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Mitch to miss “extended period”

Geelong star Mitch Duncan in action during the Easter Monday win over Hawthorn. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG will be without star midfielder Mitch Duncan for what the club is calling an “extended period” after suffering a knee injury in the early stages of Friday night’s win over the Western Bulldogs.

Scans have confirmed the 30-year-old suffered damage to his posterior cruciate ligament.

“We were expecting that the injury was to Mitch’s PCL, and the scan confirmed that,” Cats football boss Simon Lloyd said.

“There was no other damage to Mitch’s knee. The rehabilitation timelines will be further discussed with our medical and fitness team in consultation with specialists.

“We will explore all available options that will allow Mitch to return as quickly and safely as possible.”

It is the third time Duncan will be sidelined this year.

The veteran of 233 games missed the opening two rounds of the season with a calf problem before a concussion suffered in a tackle against Gold Coast in Round 10 forced him out of the win over Collingwood the following week.

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