Foot problem for Selwood

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Updated: December 14, 2015
Geelong captain Joel Selwood has signed a contract extension keeping him at Geelong until the end of 2019. Picture: AL PACKER

Geelong captain Joel Selwood's pre-season is being slowed by a plantar fasciitis. Picture: AL PACKER

Geelong captain Joel Selwood’s pre-season is being slowed by a plantar fasciitis. Picture: AL PACKER

GEELONG has revealed captain Joel Selwood’s pre-season is being slowed by plantar fasciitis.

The inspirational leader has been limited to light duties since pre-season resumed.

However, the Cats are confident there’ll be no impact on his 2016 season.

“It’s settling down,” football boss Steve Hocking told K-ROCK Football.com.au

“He ran on Saturday and then ran again today (Monday) and he’ll run again in two days time.

“That seems to be progressing in the right direction.”

Hocking says Selwood first felt discomfort while overseas.

“He went for a couple of runs and got a bit sore,” Hocking said.

“From there, he came back to get into training and it just reared its head and the (fitness) guys have shut him down basicially.

“With the plantar fascia, because there’s limited blood flow into that region, you’ve just got to take your time with it.

“They’ll aim to integrate him some time in January back into the group.”

Meanwhile, mature-age draftee Sam Menegola is currently with the rehab group as he battles a minor groin problem.

The issue with Menegola, who has spent time in both Hawthorn and Fremantle’s list, was found during his screening when he arrived at the club.

“He had an ankle injury during the year, which he missed quite a bit of football from, and I believe his biomechanics adjusted off the back of that, so his running style put pressure on that area and it overloaded it,” Hocking said.

The 23-year-old is expected to join training with the main group after Christmas, as is fellow draftee Matthew Hayball, who has been suffering from knee tendinitis.

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