MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17: Nakia Cockatoo of the Cats is congratulated by Steven Motlop of the Cats after kicking a goal during the round four AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 17, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Geelong young gun Nakia Cockatoo has been ruled out of the rest of the Cats’ clash with the Bulldogs after suffering an injury in the opening quarter.

Cockatoo sustained a hamstring injury during the first term and was getting work done on his leg during the quarter-time break, and didn’t return to the bench after the interval.

Cockatoo missed rounds two and three this season with a broken thumb, before returning in round four and playing the past month of football.