Hamstring scans for Geelong pair

10 July 2020 20:06:57 GMTPlus10

Midfielders Mitch Duncan and Quinton Narkle were both sent for scans in the wake of Geelong's 27-point win over Brisbane.

The Cats are hoping for the best, after sending the pair for scans to assess the damage of hamstring injuries they sustained in the first quarter at the SCG.

They will both travel with the team to Perth on Saturday ahead of matches against Collingwood, West Coast and Fremantle.

Coach Chris Scott said after the victory, that propelled the Cats into second place on the ladder: "I don't know whether this is a positive or not, but they were both issues where they were either pushed or really stretching.

"It wasn't the standard 'hammy' where they were running and it came out of nowhere. The initial feedback is that they were both minor.

"Duncan was assessed for a long time and there was the real possibility he could come back, so I think that was a good sign."

Scott praised Sam Simpson, who collected a game-high 27 disposals playing his first game in 729 days.

"Sam Simpson has been just on the edge of our team for a long time and there's a fair group of them, actually, through no fault of their own have found themselves out of our team," said the coach.

"It gives us great confidence Sam could come in and do a job and I think there will be others over the course of the next 4-6 weeks that will do a similar thing. That's our hope, anyway."

Geelong kicked seven unanswered goals in the third term, having trailed by 22 points at one stage.

Lions coach Chris Fagan said: "The stats around contested possessions, clearances and centre bounce clearances in that third quarter were just out of this world for Geelong.

"I've got to admit I didn't see that coming at half-time, we'd been the better side in the first-half. That hasn't happened to us in a long, long time and it did tonight; we'd learn a lot from that third quarter I would imagine."

The Cats areĀ 20/21 to win their next game against Collingwood, who are 9/10.

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