SAM Menegola is still in contention to play Brisbane on Friday night at GMHBA Stadium after scans revealed the injury to his AC joint isn’t as bad as first thought.

Menegola left the field during the final quarter of Geelong’s opening round loss to Adelaide.

“Sam is not as bad as first thought with an x-ray showing an AC joint injury. Menegola hasn’t been ruled out of Friday night’s game as yet and we will wait to see what the next few days bring,” GM of Football Simon Lloyd said.

Mitch Duncan is also in the mix to return against the Lions after sitting out Geelong’s season opener as he recovers from a calf injury.

“Mitch continues to build his conditioning. He has not yet been ruled out of Friday’s game and we will monitor his progress throughout the week.”

The news isn’t as good for second year Cat Cooper Stephens.

The 20-year-old failed to finish Geelong’s VFL practice match hit-out against Coburg on Saturday with a medial injury to his right ankle.

“Cooper will have an MRI early this week, but he is expected to miss a few weeks.”

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Coach Chris Scott confirmed post-game on Saturday night that the Cats would take a ‘cautious’ approach with Jeremy Cameron as he recovers from a hamstring strain.

"He had a little bit of an issue (with the same hamstring) six weeks ago and came back without any problems at all," Scott said.

"He was through 99 per cent of our preparation when he was tackling a player at training (on Wednesday) and just felt something.

"So nothing severe by any stretch.

"We were still thinking the next day that he was 50-50 to play but the scan came back showing something around the site of the previous injury."