ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21: (L-R) Jordan Murdoch of the Cats, Taylor Walker of the Crows and Josh Jenkins of the Crows copete for the mark during the round 18 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval on July 21, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Geelong’s Jordan Murdoch has revealed a kitchen mishap almost kept him out of Saturday night’s clash with Carlton.

Murdoch produced one of his best displays for the Cats in his 87-game career, racking up 22 disposals, a career high 12 marks, four tackles and booting three goals.

However, he almost didn’t even take the field after cutting his hand while trying to cut open an avocado on Saturday morning.

Murdoch told the Geelong Advertiser after the Cats’ 65-point win over the Blues that the cut required stitches and left his hand numb for the majority of the day.

“My left hand was numb for the whole game, so it was a bit of a weird one,” Murdoch said.

“I basically cut the first half (of the avocado) and there wasn’t enough of a seed for me to go horizontal with the knife, so I went with the point and the seed split and the knife just went through the avocado and through my hand.

“So I had a couple of stitches and a bit of local anaesthetic, just with the club doctor.

“It was just a bit of a pain in the ass with my preparation, you don’t really account for that.”

Murdoch has played 17 of a possible 18 games this season, only missing Geelong’s 17-point loss to Essendon in round nine.