Young defender Jake Kolodjashnij is likely to return to Geelong’s line-up to face Carlton on Sunday afternoon, after recovering from a broken hand.
The 20-year-old suffered the injury at training two weeks ago and subsequently missed the Cats’ matches against Adelaide and Collingwood.
But Geelong physio Mark Young said on Thursday that he has recovered well and could return this week.
“Jake’s making really good progress with the hand surgery he had two weeks ago,” Young told the club’s website.
“He’s been joining in some training drills today and feeling confident.
“We’ll do a few more tests on Friday, but he’s a chance to play this weekend.”