Star midfielder Patrick Dangerfield limped off the field in the fourth quarter of Geelong’s clash with Western Bulldogs, going down to the rooms with an injury to his right ankle. The 29-year-old emerged from the rooms on crutches following his sides’ 44-point win.
Former Port Adelaide midfielder and SEN host Kane Cornes made comments on Dangerfield’s injury, arguing that the Brownlow Medalist needs to stop overplaying minor injuries.
Dangerfield hit back at Cornes when approached by reporters.
“There are some people in the industry that you pay attention to their commentary and there are some that you don’t. He is in the latter,” the Geelong star told Fox Sports.
“Kane can say what he likes and he does. I think you get into a position though where you keep trotting down the same line and people start to dismiss your commentary.
“He is probably in that unfortunate position now where when he speaks people don’t really listen.
“There are some in the industry where you really value you their opinion and there are plenty of those and then there are others you can dismiss pretty quickly and you don’t lose any sleep over it.”
On Monday morning Cornes clarified the comments he made in regards to Dangerfield on SEN Breakfast.
“I did go on to say Patrick Dangerfield’s one of the toughest players I’ve ever seen,” he said.
“When the ball is there, he’s like a bull in the China shop, he’s unbelievable in the how he attacks the footy.
“I just said it’s only one area of a career that’s pretty much without blemish that I think he needs to get rid of.”
Geelong coach Chris Scott is confident that Dangerfield’s injury is “nothing dire” and hopes that he will be available to play this weekend when his side faces the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday.