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Geelong Cats’ Patrick Dangerfield succumbs to AFL injury



Geelong champion Patrick Dangerfield is having ankle surgery and will miss up to eight weeks of the AFL season.

Dangerfield has decided to have an operation to fix a syndesmosis injury which he suffered in Sunday’s win against North Melbourne.

The best-case scenario is a return in four weeks, though the Brownlow medallist could miss as many as eight weeks.

Dangerfield post-match shrugged off the injury as a “minor tweak”.

Geelong medicos backed that prognosis before scans revealed a syndesmosis tear.

After sending the star on-baller for a second medical opinion, the Cats and Dangerfield on Wednesday decided whether to send the 31-year-old to surgery or if he could play through the pain.

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