Geelong will lose the services of defender Lachie Henderson for up to three weeks, with a plantar fascia injury in his foot.
In positive news for the Cats, Chris Scott is "very confident" Tim Kelly will be considered to play against GWS despite hurting his ankle in last week's game against Adelaide.
Jack Henry has been cleared to play by the club, with defender Mark O'Connor also set to take his place in the side.
Scott claimed Zach Tuohy could play next week after recovering from a knee injury.
However, because he has missed a significant amount of football, he is likely to return through the VFL.