MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 12: George Horlin-Smith of the Cats celebrates kicking a goal during the round four AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the West Coast Eagles at Skilled Stadium on April 12, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Geelong midfielder George Horlin-Smith is set to miss up two months after injuring the medial ligament in his knee at training during the week.

Horlin-Smith does not require surgery to repair the ligament, However, the 23-year-old is expected to be sidelined for between six to eight weeks.

“Unfortunately for George he injured his knee at training earlier this week, it was a simple slip in the middle of a training drill,” Cats football manager Steve Hocking said.

“We were awaiting scan results yesterday, now we know the extent of the injury, George will begin a rehab program once the pain in his knee has subsided. ”

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