Midfielder Mitch Duncan of the 13th-place Geelong Cats will be sidelined for up to 12 weeks due to a broken foot. Medical scans revealed a broken bone in his foot and he’ll have to undergo surgery to repair the damage. The Cats, who are 3-4 on the season, believe the earliest he’ll be able to return to the side will be 10 weeks. Drew Slimmon, Geelong’s club doctor, said the player has a fracture in his fifth metatarsal and suffered the injury to the outside of the foot during his side’s 43-point defeat to the Sydney Swans May 16. Be sure to look over the CrownBet AFL Odds for the Cats’ games while Duncan recovers.
Slimmon stated on Geelong’s official website,
That injury often requires surgery, and that’s what we’re looking at doing for Mitch to give him the best opportunity of getting back as quickly as possible.
It’s bad news for Duncan, the Cats and the club’s fans since Duncan had been playing his best football of the season recently after a relatively slow start. His best form has come as a midfielder as he scored a pair of goals in the fifth round against the Richmond Tigers and also chipped in with 29 disposals. In the next outing against the Collingwood Magpies, Duncan racked up a career-best 38 possessions. He also contributed 18 disposals against Sydney last weekend before injuring his foot in the third quarter. Punters can look over the CrownBet AFL Odds prior to each round of the 2015 campaign.
The 24-year-old Duncan is obviously disappointed with the injury, but is confident he’ll be back in the squad before the season comes to an end. He told the Cats’ website, “I was just running and went to change direction and felt a little pop in my foot. I thought one of my studs had actually come off, but that wasn’t the case. Hopefully I’ll be able to come back and contribute to the team in any way I can.” The CrownBet AFL Odds are popular with bettors and fans who want to back their picks during the footy season.