ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Tom Hawkins of the Cats looks on during the First AFL Preliminary Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval on September 22, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Geelong star Tom Hawkins has been forced to isolate from teammates just days out from the grand final after “feeling sick”, reports Fox Sports.

The Coleman medallist skipped training on Tuesday morning as the Cats take a meticulous approach to ensure nothing is passed onto his teammates.

Geelong are adamant that quarantining Hawkins was a precautionary measure and that the power forward will play in Saturday night’s decider, according to The Herald Sun.

The club is hopeful that he will participate in Wednesday night’s main training session.

Hawkins was also reportedly set to hold a press conference on Monday but missed it due to “family commitments”, with Harry Taylor instead stepping in.

While it is believed to be nothing worse than a sore throat that spread through his family, it is a less than ideal preparation for the power forward just four days out from the grand final.

Hawkins has booted 48 goals from 20 games this season.

The Cats had a light training session on Tuesday, which included Gary Ablett, Joel Selwood and Patrick Dangerfield on the track, while Jack Steven was running laps.

Geelong and Richmond face off in Saturday night’s grand final at the Gabba at 7.30pm AEST.