The Cats confirmed on Monday evening that Stanley will miss Saturday's match against the Dogs after scans revealed minor cartilage damage, meaning the veteran ruckman has at least avoided serious injury.
"In some positive news, scans showed only a minor cartilage injury and some bone bruising, with Rhys expected to be sidelined only in the medium term."
Veteran midfielder Sam Menegola is yet to exit concussion protocols, but will also be a chance to line up for the Cats at Kardinia Park this weekend.
“Sam is progressing through the AFL concussion protocol and will be a test later this week to determine his availability,” Taylor added.
Meanwhile, rookie midfielder Flynn Kroeger has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to knee surgery, concluding a frustrating campaign for the Wandin product.
“Flynn is having surgery on his knee this week in the hope of fixing a persistent injury that he has had for much of the season,” Taylor said.
“Flynn will undergo a specific reconditioning plan post his surgery that gives him a great chance of completing a strong off-season program.”
Geelong will host the Bulldogs at GMHBA Stadium at 7:25pm (AEST).