In the event that the superstar remains absent from Geelong's side this week, it will mark the sixth consecutive game 'Danger' has missed since succumbing to the ailment in the Cats' Round 10 victory over Port Adelaide.
Channel 7 reporter Mitch Cleary has reported a positive development in Dangerfield's rehab but claimed the Cats may have their sights set on a Round 17 date with ladder-leaders Melbourne for the 32-year-old's return to action.
"Dangerfield had a big running session on Saturday and again today, adamant he hasn't reinjured that calf," Cleary reported on Monday evening.
"The Cats are considering managing him again this week against North Melbourne, just so he's cherry ripe to face Melbourne five days after that clash with the Roos."
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Meanwhile, Dangerfield himself wasn't ready to give anything away to reporters on Monday.
"[It's a] bit of a coach's call, I think," Dangerfield said.
"Half the conversation is around just how quick the game the following week (against the Demons) is, so, probably a decision made for later in the week.
"We've sort of changed our tact around just how conservative we are and understanding the bigger picture, and that clearly is making finals and going as deep into the top-eight as we can."
In other injury news at The Cattery, midfielder Brandan Parfitt and ruckman Jonathon Ceglar are progressing positively from respective ailments and are expected back playing in "the not-too-distant future".