Geelong youngster Cory Gregson has been ruled out for the rest of season 2016 due to a stress fracture in his foot.
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After reporting discomfort in his foot over the weekend, scans revealed the full extent of the injury, which takes at least two months to fully recover.
“Cory suffered some slight pain that progressed and he was immediately sent for scans,” Geelong’s general manager of football, Steve Hocking said.
“The scans revealed the stress fracture.
“Normally the recovery period for an injury like this is 8-10 weeks, meaning Cory will not be available again in 2016.”
Gregson has played nine games this season, taking his career tally to 29, since making his debut last season.