SHEPPARTON, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 5: Jake Kolodjashnij of the Cats is tackled by Conor McKenna of the Bombers during the 2016 NAB Challenge match between the Essendon Bombers and the Geelong Cats at Deakin Reserve, Shepparton on March 5, 2016. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

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.

SHEPPARTON, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 5: Jake Kolodjashnij of the Cats is tackled by Conor McKenna of the Bombers during the 2016 NAB Challenge match between the Essendon Bombers and the Geelong Cats at Deakin Reserve, Shepparton on March 5, 2016. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)
SHEPPARTON, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 5: Jake Kolodjashnij of the Cats is tackled by Conor McKenna of the Bombers during the 2016 NAB Challenge match between the Essendon Bombers and the Geelong Cats at Deakin Reserve, Shepparton on March 5, 2016. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

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.”