in the frame to take on the Western Bulldogs. - Geelong Cats,Gary Rohan,Tom Atkins,Tom Stewart
Geelong forward Gary Rohan is in the frame to take on the Western Bulldogs.

Geelong forward Gary Rohan is in the frame to take on the Western Bulldogs on Saturday despite suffering a concussion in Sunday’s win over North Melbourne.

Rohan was helped from the field late in the third term after a head clash with Roos defender Sam Durdin.

Speaking to Krock Football, General Manager of Football, Simon Lloyd says the speedster has responded well but the club will wait to hear from doctors before making a decision.

“Different people react in different ways to a concussion, so he’ll go through all the prescribed tests,” Lloyd said.

“We do not take any risks in this area, and, as always, it will be the doctor’s call.”

Tom Stewart was also assessed for concussion during the game but returned to the field to play out the rest of the match.

“I spoke to him as late as (Tuesday) afternoon, and he said, “I’m feeling fine,” Lloyd said.

“He’s had no issue at all, so let’s just see how he is later in the week, and, again, make sure that our medical department ticks off everything they need to before saying he’s right to be selected.”


Forward Tom Atkins is also being monitored after hip soreness saw him spend large portions of Sunday’s game on the interchange bench.

“To Tommy’s credit, he was able to get himself back out there for small parts of the game because we did have a number of players coming on and off (the interchange) at different times with various injuries,” Lloyd said.

“Tommy did manage to get through but did look sore.

“We are only a couple of days post-game, so we’ll see how he pulls up in the coming days and how he is once he gets moving at training later this week.”

Lachie Henderson (foot) is set to get a scan after being forced from the field during Geelong’s VFL loss to North Melbourne.

“He’s pulled up sore, but the medical team is saying he should be able to move quite freely over the next week,” Lloyd said.

“We’re still having a good look at that. In the next couple of days, Lachie will get scanned, and we’ll work through it.”

The club won’t be taking any risks with Henderson, who missed a month of football this season with a plantar fascia issue on the same foot.

“Our biggest thing for Lachie is that we won’t take any risks and we’ll be more conservative.

“Lachie’s got a lot of good football to play this year.”

Joel Selwood (leg) and Sam Menegola (knee), who were both late withdrawals on Sunday, will be assessed later in the week.

In positive news, Lachie Fogarty (hip) and Jed Bews (groin) got through their VFL returns unscathed and will look to increase their game time this week.

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