Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Ablett to Miss 'Weeks'

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Ablett to Miss 'Weeks'

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Byline: Jason Phelan & AAP

AFL: Gary Ablett's hamstring injuries will force Geelong to reassess how many games he plays for the rest of the season.

With scans confirming he has suffered a hamstring strain, the Cats aren't putting a definitive timeline on Ablett's return.

The 33-year-old sustained the injury late in the Cats' bruising loss to West Coast and, given his age, the club said it would take a cautious approach with his recovery.

"The scans are as expected and I will be out for a few weeks with a hamstring strain," Ablett said in a statement yesterday.

"I will do everything I can to rehab the injury and get back out there.

"Obviously it is disappointing to miss playing the next few games with the team, but it is a long season and we are positive this will be a minor setback."

When he returned to Geelong after last season, Ablett was enthusiastic about playing all 22 games in the regular season.

But having started his second term at Geelong with a hamstring injury in the pre-season, he dramatically suffered another at a crucial stage of the last quarter in the Cats' loss to West Coast on Sunday. …

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