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Injury ends Miers streak

GRYAN Miers impressive streak of consecutive games from debut will come to a halt at 53.

Scans have confirmed the injury suffered by the Geelong small forward in Saturday night’s loss to Sydney is a small hairline fracture of the fibula.

“It’s currently looking stable and able to take some load,” Cats football boss Simon Lloyd said.

“He’s in a CAM boot and will complete an active rehab pathway.

“Gryan will spend a short period on the sidelines.”

Miers had played every game since debuting in Round 1, 2o19 against Collingwood at the MCG.

His spot is likely to be taken by Shaun Higgins, who is “more than likely” to return from a broken thumb and hamstring injury suffered against Hawthorn on Easter Monday.

Geelong will keep a close on defender Jake Kolodjashnij after he missed the defeat by the Swans with a knee issue.

“Jake is moving freely and progressing through his rehabilitation,” Lloyd said.

“We’ll monitor his running in main training this week.”

And Patrick Dangerfield is progressing well following surgery on a syndesmosis injury suffered against North Melbourne.

“Patrick has (a) considerable range of motion,” Lloyd said.

“His ankle is stable, and he’s commenced rehabilitation. He’ll move as quickly as his KPIs allow.”

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