MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 05: Patrick Dangerfield of the Cats and Cats head coach Chris Scott walk off the field after winning the round seven AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 05, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield has suffered a preseason injury setback.

The Brownlow Medalist sustained a sore adductor that has kept him out of training this week.

But the Cats told 7NEWS they are confident the injury won’t prevent him from missing the start of the season.

“Geelong say it’s slowing up Dangerfield’s preseason but they don’t seem worried about the season proper,” 7NEWS reporter Tom Browne said.

Dangerfield played 21 games and kicked 17 goals in 2020.

According to 7NEWS, Dangerfield played with a groin injury in the Grand Final, yet it is unknown whether the new setback is a reoccurrence of an old injury.