Geelong AFLW Coach Paul Hood is hopeful that reigning best and fairest winner Meg McDonald will be available for selection this week.

McDonald has been sidelined with a finger injury she picked up at training prior to round one.

“She is getting closer,” Hood said at GMHBA Stadium on Thursday morning.

“We have got our main training session tonight for Meg to get through first and then we will make a decision after that.”

“She did some training with the group last night and looked really impressive and we are delighted to be able to consider her for selection.”

McDonald’s potential inclusion would be a massive boost for the Cats who will be hunting their first victory of the season when they host Adelaide at GMHBA Stadium on Sunday.

“She is a really dynamic player behind the ball and brings great leadership,” Hood said.

“We don’t need her to come in a dominate, we just need her to come into the team and play her role and do her best to support her teammates.”

The news isn’t quite as positive for Denby Taylor who injured her ankle during first quarter against Brisbane on Sunday.

“Denby’s ankle injury is a medium grade ankle, so she’s not moving for two weeks and then she will hopefully start moving again and we will see how her ankle has repaired and hopefully see her later in the season.”

“As far as a timeframe it is still too early to tell, and the medical staff will be able to assess that when she starts moving again in about a week and a half.”

Geelong round three clash against the Crows commences at 5.10pm.


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