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No rush for Crameri

Geelong recruit Stewart Crameri during Friday night’s VFL practice match win over Werribee. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

STEWART Crameri has all but ruled himself out of making his AFL return in Geelong’s season opener against Melbourne on Sunday.

The former Western Bulldog and Essendon forward made his maiden appearance in the Hoops in last Friday night’s VFL practice match.

It was his first competitive hit-out in 10 months after ongoing hip issues ruined his 2017 season with the Dogs and resulted in surgery in September.

“I think I just need a couple of more games (in the VFL),” Crameri told K rock’s Fresh Daily.

“Usually you get sore after the game. I started getting sore probably in the third quarter.

“So I probably need a little bit more game time before I play AFL.”

To listen to the two-part interview with Cramei click below.

 

Meanwhile, the Cats have confirmed the elevation of Mark O’Connor onto the senior list as a replacement for Quinton Narkle.

The Irishman, who played two games in 2017, was a solid performer in the JLT Series loss to Essendon at Colac after missing the first game against Gold Coast.

Narkle, who also joined the club in late 2016, is continuing his rehab after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament at training in late June last year.

Twitter: @tom_king79

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