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Teague hoping to take on Crows

Geelong defender Anna Teague. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Marcel Berens)

EXPERIENCED defender Anna Teague is hoping to overcome a quad injury in time for Geelong’s must-win clash with Adelaide at GMHBA Stadium on Sunday.

Teague, who has suffered constant back issues during her time with both the Cats and Melbourne, suffered the setback on the Thursday night before the Round 1 clash against Fremantle.

“It’s frustrating, but you can’t do anything but just move on and do what you need to do, and think about what you can control,” she said.

“And then, just collaborate with the physios, with the medical staff, keep the conversations open, and get on with it.”

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Teague said much of the frustration comes from knowing missing two games represents a quarter of the home-and-away season.

“That’s exactly what I’ve been saying to people, and there’s certainly an element of frustration there, in terms of the length of the season,” she said.

“But it doesn’t do you any good to dwell on that. You’ve just got to really focus on what you can do each session, and make sure you’re getting all the recovery and rehab in, and hopefully, I can get back as soon as I can.”

If passed fit, Teague looms as the likely replacement if Denby Taylor fails to recover from an ankle injury suffered in the first quarter of the loss to Brisbane.

Meanwhile, teammate Georgie Rankin is free to take on the Crows after being offered a reprimand for engaging in rough conduct on Lions star Sophie Conway in Sunday’s loss at GMHBA Stadium.

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