Joel Selwood suffers leg injury as Swans crush Cats
TODAY’S LINE-UP: Matthew Lloyd, Tony Shaw, Daniel Harford, Dwayne Russell, Bruce Eva, Mick Warner, and Doc Larkins.
Doc Larkins said Joel Selwood will have scans on a “nasty” ankle injury.
“The medical staff will be looking at the medial or syndesmosis injury – so he’s got double trouble,” Doc said.
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Sydney has won by 46 points.
Tom Papley and Will Hayward each booted three goals, while Luke Parker finished with 23 disposals and 14 tackles.
The night went from bad to worse for the Cats with Joel Selwood’s game ending early with a left leg injury.
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Sydney has made a fast start and lead by 29 points.
Joel Selwood came off the ground late in the second term unable to put any weight on his left leg, but was able to jog in the rooms during half time.
Matthew Lloyd said it’s a concern for the Cats that they only have three goal-kickers.
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Injured Cat Mark Blicavs joined the 3AW commentary box before the game.
He said the Cats have improved since last year’s heavy defeat to the Swans in the Preliminary Final.
“I think we’ve been better around the ball,” Blicavs said.
Blicavs said the Cats’ forward pressure has also improved.
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And Sydney coach John Longmire told 3AW Football the Swans don’t fear playing in Geelong.
“We back our system in anywhere,” Longmire said.
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All eyes fall on Simonds Stadium as the Cats and Swans square off.
Geelong can draw level with the Crows on top of the ladder with four points, but must do it without their suspended superstar.
It’s a chance to put the “no Dangerfield, no Cats” rhetoric to the test.
The Swans hit a blip against Hawthorn in Round 19, and they need to keep winning to stay in the eight.
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