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Cats confident on Cameron

Geelong star Jeremy Cameron. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG is preparing for star forward Jeremy Cameron to feature in its lineup before starting its finals series.

The former GWS Giants spearhead has missed the past two matches with a recurrence of a hamstring injury that forced him from GMHBA Stadium during the second quarter of the win over Essendon on July 2.

“We’re really confident he’ll play before the end of the home-and-away season and give him and us enough time to make sure he’s absolutely cherry ripe going into finals,” coach Chris Scott said.

“That would be the broad assumption based on where he is in his rehab.

“The short-term, day-to-day commentary around it is a risk, not because we’d be vague in our description, but more because it changes.

“What was right one day could be wrong tomorrow.

“But, (we’re) very confident he’ll play before the end of the home-and-away season.”

However, the chances of Mitch Duncan appearing at AFL level before September appear less likely.

The classy midfielder suffered damage to his posterior cruciate ligament in Geelong’s win over the Western Bulldogs on June 18.

“(It’s) a bit harder to tell with Mitch whether he’ll come good before the end of the home-and-away season,” Scott said.

“But, we’re supremely confident he’ll play this year.

“That might depend on us being good enough week-to-week.”

Geelong will welcome back Gary Rohan and Lachie Henderson for Sunday’s clash with Richmond at the MCG.

Rohan missed the win over Fremantle after suffering a corky five days earlier against Carlton, while Henderson didn’t travel to Perth for personal reasons.

“Both of those guys will be fine,” Scott said.

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