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Lovick surgery a success

Geelong Amateur captain Daniel Lovick. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

GEELONG Amateur captain Daniel Lovick is on track for a return to playing in early August after successful surgery on a broken foot.

Lovick has been sidelined since suffering the fracture early in Ammos’s shock loss to Portarlington on June 9.

Co-coach Rowan McSparron says the former St Joseph’s star could be back for the return meeting with the Demons at Queen’s Park on August 4.

“Lovey’s surgery went really well, so we’re looking at him, maybe, the Portarlington game,” McSparron said.

“So that put’s that at Round 17.”

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Grovedale recruit Brad Surkitt, who has missed the last fortnight, is expected to return for the post-bye match-up with Drysdale at Mortimer Oval.

“He’s a little bit sore through the shoulder, back area,” McSparron said.

“He copped a knock a couple of weeks ago, and I think it’s more a kind of bruising kind of thing.

“He works for himself, and he spends most of his time working above his head with his arms.

“So it’s just been a little bit tender, and we thought to give him a couple of weeks off before the bye and then he’ll be right to go after the bye.”

Premiership trio Josh Westwood, Ross Fagan and Kane Smith are also expected to return, but work commitments are expected to impact on the remainder of Baden Dodd’s season.

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