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Gregson undergoes scans

Geelong small forward Cory Gregson before he was forced from the ground with a foot injury during the second quarter of Sunday’s win over St Kilda. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG will know tomorrow the extent of the foot injury suffered by Cory Gregson during last night’s win over St Kilda.

The small forward was forced from the ground during the second quarter of the clash at GMHBA Stadium with an issue on the same foot that he had a navicular issue that ended his 2016 prematurely and wiped out all of last year.

Asked tonight on Fox Footy if he feared the 21-year-old had aggravated his previous injury, Cats coach Chris Scott admitted  the worst case scenario had entered his head.

“Yes, but I don’t want to be alarmist because I don’t know,” Scott said.

“But when a player with that sort of history has a sore foot — and he just felt a sharp pain, so my understanding is that he was stood on — it is frightfully bad luck.”

Scott says there are a number of outcomes for Gregson, who has played 33 games since being drafted in 2014.

“It could be a completely new injury that just happens to be in a similar spot,” he said.

“It could just a ligament sprain, which is the hope at the moment, I think.

“It could be something less significant than that.”

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