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Poke in the eye set to sideline Stew

Stewart Crameri is recovering from a poke in the eye suffered in Geelong’s VFL win over North Melbourne on Saturday. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

GEELONG forward Stewart Crameri admits his chances of playing this weekend are “pretty slim” after suffering a poke in the eye on Saturday.

Crameri left GMHBA Stadium and was taken to hospital after he was scratched in the eye by an opponent while attempting a mark mid-way through the second term of the Cats’ 100-point win over North Melbourne.

The 29-year-old had kicked three first quarter goals against the Kangaroos and was looking threatening before the injury.


Sporting a bloodshot and black right eye, Crameri, who visited an eye specialist yesterday, is still yet to regain full vision.

He told K rock’s Fresh Daily that he’s unlikely to play either against Port Melbourne in the VFL this Saturday or be recalled to Geelong’s AFL side for Sunday’s blockbuster against Richmond.

“They said maybe 50-50 (chance of playing) but I think it’s pretty slim,” Crameri said.

“I’m struggling to see correctly and that’s always an issue when you can’t see.

“So maybe a week off and then we’ve got the bye after that.”


Crameri has kicked nine goals in five VFL matches for the Cats and five goals from his four AFL appearances.

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