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Knee injury for Horlin-Smith in AFL

  • Knee injury for Horlin-Smith in AFL

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 12: George Horlin-Smith of the Cats celebrates kicking a goal during the round four AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the West Coast Eagles at Skilled Stadium on April 12, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Luckless Geelong midfielder George Horlin-Smith will spend at least two months on the AFL sidelines after injuring his knee at training.

Although the 23-year-old will not require surgery on the medial ligament strain, he will still be out of action for 6-8 weeks.

"Unfortunately for George he injured his knee at training earlier this week, it was a simple slip in the middle of a training drill," Geelong's general manager of football Steve Hocking said in a statement.

"We were awaiting scan results yesterday, now we know the extent of the injury, George will begin a rehab program once the pain in his knee has subsided."

Despite a run of excellent early-season form in the VFL, Horlin-Smith had to wait until round nine before forcing his way into the Cats' senior lineup.

That loss to Collingwood was his only AFL game to date this year.

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