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Danger update

Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield is assisted from the MCG during the first quarter of the win over Hawthorn. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

SCANS have revealed bone bruising and swelling to the left foot Patrick Dangerfield injured in Saturday’s win over Hawthorn.

The Geelong star has faced the media this afternoon to confirm the diagnosis, but says a decision on whether he takes on former team Adelaide on Friday night is still some time away from being made.

“(It’s) Monday. So much plays out between today and Friday,” Dangerfield, who arrived at the media conference in a moon boot, but also with head bandaged, arm in a sling and on cructches, said.

“We’ll leave it up to the last minute and then see how we go, and see how training goes on Wednesday.

“There’s a bit of bone bruising there, it’s a bit sore, but everyone plays sore this time of the year.

“It’s a bit of suck and see to be totally honest.”

Dangerfield suffered the injury during the opening quarter of the MCG clash before returning to the contest as a permanent forward and kicking 5.6.

He says the club will take a conservative approach when deciding whether he plays against the Crows.

“But if it’s right to go, it’s right to go. If it’s not right to go then we won’t risk it,” Dangerfield said.

“There’s eyes on further than just this just week, but if it’s fine to go then there’s no reason to not play, but we’ll be mature in how we handle it all.”

Meanwhile, Dangerfield has refused to bite at comments by former Port Adelaide player Kane Cornes that the Brownlow medallist had a habit of exaggerating injuries when at Adelaide.

“We get so precious as an industry,” he said. “Kane’s made a name for himself trying to rustle (sic) a few feathers.

“That’s all I take it as. It’s part of the game, it’s part of footy. He brings a bit of colour.”

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