Steven Motlop of the Cats handballs whilst being tackled by Daniel Howe of the Hawks during the 2nd AFL Qualifying Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Hawthorn Hawks at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 9, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Motlop under injury cloud ahead of prleminary final

Geelong’s Steven Motlop is under an injury cloud heading into Friday night’s blockbuster preliminary final against Sydney at the MCG.

The Cats were put through a grueling training session on Saturday afternoon, however, Motlop left the track early to receive treatment on his calf, while he also appeared to grab at his his knee throughout the session.

The 25-year-old had 16 disposals and kicked two goals in the Cats’ two-point win over Hawthorn in the qualifying final.

Meanwhile, key defender Lachie Henderson trained strongly and is expected to return to face the Swans.