Menzel has not played since round five due to a groin injury and was in tremendous form prior to, booting 15 goals from five matches, while Cockatoo has not played since round three with a knee complaint.
Geelong’s head physiotherapist Mark Young confirmed the pair would return this weekend.
“Dan Menzel has been training well with the boys for a couple of weeks. He’ll make a return to football this weekend,” Young told geelongcats.com.au.
“Nakia Cockatoo, who’s had that PCL injury, he’s been training well. He’ll also play this weekend.”
Ruckman Zac Smith is also set to return from gastro through the seconds, while forward Stewart Crameri is still a week away after being poked in the eye in the VFL.
“He (Crameri) had an injury to his retina, which is part of the eye. He’s seen specialists, who had to perform a minor procedure involving laser,” Young said.
The Cats VFL side wiill face Werribee at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday at 11am AEST.