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Duncan to miss, Rohan in doubt

Geelong star Mitch Duncan. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG could be forced into two changes for Friday night’s cutthroat semi-final clash against West Coast with Mitch Duncan to be sidelined and Gary Rohan in doubt.

Duncan will miss at least the clash with the Eagles with a strained medial ligament suffered in the first half of the qualifying final loss to Collingwood.

“I’m not really in a position to give much more of a longer-term outlook other than to say he won’t play this week,” coach Chris Scott said of Duncan.

After some initial concerns about his hamstring, Rohan is battling an issue with his posterior cruciate ligament

Tim Kelly was a notable absentee from training with what Scott labelled “a sniffle” but is expected to play.

Cam Guthrie is also in contention to return from a calf problem, but young gun Jordan Clark won’t return from an elbow issue.

Rhys Stanley, who was left out of the team that lost to the Magpies, is in contention to return to the team along with Scott Selwood, Lachie Henderson, James Parsons and Charlie Constable.

Scott says Stanley is “well and truly in the mix”.

“They’ve got two ruckmen; (Nic) Naitanui. He’s an athletic one, that’s an understatement,” Scott said.

“(He’s) not playing high game time, but he’s a significant threat nonetheless.

“All those things, as always, will factor into our decision-making over long meetings and discussions.”

Click below to hear Chris Scott’s media conference in-full.

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