AFL 1 year ago

Foot op for young Cat Corey Gregson

  • Foot op for young Cat Corey Gregson

    GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Cory Gregson of the Cats runs with the ball way from Tom Lynch of the Crows during the round 23 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Adelaide Crows at Simonds Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Geelong young gun Cory Gregson has undergone surgery to insert screws in his foot.

The AFL club confirmed Gregson would miss the rest of the season a week ago but were optimistic he wouldn't require surgery on a stress fracture.

Specialists have since convinced the Cats otherwise.

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"We want to do everything possible to avoid a recurrence of this injury therefore surgery was decided as the best option for Cory," Geelong's football manager Steve Hocking said.

"All went well yesterday and Cory will begin a rehab program in the coming weeks with the aim to have him return to training early next year."

The 19-year-old was nominated for the league's Rising Star award in 2015 and has played 29 games.

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