MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 08: Mitch Clark of the Cats controls the ball during the round six AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 8, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Geelong forward Mitch Clark has suffered a setback in his recovery from a calf injury.

Clark suffered the injury in January and was originally expected to be fit for the start of the season, but his latest setback means he will have a delayed start to the season.

“This is frustrating for Mitch and for the club, but we expect that he will continue to rehab the injury and be available early in the season,” Geelong general manager of football Steve Hocking said.

“Mitch has had a solid preseason and has put a lot of work in through the summer. His recovery was on track before this setback, and he will continue to work hard to get back on the field with his teammates.”

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