GARY ABLETT JUNIOR OUT FOR TWO
By Anthony Jensen GARY ABLETT JUNIOR OUT FOR TWO CATS COACH MARK THOMPSON has allayed our fears surrounding Gary Ablett's calf injury he sustained early on in Saturday's match against the Demons. Thompson described the injury as "nothing to worry about" and said that Ablett should be able to return to full duties in two weeks should Geelong progress that far in the NAB Cup pre-season competition.
Whilst showing elements of his 2007 season brillance,
the 2007 AFLPA Player of the Year limped off early in the first term
and took no further part in Geelong's 12-goal victory. It was earlier
suspected he may have suffered a tear to his calf muscle, but this has
been downgraded to a minor strain and Thompson believes it will not
preclude the premiership player from playing in a possible semi-final
should the Cats overcome St Kilda next Saturday and progress through
the NAB Cup competition.
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Next season, Geelong's first match is a grand final replay with Port Adelaide on a Thursday night at AAMI Stadium, while in the NAB Cup the Cats open up with a match at Skilled Stadium against Melbourne. The Cats travel interstate five times, including two trips to each of Perth and Adelaide; the other game being at Sydney's Telstra Stadium. Geelong's eleven home games are split between Skilled Stadium (8 games) and Telstra Dome (3).
The unfurling of the Premiership Flag is unlikely to occur until the second home game, but first at Geelong, against Melbourne in round three, however Brian Cook is considering recommending two unfurlings - one for the first 'home' game at Telstra Dome against the Bombers in round two.
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