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O’Callaghan return on cards

Aaron O’Callaghan played the role of stand-in coach for Geelong West’s win over Corio. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

AARON O’Callaghan is a chance to play at some level for Geelong West this weekend.

The experienced playing assistant coach has been sidelined since Round 1 with a calf issue but is in line for a return for the clash with finals aspirants Thomson at West Oval.

“It was a little bit worse than first thought – it was a bit of a tendon,” said O’Callaghan, who oversaw the Giants’ 92-point win over Corio in Mitch Wight’s absence.

“I did the calf at training before Round 1, and because we were a little bit short – I think we had eight or nine out – I ended up pulling them (boots) on and got through.

“I went for a scan afterwards, and it wasn’t great.”

Geelong West’s Aaron O’Callaghan in action against Bell Post Hill in 2021. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

O’Callaghan, who stood in for absent coach Mitch Wight for the win over Corio, admits it’s been frustrating watching on as the Giants have compiled an 8-2 record.

“I’m just looking forward to getting back out there with them and being part of it,” he said.

“It’s really exciting times. The boys are a great bunch and tight-knit, so I’m looking forward to being a part of that a little bit more than what I am.”

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