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.
Geelong and Richmond face off in Saturday night’s grand final at the Gabba at 7.30pm AEST.
A touch of intrigue with Tom Hawkins not training.
Club says currently being quarantined from team-mates after feeling unwell. Apparently nothing major, sore throat passed around his young family.
Cats taking every precaution, so not to affect teammates.@9NewsMelb
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