MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22: Joel Selwood of the Cats celebrates a goal during the 2019 AFL round 01 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Geelong Cats at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 22, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

Geelong will be without captain Joel Selwood for Sunday’s clash with Essendon, with the Cats’ skipper withdrawn due to general soreness.

Brandan Parfitt will come into the Cats’ 22 to replace Selwood, with Charlie Constable added to the emergencies.