Geelong have confirmed a double injury blow from their Round 5 win over West Coast, with All-Australian forward Tyson Stengle and first-string ruckman Rhys Stanley both set for medium-term sideline stints.
Stengle was subbed out of the 47-point win after landing on his left arm from being tackled in the second quarter, with the Cats goalsneak left holding his wrist in the wake of the contest.
Stengle was sent to a local hospital for scans on his arm, which have shown a fracture of the midshaft of the radius, the club has confirmed.
Stanley is also set for a period on the sidelines after hurting his right eye late into the game at Adelaide Oval.
The Cats have confirmed A CT scan has shown a fracture in Stanley's right eye socket, with surgery needed as early as Monday.
Stanley will remain in Adelaide for the operation before returning to Victoria, with the premiership ruckman set to spend the medium term out of action.
Geelong are likely to look toward veteran ruckman Jon Ceglar to replace Stanley in the middle of the field, while a mix of fringe Cats are sure to be in the mix to take Stengle's place in Chris Scott's side.
Second-year forward Ollie Dempsey has impressed at VFL level, while Round 5 tactical sub Brandan Parfitt and recruit Tanner Bruhn will also be in contention to face Sydney this Saturday at GMHBA Stadium.